CE Opportunities


 

2020 AAP Legislative Conference
April 5-7, 2020
Washington, DC

Registration for the 2020 AAP Legislative Conference is officially open! The conference will take place April 5 – 7 in Washington, DC. Join us and learn how to be a strong advocate for children’s health! 

Each year, the conference brings together pediatricians, residents and medical students from across the country who share a passion for child health advocacy. Participants attend skills-building workshops, hear from guest speakers, learn about policy priorities impacting children and pediatricians and go to Capitol Hill to urge Congress to support strong child health policies.

For the fifth year, the conference will feature a Pediatric Subspecialty Advocacy Track with specific legislative and skills building workshops uniquely focused on the interests and needs of pediatric medical subspecialists and surgical specialists.

For more information and to register, please visit aap.org/legcon. We hope to see you in April!


HPV Vaccination Update Webinar Recording Available

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 now available. 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.


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.