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Find out what is new for EiP 2013 below,
In 2013, EiP will begin courses dedicated to specific conditions. These courses will be 4-5 hours and will be led by 1-2 experts and provide in depth training in diagnosis and management of a condition. This focused approach will enable attendees to significantly improve their knowledge and comfort with handling a particular problem they deal with in primary care. The sessions will combine information and interactive case discussion. On the completion of the course, attendees will be issued a certificate of attendance.
This 5 hour course is designed to help clinicians improve all aspects of their asthma care from diagnosis, to management to referral. It will combine lecture and cases based discussion as well as use of and interpretation of spirometry for Asthma management. It will answer specific questions such as: How do I diagnose asthma as opposed to just wheeze? When should I start inhaled steroids and at what dosage? When should I step up or step down treatment? How do I use spirometry to improve my diagnosis and management? When should I refer a child with asthma to a subspecialist? Upon successful conclusion, attendees will be awarded a certificate.
This 4 hour course is designed to help clinicians improve all aspects of their ADHD care from diagnosis, to management to referral. It will answer specific questions such as how do I reliably diagnose ADHD? What other co-morbid conditions should I be concerned about? When should I start treatment and at what dosage? What are the different options for treatment and how effective are they? How should I monitor a child on therapy? When should I refer a child to a sub-specialist? Upon successful conclusion, attendees will be awarded a certificate.
Depression affects as many as 20% of children and adolescents and increasingly pediatricians are needing to diagnose and treat it given the lack of referral options. This 5 hour course is designed to help clinicians improve all aspects of their depression care from diagnosis, to management to referral. It will answer specific questions such as how do I reliably diagnose depression? What other co-morbid conditions should I be concerned about? When should I start treatment and at what dosage? What are the different options for treatment and how effective are they? How should I monitor a child on therapy? When should I refer a child to a sub-specialist? Upon successful conclusion, attendees will be awarded a certificate
Ask the Expert Sessions
Ask the expert sessions will put on the stage one of EiP’s international experts and one of our front line clinicians. The clinician will present a series of actual cases related to a specific condition (e.g Asthma, ADHD, Allergy) and the two will discuss the appropriate management of that patient. For example, should a particular child with asthma be started on inhaled steroids? Should the medication for this child with ADHD be changed? Does this child have food allergy and if so, what should be done? Clinicians will be invited to submit a series of cases related to a thematic stream. Selection will be made by the conference steering committee
Six scientific zones
The agenda is divided into six complementary zones, each of which will address an important professional dimension. Each zone has a range of topics that are discussed in various types of sessions to maximize value and learning. The sessions themselves will always balance context vs. detail, i.e. recent important scientific developments vs. daily clinical practice. Together, the sessions from the six complementary zones will effectively translate new important research trends into actionable clinical updates.
- The How-To zone. As the name indicates, this zone is very action orientated. The focus is exclusively on practical procedures related to screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow up, or the practical use of medical equipment in an office setting.
- The Update zone. This zone covers important updates for diagnostic procedures or available treatments including for example radiation risks by mobile phones or CT scans, or extended labels for existing medicines or increasing compliance with pediatric vaccinations.
- The Promoting Healthy Lifestyles zone. Much of pediatric practice is devoted to promoting healthy behaviors. Children establish patterns related to sleep, physical activity, sexual choices, alcohol use, tobacco use, and healthy diet that affect them over their lifespan. This zone will equip health care providers to help them make healthy choices.
- The Public Health zone. How can we best manage seasonal influenza or tuberculosis or malaria or HIV in the developing and developed world? Our increased interconnectedness makes pandemics again a real risk. But beyond infectious challenges, what strategies can improve children’s health at the community, country, and global level? These are all questions for the public health zone.
- The Innovation zone. New developments that effect pediatric practice are not only scientific, but technological. Electronic medical records, or patient registries, or smart phone apps can all have substantial impact on the practice of pediatrics. This zone will help you learn how to leverage these innovations in your work life.
- The Personal Improvement zone. Information sharing and mutual learning is a critical for the long-term success of any profession. EiP 2012 will help paediatricians achieve both international outreach and career prosperity by dedicating an entire session to personal improvement. Sessions devoted to how to read, write, present, and teach paediatric medicines are featured in this zone.
Deploying the Latest Session Formats
Just some of the highly interactive session formats being deployed include:
Workshops: Developed to demonstrate how the latest thinking can be translated into instantly usable clinical practice. Novel Paediatric techniques, tips and advice will be shared with the audience in a ‘small group’ environment, allowing plenty of time for questions and practical demonstration of best practices.
Lecture Series: A key topic is meticulously addressed in all its facets. 3-4 eminent experts deliver a 15-minute presentation on different aspects of the topic and then discuss it extensively with the audience over the course of 120 minutes. More of an educational masterclass than a standard conference and often focused on a Paediatric sub-specialty
Daily Debates: Making the most of the controversies and differences of opinion in Paediatrics by allowing 2-4 faculty members to debate the use of a certain technique, drug or treatments course. The audience is asked to vote before the debate starts. Following the experts’ presentations and arguments the audience votes once more to see if their opinion has been changed.
Interactive Sessions: A highly interactive format that places the audience at the centre of the session. The Chair presents a virtual or real world clinical case and at crucial points the audience will use televoting to indicate their suggested approach to the management of the case. Real community learning and advice in action!
The Scientific Programme for Excellence in Paediatrics 2013 will be coming soon. Keep visiting this website for updates.