CE Opportunities


ABP Adjusts MOC & MOCA-Peds Requirements During COVID-19 Pandemic
The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has announced that no pediatrician will lose their ABP certification during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ABP will recognize board-certified pediatricians for their practical application of COVID-19 knowledge through the MOC program. No action is required on your part. Additionally, if you are unable to participate in MOC activities or MOCA-Peds because of the demands of this pandemic, it will not jeopardize your certificate or your ability to re-enroll in MOC when your cycle is due for renewal. Learn more here.

After a year of the unexpected, we are excited to bring back one of FCAAP’s most anticipated events – The Future of Pediatric Practice annual conference! Although this year’s conference will look somewhat different than previous years due to enhanced safety and health measures, the planning committee is confident that you will have an exceptional experience whether attending in-person or virtually.

Join us Friday, September 3 through Sunday, September 5 for three days of cutting-edge educational sessions led by pediatric experts from around the country.

On-site attendees will get to experience the magic of Walt Disney World’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, including spectacular room rates at the resort, amenities for the entire family, easy access to Walt Disney World theme parks, and a fun family reception the first night of the conference!

Virtual attendees will get to participate in the educational sessions, the virtual exhibit hall, networking opportunities, and competitive gaming activities from the comfort of their home or office – pajamas and comfortable socks welcome!

Regardless of how you decide to attend, this year’s conference will offer three days of top-notch presentations and engagement opportunities for everyone. Visit the conference website for the full agenda, speaker details, and other information!

Space is limited – so register today to reserve your seat at The Future of Pediatric Practice 2021! Register here!

Virtual and in person Partner opportunities are available for FPP2021! Download the Partner Prospectus or visit the Partner Opportunities page on the conference website for details on the available partner packages.

Continuing Education Credit: AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, designates this live activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Successful completion of this CME activity, with individual assessments and feedback, enables participants to earn 25 points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ Maintenance of Certification program. This activity is designated for 25 ANCC Contact Hours and 25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine designates this program for a maximum of 25 hours of AOA Category 1-A credits. See the final CE activity announcement for specific details. The full agenda & accreditation information is available on the conference website.

Direct questions/comments to 850-224-3939 or info@fcaap.org.

Miss 2020’s virtual annual conference? Not to worry! All FCAAP members can view the sessions from the conference and claim CME, CEU, and MOC Part 2 credits for free! Visit the FCAAP Members Only Website, then select the FPP2020 On-Demand tab under Member Benefits. Not a member? Join today or purchase the on-demand sessions here. View the full accreditation information here.

Live Events


FCAAP’s Infection Prevention and Control Virtual Conference
July 17, 2021 – 10:00am-3:30pm EST
Virtual Event

The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) is hosting an Infection Prevention and Control virtual conference on Saturday, July 17, 2021, from 10:00am ET (9:00am CT) – 3:30pm ET (2:30pm CT). The five and half hour event will consist of four learning sessions using the CDC Project Firstline curriculum materials. Project Firstline aims to provide foundational and practical knowledge to all healthcare personnel and targeted components of the public health workforce.

Presentations Include:

  • Recognizing Risk in Daily Work – Speaker: Tommy Schechtman, MD, MSPH, FAAP
  • Risk Recognition and Communication – Speaker: Mobeen Rathore, MD, FAAP
  • Vaccinations During COVID and Injection Safety – Speaker: Claudia Espinosa, MD, MSc
  • New Ways to Sanitize Your Practice – Speakers:  Walter Lamar, Ph.D., CPSO, CHSP, MLSO, MBCP, CEDP and Dr. Bhvarth Shukla, MD

Who should participate:

  • Current public health practitioners
  • Future public health leaders
  • Providers who want to improve the quality of care for patients through CDC strategies and/or access to resources

Benefits of participating:

  • Understand how to recognize the risk of infection transmission among health care personnel and ways to mitigate the risk of infection transmission among the health care community.
  • Understand infection control strategies for vaccine administration during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Understand Facility Guidelines for Clinical Practice and how to How to assess your clinic or facility.

Continuing Education Credit:
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Successful completion of this CME activity, with individual assessments and feedback, enables participants to earn 4.25 points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ Maintenance of Certification program. This activity is designated for 4.25 ANCC Contact Hours and 4.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. The full agenda & accreditation information is available at https://bit.ly/FCAAP-Infection-Prevention-CME. Direct questions/comments to 850-224-3939 or info@fcaap.org.

Registration is FREE!

Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline healthcare workers and public health personnel.  American Academy of Pediatrics is proud to partner with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 

2021 Virtual Florida Asthma Coalition Summit: Resiliency in the Face of COVID-19
July 30, 2021 – 9:30am – 4:30pm EST
Virtual Event

The 2021 Virtual Florida Asthma Coalition Summit is scheduled for Friday, July 30, 2021! This free, full day Annual Conference offers an opportunity to network with peers across the state, hear from featured plenary and breakout speakers, and learn about asthma management innovations, best practices & guidelines for improving asthma outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Plenary session will feature speakers from the Environmental Protection Agency, and breakout sessions will cover important topics such as COVID-19 and asthma racial and ethnic health disparities and the intersection between asthma and obesity. CE credits will be available.

