Pediatric Update and Review Course


September 9-11, 2016
University Conference Center
Penn State College of Medicine
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

A continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine


This program is designed as a review and an update of general and subspecialty pediatric topics through lectures, visual diagnosis and audience response question and answer sessions. A visual diagnosis quiz will also be available each day to provide additional instruction on the diagnosis and management of pediatric problems encountered by practitioners.


Pediatricians, family practitioners, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and residents specializing in pediatrics can benefit from attending this program.


Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Review the core knowledge necessary to pass the pediatric board examination
  • Develop accurate differential diagnoses given a special patient presentation
  • Refine pediatric diagnostic skills with use of visual diagnosis cases


Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our sponsored educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has
 a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.


Medical experts from Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania; Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware, will serve as faculty for this program.

Planning Committee

  • Kelly Leite, DO, FAAP Associate Professor of Pediatrics, HMCPSCOM, Hershey, PA
  • David Rappaport, MD, FAAP, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, AI DuPont Hospital for Children, Thomas Jefferson Medical College
  • Kristen Lutzkanin, MD, Instructor in Pediatrics and Pediatric Chief Resident for 2016/2017 academic year, Penn State Children’s Hospital
  • John Park, MD, Instructor in Pediatrics and Pediatric Chief Resident for 2016/2017 academic year, Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital


$399 — 1-day Program Fee
$499 — Sat & Sun Only Fee
$549 — 3-day program Fee
No Fee — HMC/DuPont Resident Fee - (Send verification of status to, or fax: 717-531-5604)
$325 OFF — Fellows & Other Residents. To receive this special rate, use coupon code E5862KS when registering. (Send verification of status to, or fax: 717-531-5604                    

Note: Include a letter from your director verifying resident status.

For Hershey Medical Center, AI duPont resident physicians, there will be no charge for the program.

All fees include instruction, handouts, breaks, and lunches. You can pay for your registration by check, request to bill employer, or VISA, MasterCard.


View the agenda for the Pediatric Update and Review Course 2016 (PDF)

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The following topics are included in the course. The order of the presentations will vary based on the availability of the faculty.

  • Adolescent Medicine

  • Allergy/Immunology  

  • Cardiology

  • Dermatology

  • Emergency Medicine and Critical Care

  • Endocrinology

  • ENT/Pulmonary

  • General Pediatrics, Behavior and Development

  • General Surgery

  • Genetics/Metabolism

  • GI

  • Hematology/Oncology

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Neonatology

  • Nephrology

  • Neurology

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

  • Rheumatology

  • Visual Diagnosis Review