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Intersex Traits, Genital Surgery: Who Gets to Decide & Why? Considerations in Surgical Care

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course).

Barbara Chubak, MD

Assistant Professor, Urology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Anne-Marie Amies Oelschlager, MD, FACOG

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine

In this debate, Dr. Anne-Marie Amies Oelschlager presents the four arguments that support parents as decision makers in the treatment of children with DSD diagnoses. Dr. Barbara Chubak makes the opposing argument by elaborating why and how pediatric patients born with intersex DSD conditions should be considered an exception to the general rule of parents being decision makers. The presentation was recorded at Intersex Traits (Differences in Sex Development); Clinical and ethical considerations in care across the lifespan, on Oct. 25-26, 2021.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Clarify the unique bioethical challenges of consent to surgery.
  2. Describe the moral foundation and flaws in parental proxy consent to healthcare for their children.
  3. Analyze the arguments for and against parents as decision makers in the treatment and care of pediatric patients with DSD diagnoses.

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.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the requirements for 0.75 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Physician Assistant

Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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 CE 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.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Barbara M. Chuback, MD

Anne Marie Amies Oelschlager, MD

None

Consultant, Affiliate Risk Management Services

Expert Witness in Gardasil Trial

UpToDate Reviewer

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do I Navigate this Course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

Course Navigation

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

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The Role of the Social Worker in Problematic Interactive Media Use

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course).

Lauren Mendoza headshot

Lauren Mendoza, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders

This course will cover the treatment of PIMU cases through a social work lens, including crisis management strategies, ways to educate patients and families, and the involvement of additional services/resources in collaborative care. The presentation was recorded at Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU): Gaming, Social Media, and More, on Oct. 15, 2021.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand the different roles that a social worker can have in treating a PIMU case.
  2. Explain safety assessment, planning, prevention, coaching, psycho-education, and redirecting in crisis management.
  3. Discuss educational techniques, available resources/services, and processes for mandated reporting/documentation.

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.

Social Worker

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 0.75 ACE CE continuing education credits.

Psychologist

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 0.75 continuing education credits.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the requirements for 0.75 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Physician Assistant

Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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 CE 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.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Lauren Mendoza, MSW, LCSW

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do I Navigate this Course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

Course Navigation

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CE Department to request a refund.

What is Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU)? Is It a “New Normal”?

Michael Rich Headshot

Michael Rich, MD, MPH

Director, Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH); Director, Video Intervention/Prevention Assessment (VIA), Co-Director, Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders (CIMAID), Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Part-time, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Michael Rich gives a brief overview of Problematic Interactive Media Use, its impact on children and adolescents, and some of the ways in which clinicians can identify, diagnosis, and treat PIMU in their patients. The presentation was recorded at Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU): Gaming, Social Media, and More, on 10/15/21.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Explain Problematic Interactive Media Use and its effects on physical, psychological, social, and academic health.
  2. Recognize adolescents’ motivations for using digital technology and identify different PIMU presentations and co-morbidities in patients.
  3. Discuss PIMU treatment strategies that promote the use of media and technology in a healthy way.

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.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the requirements for 0.75 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits. 

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Physician Assistant

Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Psychologist

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 0.75 continuing education credits.

Social Worker

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 0.75 ACE CE continuing education credits.

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 CE 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.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Michael Rich, MD, MPH

None

The Digital Wellness Lab is supported by:

Age of Learning, The Alberta Teacher’s Association, AlphaEdison, Amazon Kids, Facebook, Facebook Reality Labs, Instagram, Joan Ganz Conney Center/Sesame Workshop, noggin, Optum Behavioral Health, Pinwheel, Point32Health/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care/Tufts Health Plan, Roblox, Ruderman Family Foundation, TikTok, Trend Micro Cares, and Walt Disney Entertainment.

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do I Navigate this Course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

Course Navigation

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CE Department to request a refund.

