Don’t miss these free, online education opportunities related to immunizations, Zika, and FL Medicaid.
Getting Parents to Yes! Vaccine Conversations That Work for Providers & Parents
CDC Webinar: August 25, 2017, 12:30 PM EST
This webinar is intended for healthcare professionals who vaccinate children and adolescents. Two pediatricians (Dr. Nathan Boonstra and Dr. Sharon Humiston) and a family physician (Dr. Margot Savoy) will share their strategies for making effective vaccine recommendations to parents, answering common parent questions, addressing concerns, building trust, and working with parents who decide not to vaccinate. Click here to register!
Beyond the Basics: The Impact of Zika Virus on Vision and Hearing
AAP Webinar Series on Zika Virus Syndrome: September 5, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Babies born with Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome (CZVS) can have other findings beyond microcephaly. Often, these infants are seen with vision and hearing abnormalities that may be present at birth, however, these can emerge later. The research in this area is still evolving as more and more babies are born. Experts are seeing a wide range of severity of issues, and are using different methods to treat these infants. During this webinar, participants will learn more about the vision and hearing findings seen in infants with CZVS, new research in this area, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for evaluation and treatment, and about long term care strategies. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: (1) Describe the vision and hearing findings seen in infants born with CZVS.
(2) Understand the landscape of research in the area of Zika virus’ impact on vision and hearing. (3) Know what guidance for evaluation, treatment, and long-term care a pediatrician can use when seeing a patient with possible or confirmed CZVS. Click here to register!
Florida Medicaid Fee Schedule Webinar
The Agency for Health Care Administration is providing an overview presentation on the Practitioner Fee Schedule on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, from 9 -10:30 a.m. The goal of this presentation is to provide information to Medicaid practitioners regarding fee schedule use. Information shared will include reimbursement methodologies, the rule promulgation process, and Medicaid coverage policies. A brief question and answer period will follow the presentation.
Those interested must register prior to the webinar utilizing this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar (view system requirements).
Audio: Participants can use their telephone or computer mic & speakers (VoIP).
United States (Toll-free): 1 877 309 2071 or United States: +1 (562) 247-8421
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the webinar. Access Code: 540-748-371
Join the AAP Project ECHO Zika Telementoring Learning Community
Congenital Zika virus syndrome has captured the attention of the world because of the devastating effects it can have on infants’ development. In recognition that pediatricians (primary care providers, clinicians, and subspecialists) will require support and guidance, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), with support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, has launched the AAP Project ECHO Zika Telementoring Learning Community for individuals interested in learning more about Zika.
Primary care providers are invited to attend the hour-long sessions and discuss Zika related concerns as well as share de-identified cases for discussion with the group. Learning in this community is bi-directional and flexible to the needs of the attendees.
Join the next set of sessions on August 21, September 11 & 25, and October 9 & 23. Registration is FREE! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.