CME: Quality improvement module provides MOC Part 4 credit
TrishaKorioth, Staff Writer
Quality improvement module provides MOC Part 4 credit
Free for members, PediaLink QI is a personalized quality improvement module approved
for American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 credit
via the Academy’s MOC portfolio.
PediaLink QI helps pediatricians put quality improvement principles into practice,
increase engagement and become motivated to change. Resources provided include project
workspaces, data collection tools and surveys, and real-time run charts.
Volunteer pediatrician project community leaders propose and lead projects, and potentially
open them for enrollment for pediatricians around the country to participate. All
applications are reviewed by the PediaLink QI Oversight Committee and AAP QI staff
Artificial Perfection is a professional development role-play simulation that prepares
pediatricians for real-life conversations with teens about appearance and performance-enhancing
Pediatricians can practice sharing information with virtual pediatric patients, encourage
them to open up and build their motivation to quit. Available for desktop use, the
simulation is free for AAP members. Earn up to 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Visit
Prepare for MOC at PREP in Portland
PREP: The Course in Portland, Ore., Aug. 19-23, at the Portland Marriott Downtown
Waterfront offers a variety of educational formats to meet all learning styles.
Get an intense review and update on sports medicine; genetics; developmental and behavioral
pediatrics; emergency medicine; dermatology; allergy and immunology; adolescent health;
neurology; endocrinology; fetus and newborn; gastrointestinal diseases; hematology
and oncology; and more.
Earn up to 38.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits and 10 Maintenance of Certification Part
2 points. Register by July 21 for early bird rates. Visit http://shop.aap.org/ptcportland2017.
Pediatric critical care program
The Academy and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago are presenting “New Frontiers
in Pediatric Critical Care,” a program of the AAP Section on Critical Care and Pediatric
Critical Care Colloquium, Sept. 15-17, in conjunction with the AAP National Conference
& Exhibition in Chicago.
Sessions include career trajectories, contract negotiation, keeping inpatient pediatricians
in house, navigating the legal landscape and an interactive session “Are You Smarter
than an Intensivist.” The keynote speaker is AAP President Fernando Stein, M.D., FAAP,
a pediatric critical care physician. Register by Aug. 15 for discounted rates. Visit