Nutrition for Infants and Toddlers

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Liana DeLoid, MS, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Liana DeLoid discusses nutrition guidelines for infants and toddlers including age specific considerations, feeding practices, positive nutrition habits, tips for selective eaters, and interpretation of anthropometric measurements and physical assessment. Furthermore, Liana DeLoid explains the formula shortage. The presentation was recorded at the Holy Family Summit 2022 on June 1, 2022.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss nutrition related age specific considerations for infants & toddlers
  2. Understand the formula shortage
  3. Discuss interpretation of anthropometric measurements and physical assessment
  4. Discuss parenting/feeding practice
  5. Give tips for selective eaters & positive nutrition habits

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.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Disclosures

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 CE 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, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Liana DeLoid, MS, RDN, LDN

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do navigate this course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

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How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CME Department to request a refund.

What’s New for Clinical Guidelines for H. pylori Infection in Children

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Silvana Bonilla, MD, MS

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

This activity provides a practical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection in children and adolescents.  Recently published guidelines are reviewed and illustrated through the presentation of typical cases.   This activity addresses the current variability in approach to this disorder and the need for an evidence-based approach.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. identify who to test
  2. perform H. pylori infection test
  3. determine who to treat
  4. develop a treatment plan

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.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

MOC II

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn:

0.5 MOC II points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program

0.5 MOC II points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program

Physician Assistant

Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

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 CE 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.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Silvana Bonilla, MD, MS

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do navigate this course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CE Department to request a refund.

Strabismus

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Linda Dagi headshot

Linda Dagi, MD

Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology; Director, Adult Strabismus Service; Director, Pediatric Strabismus Service; Director, Ophthalmology Quality Assurance; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

David Hunter headshot

David Hunter, MD, PhD

Ophthalmologist-in-Chief; Richard Robb Chair in Ophthalmology

Professor and Vice Chair, Harvard Medical School

Jason Mantagos headshot

Jason Mantagos, MD, PhD

Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Mary Whitman headshot

Mary Whitman, MD, PhD

Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Carolyn Wu headshot

Carolyn Wu, MD

Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

The practice of pediatric ophthalmology is constantly changing. Clinicians are faced with the challenge of keeping up-to-date with new information and strategically incorporating those advances into their daily practice. “What’s New in Children’s Eye Health: Strabismus” is designed to address gaps in knowledge and competence regarding the impact of strabismus on visual function in children. In an innovative teaching format, members from the department of Ophthalmology at Boston Children’s Hospital present the information using a TED talk-style lecture format to promote a novel and engaging approach to transfer of medical knowledge.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand the impact eye misalignment or strabismus on visual function
  2. Develop tools towards identification and characterization of types of eye misalignment
  3. Discover advances in treatment of eye misalignment in children

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.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

MOC II

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn:

1.0 MOC II points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program

1.0 MOC II points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program

1.0 MOC II points in the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program

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 CE 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.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

David Hunter, MD, PhD

Rebion, Inc. (Founder, equity, patents) Pediatric Vision Screening; Luminopia, Inc. (Advisor, equity) Amblyopia Therapy.

Linda Dagi, MD

Boston Neurosciences

Jason Mantagos, MD, PhD

Luminopia, Inc. (previous research support)

Mary Whitman, MD

None

Carolyn Wu, MD

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do navigate this course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

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RITA-T Online Training Program

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Roula Choueiri, MD

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities; Director, Early Childhood Community Outreach Program; Department of Neurology, Autism Spectrum Center

Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Welcome to the RITA-T web-based training! We are happy you chose to utilize this resource to become trained to administer the RITA-T in order to help better identify children at high risk for an ASD diagnosis. This web-based training program has been designed for users to work through in linear fashion with access to activities and content set to become available as you work through each piece of content. 

*The RITA-T Team will be updating the administration of item I: Mirror: Self-Recognition. Please check back on the course site or our website for updates as we continue to develop this. Updates to the training course and RITA-T material will be made accordingly.*

Thank you!

