Catch up on State-Mandated CME at
With the end of the year approaching (and no Pediatric Grand Rounds scheduled for December 24 and 31), it’s a good time to catch up on specific CME required by the state of Florida. At you can fulfill the requirements for CME on prevention of medical errors and domestic violence by viewing these archived Pediatric Grand Rounds presentations and completing the pre-test and post-test.

October 29, 2010:
Abusive Head Trauma

This presentation provides one hour of credit in the area of domestic violence.

November 19, 2010:
Preventing Medical Errors – Pediatrics

This Special Grand Rounds provides the required two hours of credit in the area of prevention of medical errors

Outreach Grand Rounds Calendar
Thursday, December 16
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital,
Room 4AB
Pediatric Cardiology: 3 Months in Sarasota
Michelle Miller, M.D.

Thursday, January 6
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Spring Hill Regional Hospital
(Medical Arts Building, 1st floor Conference Room)
Coagulation Problems in the Perinatal Period
Darlene Calhoun, D.O.

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Be Part of All Children's Vaccine Survey
The All Children's Specialty Physicians Pediatric Infectious Disease Program encourages all physicians to take part in a brief online survey about childhood vaccinations. Please visit

All Children's Specialty Physicians is pleased to announce its Pediatric Rheumatology program, led by Robert Nickeson, M.D.

Dr. Nickeson sees patients on the 5th floor of the All Children's Hospital Outpatient Care Center. The program also includes Susan Johnson, MSN, ARNP-C, and Norma Liburd, RNC, MN, Clinical Nurse Specialist.

A member of the medical staff since 1993, Dr. Nickeson in recent years has been the principal investigator for several clinical trials addressing therapy, management and surveillance, and molecular classification of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. In 2009 he completed terms of service as chairman of the Gulf Coast Regional Board and member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. Previously he received the Distinguished Service Award and Community Leader of the Year Award from the Gulf Coast region.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Nickeson completed his pediatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine and his pediatric rheumatology fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital, Houston. He is board certified in pediatric rheumatology.

For appointments or more information please call 727-767-7438.

The Pediatric Rheumatology Program
also sees patients at:

All Children's Specialty Care of Tampa
12220 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard

All Children's Specialty Care of Sarasota
5881 Rand Boulevard

The next session of the Fit4Allkids: Weight Management & Fitness for Families group program begins in January 2011. Fit4Allkids™ leads to many positive outcomes among participants, including:

Decreased blood pressure
Decreased consumption of high-caloric and high-fat foods
Willingness to try new healthy food options and make better nutritional choices
Increased levels of fitness and activity

The 8-week group program for children ages 8 through 12 and their families is offered at these locations:
Greater St. Petersburg YMCA (1st Avenue South)
Suncoast YMCA Clearwater
Suncoast YMCA New Port Richey

The 10-week program for teens ages 13 through 18 is held at the Suncoast YMCA in Largo.

Call Fit4Allkids™ Coordinator Kellie Gilmore at 727-767-9623 or email for more information.

The Fit4Allkids Fall Festival brought together kids, parents, local chefs and Fit4Allkids instructors at the Gateway Organic Farm for an afternoon dedicated to enjoying healthy farm-to-table recipes and outdoor activities. The event also celebrated the publication of a new cookbook compiled by Fit4Allkids™ and the Kohl's Cooks for Kids culinary program, thanks to a grant from Kohl's Department Stores. Read more...