Internal Medicine/Pediatric Top Topics
Mon Aug 14, 2023 - Wed Aug 16, 2023
7:30am-12:50pm EST
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Sarasota, Florida
Live Webinar
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Webinars are held via zoom and the Wednesday prior to the conference start date, an email will be sent with the zoom link.

Presented By


  • Mary Chester Wasko (Learn More)
    Dr. Mary Chester M. Wasko is Emeritus Professor at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She retired in 2022 after 32 years of practice as fulltime faculty, first at the University of Pittsburgh, then AHN. She has taught trainees at all levels throughout her career. While she was Division Director at AHN, Dr Wasko oversaw the successful initiation of a fellowship training program to help address the national shortage of rheumatologists. As a clinician scientist, she has had external funding from the NIH, American Heart Association and the Arthritis Foundation to study the risk factors of cardiovascular disease in rheumatoid arthritis. She directed numerous clinical trials evaluating new biologic agents for the treatment of RA. Currently she is preparing to begin parttime rheumatology work at a Federally Qualified Health Center in North Carolina near her hometown. She and her husband will be moving there from Pittsburgh in early 2024.
  • Thomas Tryon (Learn More)
    Dr. Tom Tryon is a general pediatrician with broad-based experience in adult and pediatric ER and Urgent Care as well as primary care pediatrics and pediatric urgent care. Following residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Dr. Tryon practiced for four years as a solo practitioner and sole pediatrician in a rural community, as well as a half-time solo ER physician in a Level III Trauma Center ED. He then moved his pediatric practice to an urban solo practice for six years, where he also worked half-time as an adult minor ER and Urgent Care physician. He is an Urgent Care Physician and Professor of Pediatrics at UMKC School of Medicine. Dr. Tryon has served in multiple leadership roles with three different hospitals including Chief of OB/Peds, Chief of Pediatrics, Chief of Medicine for a 370- bed adult and pediatric health system, and Associate Division Director of Urgent Care for his current children’s hospital. Recently, he served as Pediatric Section Chair for the Urgent Care Association as well as a Director on the Board of Directors and as Secretary of the Board of Directors. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Fellow in the College of Urgent Care Medicine.

Course Outline

Day 1
7:30am-8:30am Clinical approach to Rheumatology (Wasko)
8:30am-8:35am Break
8:35am-9:35am Diagnostic testing in Rheumatic diseases (Wasko)
9:35am-9:40am Break
9:40am-10:40am Crystalline Diseases (Wasko)
10:40am-10:45am Break
10:45am-11:45am Interesting Cases in a Pediatric Urgent Care: Hoofbeats and Horses (Tryon)
11:45am-11:50am Break
11:50am-12:50pm Chest Pain in Children and Adolescents:  Pearls and Pitfalls (Tryon)
Day 2
7:30am-8:30am RA (Wasko)
8:30am-8:35am Break
8:35am-9:35am SLE (Wasko)
9:35am-9:40am Break
9:40am-10:40am The Limping Child: Conditions you don’t want to miss (Tryon)
10:40am-10:45am Break
10:45am-11:45am Antibiotic Stewardship for Common Pediatric Urgent Care Conditions (Tryon)
11:45am-11:50am Break
11:50am-12:50pm Pediatric Dermatology:  Beyond the Basics (Tryon)
Day 3
7:30am-8:30am Physical Abuse in Children – See Something, Say Something:  You May Save a Life (Tryon)
8:30am-8:35am Break
8:35am-9:35am Pediatric Sports Medicine Pearls:  Kids Really Aren’t Little Adults (Tryon)


9:35am-9:40am Break
9:40am-10:40am Rheumatic Disease Emergencies (Wasko)
10:40am-10:45am Break
10:45am-11:45am Vasculitis (Wasko)
11:45am-11:50am Break
11:50am-12:50pm Spondyloarthropathies (Wasko)



American Medical Seminars, Inc. designates these live activities for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Non-US Licensed Physicians

The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in these CME activities are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.


PAs may claim a maximum of 15 Category 1 Credits for completing these activities. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Nurse Practitioners (NPs)

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) also accepts continuing medical education (CME) approved for CME hours sponsored by organizations, agencies, or educational institutions accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

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