Clinical Trends in Pediatric and Adolescent Health San Diego, CA • September 23 - 25, 2015

Caring for young children and adolescents brings joys and challenges and requires us to be creative and flexible as we develop new skills to meet their changing needs. Developmental, psychosocial and family concerns impact your plan of care in addition to a child and adolescent’s medical needs.  All of these factors must be taken into consideration in order to provide comprehensive care as a child progresses from infancy through adolescence.


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Highlights & Benefits

Caring for young children and adolescents brings joys and challenges and requires us to be creative and flexible as we develop new skills to meet their changing needs. Developmental, psychosocial and family concerns impact your plan of care in addition to a child and adolescent’s medical needs.  All of these factors must be taken into consideration in order to provide comprehensive care as a child progresses from infancy through adolescence.

The 16th annual Clinical Trends in Pediatric and Adolescent Health conference, presented in partnership the Special Olympics Southern California, will address key issues affecting your clinical and psychosocial care of children and adolescents, providing clinical pearls and tools for your interprofessional team to manage your young patient population.  Presented by a faculty of key opinion leaders and clinicians “in the trenches,” this conference is certain to offer the most current, innovative and evidence-based approaches to caring for the diverse needs of children, teens and families.

Why You Shouldn’t Miss This Conference!

  • Two Dynamic Preconferences: Pediatric Pharmacology Update, offering 7.5 hours of pharmacology credit for prescriptive authority, and Challenges in Teen Mental Health.
  • Keynote presentation by Richard Louv, journalist and author of eight books about the connections between family, nature, and community. Richard Louv will offer a book signing following his presentation at 12:30, September 24.
  • Presentations include a number of “hot topics,” issues you deal with daily, and are provided in a variety of teaching formats, including didactic sessions, faculty panels, Concurrent Sessions, and interactive case study discussions for learning from the experts and from your colleagues.
  • Opportunities to share ideas, problem-solve, and build professional relationships with colleagues from across the nation in sunny San Diego!

Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your effectiveness in caring for pediatric and adolescent patients in your offices, clinics, schools and communities.  Return to work feeling recharged, informed and ready to meet the next challenge.  See you there!

Conference Chair
Julie C. Novak, DNSc, MA, CPNP, FAANP

Program Manager
Harjit K. Sull-Garewal
Contemporary Forums

Host City: SAN DIEGO

Beautiful San Diego, the well-known Southern California vacation spot, has all the ingredients to provide a warm, pleasurable environment for "Fun in the Sun." Famous for its white sand beaches, sparkling Pacific waters and near-perfect climate, San Diego is a favorite fun-time destination. More...


Special Key Note Speaker
Richard Louv
Author, The Natural Principle

Richard Louv will offer a book signing following his presentation at 12:30, September 24.

Conference Objectives

  • Identify evidence-based clinical management options for effective assessment and treatment of common pediatric and adolescent conditions.
  • Evaluate current vaccination debate and identify how to keep your young patient population safe.
  • Examine challenges and controversies related to contraceptive management for adolescents.
  • Evaluate mental health issues affecting children and youth.
  • Describe effective strategies leading to successful outcomes for overweight kids.
  • Discuss safe use of technology and media for children, teens and families.

Who Should Attend?

If you are a …

  • Adolescent Medicine Specialist
  • Certified Nurse-Midwife
  • Clinic Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Family Practice Physician
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatrician
  • Physician Assistant
  • School Nurse
  • School or Clinical Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Women's Health Physician
  • Anyone interested in promoting the health and wellness of children and adolescents

...this conference is for you!

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Thank you for reinforcing practices, refreshing techniques, and teaching new updates in our field of adolescent health nursing that is both challenging and rewarding at the same time!! Laurie Foster, RN, BSN School Nurse, Northwood, NH

Conference Program

Wednesday, September 23

Preconference A: Pediatric Pharmacology Update

Pediatric Pharmacology Update   (Rx = 7.5 hrs.)

Keeping up with information on the medications you prescribe when caring for children is indeed a challenge.

Plan now to join your colleagues for what promises to be an information-packed day on drugs used for common pediatric health problems. Taught by two clinicians and educators, this update will enable you to better:

  • Identify medications and prescribing regimens for common and complex pediatric health problems.
  • Anticipate potential side effects and adverse reactions and discuss their management.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a variety of treatment regimens through interactive case study sessions.


