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​Check this page regularly to find the latest information about many upcoming educational activities taking place throughout the United States. Some of the continuing education opportunities listed also are available online or via teleconference/Webinars.

AAP CME Opportunities

National Conference and Exhibition
The 2015 AAP National Conference & Exhibition will be held October 24-27, 2015 in Washington DC.
 
The 2014 AAP National Conference & Exhibition, was held in October 2014. View the SODBP Sponsored Sessions here.

DB:PREP- An Intensive Review of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Next DB:PREP review course will take place in 2016.
 
This CME activity is designed to:

  • Provide a comprehensive review and update in developmental and behavioral pediatrics for both office-based clinicians and subspecialists
  • Assist in preparing you for the Subspecialty Certifying Examination in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics or Maintenance of Certification™ (MOC)
  • Enhance your ability to recognize and manage complex or difficult cases in developmental-behavioral pediatrics across the age spectrum
  • Provide a forum for informal learning in small group settings, through interaction with faculty, and by networking with colleagues
  • Improve your ability to code developmental-behavioral services, thereby enhancing payment for them
  • Help you devise an action plan for producing effective change in your practice

If you miss the course, please contact the AAP Division of Continuing Medical Education. If you are interested in purchasing the syllabi or audio tapes of the session, please visit Pedialink CME home page at http://www.pedialink.org/cmefinder/


AAP Online CME Topics

Pedialink Module Available on Childhood Hearing – A Sound Foundation in the Medical Home
Childhood Hearing: A Sound Foundation in the Medical Home is designed for practicing pediatricians and other health professionals who see infants and children. This course focuses on the early identification of hearing loss, and promotes the integration of developmental screening and public health screening into the medical home.

Pedialink Module Available on Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation
This course explains recommendations for surveillance and screening of children for motor delays in the medical home. Common clinical presentations of motor delay, such as cerebral palsy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and developmental coordination disorder are reviewed. Examples of typical and atypical development as well as common signs (red flags) of motor delay are shown. Diagnostic tests to evaluate motor delays are described. The importance of referring to early intervention as soon as the diagnostic process begins is emphasized.

PREP: Audio
This subscription CME educational series provides monthly, 60 minute audiocasts to help you stay current on topics that are relevant to your practice. Topics for 2011 include:


Information for Maintenance of Certification

PREP: DBPeds Subspecialty Self-Assessment Program
PREP DBPeds is the online subspecialty self-assessment program that is approved by the American Board of Pediatrics for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment points.

To learn more about the MOC requirements please go to the American Board of Pediatrics for the latest information.

Other Continuing Education Opportunities
The Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics also maintains a list of relevant educational offerings including their annual meeting and other organizations’ upcoming events. Please visit the homepage of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics here.

AAP/CDC Collaboration: New Autism Curriculum

The Centers for Disease control and Prevention's (CDC's) "Learn the Signs. Act Early." campaign recently launched Autism Case Training - A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum (ACT) at the 2011 AAP NCE. The AAP-endorsed curriculum is designed to educate future pediatricians on identifying, diagnosing, and managing autism spectrum disorders through case-based scenarios.

To download the complete ACT materials, visit http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/act.html. For additional information, email ActEarly@cdc.gov. To learn more about autism spectrum disorders from the AAP, visit. www.medicalhomeinfo.org/about/cocwd/autism.aspx

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