Fall CME Webinar Series – Tuesday Evenings at 7pm

Pediatrics in Maine: Fall 2021 Educational Webinar Series

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM per session in the series. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This is a fourteen session series. CME credit is available at $125. for the entire series. You can view all sessions for $50 if you don’t need the CME credit.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation through the partnership of Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association to provide CME activities for physicians.

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September 14, 2021

Infant Noisy Breathing

Attendees will learn about the difference between stridor and stertor; learn about the most common causes of stridor, and how to identify and concerning symptoms of noisy breathing.

September 21, 2021

Advancing Early Relational Health

Attendees will learn about early relational health and its importance to pediatrics. They will be able to reflect on their own current mindset about foundational relationships that are essential to promotion and prevention activities for population-based efforts in child health care and early childhood communities. This session will expand your knowledge of evidence-based practices that advance early relational health in child health care transformation and place-based, early childhood systems building.

September 28, 2021

Supporting Youth Re-Engagement and Resilience after the Pandemic

Attendees will be able to: recognize and describe mental health trends and suicide risk profile in this time and recognize the diversity of needs and responses relating to the following: • Kids who went from virtual to disappeared/disengaged and how to support their re-engagement • The introverted/shy kids who thrived with the limited social stresses and positive home environment during the pandemic • Those youth whose mental health suffered from isolation, increased anxiety, depression, disordered eating, substance use • Youth who express or feel the loss of hope/vision for their future. This session will also explore practice options for response to support youth and families and underscore the opportunities for practice management, community partnering, and more to address patient/family needs.

October 5, 2021

Reducing the Burden of Influenza on Children: An Exploration of Novel and Emerging Antiviral Therapy

In this talk we will discuss the underutilization of antiviral treatment for both adult and pediatric patients in the management of influenza, despite recommendations from practice guidelines. Dr. Papenburg will describe the benefits and shortcomings associated with the use of diagnostic assays in detecting influenza in terms of sensitivity, specificity, and convenience. Attendees will be able to assess currently available and novel/emerging antiviral therapies for the treatment of pediatric patients with influenza, based on the latest clinical data concerning efficacy, safety, tolerability, dosing, and routes of administration and be able to select antiviral treatment for pediatric patients with influenza, based on the latest clinical evidence and current guideline recommendations.

October 12, 2021

Pediatric Cardiology Referrals: Common Concerns and Workup

Attendees will learn about the scope of pediatric cardiology referrals, understand the initial workup for common referrals, and we’ll review Maine’s COVID return to play guidelines.

October 19, 2021

Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections – What to Do and What to Expect

Attend this talk to learn when UTIs represent something serious, when a referral is recommended and appropriate and what kind of studies would be useful up front, and what families can expect for further evaluation.

October 26, 2021

New Recommendations for the Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Obesity

In this talk, we will briefly review the pathophysiology of obesity, discuss the new Let’s Go! Recommendations for healthcare provider and their teams and discuss treatment options for children and adolescents with obesity.

November 2, 2021

Differential Diagnosis between Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis

Attend this talk to learn about the clinical, histological, and molecular differences between atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Learn how to identify key features and testing for distinguishing between the two, along with important other differential diagnoses and how to categorize treatment options for both disorders.

November 9, 2021

Get Their Moves On: Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness in Physical Activity Counseling

The speakers in this session will outline how to develop an effective strategy for physical activity counseling in school age children; how to screen for physical literacy in the pediatric office setting; and how to implement a referral strategy for children with low physical literacy.

November 16, 2021

Cannabis in Maine: Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Accidental Exposures and Intentional Use Resulting in Complications and Toxicity

Speakers will review historical timeline for medical and recreational cannabis and give an overview of the current regulatory status of cannabis in Maine. Attendees will develop skills in recognition and management of cannabis intoxication and hyperemesis syndrome and become familiar with products that pose special risk of ingestion by children. We’ll also review potential advocacy opportunities.

November 23, 2021

Beyond Toxic Stress: Why Preventing Adversity is NOT Enough

Learn how to define toxic stress and describe how it helps to elucidate “the problem.” Learn about relational health and describe how it helps to elucidate “the solution.” Learn about at least 3 components of a public health approach to build relational health.

November 30, 2021

Technology Advancements for Type 1 Diabetes Management

Attend this session to learn about updates in the advancement of type 1 diabetes management. We’ll discuss the differences between insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors and introduce the algorithms used for insulin delivery. We’ll also learn about ongoing research in type 1 diabetes management.

December 7, 2021

Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis of Infancy

This talk will cover how to recognize symptoms in infants that might represent food protein intolerance and understand when to recommend changes to the infant diet. We’ll discuss the differences between available hypoallergenic formulas. Learn about how to develop a management strategy for infant reflux and learn when it is appropriate to incorporate specific dietary protein eliminations.

December 14, 2021

Best Practices Caring for LGBTQ Youth in Maine

Attendees of this session will gain an understanding of evidence based care for LGBT youth and the best approach to screening for STIs in LGBTQ Youth. This talk will cover the appropriate information on how to access adolescent medicine care in the state of Maine and what services are best provided in a primary care setting and when a referral to one of the Gender Clinics is recommended.





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