Pediatric Update and Review Course

This program happened in the past, and no dates are currently scheduled.

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This program is designed as a review and an update of general and subspecialty pediatric topics through lectures, visual diagnosis and audience response question-and-answer sessions. A visual diagnosis quiz will be available each day to provide additional instruction on the diagnosis and management of pediatric problems encountered by practitioners.


Pediatricians, family practitioners, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and residents and fellows specializing in pediatrics can benefit from attending this program.


Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Review the core knowledge necessary to pass the pediatric board examination.
  • Develop accurate differential diagnoses given a special patient presentation.
  • Refine pediatric diagnostic skills with use of visual diagnosis cases.



Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Day One: 8.5 AMA credit hours
Day Two: 8.5 AMA credit hours
Day Three: 6.5 AMA credit hours

Nurses using AMA Credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 23.5 hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing website.

The logo for the American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification Part 2 program is a dark gray circle with the words Part 2 MOC on top, and the words The American Board of Pediatrics in a white strip across the lower section of the circle.

American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 23.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.


Aug. 24, 2018: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • 7:30 a.m. | Check-In and Continental Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. | Welcome and Announcements
  • 8:15 a.m. | General Pediatric Surgery
  • 9 a.m. | Pediatric Dermatology
  • 9:45 a.m. | Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
  • 10:30 a.m. | Break
  • 10:45 a.m. | Adolescent topics Part I
  • 11:30 a.m. | Pediatric Cardiology
  • 12:15 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1 p.m. | Pediatric Rheumatology
  • 1:45 p.m. | Metabolic Diseases
  • 2:30 p.m. | Nutrition
  • 3:15 p.m. | Break
  • 3:30 p.m. | Critical Care
  • 4:30 p.m. | Behavior/Development I
  • 5:15 p.m. | Behavior/Development II
  • 6 p.m. | Visual Diagnosis and Adjournment

Aug. 25, 2018: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • 7:30 a.m. | Check-In and Continental Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. | Announcements
  • 8:15 a.m. | Sports Medicine
  • 9 a.m. | Endocrinology
  • 10 a.m. | Break
  • 10:15 a.m. | Pediatric ENT
  • 11 a.m. | Pediatric Pulmonology
  • 11:45 a.m. | Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • 12:30 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. | Pediatric Infectious Disease I
  • 2 p.m. | Pediatric Infectious Disease II
  • 2:45 p.m. | Pediatric Nephrology
  • 3:30 p.m. | Break
  • 3:45 p.m. | Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • 4:30 p.m. | Genetics
  • 5:15 p.m. | Adolescent Topics Part II
  • 6 p.m. | Visual Diagnosis and Adjournment

Aug. 26, 2018: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • 7:30 a.m. | Check-In and Continental Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. | Announcements
  • 8:15 a.m. | Visual Diagnosis
  • 9 a.m. | Pediatric Cardiology II
  • 9:45 a.m. | Break
  • 10 a.m. | Pediatric Orthopedics
  • 10:45 a.m. | Neonatology
  • 11:30 a.m. | Pediatric Neurology
  • 12:30 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1 p.m. | Immunization Update
  • 1:45 p.m. | Pediatric Oncology
  • 2:30 p.m. | Pediatric Hematology
  • 3:30 p.m. | Program Evaluation and Adjournment


Medical experts from Penn State Children’s Hospital, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania; Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware, will serve as faculty for this program.

Planning Committee

Caitlin King, MD
Instructor in Pediatrics
Pediatric Chief Resident (2018–2019 academic year)
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Kelly Leite, DO, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine

Robert Marquis, MD
Instructor in Pediatrics
Pediatric Chief Resident (2018–2019 academic year)
Penn State Children’s Hospital

David Rappaport, MD, FAAP, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA


  • $399: One Day
  • $499: Saturday and Sunday
  • $549: All Three Days

There is no fee for Hershey Medical Center and Nemours/duPont residents. To register with no fee, send verification of status to or fax to 717-531-5604.

All fellows, and residents at other institutions, can receive $325 off the cost of registration. To register with this discount, send verification of status to or fax to 717-531-5604.

Fee includes instruction, online handouts and all listed meals, and can be paid by check, bill to employer, VISA or MasterCard.

Registrations received after Aug. 23, 2018, will incur a $25 late fee.


Cancellations received after Aug. 16, 2018, will incur a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be given after Aug. 20, 2018.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.


Comfort Inn at the Park
1200 Mae Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036

Group Name
Penn State Peds Board Review


$175 plus tax is the special rate for conference attendees.

Rooms have two queen-sized beds. The hotel is 100 percent non-smoking. Complimentary hot breakfast is served daily from 6 to 9 a.m. The heated indoor pool is open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

The hotel is approximately five minutes away from Hersheypark and Chocolate World.

Checkin time is 4 p.m., and checkout time is 11 a.m.

Join us in Hershey

Hershey is conveniently located in central Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes from Baltimore and Philadelphia, two hours from Washington, DC, and three hours from New York City.


This program is a continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine, in partnership with Jefferson Medical College and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.


Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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