Pediatric Emergency Medicine STATE OF THE ART
March 27 & 28, 2014 • Thursday – Friday
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton • Boston, MA


This course in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, presented by the faculty of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, is intended for emergency physicians, pediatric emergency physicians and acute care pediatricians to expand their knowledge and skills in the practice of pediatric emergency medicine. The course will focus on state of the art, evidence-based practice presented by faculty who are recognized experts on their topics. Emphasis on small group interactions will maximize faculty contact, while specialized workshops for clinicians and medical educators will reflect both the clinical and academic aspects of pediatric emergency medicine.


At the conclusion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the recent evidence supporting current diagnostic protocols for febrile infants
  • Review the current management of pediatric sepsis focusing on early goal-directed therapy, strategies to improve outcomes, the use of rapid response teams and relevant ED quality metrics for sepsis
  • Perform high fidelity simulations to reinforce pediatric advanced life support algorithms, ultrasound guided vascular access, and video laryngoscopy for advanced airway management
  • Develop strategies to manage head trauma in the acutely injured athlete
  • Review the current controversies in managing pediatric brain injury and apply new therapies when applicable
  • Review evidence-based best practice for the use of computed tomography in trauma


This course is intended for: Emergency Physicians, Pediatric Emergency Physicians, Acute Care Pediatricians


The Harvard Medical Schoold is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


7:00-8:00 Registration and Breakfast

Baruch Krauss, MD, EdM

8:15-9:45 New Strategies and Controversies in Infectious Diseases
Lise Nigrovic, MD, MPH

Febrile Seizure
Marc Baskin, MD

Lyme Disease
Marvin Harper, MD

Management of the Septic Child
Elliot Melendez, MD
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-10:30 Panel Discussion
10:30-11:30 Mass Casualty and Environmental Emergencies
Sarita Chung, MD

Environmental Emergencies
Mark Waltzman, MD
11:30-11:50 Panel Discussion
11:50-Noon Break

Optional Lunch Breakout Sessions
Registration required, lunch provided

Evidence Based Guidelines Review (Syncope, Abscess, Croup, Intussusception)
Mark Neuman, MD, MPH

Case Studies in Pediatric Ultrasound
Jason Levy, MD, RDMS q Journal Review Andrew Fine, MD,

1:30-1:40 Break
1:40-4:00 Concurrent Specialized Tracks/Workshops
Choose 1

Procedural Sedation and Analgesia
Baruch Krauss, MD, EdM, Eric Fleegler, MD, MPH

Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance in PEM
Anne Stack, MD, Catherine Perron, MD

Case Studies in PEM (diagnoses not to miss, evidence-based practice)
Marc Baskin, MD
FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
7:00-8:00 Breakfast/Meet the Faculty
8:00-8:10 Day 2 Welcome and Keynote Introduction
Baruch Krauss, MD, EdM
8:10-8:50 Keynote Address
Evolution of the Management of the Febrile Child
Gary Fleisher, MD
8:50-10:15 Topics in Pediatric Trauma
Evaluation of the Acutely Injured Athlete
Bill Meehan, MD

Minor Head Trauma, Non-accidental Trauma
Sara Schutzman, MD
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Panel Discussion
11:00-11:50 Advances in Pediatric Asthma Management
Kyle Nelson, MD, MPH
11:50-Noon Break
Noon-1:30 Lunch
Optional Lunch Breakout Sessions
Registration required, lunch provided

Evidence Based Guidelines Review (Gastro, Bronchiolitis, Anaphylaxis, Migraine)
Richard Bachur, MD

Case Studies in Pediatric Ultrasound
Jason Levy, MD, RDMS

Journal Review
Andrew Fine, MD, MPH
1:30-1:40 Break
1:40-4:00 Concurrent Specialized Tracks/Workshops
Choose 1

Procedural Sedation and Analgesia
Baruch Krauss, MD, EdM, Eric Fleegler, MD, MPH

Management Decisions for Critically Ill Children
Elliot Melendez, MD

Case Studies in PEM (diagnoses not to miss, evidence-based practice)
Marc Baskin, MD

Simulation and Practical Skills Workshop
Max. 30 attendees
Joshua Nagler, MD

*Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.


Course Number #3424477

Physicians: $650.00
Residents and Fellows in Training: $450.00

Optional Lunch Breakout Sessions Pre-registration required
Specialized Afternoon Workshops Pre-registration required


All foreign payments must be made by a draft on a United States Bank or by Visa or MasterCard.

If paying by check (draft on a United States bank), please make payable to Harvard Medical School and mail with registration form to Harvard Medical School - Department of Continuing Education, PO Box 417476, Boston, MA 02241-7476. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted.

If paying by credit card, please register online.

Telephone, fax or mail-in registration with credit card payment is not accepted.

Inquiries should be directed to the above address, made by phone: (617) 384‑8600, Monday ‑ Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM (EST), or by email: hms‑

Upon receipt of your registration form an email confirmation from the HMS-DCE office will be sent to you. Therefore, be sure to include an email address that you check daily/frequently. Your email address is used for critical information about the course including: registration confirmation, course evaluation and certificate.


This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies:

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based practice


Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.


A handling fee of $60 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email or fax one week prior to this activity. No refunds will be made thereafter.


All sessions for this course will be held at: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02134 617-783-0090


Hotel rooms in Boston are limited. You are urged to make your reservations early. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton until February 24, 2014:
Please specify that you are enrolled in this course to receive the reduced room rate of $189/Night Single/Double. For additional housing assistance, call Boston Reservations at (617) 332-4199.


Please do not purchase non-refundable airline ticket(s) until you have received an email from our office confirming your paid registration. For airline reservations contact the HMS Travel Desk toll free 1-877-4-HARVMD (1-877-442-7863) Monday - Friday 9 AM - 8 PM (EST). From outside the U.S., Canada and Virgin Islands, please call 617-559-3764.

Course #3424477

Offered by
Boston Children's Hospital
Division of Emergency Medicine

Course Directors
Baruch Krauss, MD, EdM
Mark Neuman, MD, MPH

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Baruch Krauss, MD, EdM
Mark Neuman, MD, MPH


Richard Bachur, MD
Marc Baskin, MD
Theresa Becker, DO
Florence Bourgeois, MD, MPH Sarita Chung, MD
Karen Dull, MD
Karen Farbman, MD
Andrew Fine, MD, MPH
Eric Fleegler, MD, MPH
Rachel Gallagher, MD
Karen Gruskin, MD
Marvin Harper, MD
Kara Hennelly, MD
Amir Kimia, MD
Lois Lee, MD, MPH
Jason Levy, MD, RDMS
Joyce Li, MD, MPH
Rebekah Mannix, MD, MPH
William Meehan, MD
Elliott Melendez, MD
Joshua Nagler, MD
Kyle Nelson, MD, MPH
Lise Nigrovic, MD, MPH
Catherine Perron, MD
Sara Schutzman, MD
Anne Stack, MD
Mark Waltzman, MD
Debra Weiner, MD, PhD
Rebecca Vieira, MD, RDMS




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