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
- Information related to Maintenance of Certification
- Other Educational Opportunities
National Conference and Exhibition
The 2014 AAP National Conference & Exhibition, was held in October 2014. View the SODBP Sponsored Sessions here.
The 2015 AAP National Conference & Exhibition will be held October 24-27, 2015 in Washington DC.
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/
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.
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.
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
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:
- Maternal Depression and the Risks to Children
- ADHD Comorbidty and the Effect of Pharmacotherapy on Treatment
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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.
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.
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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AAP Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
The AAP Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics manual is now available at the AAP Bookstore. Purchase your copy today for the all-new clinical resource for caring for children with developmental and behavioral concerns.