15th Annual Pediatric Specialty Update for Primary Care Physicians

This information is for our 2019 event which has already occurred.  Please check back for information on next year's program.

Friday, January 25, 2019
Swedish First Hill - Glaser Auditorium
747 Broadway
Seattle, Washington

The 15th Annual Pediatric Specialty Update for Primary Care Physicians is designed to update healthcare providers’ knowledge on commonly seen pediatric diagnosis.  This learning opportunity is heavily geared toward the primary care provider and giving them the information they need to make best practice decisions at the point of care.

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, but space is limited.*


Ongoing advances in pediatric diagnosis and treatments, changes in national guidelines and care recommendations and a growing need for pediatric advocacy create the need for annual symposiums focused on these updates.

This course will present the latest recommendations regarding commonly seen pediatric diagnosis including obesity, GERD, breast feeding, circumcision complications/considerations, mental health visits in primary care, ADHD, AAP Advocacy, adolescent contraception and eczema.  



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

  • Review updates on recommendations for GERD, ADHD, breast feeding premature and late preterm infants, treatment of commonly seen pediatric fractures, advocacy for pediatric patients and children and contraceptive choices in adolescents.
  • Identify penile anatomy that would prohibit circumcision
  • Provide appropriate care and referrals for pediatric patients with complications from circumcision
  • Recognize opportunities to pursue a mental health evaluation in primary care
  • Identify the challenges to breastfeeding a former premature infant and working mothers


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 7.00 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, 15th Annual Pediatric Specialty Update for the Primary Care Physician, with a beginning date of 01/25/2019, 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 activity.

Nursing CEs
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are accepted for Washington State RN Continuing Education requirements as well as for application and renewal of specialty and advance practice certification through both ANCC and AANP (1 CNE hour is equivalent to 1 CME hour).


Frank Bell, M.D.
Pediatric Infectious Disease Physician
Swedish Medical Group

Kyle Benner, M.D.
Swedish Medical Group

Jonah B. Essers, M.D., MPH
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Swedish Medical Group

Yolanda N. Evans, M.D., MPH
Pediatrician, Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Seattle Children's Hospital

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

Uma K. Pisharody, FAAP, M.D.
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Swedish Medical Group

Hayley Quinn, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist
Swedish Medical Group

Laurel H. Saliman, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopedist
Swedish Medical Group

Madeline J. Smith, RN, BSN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant
Swedish Medical Center

Devon C. Snow-Lisy, M.D.
Pediatric Urologist
Swedish Medical Group

Benjamin M. Starnes, M.D., FAAP
Swedish Medical Group

Rupin R. Thakkar, M.D.
Swedish Medical Group

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

Benjamin M. Starnes, M.D., FAAP, Course Co-Chair
Emily G. Ferrell, M.D., Course Co-Chair
Sue M. Hott, M.D.
Bradley R. Herrin, M.D.
Elizabeth C. Hutchinson, M.D.
Jenna E. Rooney, BSN, ARNP
Caye Boosalis, MEd, CME Manager
Mark Igama, CME Specialist


  Advance Registration 
MD/DO   $280*
 Allied Health Professional $160*
 Resident/Fellow/Med Student Email CME@swedish.org to register
*After January 14, 2019,  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 15, 2019. 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 18, 2019. 

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