Accreditation & Objectives

National Conference & Exhibition: October 8-12, 2021*

  • * In-person activity content is available 10/8/2021-10/12/2021.
  • * Internet Live content is available 10/8/2021-10/12/2021.
  • * Internet Enduring content is available 10/8/2021-1/31/2022.
  • * Credit must be claimed between 10/8/2021-1/31/2022.

Purpose of the National Conference

The National Conference & Exhibition is dedicated to keeping pediatric providers abreast of the latest best practices in pediatrics. Whether attendees are looking to obtain continuing medical education (CME) credits or dedicated to lifelong learning, this conference provides a large selection of pediatric educational opportunities.

Goals and Objectives

The National Conference & Exhibition strives to meet participants’ identified educational needs and support their life-long learning with a goal of improving care for children and families. The AAP is committed to excellence and innovation in education. The AAP National Conference is the forum at which pediatric professionals meet and interact for updates, review of pediatric practice, research, and advocacy. The National Conference provides a place for the AAP governance/administration/organization to interact with its general membership.

The content of this CME activity does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Instructional Objectives

The instruction (learning experience) in this activity will:

  • Provide the most current information related to illness and preventive healthcare of prenatal, neonatal, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
  • Create a forum for discussion of current issues and problems in pediatric healthcare.
  • Instruct attendees on procedures related to patient health management.
  • Inform, enable and update on practice management and policy.
  • Support and train attendees in advocacy of issues related to child health.
  • Highlight the importance of physician self-care and wellness and their impact on patient care

Learner Objectives

As a result of attending this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Practice evidence-based, informed pediatric medicine.
  • Apply current techniques and procedures.
  • Advocate effectively for issues related to children’s health.
  • Demonstrate improvement in competence, performance or patient outcomes.
  • Apply strategies to maintain wellness and prevent burnout.

Credit Designation Statements

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AAP designates this Other activity (In-person, Internet Live, Internet Enduring) for a maximum of 95 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 95 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the AAP.

PAs may claim a maximum of 95 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.

This program is accredited for 95 NAPNAP CE contact hours; pharmacology (Rx), psychopharmacology, and controlled substance contact hours to be determined per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 20.0 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.

If you do not successfully complete all components of the activity and evaluation assessment ABP MOC Part 2 Points will not be awarded.

Please note: your completion data will be shared with the ABP through the ACCME PARS system within 30 days of successful completion. This will include the name of the activity and provider; participant name; participant’s ABP ID number; participant’s DOB; date of completion of the activity; the PARS activity identifier; ABP MOC Part 2 credit statement and number of MOC points awarded.  If any questions or concerns please contact the AAP at nce@aap.org.

Special sessions and events that are not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are identified throughout the virtual conference platform.

Disclosures & Faculty

Disclosure of Financial Relationships and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest

The AAP CME/CPD program develops, maintains, and improves the competence, skills, and professional performance of pediatricians and pediatric healthcare professionals by providing quality, relevant, accessible, and effective educational experiences that address gaps in professional practice.  The AAP CME/CPD program strives to meet the educational needs of pediatricians and pediatric healthcare professionals and support their lifelong learning with a goal of improving care for children and families.  (AAP CME/CPD Program Mission Statement, May 2015)

The AAP recognizes that there are a variety of financial relationships between individuals and commercial interests that require review to identify possible conflicts of interest in a CME activity. The “AAP Policy on Disclosure of Financial Relationships and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest for AAP CME Activities” is designed to ensure quality, objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous AAP CME activities by identifying and resolving all potential conflicts of interest prior to the confirmation of service of those in a position to influence and/or control CME content. The AAP has taken steps to resolve any potential conflicts of interest.

All AAP CME activities will strictly adhere to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure the Independence of CME Activities. In accordance with these Standards, the following decisions will be made free of the control of a commercial interest: identification of CME needs, determination of educational objectives, selection and presentation of content, selection of all persons and organizations that will be in a position to control the content, selection of educational methods, and evaluation of the CME activity.

The purpose of this policy is to ensure all potential conflicts of interest are identified and mechanisms to resolve them prior to the CME activity are implemented in ways that are consistent with the public good. The AAP is committed to providing learners with commercially unbiased CME activities.

Product-Specific Advertising/Links to Product Websites

No product-specific advertising of any type appears in this educational activity/content. No links to product websites appear in this educational activity/content.

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