Pediatrics In Review (PIR) Approved For MOC Part 2

The National AAP has announced that Pediatrics in Review (PIR) is approved for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) part 2, starting in January 2017, offering 20 MOC points.

The journal is approved to offer 30 Part 2 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points beginning in 2017. Included in each monthly issue of the journal will be three quizzes eligible for MOC points. Subscribers must complete the first 10 issues or a total of 30 quizzes of journal CME credits and achieve a 60% passing score to claim MOC credits as early as October 2017.

1st Five Lunch & Learn Webinar Series

The purpose for this FREE education series is to enhance the ability of health care providers and their staff in identifying and treating developmental delays in children, assessing family risk factors and referring to a 1st Five team to meet the needs of the family. CME credits are available only to providers who live in a county that has 1st Five.

Drug Endangered Children

April 19, 2017 
12:00-1:00 pm

Susan Pike, M.D., and Cheryll Jones, ARNP

As health care providers of young children, you have the unique opportunity to see children and their parents on a regular basis. Identifying children who are experiencing adversity early can set them up for a brighter future.

Learn about the long term impacts of being exposed to alcohol, cigarettes, illicit substances and prescription medication abuse during the prenatal period as well as how as a primary care provider, how you can improve your techniques on working with families to prevent exposures and prepare families to care for children with long term effects.


Recognizing the Intergenerational Symptoms of Child Abuse and Neglect in Primary Care

May 31, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm

Resmiye Oral, M.D.

As health care providers of young children, you have the unique opportunity to see children and their parents on a regular basis. Identifying children who are experiencing adversity early can set them up for a brighter future.

Dr. Oral will summarize the intergenerational nature of child abuse, neglect and complex continuum of trauma throughout life, identify major symptoms of child physical and sexual abuse, explain the dynamics of emotional abuse in the context of intergenerational trauma and describe neglect in the context of intergenerational trauma.


Implicit Bias in the Clinic Setting

June 6, 2017 
12:00-1:00 pm

Denise Martinez, M.D.

Dr. Martinez will define implicit bias and help attendees develop awareness about how implicit bias develops and impacts the role it plays in our behaviors. She will also help providers recognize how to mitigate implicit bias in their behaviors and decision making while meeting the needs of their patients and families.


Learning Community: Phase II of Pediatric Growth and Endocrinology ECHO

Join your colleagues in learning more about pediatric growth & endocrinology by enrolling in an innovative telementoring model of health care education. This model, Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO), is an evidence-based model to expand primary care capacity to deliver state-of-the-art care for common, chronic diseases in vulnerable, underserved communities. The Georgia AAP Chapter, in collaboration with Navicent Health Children's Hospital, uses case-based learning sessions delivered via videoconferencing technology to bring together subspecialists at academic medical centers and community-based providers. Each Pediatric Growth and Endocrinology ECHO clinic includes a brief presentation by a pediatric endocrinologist, followed by case-based presentations by community clinicians for feedback and recommendations.

Participation in this telehealth program is free and CME is available. For more information or to join, contact Kylia Crane at (404) 881-5093 or

Licensure Renewal CME Requirements for End-of-Life Care and Pain Management

As of August 17, 2011, two hours of continuing medical education (CME) for end-of-life care and two hours of CME for pain management have been required for all primary care physicians, including pediatricians. This CME must be obtained every five years, similar to the child abuse CME requirement with which most people are familiar. As of August 17, 2016, you are required to attest that you have completed this CME within the past five years each time you renew your license.

A partial list of CME activity that may be applicable to these requirements can be found on the Iowa Board of Medicine website, scroll down to training opportunities. While much of the information provided is applicable to adults, you are free to choose applicable pediatric CME. Some options are listed below.

The UIHC Palliative Care Conference will take place Thursday, November 3, 2016, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Coalville, Iowa. Visit our Events page for more information and a link to registration.

End-of-Life Care Online Learning

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization - Online Learning

CME California - University of California Schools of Medicine/12-hour pediatric palliative care course - $95

Integration of Palliative Care Into the Care of Children With Serious Illness
Tammy I. Kang, David Munson, Jennifer Hwang, Chris Feudtner

Primary Pediatric Palliative Care: Psychological and Social Support for Children and Families
Cassandra D. Hirsh, Sarah Friebert

Pain Management

New online CME course on pediatric pain management will be made available on PediaLink, the AAP’s online learning platform by late summer/early fall 2016.  The course will be designed to meet the needs of pediatricians in states where pain management CME is required for re-licensure.  This course has been made possible by a grant from the AAP’s Friends of Children Fund.

National Conference 2016 session: F3133 - Managing Pediatric Pain

Pain and Symptom Management in Pediatric Palliative Care
Kelly Komatz and Brian Carter

If you have questions, please contact the Iowa Board of Medicine at (515) 281-5171 or

CME - Additional Information

For information on CMEs sponsored by organizations other than IA AAP, please visit the following websites. If you would like your CME to be included in our Events calendar, please contact us.