Boston University School of Medicine is proud to present our annual Current Clinical Pediatrics program from April 16-20 2018 on beautiful Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.

This conference is designed to address practice gaps in the areas of dermatology, neurology, neonatology, adolescent substance abuse, emergency medicine and general pediatrics. The conference is intended to increase knowledge and competence by providing opportunities for learning through lectures, discussion, small group workshops, and interaction with faculty and peers.

Who should attend?

Pediatricians, family practitioners, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and residents.

This program is supported in part by a grant from Pfizer.

New this year!

The opportunity to earn American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits.

Optional Buprenorphine Waiver Training at no additional charge.  Please email Claire Grimble for more information.

Adolescence is when many addictions begin. Yet most patients can't get the care they need.

The AAP recommends that pediatricians consider offering medication-assisted treatment to their adolescent and young adult patients with severe opioid use disorders; buprenorphine is a first-line medication.

You can help your patients in danger from an opioid use disorder. Take this readily-available, free opportunity to obtain training (4 hours in Hilton Head, 4 hours online) that allows you to prescribe buprenorphine.  

 The training is provided by Stephen Martin, MD EdM, a family physician board certified in addiction medicine, who has provided this training in Alaska, Alabama, and Maine. He is also a former 8th grade teacher and pledges the 4 hours will be well spent!

Buprenorphine waiver training is available for providers interested in seeking their waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in office‐based treatment of opioid use disorders. To obtain the waiver to prescribe, physicians are required to take eight hours of training and NPs/PAs are required to take 24 hours of training.

Following trainings, providers who have successfully completed the course, may apply to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to obtain the waiver. PCSS‐MAT urges all providers who complete the course to submit a Notice of Intent Form to SAMHSA to obtain your waiver to prescribe. The waiver must be completed online and a link to the online form will be provided to participants following the training.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (5U79TI024697) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speaker sand moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization simply endorsement by the U.S. Government.




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Patrick Mabray

Instructor of Pediatrics and Neurology Boston University School of Medicine Director of Pediatric Movement Disorders Program Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Neurology Boston Medical Center
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Peter Lio, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Founding Director, Chicago Integrative Eczema Center Partner, Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago
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Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Faculty, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine Director, Urban Health and Advocacy Track, Boston Combined Residency Program
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Bernadette Levesque, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Quality Lead, Division of Neonatology Medical Consultant, Reach Out and Read-Massachusetts for Boston Medical Center NICU
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Jack Maypole, MD

Course Director Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatrics Boston University School of Medicine Director, Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) Co-Principal Investigator, 4C Program Medical Director SPARK Center Boston Medical Center
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Alisa McQueen

Alisa McQueen, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics Associate Chair for Education Program Director, Pediatric Residency Training Program Program Director, Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine The University of Chicago ∙ Comer Children’s Hospital
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Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 18 MOC points 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.*

By attending this activity and providing your ABP number & Date of Birth, you authorize BUSM CME office to report your information to the ACCME so that we may process your MOC Part II credit on your behalf.

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 21 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

This Live activity, 2018 Current Clinical Pediatrics, with a beginning date of 04/16/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.7 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized  state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 21 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

* Please note, ABP does not allow partial MOC points.  Points may be earned as follows: 18 points for attending all morning sessions Monday through Thursday.