7:00 AM

Preconference A Registration/Continental Breakfast


Infectious Conditions - ACPE #0263-000-15-568-L01-P 1.5 Contact Hours/.15 CEUs * Otitis Media * UTI * Pneumonia
Victoria Weill, MSN, CPNP-PC


Update on “Hot Topics” in Pediatric Pharmacology - ACPE #0263-000-15-569-L01-P .5 Contact Hours/.05 CEUs
Patricia Becker, PhD(c), CRNP-BC


Refreshment Break


Managing Respiratory Problems - ACPE #0263-000-15-570-L01-P 1.75 Contact Hours/.175 CEUs * Synagis Update * Asthma * Allergic Rhinitis - Q&D
Patricia Becker, PhD(c), CRNP-BC

12:00 PM

Lunch on Your Own


Common Dermatologic Conditions - ACPE #0263-000-15-571-L01-P 1.75 Contact Hours/.175 CEUs * Acne * MRSA, Topicals
Victoria Weill, MSN, CPNP-PC
Patricia Becker, PhD(c), CRNP-BC


Refreshment Break


Managing GI Problems in Children - ACPE #0263-000-15-572-L01-P 1 Contact Hours/.1 CEUs * GERD * Constipation
Victoria Weill, MSN, CPNP-PC


Immunization Update - ACPE #0263-000-15-573-L01-P 1.0 Contact Hours/ 1.0 CEUs - Q&D
Victoria Weill, MSN, CPNP-PC



Preconference B: Challenges in Teen Mental Health

Challenges in Teen Mental Health

Teens are faced with more challenges than ever before.  The teenage years are filled with cognitive, behavioral and emotional changes which can contribute to the expression of mental health conditions.  Significantly, the teenage years are an important time to detect and treat mental health issues.  Attend this Preconference to gain insight for a potpourri of issues facing the youth population. 


  • Discuss ADHD in adolescents and evaluate the need for counseling and psychopharmacologic treatment.
  • Describe the role of the primary care provider in addressing gender identity, expression and sexuality in the care of adolescents.
  • Identify best resources and treatment options for gender nonconformity and sexual minority youth.
  • Describe key principals in psychopharmacologic treatment of mental health issues that pertain specifically to adolescents and their families.
  • Discuss cultural and ethnic issues facing adolescences and identify strategies for deterring youth disenfranchisement.


7:00 AM

Preconference B Registration/Continental Breakfast


Adolescent ADHD: It's So Much More Than Attention (Rx = .75 hr.)
Timothy J. Drew, EdD, LCPC


Psychopharmacology in The Primary Care Setting: General Principles (Rx = .75 hr.)
Scott Leibowitz, MD


Refreshment Break


Adolescent Identity: Culture, Ethnicity, And Personality
Timothy J. Drew, EdD, LCPC


Do I Augment or Switch? When Simple Depression becomes More Complex - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Scott Leibowitz, MD

12:00 PM

Lunch on Your Own


Mood Management: Tantrums to Teens to Disorders (Rx = .25 hr.)
Timothy J. Drew, EdD, LCPC


Today's "Genderation" of Youth: The Clinical Approach to Gender Nonconformity and Dysphoria in Adolescence (Rx = .25 hr.)
Scott Leibowitz, MD



Thursday, September 24


7:00 AM

Main Conference Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast


Hot Topics on Vaccines and Immunizations: Measles and Beyond (Rx = .5 hr.)
Victoria Weill, MSN, CPNP-PC


Bullies, Bigots, & Boneheads: From the Sandbox to Cyberspace
Timothy J. Drew, EdD, LCPC


Refreshment Break/Exhibits


Common Clinical Conditions in Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
Akilah Weber, MD


Clinical Pearls for Childhood Obesity
Kathy James, DNSc, APRN, FAAN


Keynote: THE NATURE PRINCIPLE: Nature-Deficit Disorder and the New Nature Movement - Q&D - Faculty Panel
Richard Louv

12:30 PM

Lunch on Your Own


E-Cigs and Joe Camel: New and Old Challenges For Teens
Julie Novak, DNSc, CPNP, FAANP, FAAN


Rethinking Well Child Care Visits for More Effective Outcomes
Martin Stein, MD


Refreshment Break/Exhibits


Sex, Sex and More Sex! Children, Adolescents, and the Media - Q&D Faculty Panel
Vic Strasburger, MD



Friday, September 25

During each Concurrent Session, 4 topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms. Sessions are limited in size and choices are assigned in the order received. Indicate your selections on the Registration Form.

