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    Feb 16-18, 2018    

New Orleans, LA

2018 PESTOLA Annual Meeting

February 16-18, 2018

Please join us for the 2018 annual PESTOLA education conference hosted by LSU to be held Feb 16-18, 2018.

Register for the meeting by clicking here.

The meeting agenda can be viewed by clicking here.


Conference Registration Fees

Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant – $100
RN, CDE, RD, Fellows, Residents  – $50
Medical Student/Other Trainee – $25


Call for Abstracts

Participants interested in presenting an oral presentation or poster presentation are invited to submit an abstract. All abstracts will undergo peer review by the Abstract Review Committee and may be accepted for oral and/or poster presentation. Participants are particularly invited to submit cases regarding ethics.

Abstract submission information can be viewed by clicking here.  The deadline for receiving an abstract is Sunday, December 31, 2017. 


Hotel Accommodations and Meeting Site

Doubletree by Hilton New Orleans

300 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130-3171
Phone: 504 581-1300

Make your accommodations by dialing 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667) using group code, PPS.

Your Hilton Link is: http://group.doubletree.com/pestolapediatricsociety

Quoted sleeping rates are available three (3) days prior/ post based on the hotel’s availability. If you would like to book outside of February 15 through 18, please contact Terrin Toney at 504 212-3670 or Fax (504) 523-6536 or at Terrin.Toney@hilton.com.


The group rate will be available until January 19, 2018.

CME Provided By:


Children’s Hospital New Orleans


This Activity has been approved for AMA PRA Credit TM


Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:


1.   Discuss diagnosis and management of lipodystrophy.

2.   Discuss the racial/ethnic differences in children with diabetes mellitus.

3.   Describe recent management updates of type 2 diabetes mellitus .

4.   Identify endocrine late effects of childhood cancer treatment.

5.   Discuss growth disorders in pediatric patients.

6.   Describe familial lipid disorders.

7.   Discuss the evaluation and management of disorders of sexual development.


CME CREDIT:  9.5 Credit


INTENDED AUDIENCE:   This activity is specifically directed towards the pediatric endocrinologist but it is open to all other interested physicians, residents, medical students and allied health professionals.



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Louisiana State Medical Society through the Joint Providership of Children’s Hospital New Orleans and PESTOLA.    Children’s Hospital New Orleans  is accredited by the Louisiana State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Children’s Hospital New Orleans designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if special accommodations are needed, please notify Catherine Mooney at 504-896-9264 no later than February 9, 2018.



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