Pediatrics for the 21st Century (Peds 21)
Friday, October 23, 2015
11:30 am – 5:30 pm
While we hope to protect children and adolescents from any type of traumatic event and toxic stress, many will still have some type of adverse experience. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study demonstrates that the more adverse experiences a child has such as child maltreatment, exposure to interpersonal violence or parental drug use, the greater the likelihood the child will have physical and mental health issues that can last into adulthood, possibly resulting in premature death. However, if identified and addressed early, the biological impact of toxic stress can be minimized. In this session, pediatricians will learn how to identify and address toxic stress in the lives of their patients and families and access resources in order to promote resilience, giving children and adolescents an opportunity to live a healthy life.
Peds 21 will offer an online self-assessment as a bonus to registered conference attendees. The Self-Assessment portion of this course, titled 2015 Peds 21 – Violence and Trauma MOC Self-Assessment, has been approved for 10 points of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) MOC Part 2 credit.
In order to receive the MOC credit:
- Register to attend the 2015 National Conference & Exhibition.
- Complete the online, pre-course self-assessment prior to the start of Peds 21.
- Attend the Peds 21 session.
- Complete the online, post-course self-assessment with a minimum passing score of 80%.
The Self-Assessment portion of this course is approved through the AAP MOC Portfolio Program for 10 points by the American Board of Pediatrics for MOC Part 2.