The RITA-T Team

Learn more about the RITA-T on the Boston Children’s Hospital website

Acknowledgements

This course would not have been possible without the help, support, advice, and patience, of a whole team that includes: 

  • All the families, parents, and children, who have participated in this course so that other families and children benefit from improved screening. 
  • Early Intervention Programs in Central MA and Worcester, and THOM Early Intervention Program in Worcester, MA  
  • Initially, the IT team at UMass Chan Medical School for their help in developing this course, their support, and their advice, especially Andrea Delaney.  
  • The IT team, web-development team at BCH.  
  • The CME team at BCH and web-course developers

Before beginning, please print 6 RITA-T scoring sheets and the RITA-T Administration Manual from the “Downloads” tab above.

Estimated completion time: 3.5 hrs.

You can do each part at a time, i.e. save and get back to it. When you have completed all 8 sections, and achieved the appropriate scores on the practice videos, you will be awarded your certificate. If you ordered a kit, it was shipped to you when you registered.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Train reliably on administering a level 2 interactive ASD screener, the RITA-T that differentiates between ASD and non-ASD
  2. List the early signs of ASD
  3. Integrate a level 2 ASD screener in practice to improve access to diagnosis
  4. Analyze community and clinical models that can facilitate evaluations for ASD in toddlers, and strengthen community partnerships  

This program consists of 8 sections: 

  1. Pre-test
    The pre-test will allow you to test your knowledge on important elements such as the early signs of autism, and screening tests, and compare your progress on the post-test at at the end of the course. There is no passing score required for the pre-test.
  2. Educational Background
    1. Early Signs of ASD
    2. An Early Intervention Model 
  3. Overview of the RITA-T
    1. RITA-T overview, development, current models 
    2. Video of RITA-T administration and scoring. 
  4. Step by Step Training
    1. In this section, you first need 3 scoring sheets labeled: CLIP 1, CLIP 2, and CLIP 3. You will watch 3 different presentations of each of the RITA-T 9 items being administered. You can watch this as many times as needed.
    2. When ready, you will score that item on the corresponding sheet. After you hand score each clip, you will then enter your scores on the corresponding questions under the video.
    3. After selecting your answers, select “Finish Activity” and you will be given points based on how many items you got correct for that press and an explanation on how the scoring was determined. You can re-score as many times as needed. 
    4. Once you have completed the “post-clip quiz” for all 27 clips you will be ready to move on to the Independent Practice. 
  5. Independent Practice Videos
    1. For this final section, you will watch 3 complete administrations of the RITA-T, one video at a time. You will use the 3 remaining scoring sheets to score each administration.
    2. At the end of each of the 3 test administrations you will select the correct score range for the administration.
    3. You must get the correct final score on the 3 videos within 3 points range to pass the evaluation and receive your certificate. You can re-score the videos as many times as needed.
  6. Post-test
    You will need to complete a post-test at the completion of this training. You must earn a 70% or higher to continue. You can repeat this test as many times as you need to achieve this score. 
  7. Course Evaluation
    Following the post-test, we ask that you complete a very short survey about the course. We will receive notification that you have completed your training.
  8. Now you have trained on the RITA-T! Then what?
    Now you need to practice using the RITA-T! Allow yourself a few times to administer it “live” even with the manual until you feel totally confident. Administer the RITA-T on young children in your family. Become familiar with each of the items and how to use them correctly. Administer the test on young children in your program who you do not have concerns for. Score in pairs to become familiar with the scoring and to establish interrater reliability. Identify a system within your program to integrate the RITA-T.

Please review the RITA-T Syllabus below, or download it with the link in the sidebar to the right. Once you have done that, please take the pre-test. The pre-test is designed to asses your general knowledge of the early signs of autism as well as characteristics of certain screening tools.  The post-test is designed to assess your knowledge gain after having taken the course. See the Help tab for information about navigation this course and other frequently asked questions.

Syllabus

You will need to download and print one (1) copy of the RITA-T Manual, which you should keep with you as you practice and administer the screening test. You will also need to print a minimum of six (6) scoring sheets for this training. However, you can print as many scoring sheets as you need for extra practice and/or future use. 

