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This course is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health professionals involved in the medical care of adolescents and young adults. The objective is to stimulate the health professional to become more knowledgeable about the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of adolescent medical, emotional and social problems and to become more proficient in providing office-based preventive services and counseling to adolescents.

Course Format

The Adolescent Medicine 2021 course will be fully digital and presented via Zoom. The dynamic learning format of the course has been optimized for the virtual classroom and will include lectures, hot topics with question and answer sessions, interactive workshops, and meet the professor discussions. The goal is to enhance the health care of adolescents through adoption of evidence-based practice and innovations in office practice.

Course Directors 

Catherine M. Gordon, MD, MS
Rebecca Flynn O’Brien, MD
Kathleen Waddicor, RN, BSN, CPN
Elizabeth R. Woods, MD, MPH

Upon completion of this course, participants will be better able to:

1. Integrate findings from research and clinical innovations with the delivery of adolescent patient centered care.

2. Apply the principles of quality improvement, addressing systems and practice issues, into clinical activities.

3. Model communication skills with adolescents and their families.

4. Identify the newest recommendations for topics such as adolescent vaccinations and TB testing, sexually transmitted infections, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and treatment of ARFID.

5. Develop strategies to diagnose, treat or manage adolescent conditions, including; hypertension, obesity, chronic disease, gynecologic issues, and substance abuse.

Accreditation In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. 

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 17.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs.

This course has been approved for 17.75 continuing education credits. 

Social Work
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Boston Children’s Hospital is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Boston Children’s Hospital maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 17.75 ACE CE continuing education credits

Risk Management
Opioid and prescription drug misuse, challenging legal issues in adolescent medicine, the adolescent vaping epidemic, and Treatment of Cannabis Use Disorders in Primary Care meets the requirements for 2.5 Risk Management Credit as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. This includes 1 credit of Opioid Education and Pain Management Training. The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine has reviewed and approved the course to fulfill the state opioid training requirement.

Disclosure policy

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported no relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients.

The following course faculty have reported the following disclosures:

Zoom Information:

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Evaluation Information:

At the completion of the live webinar a post-conference email from cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu will grant you access to the online evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, your CE certificate will be automatically generated.


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