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CME & MOC Opportunites

Enhancing Resilience and Recovery for Military Families: CME Opportunity

DC AAP members are invited to join the Potomac Chapter of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on Wednesday, January 27th for a CME-accredited presentation by Patricia Lester, M.D. on Enhancing Resilience and Recovery for Veterans and their Families Through Integrated Family-Centered Behavioral Health Care.


The event will feature Patricia Lester, M.D., the Nathanson Family Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. For the past 15 years, her work has been dedicated to the development, evaluation, and dissemination of family centered prevention and treatment for families facing the impact of serious medical illness, traumatic events, and parental loss. She is the co-developer of FOCUS (Families Over Coming Under Stress), a trauma-informed, family resilience intervention designed to mitigate stress and promote well-being in children and families facing adversity. Over the last eight years, she has led the successful large-scale implementation of FOCUS for United States military families and children facing the challenges of wartime deployments and parental post-traumatic stress.

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify research findings on the impact of military deployments and parental combat related behavioral health problems on children and families;
  2. Review evidence for preventive interventions to support resilience and reintegration in military children and families during transitions.; and
  3. Describe integrated family centered behavioral health prevention and care for military and veteran families within health and educational systems.

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Time: 7:00pm: Check-In and Appetizers — 7:45pm: Speaker and Dinner

Location: Maggiano’s, 5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Fee: This CAPSGW dinner meeting is $10 for CAPSGW members in good standing. Guests are invited and encouraged to attend. The fee for guests is $25. All fees are payable at the door via cash or check.

RSVP: By Friday, January 22nd via Evite by clicking on the following link: Click Here to RSVP via Evite. If you are bringing a guest, please indicate so on the Evite when RSVPing and include their name in the Comments. If you register and need to cancel, you must do so by Monday, January 25th to avoid a no-show fee of $50.

Imaging of Child Abuse CME course February 26-28, 2016


You are invited to attend “Imaging of Child Abuse: Exam Room, Reading Room, and Court Room,” that will be held February 26-28, 2016 at the beautiful Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista and allows participants specially priced tickets to Disney activities!

Co-sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Pediatric Radiology, this is the only course that specifically targets physicians who are interested in learning more about the medical evaluation of child abuse. The course will combine plenary-style lectures, question and answer sessions, interactive small group workshops and case presentations; promoting a close interaction between the participant and renowned faculty. Save $150 by registering by January 26, 2016 and receive discounted AAP member pricing!

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Conference highlights include:

  • Describe the neurologic, skeletal and visceral injury patterns seen with physical child abuse
  • Recognize the mechanisms and know the pattern specificities of abusive injuries
  • Identify the metabolic diseases, dysplasias, accidental injuries and normal variants that may simulate abuse
  • Apply new imaging techniques and algorithms for the evaluation of suspected abuse
  • Describe the legal definitions and processes in cases of abuse
  • Define the parameters that constitute responsible expert witness testimony in cases of alleged child abuse

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Many sessions will be interactive, so participants will have the opportunity to address specific issues that impact their practice.

Credit Statements:

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
  • This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 17.25 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the AAP
  • This program is accredited for 17.25 NAPNAP CE contact hours; pharmacology (Rx) content hours to be determined per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines.

Recruitment Open for MOC Part 4 Project Focused on Enhancing Communication with Families

The AAP Council on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety (COQIPS) is recruiting individuals to participate in an innovative QI project focused on improving family-centered communication by addressing health literacy.  Members interested in participating should review the attached documents and complete the enrollment survey using the Survey Monkey link provided in the materials by August 19, 2015If we reach max participant capacity before the August 19, 2015 deadline, the enrollment survey will be closed.  Project staff will notify participants about their application status and next steps on August 21, 2015.  Please note that the required learning session takes place during the COQIPS education (H) program during the 2015 AAP National Conference & Exhibition from 1:30-6:30 PM.

Please see the invitation below and attachments for important information regarding MOC completion requirements and deadlines.

On behalf of the COQIPS Executive Committee, we invite you to participate in a free, innovative Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 project focused on improving health literacy.  Successful completion of the project grants you 25 MOC Part 4 credits.  In addition to MOC Part 4 credits, as an added benefit, participants will be provided support to earn 20 MOC Part 2 credits.

