38th Annual Conference on Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Vail, CO US
August 1, 2021 to August 6, 2021

We are excited to return to Vail, Colorado for the 38th Annual Conference on Pediatric Infectious Diseases.  Because of the pandemic, we will be holding a hybrid conference.  You can choose to attend in person or virtually.  The in-person conference will take place at The Lodge at Vail in Vail, Colorado (lodgeatvail.rockresorts.com), which is located in the heart of Vail Village.  Vail is a small community nestled in the mountains and a short, beautiful drive from Denver, Colorado.  The virtual option will be live streamed.  All participants will have access to recorded versions of the presentations. 

Thank you for your interest in registering for our conference.  We have reached capacity for in-person (live) attendance, but we still welcome you to choose one of the virtual attendance options. 

Target Audience

This conference presents topics of interest to pediatric, family practice and infectious diseases clinicians, as well as other health professionals. Speakers cover the most recent information on diagnosis, management and prevention of infections in pediatrics. Discussion of controversial issues and questions follow each presentation. This conference is designed to promote information interchange; therefore, registration is limited.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss best practices and guidelines for the diagnosis and management of Lyme disease in children and young adults.
  • Discuss best practices and guidelines for the management of congenital infections including encephalopathies, CMV, and syphilis.
  • Describe best practices related to antibiotic prescribing.
  • Discuss best practices and guidelines in the diagnosis and management of mycoplasma infections, group A strep infections, STIs, UTIs, and waterborne infections in children and young adults.
  • Describe the evidence for when and how to use probiotics.
  • Review data on phage therapy for treatment of resistant infections.
  • Describe the newest data on prevention, diagnosis and management of influenza.
  • Explain the importance of maternal immunizations for prevention of infection in infants.
  • Describe the effects of climate change on infectious disease risks in children and young adults.
  • Describe basic principles and the CDC guidance on outpatient antimicrobial stewardship.
  • Review dermatologic manifestations of pediatric infectious diseases.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, prevention and treatment of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19.


Additional Information

Course Contact: 
Kris Beam, Conference Coordinator- (720) 777-6671 or kris.beam@childrenscolorado.org
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 21.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/01/2021 - 4:30pm MDT
Event ends: 
08/06/2021 - 10:45am MDT
The Lode at Vail
174 E. Gore Creek Dr.
Vail, CO 81657
United States


Hotel room and condominium accommodations are available at The Lodge at Vail, lodgeatvail.rockresorts.com. The Lodge at Vail has an outdoor pool, hot tubs, spa facilities, a bar, and restaurants on site. The Lodge at Vail is near Ford Park and the Gerald Ford Amphitheatre.

  1. Hotel rooms are being held at an exceptionally reduced block rate for conference attendees.
  2. Condos: Units with full kitchens and 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms are available.

Book your room or condominium now by calling the hotel directly.  Please note that Vail is a popular summer destination and room blocks fill up early.

If you have any issues securing a room, please contact Kris Beam, Conference Coordinator at kris.beam@childrenscolorado.org.  Additional lodging options in close proximity to The Lodge at Vail are also available through the Vail Chamber of Commerce, vailchamber.org or 970-477-0075.

Lodge at Vail Special Conference Rates:

    Reservations 970-754-0055 (Call 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. MST). Please use our group code when making your reservation - BVLCH1.

  • Hotel Room - Lodge/Studio - $175
  • Hotel Room - Deluxe -  $195
  • Hotel Room - Luxury - $218
  • One Bedroom Condo - $323
  • Two Bedroom Condo - $414
  • Three Bedroom Condo - $535



Shuttle service from Denver International Airport: The Epic  Express has given us a special conference rate for transportation services to and from Denver International Airport.  If you are interested in making a reservation, please use the following link: https://epicmountainexpress.com/group_redirect?code=CHID

Guest Speakers

Roberta DeBiasi, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Children’s National Hospital/Children’s National Research Institute Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC

Michael Radetsky, MD, CM
Infectious Disease Consultant, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Infectious Diseases Faculty Speakers

Mark Abzug, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Pediatrics

Marsha Anderson, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Assistant Dean for Longitudinal Curriculum, SOM

Edwin Asturias, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology
The Jules Amer Chair of Community Pediatrics
Director of Latin American Projects, Center for Global Health

Samuel Dominguez, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology and Epidemiology 
Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology, Children's Hospital Colorado

Andrew Haynes
Instructor of Pediatrics

Myron J. Levin, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine

Elizabeth J. McFarland, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Medical Director, Children's Hospital Colorado HIV Program

Kevin Messacar, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Ann-Christine Nyquist, MD,  MSPH
Professor of Pediatrics and Community and Behavioral Health 
Chief Safety and Epidemiology Officer, Children's Hospital Colorado

Sean O'Leary, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Vice Chair, Committee on Infectious Diseases, AAP

Dan Olson MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Sarah Parker, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Children's Hospital Colorado

Nicole Poole, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Children's Hospital Colorado

Suchitra Rao, MBBS, MSCS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Medical Director, Epidemiology and Infection Prevention
Children's Hospital Colorado

Sara Saporta-Keating, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Medical Director, Epidemiology and Infection Prevention

Justin Searns, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Eric A. Simoes, MB, BS, DCH, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology

Christiana Smith-Anderson, MD, MSCS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Adriana Weinberg, MD
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Pathology
Director, Molecular and Virology Clinical Laboratories
University of Colorado Hospital

Continuing Education Credit

ACCME:  Children's Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Children's Hospital Colorado designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP:  This Live activity, 38th Annual Conference on Pediatric Infectious Diseases, with a beginning date of 08/01/2021, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAP:  This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 21.00 AAP credits.  These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

ABP MOC Part 2:  Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 15 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

*Instructions on completing online self-assessment tests will be provide to registrants by e-mail before and after the conference.

Available Credit

  • 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 21.00 Attendance


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Cancellation Policy

A registration refund, minus a $25 processing fee, will be granted if cancellation is requested by July 16, 2021.  No refunds will be granted after this date or for non-attendance.  Children's Hospital Colorado reserves the right to modify the agenda or cancel this conference in the event of an unforeseen circumstance, or if minimum acceptable registration is not attained by June 16, 2021.

COVID-19 Guidelines

We are working with the venue to be compliant with public health guidance on conferences, which we expect to change over time with the changing epidemiology.  We will communicate specifics to attendees before the conference when we know more details.  In the event of travel alerts or warnings recommending against non-essential travel during the time period of this conference, we will cancel the in-person (Live Attendance) portion of the conference and it will become 100% virtual (Virtual Attendance).  If this occurs, we will refund the difference between the live and virtual option.  Please do not hesitate to reach out with concerns in the meantime.  

For the safety of all participants, we ask everyone to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  For additional information, please call Pediatric Infectious Diseases at (720) 777-6671.  If you require special assistant or services to allow full participation, please notify us at least four weeks in advance of the conference.