CE Opportunities

AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Legislative Conference Scholarships – Deadline Extended to January 24!

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SODBP) is offering scholarships for section members to attend the AAP Legislative Conference, April 5-7, 2020! The training, offered by the AAP Federal & State Advocacy team in Washington, DC, will have a special track on subspecialty issues. The SODBP scholarship includes travel to Washington DC and registration. You must be a member of the SODBP to apply. Most meals are included during the conference.

Follow this link for additional information and to complete the scholarship application by January 24.


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!

Orlando Community Forum on Vaping

Monday, January 27, 2020 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Orange County Administration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL
1st Floor, BCC Chambers 

Please join the Orange County Drug-Free Coalition/Health Services, Physicians Society of Central Florida, and Nemours Children’s Hospital for a community forum on Vaping. 

This community forum will provide information on vaping and our youth, facts vs. myths, and treatment. Hear from these experts from Nemours, Children’s Hospital:
*Lonna Gordon, MD, Adolescent Medicine  
*Gift Kopsombut, MD Pediatric Hospitalist
*Floyd Livingston, MD Pediatric Pulmonology
*Lonna Gordon, MD Adolescent Medicine

This Community Forum is free and open to the public.  Free parking is available in the County’s surface parking lot in front of the County Administration Building, or the parking garage located at the corner of Jackson and Rosalind for a minimal fee.

Registration will begin at 5:45 pm. View the flyer for additional details. Click here to RSVP.

Maternal-Infant Health and Opioid Use ECHO – ACTIVE RECRUITMENT

The AAP is recruiting pediatric primary care practices to join a 6-month learning collaborative aimed to implement clinical interventions to improve the health outcomes of families affected by prenatal opioid exposure. Pediatric practices who are interested in developing sustainable patient- and family-centered approaches to engagement, care coordination and treatment for the mother-infant dyad are encouraged to apply. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an innovative telementoring program designed to create virtual communities of learners by connecting experts with primary care teams in local communities, fostering an “all teach, all learn” approach. This ECHO will incorporate quality improvement work and will have 2 concurrent cohorts meeting monthly from February through July 2020.

More information is available in the AAP Opioid ECHO project flyer.
Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. The AAP Opioid ECHO rolling application process will be active through January 31, 2020.

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.

South Beach Symposium’s Molluscum Contagiosum Resident Training Course
Wednesday, February 5, 6-8 PM 
Loews Miami Beach Hotel

The South Beach Symposium team is excited to share their newest complimentary educational offering: the Molluscum Contagiosum Resident Training Course.

Designed to engage and educate residents, this course will provide an interactive and in-depth program on the disease state for molluscum contagiosum. Led by pediatric dermatology’s leading experts, residents will take part in case study reviews, interactive Q&A, and engaging didactic sessions.

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the disease state, background, and epidemiology of molluscum
  • Discuss the impact of typical and atypical comorbidities associated with molluscum
  • What to tell patients and caregivers about molluscum and suggestions on how to reduce the spread of the infection
  • Collaborative knowledge base review of molluscum case studies

Taking place the evening prior to the commencement of the 28th Annual Masters of Pediatric Dermatology Meeting, the Molluscum Contagiosum Resident Training Course is complimentary for residents who may also be interested in attending the full conference.

Click here for more information and to register for the Molluscum Contagiosum Resident Training Course! 


February 6, 2020, Loews Hotel | Miami Beach, Florida

The annual Master’s of Pediatric Dermatology Symposium (MOPD) is a one-day session, held prior to each year’s South Beach Symposium. The MOPD Symposium was initially developed to promote and advance education surrounding skin diseases & disorders in pediatric age groups, and to foster an exchange of information between physicians and health professionals interested in the field of pediatric dermatology.

This year’s MOPD Symposium will allow attendees to learn the latest treatment approaches, protocols, procedures, and tools needed to support children with dermatologic conditions, and ultimately provide better, more personalized care for this specific population of younger patients.

Log in to the FCAAP Members Only Page for a discount on registration available only to FCAAP members!

The Changing Landscape of Atopic Dermatitis: Long-term Treatment for Improved Quality of Life
Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 1-2 PM EST
Webcast – Register here

Led by a nationally renowned faculty team of dermatology experts this curriculum will spotlight various aspects of a multidimensional, holistic treatment approach for pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). The presentation will provide discussion around the recent advances in the AD treatment landscape, evidence-based recommendations for care, including therapeutic patient education (TPE) regarding behavioral modifications or habit reversal techniques for itch, and through the use of patient storytelling, acknowledging the quality of life burden of patients with AD with tools to better understand how to manage quality of life aspects within the context of symptom control and overall disease management. The program will conclude with key teaching points and an opportunity for Q&A.

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

  • Establish a diagnosis of atopic dermatitis (AD) through the use of guidelines and positive, symptom-based assessment and examination.
  • Assess various FDA-approved agents for atopic dermatitis, and review future directions in this area.
  • Review strategies to overcome gaps in AD care, including prevention, guideline adherence, and
    reducing disease burden.
  • Utilizing video vignettes of actual patients, recognize the quality of life burdens with AD including factors such as emotional and psychosocial effects, relationships, financial, sleep disturbances, and productivity within the workplace or school setting.

The faculty for the webinar will be:

Peter Lio, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Director, Chicago Integrative Eczema Center
Founding Partner, Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Dermatology, Medical Social Sciences and Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Director, Northwestern Medicine Multidisciplinary Eczema Center
Director, Contact Dermatitis Clinic
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL

This activity is presented by Boston University School of Medicine and supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer.

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.

Topics Include: 

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

Registration will open by February 1, 2020!


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.