1330 – 1420

Jordan Levinter, CCPA and Devin Singh, MD


P.A.C.E. is a new clinical education program developed by the staff at SickKids. The goal of the program is to deliver high-quality, evidence-based paediatric education to Physician Assistants throughout Canada and beyond. Education is delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous on-line presentations.

This presentation will give a brief overview of the program and provide a rapid overview of 2 common paediatric emergency presentations with uncommon underlying pathologies. Participants will be walked through case presentations, learn to identify red flags, and review the management of these high-yield paediatric diagnoses.

The truly lethargic infant is a presentation that makes even experienced clinicians nervous. There are numerous reasons for this presentation, including infectious, non-accidental trauma, and intussusception. We will review a case based on a real patient encounter of an infant with intussusception. We will discuss pertinent history and physical exam findings, in addition to appropriate investigations and management.

Everyone has suffered a sore throat and fever. We know the common causes: viruses, streptococci, and mononucleosis, but what about when symptoms persist. We will review a case, based on a real patient encounter of a teenage with Lemierre’s Syndrome, also known as jugular vein suppurative thrombophlebitis. Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management will be cover.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:
1. Understand the goals of the P.A.C.E. program and how to get involved.
2. Develop an approach to the listless infant.
3. Apply appropriate investigations and treatments to an infant with intussusception.
4. Describe the pathogenesis of Lemierre’s Syndrome.
5. Understand the investigations and emergent treatment of Lemierre’s Syndrome.


Posted in: Saturday, October 20, 2018