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CME: Labor Day learning at Practical Pediatrics Philadelphia, and more :

May 30, 2017
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Take a break for learning on Labor Day weekend at the Practical Pediatrics CME Course, Sept. 1-3 at the Lowes Hotel in Philadelphia.

Half-day sessions on recent practice advances leave time to explore and relax. Session topics include chronic cough, disorders of puberty, discipline and behavioral management of preschool children, laboratory tests for infectious diseases, helping children understand illnesses, obesity management, eating disorders, common orthopedic complaints and more.

Earn a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Maintenance of Certification Part 2 points also can be earned via a pre-test, attending the live meeting and post-test. Register by Aug. 4 for early bird rates. Visit http://shop.aap.org/ppcphiladelphia2017.

Free mental health webinars

Two upcoming webinars help pediatricians define their roles in helping to boost mental health of their patients in school.

Addressing Pediatric Mental Health Issues in the School Setting — What Primary Care Providers Need to Know at 11 a.m. CT June 14 is presented by Shashank V. Joshi, M.D., FAAP. Behavioral and pharmacologic screening and treatment of depression in teens are covered. Register at http://bit.ly/2piYNpP.

Schools, Mental Health and the Role of the Pediatrician at 11 a.m. CT July 12 is presented by Sheryl Kataoka, M.D., M.S.H.S. The webinar addresses the unmet need for mental health care, the types of services in schools, school mental health interface for primary care and a case example of anxiety disorder. Register at http://bit.ly/2oMKzMT.

Pediatric growth, endocrinology Project ECHO

Learn and earn continuing medical education credit through an evidence-based telementoring model covering pediatric growth and endocrinology clinic.

Project ECHO aims to expand primary care capacity to deliver state-of-the-art care for common, chronic diseases in vulnerable, underserved communities. The AAP Georgia Chapter, in collaboration with Navicent Health Children’s Hospital, is using case-based learning sessions via videoconferencing technology to bring subspecialists at academic medical centers together with community-based providers. Clinics include a brief presentation by a pediatric endocrinologist and case-based presentations by community clinicians for feedback and recommendations.

On June 1, the didactic topic is Down and Prader-Willi Syndromes; June 15 is Assessing Pubertal Development; and July 6 features Communicating with Families & the Care Team. Attendance is free. Register at https://echospring2017.eventbrite.com or contact Kylia Crane at the Georgia Chapter by calling 404-881-5093 or emailing kcrane@gaaap.org.

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