Pediatric Update and Review Course


Pediatric Update &

Review Course

September 12-14, 2014

University Conference Center on the campus of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania

A continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine


This program is designed as a review and an update of general and subspecialty pediatric topics through lectures, written handouts, and question and answer sessions. A Visual Diagnosis Review each day will provide additional information about the diagnosis and management of pediatric problems encountered by practitioners.


Pediatricians, family practitioners, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and residents 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

  Identify a list of differential diagnoses given a special patient presentation

  Interpret laboratory findings and demonstrate a therapeutic plan


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

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

   All 3 days—a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

   Saturday & Sunday—a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our sponsored educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed all 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.


Medical experts from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania; Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware; and Crozer Chester Medical Center, Crozer Keystone Health System, Springfield, Pennsylvania, will serve as faculty for this program.

Planning Committee

Kelly R. Leite, DO—Program Co-director/Academic Coordinator, Pediatric Update & Review Course; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics; Director, Pediatrics Residency Program, Penn State Children's Hospital; Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania

David Rappaport, MD—Program Co-director; Associate Director, Pediatrics Residency Program; Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


                                                3-day program             Sat. & Sun. only

MDs and DOs                         $549 per person           $499 per person

PAs and NPs                           $399 per person           $349 per person

Resident Physicians*              $199 per person           $175 per person

Fellows in Training*                $199 per person           $175 per person

*Note: Include a letter from your director verifying resident status.

For Hershey Medical Center, AI duPont, Crozer  resident physicians, there will be no charge for the program.

All fees include instruction, handouts, breaks, and lunches. You can pay for your registration by check, request to bill employer, or VISA, MasterCard, or American Express.

Registration Form

Credit Card Form

Registration/Cancellation Policy

Register for courses online, by fax, or by mail. Registrations will be confirmed by e-mail upon receipt of payment, authorization to bill, or a credit card guarantee. If you do not receive a confirmation from Penn State within two weeks, phone 717-531-6483 to confirm your registration. Walk-ins and late registrations can be accepted only if space is available.

Cancellations received after 4pm on Friday, August 29, 2014, will be assessed a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after September 5, 2014. Substitutes are accepted at any time.

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.


A room block has been reserved for the Pediatric Board Review (held 9/12-14/14) participants at the Comfort Inn at the Park, 200 Mae Street, Hummelstown, PA, 17036. Phone 717-566-2050. To reserve a room please mention that you are an attendee of the Pediatric Board Review Conference. The fee is $129.00 a night. Rooms are available at first come, first serve basis.


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

For more Information

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Day 1—Friday, September 12, 2014

7:30 a.m.       Final Registration and Breakfast

8:00               Welcome

8:15               Program Begins

6:00 p.m.       Adjournment

Day 2—Saturday, September 13, 2014

7:30 a.m.       Registration and Breakfast

8:00               Announcements

8:15               Program Begins

5:15 p.m.       Adjournment

Day 3—Sunday, September 14, 2014

7:30 a.m.       Registration and Breakfast

8:00               Announcements

8:15               Program Begins

4:00 p.m.       Program Evaluation/Adjournment

Schedule Note: The schedule will include morning and afternoon breaks, as well as lunch, each day.


The following topics are included in the course. The order of the presentations will vary based on the availability of the faculty.

Adolescent Medicine




Emergency Medicine and Critical Care



General Pediatrics, Behavior and Development

 General Surgery




Infectious Diseases




Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


Visual Diagnosis Review