12th Annual Update in Acute and Emergency Care

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About the Conference: The 12th Annual Update in Acute and Emergency Care Pediatrics conference is a result of collaboration between four Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center (CRPCs) in Tennessee, the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (TN AAP) and the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children (TN EMSC). The emphasis of the conference is to provide practical clinical information on urgent and emergent pediatric challenges in an atmosphere that encourages participant interaction.

To Register: Registration is closed.

Registration for this event is a two-part process. You will need to register on-line first to secure your place and pay your registration fee. Next you will need to advise us of your Breakout Session choices. Please read the schedule and then call 888-647-0618 to advise your breakout sessions. If you do not call to choose your breakout sessions, you will be randomly assigned to sessions.

Conference Brochure: Click the image to download the brochure. Handouts: Click here to visit the handouts page.
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Target Audience: Family Medicine Physicians, Pediatricians, Surgeons, Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Subspecialists, Sub-specialists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Medical or Nursing Students, EMTs, First Responders, PA students and Paramedics.

Date and Time: April 19, 2013, 7:00 AM – 5:30 and April 20, 2013, 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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Main Conference Venue: The Chattanoogan Hotel, 1201 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402 (800) 619-0018, or (423) 756-3400.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the The Chattanoogan Hotel. Reservations may be made by contacting The Chattanoogan Hotel at (800) 619-0018, and referencing the "reservation #438671" by March 25, 2013. Rates: $139+tax per night, single or double.

Agenda: Click here for the agenda.

Fees: Effective 4/4/13, if you are paying by check, please make your check payable to "CME"

  Before April 8th After April 8th
Physicians, PA, APN $250 $275
Nurses, Allied Health $150 $175
EMS, Students $100 $125

Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this activity, the attendee should be able to...

  • Understand emerging areas and new considerations in acute pediatric care
  • Be better prepared for the complication that caring for pediatric population present in the acute setting
  • Standardize systems of acute care so that pediatric patients are experiencing best practices in acute medicine
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April 19, 2013, 6:30 PM


A fundraiser to support the children of Tennessee through the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children (TN EMSC) Foundation and T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital. Visit http://www.tnemsc.org or contact for additional information.


Event chaired by Dr. Clifton & Erin Reade and Dr. Chris & Mrs. Lisa St. Charles

Accreditation:  
quillen logo ACCME Accreditation: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
etsu logo CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
nursing logo CNE Credit: 12.0 continuing nursing education contact hours for this conference. East Tennessee State University College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  This event is presented by the TN Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, the College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education at East Tennessee State University, and the Quillen College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education.
state seal Approved by the Tennessee Department of Health Office of EMS for 12 continuing education contact hours.
AAFP Application has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Approval is pending.