LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 29, 2023) — Registration is open for “Pediatric Emergencies: Early Assessment & Treatment of Children,” a daylong conference for all clinicians seeking to expand their knowledge and skills in the treatment of pediatric emergencies.
The fifth annual University of Kentucky Pediatric Emergency Medicine Symposium is hosted by the Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Department at UK HealthCare. The symposium will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.28, in Karpf Auditorium in the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Continuing education credit is available.
Highlights from this year's course include:
- the management of pediatric abdominal pain
- pediatric toxicologic emergencies
- pediatric trauma
- other high-yield specifics to caring for children in the urgent/emergent setting
- Andrea Doud, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, UK College of Medicine
- Christina Howard, M.D., division chief of pediatric forensics, UK Department of Pediatrics
- Landon Jones, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine, UK College of Medicine
- Alexis Luedke, M.D., emergency medicine fellow, UK College of Medicine
- Alison Slone, M.D., assistant professor of neonatology, UK Department of Pediatrics
- Lily Weddle, M.D., emergency medicine fellow, UK College of Medicine
- David Worhunsky, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, UK College of Medicine
- Katelyn Yackey, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine, UK College of Medicine
- Jaryd Zummer, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine, UK College of Medicine
UK HealthCare is the hospitals and clinics of the University of Kentucky. But it is so much more. It is more than 10,000 dedicated health care professionals committed to providing advanced subspecialty care for the most critically injured and ill patients from the Commonwealth and beyond. It also is the home of the state’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center, a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for the tiniest and sickest newborns, the region’s only Level 1 trauma center and Kentucky’s top hospital ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
As an academic research institution, we are continuously pursuing the next generation of cures, treatments, protocols and policies. Our discoveries have the potential to change what’s medically possible within our lifetimes. Our educators and thought leaders are transforming the health care landscape as our six health professions colleges teach the next generation of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals, spreading the highest standards of care. UK HealthCare is the power of advanced medicine committed to creating a healthier Kentucky, now and for generations to come.