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AOA Category 1-B credits and AMA PRA Category 1 CME

Courses to fit your schedule

Busy healthcare professionals enjoy the ease of our enduring on-demand, AOA Category 1-B and AMA PRA Category 1 courses. Participants must complete the entire activity session and complete all required forms to qualify for credit and receive a certificate.

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Child Abuse Recognition

2 AOA Category 1-B credits

This CME satisfies the State of PA licensing requirements for Child Abuse Recognition Training. The method of delivery for the Child Abuse Recognition Continuing Medical Education Program will be an On-Demand 2 hour program. The training session is provided visually by PowerPoint presentation and in audio by hearing the speaker's voice.

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$49 - 2 AOA Category 1-B credits

Topics Presented

Understanding and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse
Martin A. Finkel, D.O., F.A.A.P.
CARES Institute, RowanSOM 

Child Maltreatment
Laura K. Brennan, M.D., F.A.A.P.
CARES Institute, RowanSOM

General Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the “disease of sexual victimization” providing a framework to view this form of maltreatment and enhance the potential to make a diagnosis.
  • Appreciate the spectrum of physical findings that support the diagnosis of sexual abuse and the differential concerns.
  • Develop knowledge and skills in the how to’s of talking with children of various ages in a developmentally appropriate manner regarding their victimization.
  • Develop an understanding of the child protection system and services
  • Develop an understanding of the responsibilities of a mandated reporter of suspected child abuse and neglect, and become familiar with the process for making a report of suspected abuse and neglect in Pennsylvania
  • Develop an appreciation of the risk factors for and indications of child abuse and neglect

Method of Participation

For successful completion of this activity and awarding of credits, individuals are required to participate in the entire activity session and complete an attestation form, pre-test, post-test and an evaluation form. 

Accreditation

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. RowanSOM designates this On-Demand CME for 2 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME credits.

Cancellation / Refund Policy:  Your registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee, will be refunded if requested in writing before beginning the course.  Requests must be made in writing within one week from registration. 

 

Martin A. Finkel, DO, FACOP, FAAP

Martin A. Finkel, DO, FACOP, FAAP, is a Professor of Pediatrics and the Medical Director and co-founder of the Child Abuse Research Education & Service (CARES) Institute at Rowan University - School of Osteopathic Medicine (Formerly University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) In 1987 he established a University Center of Excellence which formed the nidus of what has matured into the CARES Institute. In 2004 the CARES Institute was designated as a statewide resource to inform best practices in the delivery of medical and mental health diagnostic and treatment services. Dr. Finkel is an internationally recognized authority on the medical evaluation and treatment of the child alleged to have been sexually abused. Dr. Finkel was instrumental in developing New Jersey’s statewide network of child abuse diagnostic and treatment centers, the first legislatively created state system of regional centers in the country. These centers of excellence provide services for sexually and physically abused children and educate professionals within the medical, child protection, law enforcement and mental health communities on the evaluation of the child victim. He has been a pioneer in the use of videocolposcopy for the assessment and documentation of residual to sexual abuse. He is the author of the first scientific paper published in the medical literature on the healing and interpretation of acute genital and anal trauma. He has published numerous articles and authored book chapters. The 3rd edition of his textbook Medical Evaluation of the Sexually Abused Child: A practical guide, published in 2009 by the American Academy of Pediatrics was translated in 2011 into Chinese as the first medical reference textbook on child sexual abuse published in Chinese. A Japanese version was released in 2012 and a Spanish edition is in development.

Dr. Finkel has been appointed by six Governors to co-chair with the Commissioner of Children and Families, New Jersey’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect. He was a founding commissioner of New Jersey’s Children’s Trust Fund to prevent child abuse. Dr. Finkel served on the national board of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children where he had oversight for the development of national standards regarding medical terminology and the interpretation of medical findings. He completed a 6-year term on the national board member of Prevent Child Abuse America. He has been actively involved with the development of a training curriculum for developing countries for the International Society on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN). In 2010 he was elected to a 6 year term as an ISPCAN Councilor and in 2012 elected to the Executive committee as Treasurer. In 2012 he received the Ray E. Helfer Society lifetime achievement award and the United States, Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Commissioner’s award.

Laura K. Brennan, MD, FAAP

Laura K. Brennan MD FAAP is a board-certified child abuse pediatrician at the Rowan University SOM - CARES Institute in Stratford, New Jersey.  The institute is the only dedicated diagnostic and treatment center for children with suspected maltreatment serving the seven southern counties of New Jersey (Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Atlantic, Cumberland, Salem and Cape May).  Dr. Brennan treats children who have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse and medical neglect.  She provides training to medical students, family practice and pediatric resident physicians as well as to local law enforcement and child protective services agencies, and participates in the local counties’ Child Abuse Multi-disciplinary teams.

Dr. Brennan is a graduate of Temple University. She received her medical degree in 2001 from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Brennan completed her Pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, followed by a fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics and Child Abuse and Neglect, also at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  She joined the faculty of Rowan University SOM in 2014.


End-of-Life / Palliative Care

2 AOA Category 1-B credits and/or 2 AMA PRA Category 1 credits

This CME satisfies the State of NJ licensing renewal requirements for End-of-Life/Palliative Care Training. The method of delivery for the End-of-Life/Palliative Care Continuing Medical Education Program will be an enduring on-demand two-hour program. The training session is provided visually by PowerPoint presentation and in audio by hearing the speaker’s voice.

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$49 - 2 AOA Category 1-B credits / 2 AMA PRA Category 1 credits

Topics Presented

Overview and Important Topics in Hospice and Palliative Care
Whitney Huston, D.O.
Associate Fellowship Director, Hospice/Palliative Care
Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice

Counseling for End-of-Life Caregivers and Recognizing When Symptoms Transition to a DSM 5 Diagnosis
Joanna Petrides, PsyD
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Psychiatry
RowanSOM

General Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Identify the difference between Hopsice and Palliative Care and have an understnading of the services provided by each
  • Evaluate the role of the POLST form as a medical directive and how it differs from other documents
  • Recognize caregiver burnout symptoms and improve awareness of such symptoms
  • Differentiate bereavement symptoms from the transition to an actual DSM 5 diagnosis

Method of Participation

For successful completion of this activity, awarding of credits and to receive a certificate, individuals are required to participate in the entire activity session and complete an attestation form, outcome survey and an evaluation form. Certificates will be e-mailed out within two weeks. 

Accreditation and Designation Statements

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. 

RowanSOM designates this program for a maximum of 2 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

RowanSOM designates this enduring activity for 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Release Date:  May 20, 2019
Expiration Date: May 20, 2022

Cancellation / Refund Policy:  Your registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee, will be refunded if requested in writing before beginning the course. Requests must be made within one week from registration.