19th Annual Pediatric Specialty Update for the Primary Care Physician

Thursday, January 26, 2023
7:50 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday, January 27, 2023
7:50 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Live Virtual Conference

The 19th Annual Pediatric Specialty Update for the Primary Care Physician Care features specialty providers presenting topics that represent a wide range of common and emerging diagnoses seen in the pediatric setting. This evidence-based information will assist healthcare providers in providing high-quality, efficient patient care and increase successful patient outcomes. Attendees will be better equipped to care for patients and gain insight from experts in the field on topics including headache syndromes, polycystic ovary syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, congenital infections with an emphasis on congenital syphilis, pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, cardiovascular complaints, circumcision and associated anatomic contraindications, and chest wall anomalies.

There will be ample time for panel discussion and questions with the expert faculty. Many clinicians from various disciplines are involved in the care of these patients and an update is necessary for clinicians to provide optimal and consistent patient care.

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

View more information about the course below or click the Register Online button to register for this CME event. This will open a new window, please have pop-ups enabled.


The current climate of the COVID-19 pandemic has elevated the ongoing standard need for healthcare providers to maintain the latest knowledge of updates to common and emerging diagnoses seen in the pediatric setting. It is vital that healthcare providers improve and maintain their ability to implement the most current clinical knowledge for optimal patient care. This annual symposium is designed to increase providers’ competence through lectures and discussions that highlight best practices and strategies to treat pediatric patients suffering common or emerging complications. It will increase the learners’ ability and confidence to provide better care in their own clinical practice through efficient diagnosis, treatment, management and/or referral. Didactic lectures will present updated information on research data, clinical trials, and evidence-based practices in the management of pediatric patients. Case presentations and Q&A’s will allow for interactive learning and provide an opportunity for participants to engage with their colleagues and experts in the field and compare best practices.



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

  • Use current knowledge of various screening and initial work-up approaches for headaches and when to refer to a pediatric neurology specialist
  • Apply current knowledge of the evaluation and treatment options of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Employ updated current strategies and resources for inflammatory bowel disease
  • Use the current strategies and recommendations of congenital infections with an emphasis on congenital syphilis
  • Utilize a variety of current management techniques for obstructive sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing
  • Apply the latest management techniques and treatment options for cardiovascular complications
  • Use up to date evaluation and treatment options of circumcision and associated anatomic contraindications 
  • Formulate various initial work-up approaches for major types of chest wall anomalies and when to refer to a pediatric cardiovascular specialist


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 internet live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Credit

The AAFP has reviewed 19th Annual Pediatric Specialty Update for the Primary Care Physician and deemed it acceptable for up to 7.75 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 01/26/2023 to 01/27/2023. 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).


Heidi K. Blume, MD, MPH
Pediatric Neurologist
Seattle Children's Hospital

Carolina C Di Blasi, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Seattle Children's Hospital

Jonah B. Essers, MD, MPH
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Swedish Medical Group

Dianne M. Glover, MD
Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist
Swedish Medical Group

Jonathan C. Kopelovich, MD
Pediatric Otolaryngologist
Swedish Medical Group

Nefthi Sandeep, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist
Pediatrix Medical Group

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

Rob L. Weinsheimer, MD
Swedish Pediatric Surgeon
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

Bradley R. Herrin, MD, Course Chair
Emily G. Ferrell, MD
Melissa N. Genualdi, MD
Lola Oluyitan-Okeze, MD, MHMS
Benjamin M. Starnes, MD, FAAP
Michelle Eng, CME Manager
Mark Igama, CME Coordinator


  Advance Registration* 
MD/DO  $255
Allied Health Professional $130
Resident/Fellow/Med Student $25
*Starting Monday, January 9, 2023, 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 Monday, January 9, 2023. 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 20, 2023. 

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

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 all instruction materials, online syllabus access, online on-demand recording 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.

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