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 in collaboration with the Virginia Chapter, AAP.

Pre-registration is now closed, but you may still register on site.

Earn up to 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Earn up to 13.5 Continuing Nursing Education 

Conference Overview

The Donald W. Lewis Pediatric Update 2015 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.

Sick Kids in the Pediatric Office: Is hospitalization necessary?

Friday, September 18

Hospitalization of a child is a stressful time for families. Things that seem routine to medical professionals can be perceived as catastrophic or life-threatening by parents, and there is always a disruption of family life for even brief overnight hospital stays. The Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine is proud to lead a full day session that will look at those common pediatric illnesses that often lead to hospitalization, and offer some clinical and administrative guidance and suggestions. Topics will include RSV, newborn fever, skin and soft tissue infections, Kawasaki disease, asthma and pediatric pain and rehab issues - with a specific emphasis on those clinical indicators that may need more aggressive measures only available in a hospital. There will also be a panel discussion looking at challenging cases that span the outpatient and inpatient settings.

Health Care Reform: Must know facts for pediatricians

Saturday, September 19

More than ever, financial complexities and public health considerations are becoming integrated intothe already-challenging dynamic of medical decision-making. Understanding these topics is so widely recognized as a deficiency for most physicians that EV MS/CHKD was awarded a large federal grant to incorporate public health and health policy training into pediatric residency programs. This program will pull pearls from a five-year teaching experience and package them into a dense, utilitarian half-day. Topics will include Virginia Medicaid and CHIP programs, the practical evolution of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), and how high-deductible health plans may affect pediatric practices. Lt. Governor Ralph Northam and Taylor Burke, JD, a health policy professor from GWU will be featured speakers.

Pediatric ENT Update: Diagnosis and management of common ENT problems in children

Sunday, September 20

Pediatric otolaryngologists and pediatric plastic surgeons from the Children’s Hospital of The King’sDaughters will present on a variety of topics that are frequently encountered in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. High-yield information will be presented relevant to the practice of general and sub-specialty pediatrics. A review of surgical indications for common problems such as acute otitis media and sleep disorders will be addressed, as well as algorithms for diagnosis of various head and neck masses. Sub-specialists in neurology and plastic surgery will present on diagnosis and treatment of congenital hearing loss and options for treatment of common ear deformities including neonatal ear-molding and surgical reconstruction.

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 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Contact Hours

Earn up to 13.5 Continuing Nursing Education

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.

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.

Virginia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Our Vision
To be the leading authority, advocate and voice for the health of Virginia's children and for the profession of pediatrics

Our Mission
The mission of the Virginia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics 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, visit our website or contact Jane Chappell, executive director, at (804) 622-8135 or via email at View the membership video on YouTube for more information.

Conference Location

(757) 668-8942