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Quillen College of Medicine

16th Annual Update in Acute & Emergency Care Pediatrics Conference

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16th Annual Update in Acute & Emergency Care Pediatrics Conference

March 31, 2017 – April 1, 2017

Friday 8:00 am – 4:35 pm; Saturday 7:30 am – 12:40 pm

The Chattanoogan Hotel, Chattanooga, TN 37402


About this Conference:

The 16th Annual Update in Acute and Emergency Care Pediatrics is a result of collaboration between Childrens Hospital at Erlanger, Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt, Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital, East Tennessee Childrens Hospital, Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children (TNEMSC), and the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education.


Using interdisciplinary approaches throughout a series of plenary and breakout sessions, learners will be able to develop skills surrounding pre-hospital care of the medically complex child, as well as skills for the pediatric trauma patient.  This program is designed for providers involved in the diagnosis, treatment, transportation, and management of pediatric trauma patients in Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Units.


Click here to view the agenda.
OCME reserves the right to change topics/speakers if necessary.


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Breakout Session Guide:

Click here to view the breakout session guide.

Target Audience: This conference is designed for pediatricians, nurses, emergency physicians, family practitioners, intensivists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory care practitioners, EMS professionals, fellows, residents, health care students and others involved in the care of pediatric emergencies.
Overall Conference Objectives:

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

  • Understand new and emerging issues relevant to acute and emergency pediatric care.
  • Be better prepared to detect and manage complications which may occur in the process of emergency care of pediatric patients.
  • Improve acute care systems, so that pediatric patients will experience best practices and achieve optimal outcomes.


Pre-registration is now closed for this event. Walk-in registration will be considered but not guaranteed as we are currently at capacity.

Click here to register for the event.


The Chattanoogan Hotel
1201 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

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Participants can contact the hotel directly by telephone at 1-800-619-0018 to make room reservations and ask for the room rate associated with Group ID #601373 to receive the conference room rate of $149.00. Attendees may also go to to reserve online using this group number. All rooms are subject to applicable taxes. Reservations must be received by March 8, 2017.  After that date, reservations will be taken on a space available basis and may revert to a higher rate. The hotel check-in begins at 4 p.m. and check-out is 12 noon. Individual cancellations must be received no later than 4 PM eastern time at least 24 hours prior to date of arrival to avoid one night room and tax charge as cancellation penalty.

Fees On or before March 15, 2017

March 16, 2017 and after
Physicians, PAs, and APNs  $250 $275
Nurses  $165 $190
Fellows/Residents  $150 $175
Allied Health*  $150 $175
EMS Providers  $125 $125
Non-Licensed Students**  $100 $125

* Examples include RRT, MHA, PT, OT, etc.  If you are unsure of your registration type, please contact 423-439-8027 for assistance.

** Student fee includes medical, nursing, APN, PA, and EMS students from any University/College with no prior certification.

Cancellation Policy:

Pre-registered attendees must pay registration fees in full no later than March 10, 2017 to retain registration status.  

Registration fees will be refunded, less a $50.00 administrative fee, for cancellations received in writing a minimum of 14 days prior to the activity date.  No refunds will be given when the registration fee is $50.00 or less, or when a cancellation request is received less than 14 days prior to the start of the activity.   

ETSU Quillen College of Medicine reserves the right to cancel CME activities.  If an activity is canceled, then a full refund of registration fees paid will be given.  

Activity Directors:

Marvin Hall, MD, CPE, Associate Medical Director for Patient Safety and Quality, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, Chattanooga, TN 

Darwin Koller, MD, MSCE, Medical Director, Emergency Department, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, Chattanooga, TN 

Paige Klingborg, MD, Pediatric Critical Care Physician, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, Chattanooga, TN; Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

Conference Planner:
Ashley Browning, Educational Planner Ashley M. Browning, MA Educational Planner Office of Continuing Medical Education Quillen College of Medicine East Tennessee State University 423-439-8088
Accreditation and Designation:  
 accmelogo  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University and Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children (TN EMSC), Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
 ocme The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.25  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
College of Nursing Logo 10.33 continuing nursing education contact hours and 1.0 pharmacology contact hour have been approved 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 College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education at East Tennessee State University, and the Quillen College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education.
  The ETSU College of Nursing implements a $15 certificate fee per conference. This fee covers the following: cost for being a provider of nursing contact hours, supplies, and nursing education coordinator’s time for completing necessary paperwork for each conference, reports, study for renewal of being a provider, and attending meetings. Questions? Contact .
TN department of health Approved by TN Department Health Office of EMS for eleven (11) continuing education contact hours in category: Pediatric/Trauma
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