Click here for more information and to reserve your spot at the 2021 Virtual Florida Asthma Coalition Summit!

FSACOFP Family Medicine Update and Convention 2021
July 30-31, 2021
Virtual Event

This year’s Virtual FSACOFP Convention will be held July 30-31, 2021 and will offer attendees the opportunity to earn up to 23 Category 1-A CME credits. The following FL mandatory hours for re-licensure will be offered:

• 1 hour of Professional Medical Ethics & Florida Laws and Rules
• 2 hours of Prevention of Medical Errors
• 2 hours of Prescribing Controlled Substances

Included in the 23 hours are 6 hours of 1-A on-demand courses.

For additional details and to register click here.

2021 AAP National Conference & Exhibition
October 8-12, 2021

Join the AAP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the 2021 National Conference & Exhibition on October 8–12. Attendees will have the option of an all-access experience (in-person sessions and activities, plus on-demand content and virtual sessions) or a virtual-only. For more information, visit aapexperience.org.

On Demand and Recorded Courses

Fighting Racism to Advance Child Health Equity
Online course

Structural racism, implicit bias, diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility are all concepts taking center stage in the medical community as we strive to end racism and improve health equity. Based on the Pediatrics for the 21st Century (Peds 21) program at the 2020 AAP National Conference, Fighting Racism to Advance Child Health Equity is a series of educational videos that explores what these concepts mean for pediatricians in our practices, institutions, and communities, and how we can advance child health equity by applying an anti-racist lens to the systems shaping health and medicine. By the end of the series, you will be ready, able, and inspired to help address the inequities that contribute to health disparities, create the conditions we know support healthier children and families, and ensure all children and adolescents have a fair chance at a healthy future.

This free online video series is eligible for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 credit. Click here to access the course through April 14, 2024.

AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations – Strategies for Success
Online Course

The recently revised EQIPP immunization course is designed to identify immunization rates in your practice, uncover barriers to immunization delivery systems, and provide techniques to overcome those barriers using clear aims that reflect expert principles and proven quality improvement methods and tools.

The online course features two tracks; the 19-23 month old track and the adolescent track with data collection activities specific to each population. The course is eligible for PI CME, NAPNAP, MOC Part 2, and MOC Part 4 credits. The course is free to AAP members. Additional course information is available here.

Pediatric Immunization: Navigating Difficult Conversations with Parents
Medscape on-demand activity

The goals of this FREE CME/CE activity are to improve healthcare providers’ skills in having productive conversations with parents about vaccinations. Upon completion of this activity, learners will demonstrate greater knowledge/competency in introducing and navigating a conversation with parents about vaccines, greater knowledge/competency in addressing vaccine hesitancy or refusal with parents, and increased confidence in communicating with parents about their concerns surrounding vaccination.

Participants are eligible for 1.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ or 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education for RNs and APNs in the area of pharmacology.

Click here to access the course.

How Nurses and Medical Assistants Can Foster a Culture of Immunization in the Practice
On-demand video

This FREE CE activity from the CDC features practical strategies to improve vaccination rates in the practice, including how to deliver clear and concise vaccine recommendations and address parents’ frequently asked questions. By highlighting key points before, during, and after a patient’s visit to support vaccine conversations, this presentation will reinforce best practices for improving vaccination rates and help develop a culture of immunization in your practice.

Participants are eligible for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 0.5 CNE contact hours, 0.1 CEU’s, and 0.5 total CECH Category I continuing education contact hours.

Click here to access the course through December 4, 2021.

Cardiac Risk Assessment In Youth
Online course

This course covers youth cardiac health with specific focus on comprehensive cardiac risk assessments and subsequent follow-up for risk for sudden cardiac arrest. The course was presented by John Rogers, MD, cardiologist at Scripps Health and President of the San Diego chapter at the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association. Creation of the course was funded by the Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation (EPSAL).

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the conditions associated with SCA in youth
  • Recognize the warning signs and risk factors and discuss with parents and at-risk youth
  • Conduct a robust, effective cardiac risk assessment in youth
  • Make appropriate referrals for follow-up cardiac testing
  • Discuss how health care providers can play a role in public education and advocacy
  • Empower youth to be their own heart health advocates

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Click here for details and free registration.

Plans of Safe Care for Infants Exposed to Opioids
Online course

The purpose of this FREE course is to address gaps in training and educational resources with respect to 1) transitions of care from the hospital/birthing center to the pediatric medical home, 2) overcoming stigma and social attitudes, 3) health supervision in the pediatric medical home, and 4) recovery focused family‐centered care coordination. Additionally, the course will outline the central issues encountered during the transition period and which may represent barriers to accessing appropriate treatment and community resources for the mother, and early intervention programs for the infant.

