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CME: Media skills, spina bifida, HPV vaccination, and more :

March 19, 2020

Get a handle on social, traditional media skills

How well can you communicate about children’s health? If your skills need fine-tuning, don’t miss Harnessing the Power of Traditional and Social Media in Health Care, June 13-14, at AAP Headquarters in Itasca, Ill.

Spend half days learning effective engagement strategies with Rhea W. Boyd, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, David L. Hill, M.D., FAAP, Jennifer Kusma, M.D., FAAP, and David R. Stukus, M.D., FAAP.

Get the scoop on best practices for social media platforms, content curation, storytelling, blog writing, podcasting, video creation, writing for print publications and participating in television interviews. Gather tips on using digital media in advocacy work and anticipatory guidance for family media habits.

Earn up to 7 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 credit. Register by May 13 for best rate. Visit http://shop.aap.org/media2020.

Spina bifida webinar series

Spina bifida is the most common complex congenital birth defect, and survival rates have been increasing. Review care guidelines in this free two-part webinar series.

Part 1 focuses on understanding body systems and impact of spina bifida, while providing an overview of associated medical and nonmedical issues. Part 2 explains how to increase your role in supporting children and families. Earn AMA PRA Category 1 and Maintenance of Certification Part 2 credit. Visit http://bit.ly/aapsbwebinar.

Hurry: Access free HPV vaccination webinar

An AAP webinar on HPV vaccination is available for free, but you must act by April 19. HPV Vaccination Update: Supporting Your Office Efforts covers disease-associated cancer statistics, motivational interviewing and use of the vaccine up to age 45. Enduring continuing medical education and Maintenance of Certification Part 2 credit are available. Visit https://www.bucme.org/activity/8626.

New developmental surveillance course

The free online course Milestones Matter: Don’t Underestimate Developmental Surveillance highlights the importance of early identification and intervention when developmental delays are suspected.

Participants will identify key surveillance and screening steps recommended in the AAP clinical report Promoting Optimal Development: Identifying Infants and Young Children with Developmental Disorders Through Developmental Surveillance and Screening. Earn up to 1 AMA PRA category 1 credit and 1 Maintenance of Certification Part 2 point. Visit http://bit.ly/milestones-matter.

International emergency medicine conference

Pediatricians from the AAP and Saudi Arabia will come together during the International Conference in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, March 24-26, at Alfaisal University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Visit www.icpem.com.

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