Pediatric Update for Primary Care: Dermatology and Emergency Medicine

Mar 15, 2024 – Mar 17, 2024

Sedona / Grand Canyon - Poco Diablo Resort

The gateway to the Grand Canyon, Sedona is often called Red Rock Country and is a four seasons playground for everyone – whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; shopping; outdoor sports; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona, Arizona, is all about fun-filled activities and taking advantage of the many things to see and do in the Sedona area. Whether it is shopping at famous T’laquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, perusing the many art galleries, experiencing the vortexes, taking a scenic drive up Oak Creek Canyon or a day trip to Grand Canyon, visiting the historic mining town of Jerome, seeing the ancient Sinagua cliff dwellings, or exploring over 200 miles of trails in the Coconino National Forest.


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Overview & Agenda

Pediatric Update for Primary Care: Dermatology and Emergency Medicine – 12 Credits


This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Pediatric Dermatology and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Pediatric Dermatology and Pediatric Emergency Medicine with the goal of enhancing the knowledge-base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Pediatric Dermatology and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Our presenting national faculty speakers make it their professional goals to enhance the training of primary care clinicians. This Continuing Medical Education program promises to help you learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier during a 20 minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Friday, March 15

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Let’s Use Our Heads
Objectives: 1) Effectively manage children who have sustained concussions and discuss Return to Play and Return to Learn guidelines 2) Apply guidelines in the management of children with head injury, including the ordering of a head CT 3) Utilize imaging studies appropriately in the evaluation of children with head injury

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
The Eyes Have It
Objectives: 1) Discuss eye anatomy and the key steps in a thorough eye examination 2) Summarize which clinical conditions may be identified by each step in the eye examination 3) Treat eye pathology, resulting from infection or trauma, and determine when to refer a child to an ophthalmologist 4) Recognize the clinical differences between periorbital cellulitis and orbital infections

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
An Update on Acne and Hidradenitis Suppurativa in Children and Adolescents
Objectives: 1) Discuss acne grading and management strategies 2) Review presentations and comorbidities of hidradenitis suppurativa and how to effectively treat

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Clinical Clues to Diagnosing Infections and Infestations in Childhood
Objectives: 1) Review the differential diagnosis of “itchy bumps” in children 2) Highlight clinical clues to help differentiate infectious rashes 3) Discuss the treatments of common infestations and infections in children

Saturday, March 16

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Diagnosis and Management of Vascular Lesions in Children and Adults 
Objectives: 1) Review the differential diagnosis of various vascular lesions that present in childhood and beyond 2) Discuss the latest treatments for infantile hemangioma 3) Highlight problematic vascular lesions or “when to worry”

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
My Top 12 Tips for Treating Atopic Dermatitis 
Objectives: 1) Provide practical tips for treating atopic dermatitis in children 2) Discuss the safe use of topical corticosteroids 3) Debate the use of antihistamines in the management of atopic dermatitis

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Thinking Better: Medical Decision-Making at the Bedside 
Objectives: 1) Recognize how pattern recognition, memory, and making snap judgments may lead to diagnostic errors 2) Identify the cognitive errors that physicians make most frequently 3) Develop an approach to medical decision-making that will help avoid diagnostic error

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
The Febrile Young Infant
Objectives: 1) Evaluate and treat the febrile infant who is less than eight weeks old 2) Summarize the data-driven evolution of the management of febrile young infants over the past decade 3) Appraise and incorporate recent guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics for the evaluation and management of the well-appearing febrile young infant

Sunday, March 17

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Infants Behaving Badly
Objectives: 1) Develop a thorough differential diagnosis for ill-appearing infants 2) Summarize the key management strategies in actual cases of ill-appearing infants 3) Select appropriate diagnostic studies in the evaluation and management of infants with interesting and uncommon diagnoses

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Does My Patient Need Surgery? 
Objectives: 1) Apply rapid management decisions based on children presenting with signs and symptoms suggestive of a surgical emergency 2) Select appropriate diagnostic studies in the evaluation of children with surgical emergencies 3) Avoid activities that will result in a delayed diagnosis for children with surgical emergencies

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Interesting Pediatric Dermatology Cases 
Objective: 1) Present a variety of pediatric dermatology cases with instructional value to the primary care audience

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Warts, Molluscum and Tinea Infections: What to Do?  
Objectives: 1) Evaluate the data on what works for treatment of warts and molluscum 2) Provide treatment strategies for warts and molluscum in children 3) Present varying presentations of fungal infections and how to treat them

Please Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.

Program Schedule





March 15, 2024

Poco Diablo Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Registration Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 16, 2024

Poco Diablo Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 17, 2024

Poco Diablo Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM


Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education – ACCME

MCE Conferences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

MCE Conferences designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12 (part II) MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

American Academy of Family Physicians – AAFP

The AAFP has reviewed Pediatric Update for Primary Care: Dermatology and Emergency Medicine and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 03/15/2024 to 03/17/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro-M1

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is the accrediting body for family medicine continuing medical education (CME) in the United States of America. CFPC members who complete any live CME/CPD program accredited by the AAFP for Prescribed credit can claim the equivalent number of Mainpro-M1 credits. Canadian

American Osteopathic Association – AOA

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

American Academy of Physician Assistants – AAPA

AAPA accepts Category 1 CME approval from the AAFP.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners – AANP

AAFP Prescribed Credits are accepted by the AANP.

