Donald Lewis Pediatric Update

Pediatric Update

(757) 668-8942

The Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and the Department of Pediatrics of Eastern Virginia Medical School present this program of continuing medical education combined with the annual meeting of the Virginia Chapter, AAP.

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Earn up to 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Earn *12.85 Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours

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Conference Overview

The Donald W. Lewis Pediatric Update 2014 is a three-day (one full day and two half days) accredited pediatric course that is designed to update the providers’ knowledge and skills by reviewing state-of-the-art diagnoses and treatments in general and subspecialty pediatrics. In addition, we seek to enhance their ability to diagnose and manage complex or difficult cases. We will provide a forum for informal learning and discussion in a plenary setting through interactions with their colleagues and experts.

Mental Health Focus Days

Diagnosing psychiatric disorders, treating children with psychotropic medication and recommending the most appropriate therapies can tug at the comfort zone of pediatric practice. This mini-course examines the challenges of incorporating mental health care into pediatric practice, reviews the core competencies in diagnosis and treatment, and provides tools to facilitate care for these children.

Friday and Saturday will offer a comprehensive review of childhood mental disorders. One and a half days of concise and expert presentations and participant-panel discussions are designed to increase comfort and competence in diagnosing and treating complicated ADHD, anxiety, depression and ODD; in screening for autism spectrum disorders; and in managing suicidal behavior. Practical and paradigmatic challenges to managing children with mental illness will also be reviewed.

Participants will receive a mental health “toolkit” of resources useful in clinical practice. Pediatricians, family practitioners and pediatric providers will find this “mini-course” helpful in caring for psychiatrically troubled youth.

Allergy/Immunology Focus Day

On Sunday, the Division of Allergy and Immunology will present an update on the diagnosis and management of common allergic and immunologic disorders. Our faculty will present topics that pediatricians encounter in the clinics including common allergic skin disorders, food, drug and insect sting allergies. We have also invited a renowned faculty from Duke Immunology to present an update on DiGeorge Syndrome and one of our former pediatric resident who trained in Duke Allergy/Immunology will be coming back to present an overview on the evaluation of recurrent infections.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for pediatric physicians, primary care physicians, subspecialty physicians, nurse practitioners, residents, fellows and other health care professionals.

Continuing Medical Education Credit

Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters is accredited by the Medical Society of Virginia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Contact Hours

*12.85 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours

The Children's Hospital of The Kings Daughters is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Special Services

CHKD is sensitive to the needs of participants. Please indicate any special dietary needs or physical challenges on your registration form.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Virginia Chapter

Lunch on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. is sponsored by the Virginia Chapter of the AAP. All meeting attendees are invited to enjoy a great meal and hear about issues important to Virginia’s pediatricians. Are issues such as adequate payment, safe sleep, obesity, smoking cessation, maintenance of certification, quality improvement, health care reform, mental health, low breastfeeding rates, and/or access to sub-specialists important for your work? Attendees will hear about recent efforts, the current initiatives, and why and how they can help at the local, state, and/or national levels. In addition, the 2014 Child Advocate Award Recipient will be honored and the Keynote Address will be delivered by the President of the Virginia Chapter of the AAP. Lunch attendees will be entered in a drawing for prizes including AAP publications and registration to next year’s conference.

The mission of the Virginia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics and The Virginia Pediatric Society is the attainment of optimal health, safety and well-being of Virginia’s children and promotion of pediatricians as the best qualified of all health professionals to provide child health care. If you would like membership information you can visit our website or you may contact Jane Chappell, Executive Director, at (804) 622-8135 or via email at

Program Manager

Rosalind W. Jenkins, BA
Children's Hospital of The Kings Daughters
601 Children's Lane
Norfolk, VA 23507
(757) 668-8942 (office)
(757) 668-7122 (fax)
E-mail for more information.

Conference Location

(757) 668-8942