CE Opportunities

Coronavirus CME course now available online
Text-based course

The Florida Medical Association (FMA) has teamed up with AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare to offer a new online CME course, Identification and Containment of the Coronavirus: COVID-19. This text-based course reviews the current data on emerging coronavirus, and highlights best practices for identification and management of patients exposed to coronavirus.

To access the course, click here. Posted February 28, 2020.

FCAAP Adolescent Substance Use SBIRT ECHO Project

Do you want to improve access to quality care for adolescents with a history of substance abuse; explore adolescent substance abuse screening, intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) approaches; and learn new quality improvement methods?

Are you providing primary care to patients 11-21 years old and able to assemble a team of members in your practice that may include a PCP, Nurse, Practice Manager, Care Coordinator, or Office Administrator?

Then participate in FCAAP’s 2020 Adolescent Substance Use SBIRT ECHO Project and earn Part 2 and Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credits! Please review the flyer for full details, and apply online.
*Please note: the project timeline has been postponed to launch in May 2020 due to COVID-19*

Questions? Contact FCAAP Executive Director Alicia Adams at aadams@fcaap.org.

HPV Vaccination Update Webinar Recording Available- Expires APRIL 19!

The webinar recording of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ 2019 HPV Vaccination Update: Support for Your Office Efforts provided by Boston University College of Medicine is available through April 19, 2020. Enduring CME and MOC Part 2 credit may be obtained. The webinar focuses on the most recent HPV associated cancer statistics, motivational interviewing tips for talking with parents, and understanding the FDA’s decision to extend the use of the vaccine up to 45 years of age.

AL-AAP Spring Meeting
April 23-26, 2020
Gulf Shores, AL

Join fellow colleagues from the nearby Alabama Chapter of the AAP for a stellar weekend of pediatric education at the AL-AAP’s 2020 Spring Meeting & Pediatric Update, set for April 23-26, 2020 at the beautiful, new Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, AL! 

Online registration is available by clicking here. Check out the PDF of the brochure for the full schedule and all of the details! Early bird registration ends on April 3.

A block of rooms is being held for our group at The Lodge at Gulf State Park at special rates (base rate of $199) until Wednesday, March 25, 2020. After that date, we cannot guarantee availability of rooms at our group rate. Reservations can be made online here or by calling 1-800-618-4350 – be sure to use group code ALAAP.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s 23rd Annual General Pediatric Review & Self-Assessment
May 14 – May 17, 2020
Fort Lauderdale, FL

This CME activity features:

  • Comprehensive intense review of general and subspecialty pediatrics
  • Well-established review with 20+ years of national and international track record
  • Excellent board pass rate of previous attendees
  • Over 180 questions using online pre and post self-assessment and audience response
  • Diverse teaching modalities to meet all learners’ needs: Didactic lectures, interactive break-out sessions, audience-response and visual diagnosis

Click here for details and registration.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s 2nd Annual Pediatric Hospital Medicine Self-Assessment
May 14 – May 17, 2020
Fort Lauderdale, FL

This CME activity features:

  • Comprehensive intense review of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM)
  • Aimed at preparing for the initial PHM board certification
  • Board-style questions using online pre and post self-assessment and audience response
  • Diverse teaching modalities to meet all learners’ needs: Didactic lectures, interactive break-out sessions, audience-response and visual diagnoses
  • Daily image set (Pictures of the day) with clinical vignettes
  • Marathon in Visual Diagnosis with Dr. Basil Zitelli

Click here for details and registration.

Harnessing the Power of Traditional and Social Media in Health Care
June 13-14, 2020
Itasca, IL | AAP Headquarters

Most families gather medical information online and through traditional news outlets. Misinformation abounds, making it important for pediatricians to share evidence-based content in these spaces. With this course, you will learn effective engagement strategies including best practices for social media platforms, content curation, storytelling, blog writing, podcasting, video creation, writing for print publications and participating in television interviews. CE, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, AAP Credits, and MOC Part 2 Credits available. Early Bird rates available through May 13, 2020.

Register today!

External Research Project Opportunity
FCAAP Members are invited to take advantage of an external opportunity to participate in an NIH–funded national research project that gives free access to evidence-based online quality improvement attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) software and earn MOC Part 4 credits. The study uses the AAP ADHD Clinical Practice Guideline and an easy-to-use portal for improving the quality of ADHD care in pediatric settings. Find more information and sign up here.

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.

Milestones Matter: Don’t Underestimate Developmental Surveillance
NEW 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.

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 Bifidia 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 by visiting the American Academy of Pediatrics Spina Bifida page.

For more information, contact Nkem Chineme.

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 pratitioners 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. 

How Healthcare Leaders Can Reduce Risks of Distracted Practice in Their Organization
Recorded Course from The Doctors Company

Healthcare leaders play an important role in patient safety. In the case of reducing patient injuries from distracted practice, leaders must recognize the problem but also assess how their own behavior may compound it. Being distracted by personal electronic devices is not just a momentary trend but is transformative behavior that impacts our lives, both at work and home. It is aided by the addictive features built into the smart phones, tablets, laptops and even our watches. But distraction, whether by electronic devices, multitasking, or day dreaming can cause patient harm. This course examines how distraction and interruptions impact safe patient care and presents strategies that organizations, teams, and departments can use to address the problem.

Click here to access the course and claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

The Risks of Distracted Practice in the Perioperative Area
Recorded course from The Doctors Company

This course explores how the invasion of technology in the health care environment, especially the use of individual personal electronic devices (PEDs) — puts patient safety at risk. As a society, we are so focused on the screen that we fail to see the patient, because we believe in our ability to multitask. Examine the challenges and solutions related to PEDs in clinical care settings and discuss what individuals and teams can do to reduce PED distractions and increase situational awareness.

Click here to access the course and claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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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Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
September 4-6, 2020

Registration is now open!




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.

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.