Continuing Education and Quality Improvement Projects

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CME/MOC2/MOC4: Improving Care for Developmental Disabilities and Dysmorphic Features

This is a multi-state virtual learning collaborative to connect pediatricians and other pediatric clinic staff interested in improving performance, documentation, and follow-up (including referrals and genetic testing) on screening for developmental disabilities and dysmorphic features in pediatric primary care clinics. The project can be completed in 4 months. This activity has been approved for MOC2, MOC4 and CME Credits and has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. There is no charge for participation in this HRSA-funded project.

Live Virtual Learning Collaborative Presentations will take place as follows:

  • 1/28/21 from 12:15-1:00 PM EST (0.75 Contact Hours)

Developmental Screening at Well Child Visits, 10-35 months

Miriam Behar, MD

  • 2/25/21 from 12:15- 1:00 PM EST (0.75 Contact Hours)

The Pediatric Genetics Evaluation: What to Expect

Sara Zoran, MS, CGC & Jessica A. Scott Schwoerer, MD

  • 3/25/2021 from 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM EST (1.00 Contact Hours)

Dysmorphology 101- An Introduction to Dysmorphology

Susan A. Berry, MD

  • 4/15/21 from 12:15- 1:00 PM EST (0.75 Contact Hours)

Introduction to Commonly Recommended Genetic Tests

Sara Zoran, MS, CGC & Jessica A. Scott Schwoerer, MD

To successfully complete the MOC4 project, the pediatrician will:

  • Complete a minimum of three prospective audits of the pediatrician’s patients and/or clinic patients including a baseline audit, a mid-point audit and final audit;
  • Identify and implement a minimum of two intervention strategies identified to increase rates of documented screening in children ages 10-35 months and communication of results with parents and making appropriate referrals;
  • Prepare and implement the Screening and Referral Action Plan and submit online;
  • Enter audit data into the project data aggregator system (provided by the Midwest Genetics Network) which will prepare run charts via the web-enabled reporting tool;
  • Review and discuss run chart for each audit with clinic team; and,
  • Participate in at least two virtual learning collaborative presentations or view the recordings during the project period. Virtual Learning Collaborative Presentation information is listed in the column on the left.

To register, please click here: Contact Danielle Baumgartner at  with questions.

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and the Michigan Public Health Institute. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Statement: The Minnesota Medical Association designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

APB MOC II Statement: Successful completion of this CME/MOC2 activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 3.25 MOC2 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.

APB MOC4 Statement: Physicians who participate in this project and meet ABP completion requirements will receive credit (25 points) for the Improving Professional Practice (Part 4) component of Maintenance of Certification (MOC).