7:00 AM

Exhibits/Continental Breakfast



#11 Asthma Update: Diagnosis and Management Strategies (Rx = .5 hr.)
Patricia Becker, PhD(c), CRNP-BC

#12 Acne, Mono, and other Common Adolescent Problems (Rx = .25 hr.)
Vic Strasburger, MD

#13 Sustaining Effective Clinics for Teens Facing Adversity: Evidence Based Approaches that Work
Julie Novak, DNSc, CPNP, FAANP, FAAN

#14 Challenging Cases In Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Martin Stein, MD


Refreshment Break/Exhibits



#21 A Guide to Childhood Obesity and Nutrition
Natalie Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, CSSD, FAAP

#22 Best Contraception for Adolescents (Rx = .5 hr.)
Akilah Weber, MD

#23 Media Training for Healthcare Professionals
Vic Strasburger, MD

#24 Complex Cases: Evaluating Abdominal and Nonaccidental Head Trauma
Claudia Wang, MD


Lunch on Your Own

12:30 PM


#31 Anaphylaxis! (Rx = .5 hr.)
Susan Laubach, MD

#32 (Session Cancelled)

#33 Motivational Interviewing for Primary Care
Kathy James, DNSc, APRN, FAAN

#34 Not Just Doctor’s Orders: Physical Activity
Natalie Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, CSSD, FAAP


Refreshment Break



#41 Common Youth Sports Injuries
Suraj Achar , MD, FAAFP, CAQSM

#42 Allergic Rhinitis and Environmental Control for Allergies (Rx = .25 hr.)
Susan Laubach, MD

#43 Eating Disorders: The Interprofessional Approach (Rx = .25 hr.)
Kate Machado, MS, RD, CSSD, Registered Dietitian

#44 Bruises, Burns and Fractures: Accidents or Child Maltreatment
Claudia Wang, MD



Conference Faculty

Suraj Achar MD, FAAFP, CAQSM
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
Associate Director, UCSD Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Head Team Physician San Diego Sockers
Team Physician UCSD Tritons, United States Olympic Committee
San Diego, California

Patricia Reiter Becker PhD(c), CRNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Advocare Broomall Pediatrics
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Faculty, Immaculata University
Immaculata, Pennsylvania

Timothy J. Drew EdD, LCPC
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Clinical Coordinator, Behavioral Health
Children's Hospital of Illinois at OSF
St. Francis Medical Center
Peoria, Illinois

Kathy S. James DNSc, APRN, FAAN
Associate Professor
Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
University of San Diego
San Diego, California

Susan Stefanac Laubach MD
University of California San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital
Allergy & Asthma Medical Group and Research Center, A P.C.
San Diego, California

Scott Leibowitz MD
Attending Psychiatrist
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Head Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Gender and Sex Development Program
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Richard Louv
Journalist and Author
Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Children & Nature Network
San Diego, California

Kate Machado MS, RD, CSSD, Registered Dietitian
San Diego Sports Medicine
Family Health Center
San Diego, California

Natalie Digate Muth MD, MPH, RDN, CSSD, FAAP
Children's Primary Care Medical Group
Visa, California

Julie C. Novak DNSc, CPNP, FAANP, FAAN
Conference Chair
Professor and Vice Dean, Practice and Engagement
Joseph and Thelma Crow Endowed Professor
Executive Director, UT Nursing Clinical Enterprise,
Student Health Center and Employee Health
and Wellness Clinic
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
San Antonio, Texas

Martin T. Stein MD
Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus
Division of General Academic Pediatrics
Child Development and Community Health
University of California San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital
San Diego, California

Vic Strasburger MD
Planning Committee Member
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Harjit K. Sull-Garewal JD
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Claudia Wang MD
Medical Director, Suspected Child Abuse
and Neglect (SCAN) Team
Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Akilah F. Weber MD
Director, Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
Rady Children's Hospital
Adolescent Gynecology Program
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California

Victoria Weill MSN, CPNP-PC
Associate Program Director
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Abington Health Children's Clinic
Lansdale, Pennsylvania


Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Preconference A: 7.5 ANCC/9 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: 6.25 ANCC/7.5 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 13.5 ANCC/16.2 CA BRN contact hours

Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516.  (CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes)   

This program is approved for a maximum of 21 NAPNAP contact hours (7.5 contact hours (PCA), 6.25 contact hours (PCB), 13.5 contact hours - Main Conference) of which a maximum of 10.25 contain pharmacology (Rx) content per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines. Contemporary Forums, NAPNAP Approved Provider, Agency #12.