RITA-T Telehealth Material

The Telehealth RITA-T can be implemented in your practice or program once you have trained and are comfortable with the use and administration of the in-person RITA-T. You do not have to print any copies of the Telehealth material for this training. Please reach out to us at RITA-T@childrens.harvard.edu if you have any questions.

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.

Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 4.00 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Psychologist

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.

Social Worker

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 4.00 ACE CE continuing education credits.

Disclosures

The RITA-T is an empirically derived, level-2 interactive measure that has been developed to screen for autism spectrum disorders in toddlers 18 to 36 months of age. Early Childhood and Health care providers can become trained to administer the RITA-T, which can be integrated into diverse settings to better screen and identify toddlers who are high risk and need further diagnostic evaluation. The screening test consist of 9 items and takes about 10 minutes to administer and score. Each of the 9 activities designed to evaluate five developmental constructs known to represent early signs of ASD in toddlers 18-36 months.

This online training program has been designed to mirror the in-person training protocol as best as possible. The content provided, requirements for certification, and time required for completion are all equal to what is offered in the live training. Efforts have been made to provide trainees with enough content to answer questions without additional support, however we understand there may be times when there are specific questions and we will answer this questions in a reasonable amount of time. It is important to note that this is an interactive screening test, and you should seek further diagnostic testing and consult your pediatrician if you have concerns for ASD.  

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, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Speaker Name, Degree

Entity name, or None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CME office at: 617-919-9908.

How do navigate this course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

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You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

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Pediatric Asthma Updates

Kenan Haver, MD

Director, Asthma Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Kenan Haver gives a brief overview of updates in pediatric asthma care. The presentation was recorded at Pediatric Asthma and Allergy Updates for Primary Care Providers 2022, on 3/18/22.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Review asthma epidemiology
  2. Consider objective testing when diagnosing asthma
  3. Recognize factors that may influence the response to asthma therapy

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.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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 CE 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.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Kenan Haver, MD

Spouse – Alexion
Author – UptoDate

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do I Navigate this Course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

Course Navigation

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CE Department to request a refund.

What COVID Taught Us About Asthma

Andrew MacGinnitie, MD, PhD

Clinical Chief, Division of Immunology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Andrew MacGinnitie speaks about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on pediatric asthma patients, and the impact of asthma on COVID infection. The presentation was recorded at Pediatric Asthma and Allergy Updates for Primary Care Providers 2022, on 3/18/22.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand impact of COVID-19 pandemic on pediatric asthma
  2. Understand how existing asthma influences COVID-19 infection
  3. Understand how asthma therapies affect COVID-19 infection

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.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nurses

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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 CE 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.

Disclosure Statement

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.

Andrew MacGinnitie, MD, PhD

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do I Navigate this Course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

Course Navigation

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CE Department to request a refund.

The 2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines: Pediatric Recommendations

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Michelle Cloutier, MD

Professor Emerita Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Dr. Michelle Cloutier discusses the NAEPP 2020 Focused Asthma Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines and how to use them in pediatric primary care. The presentation was recorded at Pediatric Asthma and Allergy Updates for Primary Care Providers 2022, on 3/18/22.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss briefly the 19 new recommendations from the NAEPP 2020 Focus Asthma Updates with a focus on the new pharmacologic recommendations.
  2. Use the new pharmacologic recommendations in pediatric primary care.

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.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosures

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, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Michelle Cloutier, MD

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CME office at: 617-919-9908.

How do navigate this course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CME Department to request a refund.

Anti-Racism for the Asthma Specialist

Margee Louisias, MD, MPH

Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Margee Louisias talks about the impact of structural racism on disparities in asthma care and research. The presentation was recorded at Pediatric Asthma and Allergy Updates for Primary Care Providers 2022, on 3/18/22.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe common terminology
  2. Understand the root cause of asthma racial disparities – structural racism
  3. Review examples from the literature to provide evidence for the role of structural racism and interpersonal racism in asthma outcomes
  4. Challenge norms in spirometry

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.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nurses

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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 CE 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.

Disclosure Statement

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.

Margee Louisias, MD, MPH

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do I Navigate this Course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

Course Navigation

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CE Department to request a refund.

