Topics and Advances in Pediatrics


Thursday, June 7, 2018 to Friday, June 8, 2018


Graduate-Minneapolis (Formerly The Commons Hotel)

615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

"This conference was both intellectually stimulating and full of practical information to guide my clinical practice. The presentations were wonderfully varied with information both for outpatient and inpatient pediatrics. Both generalized and interesting sub-specialized material was covered - truly something for every pediatrician." 


Advances in the understanding of pediatric health and diseases are occurring rapidly. To help ensure the ability of healthcare providers to deliver quality care to patients, it is essential that they take time to focus on such developments. This 2-day conference offers participants an opportunity to learn about advances and innovations for many of the key pediatric issues practitioners face today. 


This activity is ideal for all pediatricians and other physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, hospital and clinic nurses, residents, fellows, and others who are involved in the care and treatment of pediatric patients.

Key Topics

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Hippocrates Cafe
  • Mental Health
  • Behavior
  • Pulmonology

Keynote Presenters

Lewis W. Wannamaker Memorial Lecture
Paul A. Offit, MD
Communicating Science to the Public: The Vaccine-Autism Controversy

Educational Objectives

Following completion of this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Recognize common pediatric cardiology conditions, and propose appropriate diagnostic and management strategies.
  • Explain the basis for concern about a link between vaccines and autism and describe effective strategies to address it.
  • Apply innovation principles to challenges encountered in pediatric practice.
  • Identify dermatological abnormalities and formulate approaches to treatment.

Presented By

Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Provided By

University of Minnesota Medical School


John S. Andrews, MD
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Associate Professor


Abraham K. Jacob, MD, MHA
Jordan Marmet, MD



Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

This activity is awarded up to 15.0 ANCC contact hours.

American Academy of Pediatrics

This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 15.0 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.


Early Rate: On or before April 10, 2018

Physician: $300
Other: $300

Regular Rate: After April 10, 2018

Physician: $550
Other: $450

Printed course materials cannot be guaranteed for onsite/walk-in registrants. Access to online course materials is provided in advance of the activity to registered learners. To ensure you receive all course materials before the start of the activity, please register in advance.


Special needs such as dietary restrictions, lactation room, etc. should be indicated in advance; requests cannot always be honored on site.

 How to Register


Photo Release

CPD may take photos/video of participants at CPD events and these may appear in CPD's promotional materials. Your attendance constitutes your permission and consent for photography and video subsequent usage.




Parking costs are not included in registration fees. Parking is available at Washington Ramp and University Avenue Parking RampAs you make your transportation plans, please allow ample time to find parking and walk to the conference.


Acknowledgement of Support

We gratefully acknowledge the following organizations for their financial contributions to this activity:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Amgen
  • Fairview Home Infusion
  • Merck Vaccines
  • Minnesota Department of Health - Vaccine Preventable Disease
  • Pediatric Home Service
  • Pfizer Vaccines
  • PrairieCare
  • University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
  • University of Minnesota, Department of Adolescent Psychiatry

(List current as of 5/23/2018)

Exhibit opportunities available