Pediatric Pearls: Exercise Medicine

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Date & Location
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Fountain Blue Banquets & Conference Center, 2300 Mannheim Road, Des Plaines, IL

Target Audience

Is exercise now considered a form of medicine? Join us for this full-day symposium as our panel of experts will discuss exercise as medicine, exercise physiology, the pre-participation evaluation, current guidelines and recommendations on return- to-play, nutrition, appropriate training and the neurocognitive benefits of exercise. Designed for the all healthcare providers seeing children and adolescents, this  conference will provide you with the latest research, guidelines and approach to best manage that young athlete in your office.

  1. Discuss the importance and benefits of exercise.
  2. Describe why exercise patterns and endurance and type of training is dependent on the health and age of the child.
  3. Conduct a useful pre-participation evaluation and recognize red flags .
  4. Decide when the patient is safe to return to play after injury.
  5. Provide guidance on optimal nutrition.
  6. Provide recommendations and thresholds for the athlete that has been out of training and needs reconditioning.
  7. Explain the short- and long-term influence of physical exercise on neuropsychological functions.
  8. Describe the role of physical exercise in emotional and behavioral regulation and impact on cognition.


The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.