Vaping and Asthma

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Jillian King, MSN, RN, CPNP-C

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital

Jillian King discusses youth vaping and how it affects pediatric patients with asthma. The presentation was recorded at Pediatric Asthma and Allergy Updates for Primary Care Providers 2022, on 3/18/22.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Highlight the background and prevalence of youth vaping.
  2. Present and discuss asthma case complicated by vaping.
  3. Discuss asthma and vaping.

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.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosures

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, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Jillian King, MSN, RN, CPNP-C

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CME office at: 617-919-9908.

How do navigate this course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

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How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

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How do I request a refund?

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MIS-C and Neurological Conditions

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Caitlin Rollins, MD, SM

Director, Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program; Assistant, Department of Neurology

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

In this presentation, Dr. Caitlin Rollins discusses why children with MIS-C are at risk for neurological symptoms and reviews acute neurological symptoms associated with MIS-C. Furthermore, Dr. Rollins explains emerging data on late neurological sequelae associated with MIS-C. The presentation was recorded for the Michael J. Bresnan Conference on September 12-16, 2022.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss why children with MIS-C are at risk for neurological symptoms
  2. Review acute neurological symptoms associated with MIS-C
  3. Understand emerging data on late neurological sequelae associated with MIS-C

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.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nurse
Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosures

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, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Caitlin Rollins, MD, SM

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CME office at: 617-919-9908.

How do navigate this course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

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How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

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How do I request a refund?

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Neurologic, Psychologic, and Cognitive Consequences of COVID-19 Infections in Children

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

David Urion, MD, FAAN

Associate, Department of Neurology; Charles F. Barlow Chair in Neurology; Director, Education; Associate Director, Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Training Programs; Director, Behavioral Neurology Clinics and Programs; Co-Cha

Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. David Urion discusses the neurologic, cognitive, and psychologic consequences of COVID-19 in children. Dr. Urion also discusses the sources of excess mortality and morbidity of COVID-19 infections in the US. The presentation was recorded at the Holy Family Summit 2022 on June 1, 2022.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify sources of excess mortality and morbidity in COVID-19 infections in the US
  2. Recognize common and less common neurologic consequences of COVID-19 infections in children
  3. Recognize common and less common cognitive and psychologic consequences of COVID-19 infections in children

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.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Disclosures

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, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

David Urion, MD, FAAN

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CME office at: 617-919-9908.

How do navigate this course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

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How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CME Department to request a refund.

Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Headache Disorders

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Hannah Shapiro, MD

Headache Neurology Fellow

Dr. Hannah Shapiro discusses how to formulate a headache treatment plan including lifestyle modifications, acute treatment, preventive medications, and non-pharmacological interventions. Furthermore, Dr. Shapiro introduces new headache treatments and discusses how to increase diagnostic accuracy of pediatric headache disorders. The presentation was recorded at the Network Summit 2022 on February 2, 2022.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Increase diagnostic accuracy of pediatric headache disorders
  2. Discuss how to formulate a headache treatment plan
  3. Introduce exciting new headache treatments

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.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Disclosures

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, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Hannah Shapiro, MD

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CME office at: 617-919-9908.

How do navigate this course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CME Department to request a refund.

Running Sports Injuries in the Young Athlete – From Diagnosis to Return to Play

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Kristin Whitney, MD, MA

Sports Medicine Physician/Musculoskeletal and Sports Ultrasound, Sports Medicine Division, Department of Orthopedics

Instructor of Orthopedics, Harvard Medical School

In this presentation, Dr. Kristin Whitney discusses key features of presenting history and physical exam to guide diagnostic decision making for pediatric sport injuries. Furthermore, Dr. Whitney discusses guiding principles of clinical evaluation and management for common musculoskeletal injuries in the pediatric athlete as well as how to build a framework for Return-to-Play considerations in the young athlete. The presentation was recorded at the Boston Children’s Hospital Community Network Summit on February 2, 2022.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify key features of presenting history and physical exam to guide diagnostic decision making for pediatric sport injuries.
  2. Understand guiding principles of clinical evaluation and management for common musculoskeletal injuries in the pediatric athlete.
  3. Build a framework for Return-to-Play considerations in the young athlete that are both patient-centered and evidence-based.

