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Online Continuing Medical Education

The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at Children’s Hospital offers online continuing medical education (CME) for professionals interested in learning more about specific fetal conditions and surgical interventions.

Online CME modules currently available include:

Course descriptions and links to register for each are listed below.

All are eligible for CME credit for physicians, and some are eligible for continuing education (CE) credit for nurses.

The Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians. The Hospital is also an approved provider of continuing nurse education though the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), an accrediting body of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) Part 2- CME and Self-Assessment

Each Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment featured enduring material (“Internet CME”) activity provides Category 1 CME and self-assessment credit(s) toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.

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Fetal Surgery Experience at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

This enduring material (”Internet CME”) activity is intended to meet the educational needs and practice skills of physicians and healthcare professionals in the fields of maternal fetal medicine, obstetrics, radiology, genetics, neonatology, pediatric surgery, pediatric cardiology, anesthesiology, pediatrics and family practice.

Among the many issues clinicians face today, staying current with advances in prenatal diagnosis, perinatal management, surgical repair and postnatal care of congenital anomalies is becoming a major challenge. This enduring material (”Internet CME”) activity will provide participants a foundation and framework to confidently identify appropriate perinatal management options for select structural anomalies, with a focus on fetal intervention. In addition, the course reviews major historical developments leading to the field of fetal surgery and discusses current research as it impacts the future of fetal surgery.

These lectures incorporate current, evidence-based diagnostic techniques, defect-specific protocols for fetal intervention and surgical management, and cite outcomes from a single center’s long-term experience in fetal therapy. The intent is to enhance clinicians’ skill in diagnosing, counseling and managing pregnancies complicated by these anomalies thereby improving their patients’ access to appropriate levels of care.

Upon completion of this enduring material, participants will be able to:

  1. Recall the natural history of anomalies considered for fetal therapy
  2. Recap evolution of fetal surgery, including experimental milestones
  3. Cite the rationale for open fetal surgery vs. less invasive approaches as they pertain to select congenital anomalies
  4. Identify the maternal and fetal indications for fetal interventions including open fetal surgery, EXIT procedure and fetoscopic procedures
  5. Discuss the future of fetal therapy as it relates to contemporary laboratory research

For Physicians

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia designates this enduring material for a maximum 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.

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Management of Fetal Lung Lesions

Among the many issues clinicians face today, staying current with advances in prenatal diagnosis, perinatal management and surgical repair of congenital anomalies is becoming a major challenge. This online educational activity will provide participants a foundation and framework for confidently identifying challenging prenatal lung anomalies and determining appropriate level of perinatal management. Each session in this course incorporates evidence-based diagnostic techniques, current options and criteria for fetal intervention, considerations for appropriate delivery planning, and guidelines for neonatal and pediatric surgical management. The intent is to enhance clinicians’ skill in diagnosing, counseling and managing pregnancies complicated by these anomalies and caring for neonates with these defects.

This CME activity is intended to meet the educational needs and practice skills of maternal-fetal medicine physicians, obstetricians, neonatologists, pediatric surgeons, pediatricians, family practitioners, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, genetic counselors, social workers and case managers.

Upon completion of this enduring material, participants will be able to:

  1. Recall the differential diagnosis for fetal lung lesions.
  2. Identify fetal chest mass pathophysiology that results in life-threatening complications in-utero and at birth.
  3. Review current strategies for perinatal management of pregnancies complicated by a fetal lung lesion.
  4. Recognize how to better decide the need for open fetal surgery vs. less invasive approaches including fetoscopy as they pertain to fetal lung lesions.
  5. Identify maternal and fetal indications for fetal surgery.
  6. Describe specific postnatal surgical management options for fetal chest masses including timing and criteria for resection.

For Physicians

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Register and take course »

Live CME events

If you’d prefer to learn in person, see our live CME page for a list of upcoming events from the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment. For additional CME conferences from other experts at Children’s Hospital, see CHOP CME.

More information

For more information about any of our CME programs, contact us at 1-800-IN-UTERO (1-800-468-8376) or use our online contact form.

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