Pediatric Pearls: Spring - Otolaryngology

Date & Location
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, The DoubleTree Hotel, Oak Brook, IL

Target Audience
Family Practice, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Pediatrics, Physician Assistant

A one-day conference designed for healthcare providers interested in learning more about ear nose and throat issues in children as well as some pediatric surgery topics, plastic surgery and rheumatology.

  1. Recognize branchial cleft anomalies and prescribe treatment.
  2. Discuss stridor in infants and appropriate management.
  3. Discuss 2018 guidelines for ear infections and ear tubes.
  4. Summarize the consequences of nasal obstructions and surgical approaches.
  5. Discuss the meaning of a positive ANA .
  6. Recognize when to send an ANA.
  7. Decide when it is time to refer to Rheumatology.
  8. Recognize arthritis and enthesitis.
  9. Discuss the utility of labs in the diagnosis of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
  10. Discuss the anatomy dimension and location of the normal auricle (external ear).
  11. Differentiate what is normal vs. abnormal for ear shape.
  12. Recognize the most common and acquired ear anomalies.
  13. Describe causes of constipation and incontinence reasons for referral to a bowel management specialist.
  14. Discuss non-operative interventions for patients with constipation and/or incontinence.
  15. Outline operative options for patients who have failed non-operative treatment.


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 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.