ANCC Certified NPs and CNSs

Effective Jan 1, 2014, at least 25 of the 75 CE hours needed for ANCC re-certification must be in pharmacotherapeutics.  This course provides a maximum of 10.25 hours toward the required 25 hours.

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority

Preconference A: 7.5 hours
Preconference B: 2.25 hours
Main Conference: 2.75 hours

Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states’ requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.


Preconference A: 7.5 hours
Preconference B: 6.25 hours
Main Conference: 13.5 hours

The Continuing Education Committee of the American College of Nurse-Midwives grants reciprocity status to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for Category 1 offerings, providing the program is relevant to nurse-midwifery. Nurse-Midwives may report up to the listed hours of credit. 


Preconference A: 7.5 hours
Preconference B: 6.25 hours
Main Conference: 13.5 hours 

Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please call Contemporary Forums regarding continuing medical education credit for pediatricians.

This Live activity, Clinical Trends in Pediatric and Adolescent Health, with a beginning date of September 23, 2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 21.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In accordance with CA Assembly Bill No. 1195, conference faculty have been advised to include content related to cultural and linguistic competency in the practice of medicine within their presentations, where appropriate.

This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 23.00 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Physician Assistants

Preconference A: 7.5 hours
Preconference B: 6.25 hours
Main Conference: 13.5 hours 

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.  Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of the listed hours of Category I credit for completing this program.


Preconference A: 7.5 hours/.75 CEUs

This conference has multiple ACPE Universal Activity Numbers and is a knowledge-based CPE activity.

Contemporary Forums will utilize CPE Monitor for tracking and reporting of all ACPE accredited sessions. Pharmacists will need to create their e-profile at in order to obtain their NABP e-Profile ID (ePID). To receive CE credit you must provide your ePID and birth date when you complete your online post-conference evaluations. 


Preconference A: 7.5 hours
Preconference B: 6.25 hours
Main Conference: 13.5 hours 

Contemporary Forums is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Contemporary Forums maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Case Managers

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 21 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: C00015576 Approval Number: 150001498.

Other Professionals

Preconference A: 7.5 hours
Preconference B: 6.25 hours
Main Conference: 13.5 hours 

Joint accreditation is the leading model of interprofessional collaboration that helps improve healthcare through continuing education for the team by the team. Contemporary Forums is one of 17 continuing education organizations to receive Joint Accreditation.

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying your attendance at this course.  Please comply with the guidelines of the appropriate boards, organizations or agencies in registering your credit.

Being a fairly new nurse practitioner this conference really taught me a lot that I can bring back to my practice that will help improve the care that I give to my patients. Adrienne L. Brimmer FNP-C Hastings, NY


Host City: SAN DIEGO

Beautiful San Diego, the well-known Southern California vacation spot, has all the ingredients to provide a warm, pleasurable environment for "Fun in the Sun." Famous for its white sand beaches, sparkling Pacific waters and near-perfect climate, San Diego is a favorite fun-time destination.

The Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, situated on the beautiful sands of Mission Bay, is centrally located to all of San Diego’s top attractions, including the world famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Historic Old Town, Legoland California and the Gaslamp Quarter. Celebrating over 50 years as a legendary San Diego resort, the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa is decorated to resemble the Mediterranean ambiance of a waterfront oasis.

Guest rooms offer luxurious bedding, designer furnishings and an open air feel that welcomes year-round sunshine and gentle bay breezes. Experience an array of on-site services such as Mantra “The Art of Spa”, a modern fitness center, the bay view pool, championship tennis courts, and seasonal live music while overlooking the bay. Indulge in New-American cuisine at Acqua California Bistro while savoring the relaxing views of Mission Bay. Whatever you choose to do here, Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa is your destination and retreat.

For a local adventure, rent a bike, surrey or Segway along the boardwalk, to local beaches, or into Old Town San Diego. Daily Mission Bay water tours are also available on a kayak, paddleboard or jet ski or you can take the complimentary shuttle to SeaWorld San Diego, only a mile away.

There's so much to see and do in San Diego that you might want to extend your stay. Your conference headquarters is conveniently located within 10 minutes of all of San Diego's major visitor attractions, including Sea World, Seaport Village and the incredible Horton Plaza Shopping Center in the heart of downtown San Diego. Just minutes from downtown via the San Diego Trolley, Tijuana, Mexico offers a colorful experience and an exciting change of pace. San Diego is well-known for its excellent fresh seafood, continental cuisine and authentic Mexican dishes, so bring your appetite! However you decide to spend your time in this delightful seaside city, you are sure to enjoy every moment.


