MOC Changes: Have Your Voice Heard

In an effort to keep our members updated on innovations in MOC, the Ohio AAP is partnering with the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) for our first-ever Spring Education Meeting on April 20, 2018 in Dublin, Ohio. Keynote speaker, Dr. Marshall Land, a general pediatrician in Vermont and a past chair of the ABP has been in the trenches practicing pediatrics and has also served on the ABP for 20 years as a powerful voice for practicing general pediatricians.  Dr. Land will present the positive in MOC program and, most importantly, listen to YOUR comments and ideas for further improvements.

Below you will see the schedule of topics, a complete brochure will available soon. MOC Part II points will be available.

11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Trust Me, I’m a (Certified) Doctor: Innovations and Improvements in Maintenance of CertificationMarshall Land, MD, FAAP, American Board of Pediatrics

  • Recent changes in the process of Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
  • The 10-year test will soon be replaced by an ongoing “take at home” exam designed as a learning experience and allowing the use of reference materials
  • Qualifying CME activities are now eligible for MOC Part II points, which are reported automatically in a diplomate’s portfolio
  • MOC Part IV credit is available for work already being done in your workplace
  • Opportunity for ABP to listen to diplomates for their ideas and comments

1:00 – 3:30 pm – MOC Part II: Secondhand Smoke Causes SIDS – Help Prevent Infant Mortality at the Statehouse and in Your Community. Judith Groner, MD, FAAP & Danny Hurley, Capitol Consulting

  • Describe the relationship of smoking during pregnancy and poor pregnancy outcomes (fetal death, prematurity).
  • Increase awareness of contribution of smoking during and after pregnancy to Sudden Unexpected Infant Death.
  • Identify who is at greater risk of smoking during pregnancy and to identify some of the unique issues of pregnancy.
  • Discuss opportunities for pediatricians to prevent post-partum tobacco use.
  • Explain tobacco legislative efforts including the 21 Rule.

Click here to register for this FREE education today. Click here to download a flyer.

Contact Elizabeth Dawson at with questions.

The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP) is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Ohio AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 5 (five) MOC point in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit. MOC Part II credit will be entered into the CME data portal entitled PARS and will be shared electronically with the ABP within 30 days of the activity date.

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