Participants are eligible for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and 1.00 points of MOC Part 2 credit.

Click here for details and registration. Available through November 9, 2023.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Education Series
This FREE American Academy of Pediatrics education series on PediaLink includes 5 modules on the updated care considerations and emerging therapies related to the care and management of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) (Pediatrics Supplement, October 2018). Participants are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2.

Click here to learn more and view detailed session descriptions through July 28, 2022.

Identifying and Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Course for Pediatric Clinicians
Online Course

This course educates pediatric clinicians about evidence-based practices in caring for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Learners may complete all units or select specific units they would like to complete based on their needs, capacity, and professional interests. Units within the course are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 points.

Click here to access the course, available through April 19, 2023

Milestones Matter: Don’t Underestimate Developmental Surveillance
Online Course

This FREE online PediaLink course from The American Academy of Pediatrics highlights the importance of developmental surveillance as an essential component of the new recommendations in the clinical report titled, “Promoting Optimal Development: Identifying Infants and Young Children with Developmental Disorders Through Developmental Surveillance and Screening.” This course will help pediatricians recognize the value of early identification and intervention when developmental delays are suspected, and to identify the key surveillance and screening steps to incorporate into practice. Participants are eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 1 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 points.

Click here to access the course, available through January 6, 2023.

AAP Spina Bifida Webinar Series
Spina bifida is the most commonly occurring complex congenital birth defect and has been associated with increasing survival rates. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) free Spina Bifida webinar series addresses important care guidelines, and highlights the critical role of pediatricians, subspecialists and other clinicians in caring for individuals with spina bifida. Each of the webinar modules are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2.

Learn more and access the webinars through July 14, 2022 by visiting the American Academy of Pediatrics Spina Bifida page.

For more information, contact Nkem Chineme.

Reducing Complications of Therapeutic Blood Transfusion in Sickle Cell Disease
Online Course

The Georgia REdHHoTT project, with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has launched a free, web-based continuing education series to increase awareness of and adherence to evidence-based transfusion practices in sickle cell disease (SCD). Blood transfusion is an established therapy for treating and preventing certain SCD-related complications. The goal of this course is to increase the use of evidence-based practices among primary and emergency health care providers, thereby reducing the rates of transfusion-related complications in these patients.

The course builds on current recommendations and addresses additional aspects of quality, effective SCD management. The introductory module covers general considerations for transfusion in SCD and the genetic and biological foundations of the most common transfusion complications. The remaining modules are case-based scenarios addressing specific areas of concern, including use of blood transfusion during acute illness, delayed hemolytic transfusion reactions, and management of chronic transfusion.

The four modules can be taken independently and have no prerequisites. Continuing education credit is being jointly provided by the CDC, Georgia State University, and Emory University School of Medicine.

Click here to access the course. For more information about the credits, contact Mary Hulihan, Dr.P.H., mhulihan@cdc.gov.

Development of this course was supported by Cooperative Agreement DD14-1406, funded by the CDC. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Nature Champions
Webinar available for replay

This webinar from Get Outdoors Florida is designed to create Nature Champions among healthcare providers who connect children and families with nature for health benefits. Learning objectives include explaining the current health and activity levels of children; examining the benefits of nature/outdoor activities on children’s health; examining the benefits of the natural environment on mental health; and providing practitioners with resources to help their patients access the outdoors for health benefits.​

To watch the webinar and claim CME credit for the on-demand viewing, click here.

Note: To begin automatic playback of the PowerPoint presentation, launch the full screen view by clicking the projection screen icon at the bottom right corner of the PowerPoint. 

Hurricanes and Storms: From Preparedness to Recovery, Strategies for a Brighter Future

Webinar – available for replay HERE; Download a PDF copy of the slides here.

This webinar, titled: “Hurricanes and Storms: From Preparedness to Recovery, Strategies for a Brighter Future”, will provide guidance on why disaster response and recovery efforts are critically important for all pediatricians and discuss how pediatricians can prepare to respond and help colleagues and families to recover after a disaster. Based on actual examples from the 2017 hurricane season, this webinar will strive to improve pediatricians’ abilities to protect their practices, care for their patients, promote optimal mental health and well-being, and promote community health resilience.

Presenters: Scott Needle, MD, FAAP; David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP

Zika 101 – an educational webinar series presented by FCAAP

  • Zika Virus Update: Counseling and Testing
    Speaker: Dr. Mobeen Rathore
    Watch the webinar and claim CME credit for the on-demand viewing here.
  • Referrals and Resources for Patients Who Test Positive for the Zika Virus
    Speaker: Dr. Ivan Gonzalez
    Watch the webinar and claim CME credit for the on-demand viewing here.

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