February 23, 2019

Savannah Marriott Riverfront
Savannah, Ga

The Winter Symposium is open to all pediatricians and clinical staff who work in their offices, and public health professionals working in maternal, infant and adolescent health.

Program Committee: Ben Spitalnick, MD (Program Chair), Terri McFadden, MD, Hugo Scornik, MD, Tania Smith, MD, Flavia Rossi, MD, Stephen Thacker, MD, Alison Niebanck, MD, & Angela Battle, MD

Hotel Accommodations: The Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel offers excellent accommodations in the finest Marriott style. Located right on the Savannah River, at 100 General McIntosh Boulevard, it’s convenient to Savannah’s great restaurants and local attractions. A special rate of $179 per night, single or double, for Winter Symposium attendees. Make your reservation by calling 888-236-2427 or 912-233-7722. Be sure to ask for the GA Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics room block. or click on the link below.


Maintenance of Certification

An application has been submitted to the American Board of Pediatrics to request MOC Part 2 Lifelong Learning Self-Assessment credit.  Registered physician attendees will receive an email with access to the MOC Part 2 assessment at the conclusion of the conference. Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatrics who score an 80 percent or higher on the assessment will receive MOC Part 2 points.

CME and CNE Information

The American Academy of Pediatrics – Georgia Chapter is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The American Academy of Pediatrics – Georgia Chapter designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In accordance with ACCME Standards, all faculty members are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest to the content of their presentation(s). This information will be included in the course packet.

Nursing Contact Hours

This activity will be submitted to Georgia Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Georgia Nurses Association – Approver is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the

American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. A maximum of 5.25 contact hours will be submitted for approval.


Program Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome
Ben Spitalnick, MD

9:15 – 10:00 am STD/HIV Update for Pediatricians
Stephen Thacker, MD

10:00 – 10:45 am Critical Cardiac Problems Commonly Missed
Ben Toole, MD

10:45 – 11:05 am Break with Exhibitors

11:05 am – 11:50 am Current Topics in Hospital Medicine
Kathryn McLeod, MD

11:50 am – 1:05 pm Luncheon
Presentation: Bugs & Bites: What’s Eating Your Patients (30 mins)
Tom McKee, MD

1:05 – 1:20 pm Break with Exhibitors

1:20 – 2:05 pm What’s Hot in Pediatric Dermatology
Mary Spraker, MD

2:05 – 2:50 pm Social Determinants of Health, ACES, & Bright Futures:
What Pediatricians Need to Know
Alison Niebanck, MD

2:50 – 3:35 pm An Owner’s Manual for School-Aged Patients on the Autism Spectrum
Doris Greenberg, MD

3:35 pm Wrap Up/Closing Remarks

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendee will be able to: 

  • Discuss guidelines to address in following autistic students in the medical home and how to talk to patients and families about autism.
  • Recognize cardiac issues in the pediatric patient.
  • Describe the distribution and determinants of HIV/AIDS infection among pediatric patients.
  • Identify and treat bug bites and stings in pediatric patients.
  • Implement an infrastructure for effective, family-centered screening for Social Determinants of Health and Bright Futures recommendations in their practice.
  • Discuss current trends and updates in pediatric hospital medicine.
  • Identify and treat common pediatric skin disorders.


2019 Exhibitor Prospectus

Winter Symposium Registration 2019

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