Advances in the

Practice of Pediatrics


Sponsored by Rady Children's Hospital and UCSD School of Medicine
With program planning support form CA Chapter 3 American Academy of Pediatrics

Overall Conference Evaluation


A warm welcome you for joining us in San Diego for our 29th Annual Advances in the Practice of Pediatrics Conference. This program is designed for pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and allied health professionals caring for children. We are honored to have Drs. Joseph Bocchini and Henry Wojtczak as our guest speakers this year. As always, our own nationally recognized faculty will cover subspecialty topics in Infectious Disease, Pulmonary, Neurology, Adolescent Medicine, Gastroenterology, Radiology and Genetics.

The conference combines lectures, case-based learning, question-and-answer sessions, as well as an informal “Meet the Faculty” gathering.

This year, we are hosting a global medicine and health symposium, as well as an AccessAbilities exposition focusing on medically fragile children and young adults. In addition, we have an optional session concentrating on Emergency Medicine.

Attending our course will provide the latest clinical updates in pediatric topics and evidence-based medicine. You will have the opportunity to learn the newest approaches for pediatric management and diagnosis, and to network and discuss cases directly with the faculty and peers. We hope you will join us in this excellent educational meeting in San Diego!

Keith K. Vaux, MD Chairman and the Course Planning Committee


  • Describe signs of vocal cord dysfunction
  • List 5 ways modern genetics will change pediatric practice
  • Describe clinical management of abdominal pain
  • List and describe misconceptions in autism
  • Discuss challenges facing premature infants

Needs Assessment with Practice Gap

Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego’s administration and CME Committee has a mandate to provide education programs in order to restore, sustain and enhance the health and developmental potential of children in the community. This course provides a general pediatric overview and update format of new medical advances for pediatric caretakers locally with the opportunity to learn from experts without the need to travel from the area.

The needs and gaps are identified as lack of knowledge and lack of competence as provided by prior activity feedback.

Desired Outcomes:

Increased competence: Giving physicians’ new abilities/strategies
Improved Performance: Helping physicians modify their practice.
Improved Patient Outcomes: Providing tangible improvements in overall health and patient outcomes measured by reviews of clinician practices.


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