14th Annual Pediatric Specialty Update for Primary Care Physicians

Friday, January 26, 2018
Swedish First Hill - Glaser Auditorium
747 Broadway
Seattle, Washington

The 14th Annual Pediatric Specialty Update for Primary Care Physicians is designed to change healthcare providers’ knowledge and implementation of the latest research, techniques and best practices in pediatric patient care. Through didactic lectures and panel Q&A sessions focusing on the topics of behavioral disorders, autism, nutrition and allergies, human trafficking, hip dysplasia and care of LGBTQ patients, participants will be able to better provide optimal care to their patients.

This symposium is intended for pediatricians, pediatric sub-specialists, family medicine physicians, nurses and all allied health professionals who treat pediatric patients in Washington state. 

View more information about the course below or click the Register Online button to register for this CME event. 

**Online registration is now closed. Walk in registration will be available the day of the conference.**


Ongoing advances in pediatric diagnoses and treatment, changes in national guidelines and care recommendations, and an increasing need and desire to provide more culturally competent care have created a need for an annual symposium focused on these updates. 

This course will present evidence-based, up-to-date data in management of pediatric anxiety and depression, behavioral health disorders, medical marijuana usage, food allergies and nutrition, congenital hip dysplasia, human trafficking, care of LGBTQ youth and navigating the changes in healthcare systems to enable participants to incorporate this into their daily practice and provide optimal patient care.



At the conclusion of this symposium, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Review diagnostic criteria for depression and anxiety disorders in pediatric patients, consider the use of medications in children and analyze the black box warning
  • Explain how to achieve earliest possible diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, facilitate interventions for autism spectrum disorders, especially Early Intervention and Applied Behavioral Analysis and analyze the benefits and pitfalls of psychopharmacologic agents
  • Provide updates on recent research related to marijuana use during pregnancy/fetal development through adolescence, review current American Academy of Pediatrics policy on marijuana use and legalization and discuss medical indications for cannabinoid use in the pediatric population
  • Examine the risk factors for developmental dysplasia of the hip, review the natural history of developmental dysplasia of the hip and identify infants who require screening for dysplasia of the hip
  • Identify and assess potential pediatric human trafficking victims, plan methods to establish trusting and culturally sensitive relationships with patients and respond to human trafficking in a healthcare environment
  • Investigate the health disparities faced by transgender youth and the need for specialized care, analyze the current clinical guidelines and research for care of transgender youth and propose ways to incorporate using preferred name and pronouns in your daily practice
  • Implement effective strategies for diagnosis and management of pediatric aerodigestive diseases and postpartum mental health


Accreditation with Commendation
Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Swedish Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed Credits
This Live activity, 14th Annual Pediatric Specialty Update for Primary Care Physicians, with a beginning date of 01/26/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the

Nursing CEs
This educational activity was approved by the Washington State Nurses Association Approver of Continuing Nursing Education (A-CNE) an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. *1.0 contact hour = 60 minutes


Megan Chiarelli, M.D.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Swedish Medical Group

Charles Cowan, M.D.
Emeritus Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of Washington School of Medicine

Michael Dudas, M.D., FAAP
Virginia Mason Medical Center

Jonah Essers, M.D.
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Swedish Medical Center

David Inwards-Breland, M.D., MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Seattle Children's Hospital

Kalie McNelly, BSN
Human Trafficking Educator
Seattle Against Slavery

Elizabeth Meade, M.D., FAAP
Chief, Department of Pediatrics
Swedish Medical Group

Kathleen Y. Moen, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Swedish Pediatric Specialty Services 
Swedish Medical Group

John Osborn, M.D.
Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care
Swedish Medical Center

Emily Pease, R.N., IBCLC
Lactation Consultant Registered Nurse
Swedish Medical Center

Tamara Wescott, BSRN, IBCLC
Registered Nurse
Lactation Consultant Charge Nurse
Swedish Medical Center

Veronika Zantop, M.D.
Psychiatric Hospitalist
Director, Center for Perinatal Bonding and Support
Swedish Medical Center

Swedish CME maintains full control of the content of every course we provide. It is our policy to identify and resolve all speaker and planner conflicts of interest. Each speaker is required to give a balanced, evidence-based presentation that is free of commercial bias

Planning Committee

Elizabeth Meade, M.D., FAAP, Course Chair
Sophia Conley, M.D.
Melissa Genualdi, M.D.
Grace Isner, Business Development Specialist
Janet Lee, M.D.
Nicole Roehrig, MSN
Caye Boosalis, MEd, CME Manager
Michelle Eng, CME Specialist


  Advance Registration 
MD/DO   $280*
 Allied Health Professional $160*
 Resident/Fellow/Med Student Email CME@swedish.org to register
*After January 16, 2018,  add $30 to Advance Registration pricing

Registration Information
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Participants who register by the "Advance Registration" date will receive a reminder email after Tuesday, January 17, 2018. Registrations will only be processed when accompanied by full payment. 

To receive a refund, notice of cancellation must be received no later than Friday, January 19, 2018. 

Special Accommodations
If you require specific dietary or physical accommodations, please contact Swedish CME at cme@swedish.org or 206-386-2755. 

Registration Fees
The fees for this course includes catering, all instruction materials, online syllabus access and a certificate of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits