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AAP Colorado Annual Meeting and CME
Friday, April 13, 2018


Children’s Hospital Colorado, Conference and Education Center
Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado

Please join us for lectures, discussions, panels, Q&A, resources & networking.

Registration Fees:

Resident: $ 20.00
PA/NP: $ 100.00
Chapter Member, MD/DO: $ 150.00
Non Chapter Member, MD/DO: $ 175.00
Non-Profit Exhibitor: $ 300.00
Exhibitor: $ 800.00



The AAP CO Chapter Conference 2018 is a full day conference specifically designed to address clinical issues of interest to general pediatricians and other health care professionals who care for children. The format will include didactic presentations and will focus on integrating innovative case-based discussions relevant to a primary care practice. Each session will include sufficient time for questions and answers. Technology will be used to make the activities interactive. This year’s conference will be informative, collaborative, stimulating and pediatric professionals will undoubtedly learn something new to implement into their clinical practice!


Pediatricians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Pharmacists, Social workers, Counselors, and all that care for the pediatric patient

Please share with colleagues or members of your team who also may be interested in attending.

Continuing Education Credit

Medical: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Children’s  Hospital Colorado and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Colorado Chapter. Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the ACCME to provide
continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should only claim creditcommensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Others: A general certificate of attendance will be provided to all other care providers.

Schedule of Events:

Time Topic ***Faculty
7:15 Registration and Breakfast
7:55 Welcome/Introduction/Opening Comments
8:00-8:30 am Top Pediatric Articles That Will Impact Your Practice Alison Brent, MD, FAAP
8:30 – 9:45 am Managing the Gender Spectrum: gender questioning, gender non-conforming and transgender youth Natalie Nokoff, MD, Daniel Reirden, MD, FAAP, Sarah Burgamy, PsyD, and Abby Simon, LSW
9:45 – 10:00 am Break – Visit the Exhibits
10:00 – 11:15 am The Ebb and Flow of Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections James Gaensbauer, MD, FAAP and Rakesh Mistry, MD, MS, FAAP
11:15 – 11:30 am Break – Visit the Exhibits
11:30 am – 12:30 pm The Opioid Epidemic: Management of Pediatric Pain and Neonatal Abstinence Erica Wymore, MD, FAAP and Sam Wang, MD, FAAP
12:30 – 1:45 pm Lunch (provided) & Networking/Visit Exhibits – Opportunity to attend Grand Rounds or AAP CO Chapter Annual Business Meeting (1:00- 1:45 pm)
1:45 – 3:00 pm Hypertension: How the new AAP guidelines impact care Sonali Patel, MD, PhD and Melissa Cadnapaphornchai, MD
3:00 – 3:15 pm Break – Visit the Exhibits
3:15 – 4:00 pm Gluten Free: Diagnosis and Management of Celiac Disease Edwin Liu, MD
4:00 – 4:15 pm Closing, Wrap-up, Evaluation and Adjourn

***Faculty – University of Colorado SOM & Children’s Hospital Colorado

Activity Performance Expectations

By the end of the activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the top themes in pediatric articles recently published and highlight incorporate potential practice changes.
  • Integrate a culturally sensitive approach to gender into practice and recognize the intricacies of medically managing the transgendered youth including hormone blockers, hormonal therapy, legalities, ethics, psychological evaluations,healthcare disparities, top surgery and gonadal surgery.
  • Differentiate how the management of UTIs in children has changed since the AAP practice guidelines were released in 2011 and analyze and discuss the recommendations of the new CHCO CCG on Management of Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections including whom to test and how, antibiotic choice and duration, imaging, and interpretation of results.
  • Develop a practical outpatient approach to weaning opioids after discharge from the NICU; identify which patients are at increased risk for opioid addiction and determine how to manage them appropriately, identify appropriate short acting opioids for use in acute outpatient management and delineate new Opioid Clinical Care Guidelines illustrating safe prescribing practices.
  • Know the new normative blood pressure tables based on children with normal weight, define new AAP recommendation for screening blood pressure checks at preventative visits only and identify guidelines on initial evaluation and management of abnormal blood pressures.
  • Identify the increased prevalence of celiac disease and know the new USPTF recommendations around screening in asymptomatic children and identify which screening labs to obtain for celiac disease and how to interpret them.

Planning Committee

Sharisse Arnold Rehring, MD, FAAP
Director Medical Education-CPMG
Director Pediatric CME-CPMG
CPMG Pediatrician
Clinical Professor Pediatrics-CUSOM
AAP CO Chapter Education Steering Committee

Joe Craig, MD, FAAP
Primary Care/Medical Office Chief Ken Caryl Medical Office
Immediate Past President, AAP CO Chapter
AAP CO Chapter Education Steering Committee
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics-CUSOM

Lee Engelbreth, MD, FAAP
Nursery Director Good Samaritan/St. Joseph

Elaine K Miller, MS
AAP CO Chapter Conference Coordinator
Manager Clinical Education CPMG

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