This project is the first of its kind to take the world-class education that you get at our annual conference and tie it to a larger MOC Part 4 quality improvement project.  The COQIPS education (H) program is the one and only session at the 2015 National Conference & Exhibition to offer this exciting blend of education with MOC Part 4 credit opportunity.

By participating in the COQIPS education (H) program learning session, spending about 4 hours each month over 4 months, and successfully meeting the project requirements, you are eligible for 25 MOC Part 4 credits!  Additionally, throughout the project, the project leaders will review and discuss questions from the ABP’s Health Literacy Self-assessment.  The self-assessment questions will be integrated into the Learning Session, webinars, and project listserv. Participants will then be directed to complete the self-assessment questionnaire online on their own at the conclusion of the project to obtain MOC Part 2 credits.

The learning session takes place during the COQIPS education (H) program during AAP National Conference & Exhibition on Saturday, October 24th from 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

The project will provide access to experts in QI and health literacy, ample opportunity for networking and learning, and practical tools to help you make and sustain real practice change.

After evaluation, this model may be replicated by other councils or sections on topics meaningful to their members all while taking advantage of the AAP’s largest gathering of members – the AAP National Conference & Exhibition.  This could mean more MOC Part 4 QI projects on different topics (in addition to the favorite hand-washing topic), and offer you the ability to maximize your time at the National Conference & Exhibition.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please review the attached documents and complete the application by August 19, 2015.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Laura Ferguson ( and Cathleen Guch (

We hope you are as excited about this as we are!  We will see you in Washington, DC!

CNHN Future Of Pediatrics 2015 CME Program: Tuesday-Wednesday, June 9-10, 2015

Please save TuesdayWednesday June 910, 2015 on your calendars for this year’s best CME program for practicing pediatricians – CNHN’s Future of Pediatrics 2015.  CNHN is busy planning two great days of “practical pediatrics for practicing pediatricians”.  If you have topic suggestions, please forward your ideas Donnita Pickett

CNHN will be holding our evening dinner, meet & greet reception (and iPad giveaway) and Future of Pediatrics keynote presentation on Tuesday June 9th .

The meeting location will be: Marriott North Bethesda Hotel & Conference Center. Registration is FREE and online using this link: CNHN will update you as the agenda is finalized.

Earn No-Cost CME Credit for Adolescent Opioid Addiction Training

aaapWhile many recognize the country is in the midst of an opioid addiction epidemic, adolescents often are overlooked as among those abusing these drugs. Research shows that less than 12 percent of adolescents with symptoms of abuse or dependence of prescription opioids receive any treatment. Pediatricians are increasingly being confronted with opioids, whether from an injury or misuse of a prescribed pain medicine, and the rates of addiction and overdose are growing.

In response, two national training and mentoring programs are helping thousands in primary care learn more about evidence-based approaches for prescribing opioids, identifying patients at risk for substance use disorders, and treating opioid addiction and pain. Funded by a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Providers Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) and Providers Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT) have developed a no-cost training and mentoring program for healthcare providers. These coalitions, under the leadership of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, include the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American Dental Association, and the American Medical Association, to name a few. Both projects provide CME credits for online modules and webinars at no cost to healthcare professionals.

  • PCSS-MAT: mentoring program to assist providers in learning more about possible medications for the treatment of opioid-addicted patients in their practices.
  • PCSS-O: peer-to-peer colleague support program to aid providers in appropriately prescribing opioids for pain and treating opioid use disorder.

“The PCSS mentoring programs give clinicians direct access to experts who can answer questions in a timely manner on safe and evidence-based use of opioids for the treatment of pain and how to identify those at risk for addictions,” said Dr. Sharon Levy, PCSS mentor, a pediatrician and a leading expert in substance use disorders.

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ACOG Immunization Webinar- March 4, HPV Immunization


The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is presenting a webinar, The Power to Prevent Cancer: Important Updates on the HPV Vaccine on Wednesday, March 4th from 12:00-1:00 ET. This free, 1 CME credit webinar will detail ACOG and ACIP’s HPV immunization recommendations, describe the safety, efficacy and common side effects of HPV vaccination, and explain the importance of and optimal timing for HPV immunization. Continuing Medical Education credit is provided through joint providership with The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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