In 2018, several Sections and Councils* will be accepting abstracts describing quality improvement projects. If you are planning to submit an abstract describing a quality improvement project you have participated in, you may be eligible for 25 American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 points.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), through its MOC Portfolio, will approve eligible peer-reviewed poster or platform presentations describing a quality improvement project presented at a Council or Section H Program at the National Conference for MOC Part 4 credit (25 points). Any author or co-author of a poster or platform presented at the H program is eligible for this credit if they meet the requirements described below.
Note: to be eligible for MOC credit, pediatricians
must be individually named as an author at the time of abstract submission. Naming a network as an author and listing those members in another area of the abstract, poster, or oral presentation does not qualify.
There will be no fee for obtaining this credit if the author/co-author qualifies through the AAP MOC Portfolio (if they choose to apply directly to the American Board of Pediatrics, there is a $75 application fee). This program will only apply to pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties boarded by the American Board of Pediatrics.
REQUIREMENTS FOR MOC-ELIGIBILITY FOR POSTER AND ORAL PRESENTATIONS
- At a minimum, poster/oral presentations presented at the Section/Council program should include:
- The specific aim of the quality improvement project that describes the target population, desired numerical improvement, and timeframe for achieving the improvement
- The process for improvement (eg, QI methodology utilized, how the intervention was implemented, how tests of change were used to modify interventions, who was involved, etc)
- Graphical display of data: a minimum of baseline and 2 follow-up measurements
- A discussion of the degree to which the aim was achieved
- Factors that affected success
- Next steps for the QI project
- Part 4 MOC credit will generally not be given for descriptions of studies to assess whether an intervention is effective, the development and validation of tools that could be used for quality improvement, quality measure development, or retrospective studies of administrative claims data.
- Poster/oral presentations describing projects already approved for MOC Part 4 credit are not eligible.
HOW TO SUBMIT
- Follow the instructions in the abstract guidelines received from your Section/Council.
- Prior to entering your abstract information online, be sure to select the "QI Project" from the dropdown list under 'Abstract Type' to indicate you are submitting an abstract describing a QI project.
IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE
- If your abstract is accepted for poster or oral presentation at the Section/Council H program, and you have selected the QI project Abstract Type, you will be contacted by the AAP QI and Certification Program Specialist with further instructions.
- If interested in obtaining MOC credit, you will be required to submit your poster or slide presentation to ensure the requirements above are included. Consultation prior to the H program presentation will be available upon request, if the poster or slides are submitted by October 19, 2018. If you are not interested in consultation, you must submit your poster or slides by November 12, 2018 and if they do not meet the requirements above, you will not be eligible for credit.
- You will be required to submit a simple attestation form by November 12, 2018.
Note: Your abstract may still be accepted for presentation, even if you do not meet the requirements above. In this case, your presentation will not be eligible for MOC credits, but can still be presented as part of the program.
2018 PARTICIPATING SECTIONS AND COUNCILS
For additional information about the MOC Portfolio Program, or the MOC requirements for posters-platforms, please contact MOCPortfolio@aap.org.
For additional information about the abstract submission process, visit the National Conference Abstracts.