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CME & MOC Opportunites

Removing the Barriers: Providing Culturally Competent Care to LGBTQ Clients

Join us March 23rd for a provider seminar with CEU Credits!

Continuing Education Units for: Physicians, Nurses, and Social Workers

Join the Rodham Institute and our partners AmeriHealth Caritas DC and Whitman-Walker Health for an upcoming practitioner seminar:

This activity counts toward the LGBTQ cultural competency requirement for licensing in the District of Columbia.

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Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Providence Hospital Ross Auditorium
1150 Varnum Street NE, Washington, DC 20017

Dinner & free parking will be provided.

RSVP required – registration is open to the first 50 providers

To Register:

Please call Shelley Thompson at (202) 408-2008 or email at with the following information:

  • Name (as it should appear on CEU documentation)
  • Credentials
  • Contact phone number
  • Address
  • Whether you are requesting medicine, nursing, or social work CEUs.


Learning Objectives

By the end of the learning session, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) definitions and concepts
  2. Describe health disparities in LGBTQ populations
  3. Identify ways to provide better care for LGBTQ people

DC AAP Member Discount – Children’s National Pediatric Board Review Course – August 2016


Children’s National Health System’s Pediatric Board Review Course is a 5-day comprehensive review designed to prepare physicians to take the American Board of Pediatrics certification and re-certification exams or those desiring a comprehensive update of pediatrics standards of care.

Monday, August 1, 2016 – Friday, August 5, 2016

national-pediatric-review-diagramGeorge Washington University Campus
Institute School of Public Health Auditorium
950 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037

DC AAP member discount – Members of DC AAP will receive an additional $100 off the weekly rate if they include code: PBRaap16 at check-out.

For more information about registering for the live and home study pediatric board review courses, please visit:

Early bird discount for the live course ends on June 20th.

Children’s National Lecture on Addressing Childhood Toxic Stress and Adversities


Children’s National’s Annual John Cockerham Doctors Day Lecture

Celebrating a New Pediatric Success:
Addressing Childhood Toxic Stress and Adversities
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
8:00 am-9:00 am
Children’s National Auditorium, 2nd Floor Main

Presented by Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP
Emeritus Chair and Professor of Pediatrics,
The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine
Past President (2011-2012), The American Academy of Pediatrics

Newly developing neuroscience and genetics information underscores the immediate need to address childhood adversities and toxic stress in relation to overall health and well-being during childhood and adult life. The relationship of brain health with overall health, when properly recognized and addressed during routine pediatric child care creates a new era for pediatrician generalists and specialists alike.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees of this session will be able to:

  1. Apply the appropriate assessment of childhood “ecology” to the formation of diagnostic impressions
  2. List and understand the differences between normal, tolerable, and toxic stress
  3. List several Capacities defining “resilience”

Continuing Medical Education

The Inova Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  CME and CEU available through

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There will be a reception in the Research Atrium immediately following the Grand Rounds.

Register to Attend the DC AAP Annual Spring Dinner and CME Symposium on Understanding and Addressing Toxic Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences – April 14, 2016!

DC AAP will host our 2016 Annual Spring Dinner & CME Symposium on Thursday, April 14th at 6:00 p.m. at Maggiano’s in Friendship Heights. The topic of this year’s meeting is Understanding and Addressing Toxic Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences.


Space is limited and filling fast. The symposium will offer up to 2.5 CME credits.

If you have already registered, there is no need to do so again. If you previously registered and are no longer able to attend, please change your registration or e-mail Emily Berg at as soon as possible.

As part of our partnership with the Bainum Family Foundation’s Birth-to-Three Policy Alliance, DC AAP is currently working to educate and inform local child health providers about the impact of early childhood toxic stress on brain development and long term health outcomes.

DC AAP’s Annual Spring Dinner and Symposium will include a screening of the documentary Wounded Places (part of The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our Nation series), which offers a transformative shift in thinking about children suffering from trauma …asking not “What’s wrong with you?” but “What happened to you?” The screening will be followed by expert presentations, a shared learning discussion, and a discussion panel/Q & A.


Presenters will include experts in epigenetics, early brain and child development, community and behavioral pediatrics, and federal and state policy:

  • David W. Willis, MD, FAAP, Director of the Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD, Pediatrician and Epidemiologist, BostonMedicalCenter; Founding Director, Vital Village Community Engagement Network
  • Matthew Biel, MD, M.Sc., Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital; Co-Director, DC Early Childhood Innovation Network
  • Beatriz “BB” Otero, President, Otero Strategy Group; former DC Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services

Symposium Objectives

At the conclusion of the symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Define Adverse Childhood experiences (ACEs)
  • Understand the link between ACEs and early brain development/health outcomes
  • Recognize the utility of ACE or toxic stress screening tools in primary care practice
  • Identify strategies and community resources to promote resilience and alleviate toxic stress
  • Name at least one change in practice to trial after this session


DC AAP’s Annual Spring Dinner & Symposium is co-sponsored by The Bainum Family Foundation and The Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation.

There is no charge for DC AAP members. We encourage you to bring colleagues, including members of your office staff. These guests may attend for a nominal fee of $25/person. The fee will be waived for child health providers who choose to become DC AAP members.

We look forward to seeing you at the Spring Meeting for an informative discussion about adverse childhood experiences and the actions child health providers can take to promote resilience and alleviate early childhood toxic stress in patients and families.

CME Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

  • The AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 2.50 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.50 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
  • This program is accredited for 2.50 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 0 contain pharmacology (Rx), (0 related to psychopharmacology) (0 related to controlled substances), content per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines.

Free CME Training in Perinatal Mental Health

logoThe Maternal Mental Health Program at Mary’s Center has received a grant to provide training and education in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) to professionals throughout Washington, DC. Trainings can be arranged on-site at your workplace, and can be delivered in a one-, two-, four-, or six-hour session; or multiple sessions, depending upon your preference.

The lead trainer, Lynne McIntyre, is a nationally recognized expert in the field. Trainees will learn about the different types and presentations of PMADs, risk factors, incidence and impact on the mother and her child(ren), and best practices for screening, referral and treatment. Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

If you, your practice, or your organization are interested in a training, please contact Lynne McIntyre at or 202-545-2061.

Free Webinar, Providing Immediate Postpartum LARC


Register now for our free webinar, Providing Immediate Postpartum LARC, led by Katharine O’Connell White, MD, MPH, on Thursday, January 21, 2016, 3:00-4:00 ET. Dr. White will review the efficacy and safety of immediate postpartum initiation of IUDs and the contraceptive implant, and current resources available to implement supportive institutional policies. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Upon completion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the efficacy and safety of immediate postpartum initiation of IUDs and the contraceptive implant;
  2. Understand systemic and financial barriers to immediate postpartum LARC provision; and
  3. Identify resources available to implement institutional policies to increase access to immediate postpartum LARC.

ACCME Accreditation
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

College Cognate Credit(s)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 Category 1 College Cognate Credit. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.

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