CME/MOC 2 offered
on May 10, 2022 – 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
at the
Overall Program Objectives:
  • Create systems and routines in your practice that include school health as part of everyday pediatric care
  • Apply strategies to communicate and collaborate with school wellness teams, including school physicians and school nurses
  •  Identify approaches to better address pediatric mental health concerns in the clinical setting during the pandemic and beyond.
  • Integrate new immunization messaging tools for COVID vaccines and routine childhood vaccines into clinical practice
3:30 – 4:00 pm – Registration and Welcome
4:00 pm – 4:55 pm - Combatting the Pediatric Mental Health Crisis- Steps for Success Edward Penn Lecturer - Michelle Dalal MD, FAAP, DipABLM, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Pediatrician, Reliant Medical Group
  • Outline a framework to address and approach mental health in the clinical setting
  • List five key action steps to address a mental health concern
  • Review six evidence-based lifestyle interventions to manage mental health
  • Summarize mental health advocacy opportunities (school, community, MMS and MCAAP)
 4:55 – 5:40 pm - Pediatricians and School Nurse Partnerships - “Every Pediatrician is a School Physician” Panel: Mary Beth Miotto, MD, MPH, MCAAP Vice President and Cathryn Hampson, MSN, RN, Massachusetts School Nurses Organization
  • Collaborate with School Nurses and other school wellness partners on individual patient care goals and community child health aims
  • Advocate for the Extension of Child Health Priorities throughout the Patient-Centered “Medical Neighborhood”
  • Integrate Opportunities for Increased Bidirectional Communication into Routine Documents sent to the School Nurse
  • Identify Barriers to Strong Communication between the Pediatric Medical Home and School
  • Assemble a “toolkit” of resources for School Health within the Pediatric Medical Home
5:40 pm – 6:40 pm – Business Meeting and Dinner
6:40 pm – 7:30 pm – Looking in the Rearview Mirror – Lessons Learned about Immunizations and Immunization Messaging Through the Pandemic – Frinny Walters, MD, MPH, Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital

  • Review the burden of vaccine-preventable childhood diseases and COVID, as well as the need to increase vaccination rates among this patient population
  • Communicate vaccine science to parents and patients effectively, addressing questions and potential misinformation on COVID vaccine and routine childhood vaccines
  • Comfortably explain the clinical rationale behind specific childhood vaccines, intervals between vaccine doses, and how the vaccine schedule keeps children safe
  • Collaborate with school nurses to increase vaccination rates and use MIIS and other tools for sharing timely immunization data


  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Massachusetts Chapter of the AAP.  The American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
  • This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 2.5 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • PAs may claim a maximum of 2.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
MOC 2 Statement:

  • Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 2.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

  • DISCLOSURE OF FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND MITIGATION OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST The AAP Policy on Disclosure of Financial Relationships and Mitigation of Conflicts of Interest is designed to ensure AAP CME activities are balanced, independent, objective, scientifically rigorous and support safe, effective patient care. All individuals in a position to influence and/or control the content of AAP CME activities are required to disclose to the AAP and subsequently to learners that they either have no financial relationships or any financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in CME activities. All potential conflicts of interest are identified and mitigated prior to an individual’s confirmation of service at an AAP CME activity. The AAP is committed to providing learners with commercially unbiased CME activities. The content of this CME activity does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the AAP.

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