Education

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 2014 AAP National Conference & Exhibition (NCE), will be held October 11-14, in San Diego. 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

Early Brain and Childhood Development: The Out of Control Toddler (online course)
September 4, 2012 - September 4, 2015
Learn the appropriate procedures to diagnose oppositional, inattentive, aggressive, or overactive children, and how to address problems.

Early Brain and Childhood Development: Language Delay (online course)
October 4, 2012 - October 4, 2015
Address issues of evaluation and treatment of children presenting with language delay. Review basic principles and processes of child and brain development, andinformation to help address patients' developmental concerns.

Hot Topics: Recognizing Early Motor Delays (online course)
October 22, 2009 - June 30, 2012
This course is designed to assist you in detecting the signs of an early motor delay in children as early as 2 months of age and providing the right intervention for the best possible outcome.

Medical Home CME Series: #3 Developmental Surveillance and Screening (online course)
June 01, 2010 - June 01, 2013
Led by nationally recognized experts, this series will educate participants on the value of the family-centered medical home for all children and youth. In addition, it will discuss the availability of practical tools/resources and provide strategies for improving care and increasing patient/family satisfaction.

Developmental and Behavioral Coding Strategies (online course)
September 23, 2010 - September 23, 2013
This course is designed to help you understand the intricacies of the procedural and diagnostic coding systems, documentation, and valuation. You may then accurately diagnose and care for your patients, generate accurate data to improve information about the frequency of developmental and behavioral conditions, and, ultimately, be fairly paid for the services you provide to your patients.

Pedialink Module Available on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Identification and Management

Prenatal alcohol exposure is the leading preventable cause of mental retardation and developmental disabilities in the western world. The effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) can be life-long but the best outcomes are seen when the condition is recognized and treatment provided accordingly. The purpose of this module is to discuss the role of the primary care provider in suspecting and/or diagnosing FASD and making appropriate referrals.

Pedialink Module Available on Collaborative Mental Health Care

Many—in fact, most—primary care clinicians cite a lack of referral sources as a major barrier to expanding their role in mental health care. The purpose of this course is to address this barrier by answering the question: “I’ve identified a mental health or substance abuse concern that requires expertise I don’t have; so now what do I do?” Learn more

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.

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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 www.cdc.gov/AutismCaseTraining. 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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