Hotel Accommodations

  • The conference will be held at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, 1777 E. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109.  A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from September 20 to September 26 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.
  • Rates:

          Standard Room - $185 single/double

          Garden View Villa - $195 single/double

          Bay View Villa - $215 single/double

          Garden View Studio - $265 single/double

        Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.

Note: Check the hotel website for accommodation descriptions. The daily resort fee of $22 has been waived for participants of this conference.

  • To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before August 25. Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now.  After the release date, call the hotel as rooms and group rates may no longer be available.
  • Click here for room reservations or call (619) 276-4010 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference on Clinical Trends in Pediatric and Adolescent Health. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. Reservations must include a first night's deposit.
  • Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.
  • For additional hotel information, call the hotel at (619) 276-4010.  

Travel Discounts

Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit or (800) 426-1122 insert Offer Code ZT7K978877. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.

Hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates and reservations, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 or (405) 749-4434, or go online at and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV#03000262. 


Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

Tuition (U.S. Funds)


Preconference A: Pediatric Pharmacology Update

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 23, 2015)


Regular Registration Fee
(After September 23, 2015)


Preconference B: Challenges in Teen Mental Health

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 23, 2015)


Regular Registration Fee
(After September 23, 2015)



Nurse, CA RN NAPNAP Member, Resident*, Other


Student/New Grad*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 23, 2015)




Regular Registration Fee
(After September 23, 2015)





Book - Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv

All Attendees

Registration Fee



Registrations may not be shared. Children of any age and spouses may not attend sessions. Audio and video recording of speakers, sessions, and/or attendees is strictly prohibited.

Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.

* New Grads (graduated 2014 or after): To qualify, submit proof of graduation date with registration.

Early Registration Fee Deadlines
Payments postmarked or telephone/fax registration made with credit card on/before September 23, 2015 qualify for the early registration fee.

Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Payment is required to register)
Register only ONCE, online at, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707,  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information. 

Method of Tuition Payment
Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check.Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number. 

Group Discounts (Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available)
Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference.
Discounts do not apply to the Preconferences. To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received.

$25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group
$45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group

Partial Attendance (Online registration is not available)
To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply. Registrations may not be shared. 

Cancellations must be made by phone or in writing. A $75 processing fee will apply. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received or postmarked on/after August 26, 2015. However, tuition paid, less the $75 processing fee, may be applied to a future Contemporary Forums conference of equal or greater value. No refunds for "no shows."

Program Changes
Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.

Questions?  Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email

If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

Online Learning

Contemporary Forums Online is the leading source for quality accredited healthcare continuing education.  Earn CE on demand by selecting from hundreds of multimedia presentations recorded at our national live conferences.  Each session is presented by expert faculty and topics cover a wide range of clinical areas.  Learn and earn at your convenience. Visit

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San Diego, CA           September 23 - 25

Thank you for registering for the Clinical Trends in Pediatric and Adolescent Health conference, being held September 23 - 25, at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, 1777 E. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA.


Preconference Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00am. You must check in to receive your conference materials. The location of the Registration Desk will be listed on the hotel's event schedule.


Thursday, September 24 from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. If you attended the Preconference, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference.


Begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and online and are open only to registered participants. Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment break areas.


Participants will complete online speaker evaluations for each session attended and then an overall evaluation in order to obtain CE credit and print the Certificate of Attendance. Completion of this process is the attendee’s responsibility and must be completed within 30 days after the conference by going to our website at Detailed instructions will be emailed to you and also available in the Conference Guide you receive onsite.


Contemporary Forums Online is your on-demand resource for quality continuing education that offers over 1,000 multimedia presentations recorded from our live conferences as well as live events. Set up your free personalized account today at For more information about discounted group access accounts, email or call 925-361-4811.



Offers a special conference rate, available until September 26, 2015, or until the room block is filled. We recommend that you make your reservation early by calling The Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa room reservations at (877) 313-6645 and inform them that you are attending the Clinical Trends in Pediatric and Adoliscent Health Contemporary Forums' conference. To reserve your room online, visit for details. After the release date of August 25, call the hotel directly at (877) 313-6645 to check for room availability.


Parking is $35 per night at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa.


Taxis charge approximately $25 from San Diego International Airport to the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. Taxis are available at the curb outside of the baggage claim area.  Check door signage for the appropriate exit. Note: Prices are subject to change.

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