CME Opportunities and Events

For a list TPS hosted events click here.

ONLINE CME/MOC/WEBINARS

July 29, 2020, from 10-11:15 a.m. CT
Webinar: Keeping Infants and Children Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Join the HHSC Office of Disability Prevention for Children, Early Childhood Intervention and Texas Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (Texas WIC) on July 29, 2020, from 10-11:15 a.m. for a webinar on how these programs are adjusting public education and service delivery strategies to meet the needs of providers, families and other stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will offer information and updates, as well as practical tips and resources aimed at promoting maternal, infant and child health. Register HERE.

This webinar is intended for parents and providers who work with families and others caring for infants and young children throughout the state.

Presenters from the following Health and Human Services Commission programs include:

  • Jay Smith, project manager for the Office of Disability Prevention for Children
  • Carol Baisdon, OTR, lead quality assurance therapist consultant, Early Childhood Intervention
  • Kaylene Thompson, RD, LD, nutrition education specialist, Texas WIC
  • Veronica Hendrix, LVN, IBCLC, RLC, Texas Ten Step Program coordinator with Texas WIC

Register for the “Keeping Infants and Children Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”  After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email explaining how to join the webinar. For questions, email Jay Smith at jay.smith@hhsc.state.tx.us or call 512-438-4715.

PAST WEBINAR RECORDINGS

COVID-19: When Home Isn't a Safe Place
Family violence is not a simple problem even outside of a global pandemic. During COVID-19, it becomes yet more complicated. In this Texas Medical Association podcast, a guest panel of four physician experts in family violence, intimate partner violence, and child abuse address how family violence has changed during COVID-19 and how medicine can respond. CME credit is available.

Webinar Recording: Implementing Virtual Well Child Visits Into Your Medical Home
Hear from TPS members, Angela Moemeka, MD, and Sogol Pahlavan, MD, and to learn about using virtual well child visits in your practice. Topics include: what is allowable for telemedicine well child visits, changes in operations that are needed, common mistakes, lessons learned, and much more. Hear how they have implemented telemedicine visits in their own practices and get helpful tips. 

Webinar Recording: Telemedicine Keys to Success
Not sure where to start with Telemedicine? In light of COVID-19, many of you have "opened your doors" to telemedicine appointments. As a prequel to the TPS Annual Meeting, we are providing TPS members with a complimentary webinar to hone your telemedicine skills. If you are looking for telemedicine basics such as how to set up, manage, transform, best practices, address parent concerns, privacy and payment issues – this is the "101" you've been waiting for!

Webinar Recording: Identifying Mental Health Issues, Child Abuse, and ACEs During a Pandemic
On June 13, 2020, the TPS Committee on Mental Health presented a complimentary webinar on the possible impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of children and adolescents and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The webinar included a discussion on ACEs and how pediatricians in the “telemedicine visit” arena can effectively identify child abuse in families, and screen for and identify mental health disorders in the adolescent population. Slides here.
Related links from speakers:

Society and Adolescent Health - COVID-19: Resources for Parents and Teens
Child Mind Institute - Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis
HealthyChildren.org - Teens & COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities During the Outbreak
Center for Parent & Teen Communication - Raising Youth of Color in a Complex World
Pediatrics - “The Talk,” Physician Version: Special Considerations for African American, Male Adolescents
Pediatrics - The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health

Webinar Recording: Implementing the Child Psychiatry Access Network for Pediatricians- CPAN
The 86th Texas Legislature created the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) – a major TPS legislative victory – to expand access to consultation and telehealth supports for pediatricians treating children and youth with mental health needs, and their families. Learn more about CPAN’s implementation and how to utilize it in your practice through our webinar featuring guest speakers David Lakey, MD; Laurel Williams, DO; and Nhung Tran, MD. You can also listen to audio only. Slides are available here.

Texas Health Steps Online Provider Education: Self paced online courses that provide CME credit free of charge. These web-based modules provide relevant information and reference materials on more than 50 topics designed for physicians and providers who treat Texas children and youth. You can access useful resources on this site at any time on an unlimited basis, even when not taking a course. Offerings include courses, webinars, podcasts, case studies, and tutorials accessible through mobile devices.

Disclaimer: Except for programs sponsored by TPS, AAP, TMA, or the AMA, listing of a CME activity does not represent an endorsement of the program by the TPS but is provided for informational purposes only.

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