Continuing Education Activities

​​The Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine organizes annual and bi-annual conferences that provide AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits hosting local and international speakers and attended by child and adolescent healthcare workers.

The Annual Pediatrics Update symposium is organized by the department and the CME office every year in February and discusses updates on topics in pediatric and adolescent medicine practice. The symposium speakers include department members, AUB physicians, and international guest speakers and is usually attended by more than 400 participants who are involved in child and adolescent healthcare. Read more The Annual Pediatrics Update Symposium 2018.

The National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network (NCPNN) bi-annual regional neonatal conference under the leadership of Dr Khalid Yunis. The conference addresses emerging topics in neonatal medicine including maternal and child health. Speakers from WHO, CDC, and the Ministry of Health are regularly invited and the conference is usually attended by a large number of participants from Lebanon and the region.

The AUBMC Special Kids Clinic (ASKC) and OpenMinds organize a yearly conference, since 2013, featuring expert presentations on the latest research, genetics, early detection and management of different neurological diseases in childhood.

​On December 09, 2017, the ECMO Program in collaboration with the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) organized the first Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult ECMO Meeting in Lebanon that took place in Gefinor Rotana Hotel in Beirut. The meeting hosted guest speaker, Professor Robert Bartlett, an emeritus professor of surgery at the University of Michigan, and establisher of extracorporeal life support organization (ELSO),who is credited with developing the lifesaving heart-lung technology known as (ECMO) and was attended by a host of specialists involved in the care of the critically ill patients.