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ADHD
Today, ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood and can continue through adolescence and into adulthood. The causes are currently unknown. However, the symptoms commonly associated with ADHD have been identified: a chronic level of inattention, impulsive hyperactivity, or both, such that daily functioning is compromised. A person with ADHD may struggle in important areas of life, such as peer and family relationships, and in school or work performance.

Vaccines

The advantages of providing a meningococcal booster utilizing the improved conjugate technology formulation will be explained. Similarly, the disease burden and benefits derived from acellular pertussis vaccine boosters to teenagers and adults will provide the audience with an understanding for a recommendation for universal use.

Conjunctivitis
Bacterial conjunctivitis is a highly contagious disease in children that is rapidly transmitted in day-care centers and schools. Empiric treatment with a broad-spectrum antibiotic, is recommended to shorten the course of the disease. However, increasing bacterial resistance to ocular anti-infectives makes the selection of antibacterials difficult..


Past Program Topics

Otitis Media
This CME Program is an interactive-multimedia presentation designed to enhance skills in the diagnosis and management of otitis media in children. The program provides hands-on experience in the use of traditional and recently developed diagnostic aids.

Sinusitis
This CME program is an interactive multimedia presentation designed to enhance skills in the diagnosis and management of sinusitis. The program provides sophisticated information about pathophysiology diagnostic difficulties, pharmacology, microbiology and current methods for predicting outcome.

AECB
This program presents an analysis of AECB, as well as teach and discuss the complications and problems associated with these conditions. Participants receive an up-to-date review of national treatment guideline recommendations, as well as patient treatment strategies for the uncomplicated patient, the complicated patient, and the patient at risk for infection with P.aeruginosa.

Penicillin Failure in Streptococcal Pharyngitis- Explanation and Therapies
During the last 12 months published papers in major medical journals have revealed that the sucess rate of cure with penicillin therapy of strep throat has declined steadily over the past decade, reaching 30-40%

Course objectives: Determine the anticipated failure rate with penicillin therapy, identify the anticipated cure rate of cephalosporin antibiotics, understand the impact of bacterial resistance on cure rates.

Evaluation and Management of Asthma
This CME accredited asthma program is designed to incorporate case study, interactive learning, and video to better understand, diagnose and treat asthma. Through the use of an Audience Response System, workshop participants will diagnose patients through case-based video presentations of patient/parent interviews, physical examinations, laboratory results and intranasal/throat video clips to create an evaluation and management program for each patient.

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