Join us for

6th Annual Conference in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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ABP MOC Part 2 Statement
 Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 6.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

*Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a collaborative program between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Lurie Children's and its affiliated physician groups. The providers participating in this program are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital. 

Friday, March 8, 2024
7:15 am – 5:15 pm

This educational conference is intended for physicians, nurses, and other clinicians who want to learn about the latest interventions and advancements in pediatric emergency medicine. 

Accreditation Statement   
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Credit Designation Statement 
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify, evaluate and appropriately manage urgent penile issues that are likely to present to the emergency department.
  2. Explain the national initiatives of antimicrobial stewardships.
  3. Demonstrate common pediatric point-of-care ultrasound applications.
  4. Identify underlying endocrine causes of common presenting symptoms to the emergency room.
  5. Recognize signs of pediatric intoxications that are associated with significant morbidity or fatality.
  6. Describe the approach to work-up and initial treatment for pediatric gynecologic cases in the ER.
  7. Implement evidence-based strategies in clinical practice that contribute to the prevention of youth overdoses.
  8. Demonstrate effective teamwork and communication with clarified team roles within the ED.
  9. Review nurse-patient-family dialogue in times of hardship and loss in the ED with ongoing support from the PCP.

Event Speakers and Topics

Management of the Acute Pediatric Scrotum and Penis — “It Hurts Down There”
Derek Matoka, MD*

Pediatric Antibiotic Stewardship: A Job for All
Tresa Zielinski, DNP, RN, APN-NP, CPNP-PC

The Power of the Probe: Better Pediatric Care with Point-of-Care Ultrasound
Russell Horowitz, MD*
Kristen Kester, MD, MPH*

Is It Hormones? Review of Pediatric Endocrine Emergencies
Mary McCauley, MD*

ASAP: A Practical Approach to Pediatric Toxic Exposures
Kristen Kester, MD, MPH*

“Do we have stirrups down here?” — Gynecology For the Pediatric Emergency Room
Dana Elborno, MD

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
25 North Winfield Road, Auditorium
Winfield, Illinois 60190

Registration deadline is March 1, 2024. Please note that enrollment is limited. You may register by phone at 630.933.4234 (TTY: 711) or online.

You are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to access the presentations during the event. A limited number of printed handouts will be available upon request.

Register today!

Call 630.933.4234

Or register online

Conference cost
$25.00 for Northwestern Medicine employees and physicians as well as for non-affiliated physicians and clinicians
Light breakfast and lunch included.

From Winfield Road, enter the hospital campus at Entry 2 or Entry 3.
You have the option to valet park or self-park in Parking Lot 3.
Enter the hospital through the Inpatient Pavilion.


7:15 - 7:45 am - Sign in and continental breakfast

7:45 - 8:00 am - Opening remarks

8:00 am - 12:15 pm - Presentations

12:15 - 1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 - 5:15 pm - Presentations

The following are breakout sessions that run simultaneously:

A Dose of Reality: Opioid Overdoses Among U.S. Youth and Evidence-Based Strategies for Prevention
Jamie Lim, MD*

Pediatric Escape Room: Do You Have the Nursing Skills?
Kathleen Zielinski, APRN, CPNP-PC
Janis Quinn, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC
Kelly Weaver, RN, CEN, CPEN, TNS
Kella Fiore, RN, TNS

Simulation for High-Acuity Pediatric Events: A Simulation-Based Educational Experience for ED-Based Providers
Anisha Kshetrapal, MD*
Vishal Naik, MD*
Kristine Cieslak, MD*
Melinda Hare, APN/NP

American Board of Surgery Continuous Certification and Self-Assessment Programs
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and Self-Assessment requirement(s) of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.