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.

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 health care professionals; physicians,  residents, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, and others working in the field of neonatology, pediatrics and obstetrics, in addition to  hospital directors and administrators,
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 neurological diseases in childhood. The conference features international world renowned speakers in the fields of autism and neurogenetics presenting novel treatment modalities. 

Adult and Pediatric ECMO Program Director Dr Jana Assy provides continuous training for physicians and nurses on ECMO at AUBMC and during workshops and conferences including MEMA. Certificates in ECMO training would be provided to participants.
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.

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program offer continuous training and education in neonatal resuscitation. The target audience is medical professionals responsible for newborn care: family physicians, pediatricians, residents in training, nurses, midwives, obstetricians and inhalation therapists. Training is offered to AUBMC faculty and staff as well as to the medical and nursing community across Lebanon. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)® is used as the framework of the program. This program works in close coordination and collaboration with the Clinical and Professional Development Center (CPDC) at the AUB nursing school in collaboration with the National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network (NCPNN) and the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health. Certification is endorsed by the ministry of health and the AAP-NRP.

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Grand Rounds
Grand Rounds  are held every Tuesday from 8:30 - 9:30 AM, presenting a review and update of pediatric and adolescent topics. They are given by department members, senior residents, and visiting faculty and attended by AUBMC and community physicians. Category II CME credits are provided for the Grand Rounds.


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