American Nurses Credentialing Center – ANCC

According to the ANCC, the continuing education hours approved by the AAFP meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria.

Pharmacology Credits

This course is being reviewed and will be acceptable for up to 12 CE credits; please verify with your Medical Board which hours may be applied toward Pharmacology credit.

Hotel Accommodations

Lodging Reservations -To make your lodging reservation, please call the hotel’s Group Reservation phone line:  928-203-5923. Reservations Department is staffed Monday through Friday 7 am-7 pm, Saturday, 8:30 am-5 pm, and Sunday 8:30 am-4 pm.  Should the hotel Reservations Team miss a call after business hours, we will respond within 24 hours.

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Please note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

Accommodations and Amenities – Unwind and rest easy in spacious accommodations that combine the comfort of home with the convenience of a full-service hotel. Adorned with warm and welcoming décor, each one of these 137 rooms features a Simmons Evernu Luxury Plush bed layered with soft pillows and premium linens. Stay connected and work seamlessly with high-speed wireless Internet, and direct-dial telephones with voicemail. Indulge and unwind after a day on the trails with a cozy gas fireplace or in-room jetted tub. Browse the unique selection of guest rooms below to find the perfect fit.

  • Deluxe Rooms – $259 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) The Deluxe Room offers beautiful views of the pool or garden area some with a private patio or balcony. Over 400 sq. ft of space featuring two queen beds. Handicap-accessible rooms on request. Standard furnishings include: 32″ Flat screen TV, In-room coffee maker, Mini Refrigerator, Irons, Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Plush Robes, 2 bottles of water replenished daily, Free-Wi-Fi
  • Poco King Rooms – $279 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) The largest guest rooms, Poco King accommodations include a Simmons Evernu Luxury Plush King size bed, spacious sitting area with full-size sleeper sofa, flat screen LCD TV, and a gas fireplace. Jetted bathtubs and a private patio or balcony are just a few highlights that make this the perfect room to stretch out in.
  • Elite Spa – Serenity Lawn King Rooms – $299 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Guests looking for romantic Sedona AZ accommodations can enjoy the warm Elite Spa room, featuring a Simmons Evernu Luxury Plush King bed, an in-room jetted tub for two, a free-standing gas fireplace, and the surrounding lush landscaping from your patio.

Additional Lodging Information –

  • Resort Fee: There is an additional $20.00 per room per night mandatory daily fee not included in the Group room rates listed above to cover Guest Amenities including High-Speed Wireless internet in guest rooms, public space & meeting rooms, parking, coffee service in room, 2 bottled waters in room, local phone & fax services, guest robes; Recreational Amenities to include pool & jacuzzi, tennis courts, 10-acre serenity lawn & recreational services.
  • Taxes: The Group Room Rates are subject to all applicable taxes including sales tax and hotel tax currently 9.85% and 3.5% respectively. Taxes are subject to change and based on current rates at the time of arrival.
  • Additional Adult Charge: Any additional persons 18 years and older is currently $20 extra per person, per night. Subject to change at the Hotel’s discretion.

Hotel Parking – The Hotel will provide complimentary parking to the Group’s attendees (included in the resort fee). In addition, local participants will also receive complimentary parking for the meeting dates.

Lodging Deposit – All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. If a guest does not cancel a reservation within forty-eight (48) hours before the guest’s check-in date, then the Hotel may charge the individual’s credit card one night’s room fee plus any applicable taxes.

Lodging Cancellations – Terms and conditions as per MCE’s room agreement with the conference lodging venue:

  • Should an attendee cancel a reservation, a refund of the deposit and/or cancellation fees will be in accordance with the Hotel’s general policy at that time (currently a refund is given if an individual’s reservation is
    canceled at least five days before arrival).
  • No-shows and early departures are considered cancellations: No refunds will be issued.

All lodging cancellations must be made directly with the lodging venue. Please refer to your lodging confirmation for contact information and policies.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until February 8, 2024 (based on availability). Our allotment for reduced room rates may sell out before this date. We urge you to secure your lodging reservation as early as possible. Reduced rates will also be offered for 3 nights pre and post-program dates (based on availability).

Room Reservation Guidelines – The lodging reservation link has been created for the MCE Conference continuing medical education program, and only guests who are registered for this CME conference are eligible to use this site in order to access discounted rooms and/or theme park tickets (if applicable).

  • Attendees must register within (7) seven days of booking MCE discounted lodging to avoid cancellations or increased nightly rates (depending on Hotel/Resort policy).
  • We allow a maximum of 2 room reservations per registered attendee, based on availability and rates at the time of booking.
  • Rooms and/or tickets (if applicable) cannot be purchased for the purpose of, or with the intention of being resold.
  • All reservations must be made under the registered attendee’s name, as all reservations and ticket orders (if applicable) will be audited against the CME program registration list. Should it be necessary, we reserve the right to contact you to request proof of registration. If it is discovered that the reservation and/or ticket order is not for an MCE Conferences participant, the reservations and/or ticket order may be canceled or modified based on the Hotel/Resort policy, and deposits may not be eligible for a refund.

Please note: In order to provide a quality and interactive CME program, MCE Conferences will limit the number of registrations per conference.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information – The resort is located approximately 122 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Airport Transportation –

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(please note: car rental company availability may differ based on airport/ destination)

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