16th Annual Pediatric Specialty Update for the Primary Care Physician

Friday, January 24th, 2020
Swedish First Hill - Glaser Auditorium
747 Broadway
Seattle, Washington

The 16th Annual Pediatric Specialty Update for the Primary Care Physician 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. 

Online registration is closed. Walk-ins are welcome.


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 gastroenterology, pediatric psychiatry, pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine and the broad field of lactation support. 



By attending this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Employ updated management techniques of concussions in youth athletes including diagnosis through return to play/school
  • Implement latest recommendations for diagnosis, referral and management of scoliosis in adolescents
  • Identify appropriate care and referrals when managing adolescents with proteinuria and hematuria in the PCP’s office
  • Explain to adolescents who use e-cigarettes/vape, the consequences of long term use including addiction and pulmonary complications.
  • Identify tools available to the PCP in evaluating a suicidal patient at the point of care
  • Use different approaches of how to broach the subject of bullying with adolescents who are being bullied to provide optimal care in that difficult but common occurrence
  • Recognize common diagnosis and management techniques for FPIES (Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome)
  • Explain torticollis in breastfeeding infants and how it affects breast feeding success


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, 16th Annual Pediatric Specialty Update for the Primary Care Physician, with a beginning date of 01/24/2020, 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).


Shannon N. Albert, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Swedish Medical Group

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

Laurie S. Fouser, M.D.
Pediatric Nephrologist
Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care

Danielle M.Kuhn, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Swedish Medical Group

Erica L. Liebelt, M.D.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician
Swedish Medical Group
Executive Medical Director
Washington Poison Center
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine

Kathleen Y. Moen, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopedist
Swedish Medical Group

Hayley Quinn, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Swedish Medical Group

Rupin R. Thakkar, M.D.
Lead Physician
Swedish Pediatrics - Edmonds
Swedish Medical Group
Immediate Past President
Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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 Chair
Elizabeth C. Hutchinson, M.D.
Michelle Eng, CME Manager
Mark Igama, CME Specialist


  Advance Registration* 
MD/DO  $270
Allied Health Professional $140
Resident/Fellow/Med Student $25
*Starting January 14, 2020,  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 14, 2020. 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 17, 2020. 

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

Swedish First Hill is located at 747 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122. Parking is available for a fee in the garage at the main entrance.

Registration Fees
Swedish CME is a self-sustaining unit and does not depend on or receive public monies in support of its educational efforts. The fees for this course include catering, all instruction materials, wi-fi access, online syllabus access and a digital certificate of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

This symposium is financially supported in part by educational grants in accordance with ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support. A complete listing of commercial supporters is not available at this time. Appropriate acknowledgment will be given to all supporters at the time of the symposium.