Pediatrics for the 21st Century (Peds 21)

Friday, October 21, 2016
11:30am – 5:30pm

Moscone South, 102-104

The Medium Is the Message: How Electronic Media Are Transforming Our Patients’ World

During the limited time pediatricians have for health maintenance visits, we are asked to address brain development, school readiness, healthy weight, socialization, discipline, and high-risk behaviors. There is, however, a common thread running through all these topics: children’s electronic media use. Peds 21 attendees will hear from leaders in the field about the critical role that media use plays in many of the child health outcomes about which we care the most. Speakers will cover emerging data in an area that’s evolving so fast that many of us feel unable to keep up. Learners will return to their practices with new tools to help families establish a media use plan that will reinforce healthy behaviors for life.

Peds 21 Videos

Welcome – David Hill, MD, FAAP

President Remarks – Benard Dreyer, MD, FAAP

Keynote Address – Michael Rich, MD, MPH, FAAP

Screens & the Developing Brain – Dimitri Christakis, MD, MPH, FAAP

Chalkboards & Books – David Tayloe Jr, MD, FAAP

A Weighty Matter – Stephen Pont, MD, MPH, FAAP

I’ll Sleep When My Battery Dies – Sujay Kansagra, MD, FAASM

First Person Shooter – Col Jeffrey Hutchinson, MD, FAAP

Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll – Megan Moreno, MD, MPH, FAAP



MOC Part2 iconPeds 21 again will offer the opportunity to earn 10 points of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 credit from the American Board of Pediatrics through the AAP MOC Portfolio Program, in addition to CME credit.  You must attend Peds 21 and complete an associated self-assessment to be eligible to claim 10 MOC Part 2 points.


NEW THIS Year: There is NO pre- and post-course self-assessment.  The Medium is the Message – MOC Self-Assessment has been approved to be offered through PediaLink.  The course is only available to registered attendees of Peds 21 and will open on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM CDT (12:00 noon PDT).  Attendees will have until Friday, December 16, 2016 at 11:59 PM CST to complete the Self-Assessment.

In order to earn and claim the 10 MOC Part 2 points, you must:

  • Register and attend Peds 21
  • Complete the MOC Self-Assessment before Friday, December 16, 2016 at 11:59 PM CST.
  • Must have an 80% on the course to pass.

No extensions to these deadlines can be granted.