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.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Disclosures

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, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Kristin Whitney, MD, MS

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CME office at: 617-919-9908.

How do navigate this course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CME Department to request a refund.

Type 1 Diabetes: Sick Day Management

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course. Questions for presenters may be submitted under the Questions tab below.)

Elise Schlissel Temblay, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

In this presentation, Dr. Elise Schlissel Tremblay discusses the general basics for type diabetes management for normal care, reviews what comprises a “sick day” for a child who has type 1 diabetes, and reviews sick day management guidelines from the perspective of the patient, family, general pediatrician, and endocrinologist.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss the general basics of type 1 diabetes management for normal care
  2. Review what comprises a “sick day” for a child with type 1 diabetes
  3. Review sick day management guidelines from the perspective of the patient, family, general pediatrician, and endocrinologist.

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.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nurses

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Disclosures

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, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Elise Schlissel Tremblay, MD

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CME office at: 617-919-9908.

How do navigate this course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

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How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

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Thryotoxicosis

Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course. Questions for presenters may be submitted under the Questions tab below.

Jessica Smith, MD

Associate Medical Director, Thyroid Center; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

In this presentation, Dr. Jessica Smith distinguishes thyrotoxicosis from hyperthyroidism, formulates a differential diagnosis for thyrotoxicosis, and reviews the investigations required to make the diagnosis. Furthermore, Dr. Smith discusses treatment options, risks, and benefits of each therapy for Graves’ disease (and neonatal Graves’ disease).

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Distinguish thyrotoxicosis from hyperthyroidism.
  2. Formulate a differential diagnosis for thyrotoxicosis.
  3. Understand the investigations required to make the diagnosis.
  4. Discuss treatment options, risks, and benefits of each therapy for Graves’ disease (and neonatal Graves’ disease).

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.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nurses

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 1.00 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Disclosures

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, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Jessica Smith, MD

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CME office at: 617-919-9908.

How do navigate this course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

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How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

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Skeletal Fragility

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course. Questions for presenters may be submitted under the Questions tab below)

Nora Renthal, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology; Assistant Director, Bone Health Program; Associate Director, DXA Center

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

In this presentation, Dr. Nora Renthal identifies the criteria for pediatric osteoporosis and common factors that augment skeletal health vs. exacerbate poor bone quality in children. Furthermore, Dr. Renthal applies a thoughtful approach to screening for metabolic derangements contributing to poor bone health and when to refer to Pediatric Endocrinology.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Correctly identify the criteria for pediatric osteoporosis
  2. Apply a thoughtful approach to screening for metabolic derangements contributing to poor bone health and when to refer to Pediatric Endocrinology.
  3. Identify common factors that augment skeletal health vs. exacerbate poor bone quality in children.

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.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nurses

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Disclosures

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, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Nora Renthal, MD, PhD

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CME office at: 617-919-9908.

How do navigate this course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

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How do I request a refund?

Please email the CME Department to request a refund.

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Transgender and Non-Binary Youth: A Guide for Primary Care

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course. Questions for presenters may be submitted under the Questions tab below.)

Jeremi Carswell, MD

Director, Gender Multispecialty Service (GeMS); Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

In this presentation, Dr. Jeremi Carswell lists the ways to create a safe space for LGBTQIA+ youth in primary care offices and explains the reasons behind this. Furthermore, Dr. Carswell discusses both non-medical and medical initial support for youth as well as the effects of estrogen and testosterone.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Know ways to create a safe space for LGBTQIA+ youth in your office, and understand the reasons behind this.
  2. Be knowledgeable about initial support for youth – both non-medical and medical.
  3. Have a basic understanding of the effects of estrogen and testosterone.

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.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nurses

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 1.00 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Disclosures

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, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Jeremi Carswell, MD

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CME office at: 617-919-9908.

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There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

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