Pediatric Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Medicine is filled with exciting advancements. As a physician, it takes effort to stay abreast of the latest findings, techniques and technologies. At Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, we strive to support you by offering a variety of CME opportunities, including conferences, workshops and Web-based programs.

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CME Opportunities

You’ll find a variety of CME opportunities offered at each of our main campuses and other locations throughout the Atlanta metro area.

Grand Rounds

Grand rounds are hospital-based round tables and conferences that are held regularly at each of the main hospital campuses. Primary care providers, nurses, physician assistants and other health professionals are invited to attend.

Egleston hospital (every Wednesday)
8 a.m., Classroom 5
Call 404-785-7703 for more information.

Scottish Rite hospital (first Tuesday of every month)
Noon, Main auditorium
Call 404-785-7037 for more information.
*Grand Rounds will be canceled until March 6th.

Grady Pediatric grand rounds (every Thursday)
8 a.m., Steiner auditorium (across from the Grady emergency department at 68 Armstrong Drive)
Call 404-778-1440 for more information.
*These sessions have been approved for CME credit through Emory University.

Marcus Autism Center (second and fourth Friday of every month)
Noon, second-floor conference room at Marcus Autism Center
Call 404-785-7842 for more information. 

Rehabilitation education

As a service to the medical community, Children's offers a wide variety of continuing education opportunities.

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Contact Michelle Moore for questions on continuing education courses for therapists.

Strong4Life provider training

Children’s developed the Strong4Life Provider Training Program to help providers initiate conversations about healthy habits and obesity prevention, and to educate parents early in the life of their child. Our training programs offer evidence-based, actionable information about motivational interviewing techniques, goal setting, BMI tracking and childhood obesity management protocols.

Learn more about Strong4Life Provider Training

Strong4Life has additional training opportunities for a variety of healthcare providers working with children and families:

Strong4Life Maintenance of Certification

Strong4Life offers an American Board of Pediatrics MOC Program incorporating motivational interviewing and goal-setting techniques to use with families to improve the effectiveness of childhood obesity counseling. Created in collaboration with Kids Health First Pediatric Alliance, this MOC Program is available to all board-certified Georgia pediatricians seeking MOC Part 4 Credit.

Learn more about Strong4Life MOC

Human trafficking training series

The goal of this Web-based series is to educate you about sex trafficking of children and teens. It is presented by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families and the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children.

Learn more about the human trafficking training series

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers Web-based morbidity and mortality cases for CME credit. This is an excellent resource for learning more about errors and error prevention.

Learn more about Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality CME offerings

Concussion Video Series

For your convenience, we have designed this online learning opportunity about pediatric concussion. These videos will help you:

  • Provide and plan patient care after a concussion utilizing all components of the Concussion Toolkit.
  • Describe the immediate and delayed potential consequences of concussion and the dangers of multiple concussions.
  • Explain when to advance care to include Emergency Department assessment and/or CT testing.
  • Discuss with patients and parents the importance of gradual return to activities, cognitive rest and the importance of follow-up care.
  • View the concussion videos

Behavioral Health

Watch the videos below to learn more about youth depression and earn CME credit.

Behavioral Health Primer Series: Youth Depression by Megan Benoit Ratcliff, Ph.D., M.P.H., Pediatric Psychologist.

Watch the Behavioral Heath videos

Telehealth distance learning

The Children’s Telemedicine Program offers distance learning opportunities using our advanced technology and specialized medical video capabilities. Presentations occur the second Tuesday of every month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

View our medical professionals’ events calendar for continuing education courses and conferences

Opioid CME resources

The Georgia Composite Medical Board has issued a mandate that physicians who maintain an active DEA certificate and prescribe controlled substances must complete three hours of AMA/AOA PRA Category 1 CME on prescription practices. Effective January 1, 2018, physicians must complete at least one time three or more hours of CME credit designed specifically to address controlled substance prescribing practices. Refer to the Georgia Composite Medical Board for full details on the requirement.

Below is a listing of resources relevant to this requirement

Online CME offerings:

2018 Children’s CME Offerings

Prescriber Series

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and pharmacists are invited to attend a new multidisciplinary offering providing the latest updates regarding controlled substances, opioid prescribing and best practices in pediatric pain management.

Wednesday, June 13view previous recording – please note, this recording is not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit - password: Choa1234 (case sensitive)
Wednesday, October 31
Noon to 1 p.m.
Register Now: Webex streaming only
Thursday, December 13
Noon to 1 p.m.
Register Now: Join in person at Egleston (Classroom 7) or virtually by WebEx

Each education session fulfills 1.0 hour of the educational requirement for controlled substance prescribing related AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for physicians in attendance.

Learning Needs Assessment

The Children’s Medical Education Committee and staff strive to offer valuable and convenient CME options. Please take a moment to complete a quick online assessment to help ensure we offer education that meets your needs.

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Project ECHO®

Project ECHO facilitates virtual clinics, linking specialists with primary care clinicians in local communities through videoconferencing.

Learn more about Project ECHO® at Children’s