Seminars in Pediatrics

Seminars in Pediatrics, provided annually by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Pediatrics, the UW Health American Family Children's Hospital, and the University of Wisconsin−Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) highlights the latest trends in pediatric research and clinical practice. Each year primary care providers, including physicians, nurses, and physician assistants come together to engage in lively lectures and networking with colleagues from across Wisconsin and the Midwest.


Julie M. Linton, MD, FAAP

Julie M. Linton, MD, FAAP

Julie M. Linton, MD, FAAP, is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and the Medical Director of the Perinatal Awareness for Successful Outcomes (PASOs) program in Greenville County. After graduating with a B.S. in psychology from Duke University, Dr. Linton spent 9 months in Panama as part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, in partnership with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Dr. Linton earned her medical doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, followed by pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After gaining clinical experience in rural and urban settings in Greenville, South Carolina and Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Dr. Linton was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, the Advocacy Director for the Wake Forest Pediatric Residency Program, and the Associate Director of the Integrating Special Populations Program at the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity. Nationally, Dr. Linton serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Community Pediatrics Executive Committee and Co-Chairs the AAP Immigrant Health Special Interest Group. Dr. Linton is a current fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Leaders Program.


Pre-Conference Opportunity

Facilitated American Board of Pediatrics Part 2 Activity

Topic: 2019 Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes Self-Assessment
Facilitator: Allison Pollock, MD
**A laptop computer is required for this session.

September 27, 2018
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
University of Wisconsin
Health Sciences Learning Center - Room TBD
750 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705

Participants in this fast-paced, interactive session will review the American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements and complete a Part 2 activity, earning MOC points. This activity will utilize the 2019 Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes Self-Assessment.

Note: Pre-work is required for this session.

There is no additional charge for this pre-conference session; however, you must register for the conference in order to attend. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants.

If you have questions, email mzink [at]


Seminars in Pediatrics Conference Faculty
Lisa Arkin, MD
Assistant Professor and Director of Pediatric Dermatology
University of Wisconsin - Department of Dermatology
Tim Casias, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin - Department of Anesthesiology
Mollie Kane, MD, MPH
Access Community Health Center
Alison Keenan, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin - Department of Urology
Julie M. Linton, MD, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina Greenville School of Medicine
Brian Williams, MD
Amanda Palm, PA
Physician Assistant
American Family Children's Hospital
Wendi Ehrman, MD
Associate Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Cassandra Vanderwall, MS, RD, CD, CDE, CPT
Registered Dietitian
UW Health Pediatric Fitness Clinic and Pediatric Diabetes Clinic











General Information


Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
330 N. Orchard St. Madison, WI 53715

Parking and Directions to the Conference Site

Hotel Information

Room blocks have been reserved for the nights of September 26, 2017 to September 29, 2017, at the Wisconsin Union Hotel. Be sure to confirm its cancellation policy when you make your reservation in order to avoid a cancellation charge should your plans change. Make your reservations today - all rooms will be released August 26, 2018!

Wisconsin Union Hotel
1308 West Dayton Street / 800 Langdon Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53715 / 53706
(608) 263-2600
$151 Conference Rate
**Instructions: Guests can reserve a room by calling 608.263.2600 and mentioning Group Name: Seminars in Pediatrics 2018 –or– online with Group Code: SEMINARS

NOTE: All costs are the responsibility of the guest. Be sure to note the cancellation policies should you no longer need the room. Reservations made after August 26, 2018, will not be guaranteed at the conference rate.


$300 - Physicians

$175 - Physician Assistants, Nurses, Residents, Others

The conference fee covers the cost of tuition, materials, electronic course materials, a nonrefundable registration fee of $50, early morning refreshments, one lunch and refreshment breaks. Cancellation at least 72 hours prior to the conference will allow a full refund except for the $50 registration fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after the deadline.

Registration Instructions

Register Online

  • Select the Register/Enroll Tab
  • Select login or register and follow the instructions for UW-Madison NetID log in or Visitor account creation/log in
  • Follow any prompts to complete or update your profile information
  • Click the Register tab, select the appropriate fee and “Add to Cart”
  • Select “Checkout” and follow the prompts to pay for the conference.


All registrations are confirmed via email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call (608) 262-7226.

Overall Conference Objective

Provide physicians, nurses and other health care providers with up-to-date information on new trends and developments in the
prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent diseases.

Educational Objectives

  • Participants will be able to independently and consistently identify state-of-the-art, evidence-based practices influencing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment in pediatric medicine.
  • Participants will be able to assess their current clinical practices and determine if the research applies to their patient population in order to evaluate the need to make changes to their standard of care.
  • Participants will identify and discuss with the interprofessional team trends in pediatric medicine and formulate plans to improve team-based practice.

Elements of Competence

This CE activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of medical knowledge, and practice-based learning and improvement. This activity also focuses on the interprofessional competencies of interprofessional communication and teams/teamwork.

Target Audience/Scope of Practice

This activity was designed to meet the needs of primary care providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other health care providers who participate in the care of the pediatric and adolescent patients.

Statement of Need

The field of pediatric medicine is continually changing, resulting in knowledge and performance gaps between current practice and best-practice recommendations. For the general pediatrician, family practice physician, advance practice providers, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team access to updates in state-of-the-art pediatric medicine is critical to providing optimal patient care resulting in knowledge and performance gaps between current practice and best practice recommendations. In addition to feedback from past conferences and grand rounds programs, results of a survey of Wisconsin-based physicians indicated great interest in these topics. Furthermore, the members of the conference planning committee, considered experts in this field, identified issues that have seen significant advances in recent years and that will be most applicable to attendees’ clinical work.

Session Objectives

Coming Soon!


Course Directors

Kristin Shadman, MD

Kristin Shadman, MD

Assistant Professor
Hospital Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

Brittany Allen, MD

Brittany Allen, MD

Assistant Professor
General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Accreditation Statement

Joinly Accredited ProviderIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) & Iowa Board of Nursing

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 ANCC contact hours and Iowa Board of Nursing contact hours. The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350. A copy of the evaluation may be sent to the Iowa Board of Nursing, 400 SW 8th St., Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for .9 continuing education units (CEUs) or 9 hours.

AAFP Credit Designation Statement

Information coming soon.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made available in the activity handout materials.

Maintenance of Certification (Part 2)

American Board of Pediatrics

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 6 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

For Further Information

For conference information, please contact the mzink [at] (CME Manager)
H4/461 Clinical Sciences Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792
Phone: (608) 263-8542.

The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements.

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Any participant in this educational activity who may need accommodations should notify Mallory Zink at (608) 263-8542.