Best Practices in Pediatrics

Our Best Practices in Pediatrics conferences provide the latest information about common problems encountered in pediatric practices. These conferences benefit all health care providers who work with children, including pediatricians, family practice physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Two conferences, one weekend 

March 9-11, 2017 | Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

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Hotel Information
Call 1-800-867-9453 to book your hotel room at Glacier Canyon Lodge. Receive a discount if you book before Feb. 7 by mentioning Best Practices in Pediatrics or Leader #595851.

Fees and Registration


$150 Best Practices in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

$150 Best Practices in Pediatrics

$275 Best Practices in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

No charge for MCW or Children's Hospital providers

ACCME accreditation

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physician. 

AMA designation of credit

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. 

Hours of participation for allied health professionals

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 17.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. Each lecture attended is worth .75 credit. 

Best Practices in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10

Agenda | Thursday, March 9

11:00 a.m. Registration and boxed lunch

11:50 a.m. Welcome by Michael Gutzeit, MD

12:00 p.m. Dermatology in the ED: Red, Hot and Bothered

By Steve Humphrey, MD

12:45 p.m. Behavioral Health Emergencies

By Marlene Melzer, MD, and Frances Kaczor, MSW

1:30 p.m.   Break

1:45 p.m.   Neonatal and Infant Medical Emergencies: Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Acute Illness

By John Cox, MD

2:30 p.m.   Abdominal Emergencies Throughout Childhood: From Volvulus to PID

By Abigail Schuh, MD

3:15 p.m.   "Tooth" and Consequences: Diagnosis and Management of Dental Pain/Trauma in the ED Setting

By Lori Barbeau, DDS

4:00 p.m. Reception and poster session with authors

Agenda | Friday, March 10

6:45 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast

7:15 a.m. 1:05 p.m. | Simulation Stations

Topics subject to change 

Best Practices in Pediatrics

Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11

Agenda | Friday, March 10

12:45 p.m. Registration

1:30 p.m. Welcome Carey Ehlert, MD, and Michael Gutzeit, MD

1:45 p.m. Practical Suicide Management for Busy Primary Care Providers

By Christopher Takala, DO 

2:30 p.m. Applying New STI Treatment Guidelines to the Care of Teens

By Melissa Vukovich, FNP

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Imaging the Tweeners #PRABE :) 

By Kevin Boyd, DO

4:15 p.m. Dermatology


5:00 p.m. Reception and poster session with authors

Agenda | Saturday, March 11

8:00 a.m. Registration, continental breakfast and poster viewing

8:30 a.m. Hot Topics in Pediatrics 

By Michael Gutzeit, MD

9:00 a.m. Update on Endocarditis Prophylaxis

By Salil Ginde, MD, MPH

9:45 a.m.   Pediatric Thyroid Nodules: New Guidelines and Interdisciplinary Care for Your Patients

By Lauren Parsons, MD, and Amy Wagner, MD

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Novel Therapies for Functional Bowel Disorders

By Katja Kovacic, MD

11:30 a.m. Review of Immune Deficiencies

By James Verbsky, MD, PhD

12:15 p.m. Lunch and poster session

1:00 p.m. Hearing loss: What you Could be Missing

By Megan Costanzo, AuD, CCC-A

1:45 p.m. 14 Years of Complex Care

By Prerna Sinha, MD

2:30 p.m. Integrating Genetics into Medical Practice

By Donald Basel, MD

3:15 p.m. Evaluation and Wrap up