Continuing Medical Education

The Office of Medical Education within the Department of Pediatrics has developed a broad and comprehensive series of educational activities that serve the continuing medical educational needs of our faculty, community practitioners and colleagues throughout the country. Our continuing medical education endeavors are encompassed by three primary activities: Grand Rounds, Outreach Conferences, Continuing Medical Education Conferences.

The Department takes great pride in its Grand Round series which runs annually from September through June. Pediatric Grand Rounds is the premier teaching and educational activity of the Department and addresses key concepts within the realm of state of the art pediatrics including those related to novel and important developments in research, clinical diagnosis and management, child advocacy, international pediatrics and community pediatrics. The series draws on the expertise of the Department's full-time faculty, our talented community physicians and leaders and from national and international leaders in the field.

Yale School of Medicine (YSM) will now pay the tuition for teachers on the voluntary faculty to attend two Yale-Sponsored CME courses at YSM and ten hours of on-line YSM CME education per year. In addition, all CME related sessions sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) are free and open to you.

Eligibility: All voluntary faculty holding a YSM appointment who are actively involved in medical student teaching.

15th Annual Yale Pediatric Update

Friday November 10th, 2017
1027 Racebrook Road
Woodbridge, CT

The Annual Yale Pediatric Update was started 15 years ago, in response to requests for high quality CME addressing advances in the field of pediatrics, and topics of practical interest. The course is designed to meet the educational needs of pediatric practitioners seeking tools, resources, and evidence-based recommendations for evaluating and managing a variety of both common and potentially serious pediatric health conditions.

Plenary Topics Include: Foreign Body Ingestions, Otitis Media Updates, Effects of Opioid Crisis on Children, Approach to Genetic Testing, Management of Umbilical Hernias, Review of Child Fatalities in CT, and Pediatric Dermatology Update, including Childhood Melanoma.

Workshop Topics Include:

  1. Easy-Peasy Approaches to Office-Based Procedures
    Learn and practice techniques for successfully performing many common, and some not-so-common, procedures in the pediatric office setting.
  2. "Dentistry 101" for the Pediatric Practitioner
    Review the key components of routine oral screening, common questions about dentition and tooth eruption, recommendations for optimizing oral health, "red flag" exam findings, and management of intra-oral and dental trauma.
  3. Educational Advocacy for Children: Tips and Tactics for Success
    Improve your ability to help parents obtain appropriate services and placements for children with special needs. Specific advice provided re: keys to successful PPT meetings and importance of effective language in expert letters, with an overview of pertinent Special Education laws.

For additional details including a conference schedule and list of faculty/speakers, please view the materials in PDF form here:

To register for the event, please click here.

Course Director: Linda Arnold, MD FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Emergency Medicine
Yale School of Medicine


If you have any comments or questions about our CME activities or if we can provide you with any additional information about them, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Lindsay C. Johnston, MD MEd
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program Director
Associate Professor of Pediatrics