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107 Preventive Integrative Health

Pediatric integrative medicine is a field recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics, yet many pediatricians remain unaware of its potential to provide expanded, evidence-based treatment options for children and adolescents. 

Preventive care and anticipatory guidance are cornerstones of pediatric practice but incorporation of evidence-based integrative medicine practices are not emphasized in medical education. 

This CME activity will help to close this knowledge gap and assist health care professionals in understanding how, when and what types of preventive integrative medicine approaches and interventions might be used in conjunction with conventional therapies to enhance pediatric care. This is important because an accruing number of effective, safe, non-pharmaceutical therapies and approaches are available for children yet not widely known or taught to clinicians. 

Pediatricians who are updated on literature and clinical research in integrative-based  anticipatory guidance will be better able to counsel families and be prepared to offer more comprehensive treatment options and effective preventive lifestyle recommendations.  

Outcome Objectives

  • Identify pediatric patients that could potentially benefit from integrative medicine anticipatory guidance approaches.
  • Determine which medical conditions have robust supporting evidence for the use of prevention focused integrative anticipatory guidance based treatment options in children.
  • Teach clinicians how to better educate parents about preventive health based integrative anticipatory guidance medicine treatment options for their children.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and the Academy of Pediatric Integrative Medicine. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 
Passing the course requires completion of all lessons and a minimum 80% score on all course quizzes, with two attempts allowed per quiz.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Current CME approval period: January 28 1, 2021- January 27, 2023. Date of most recent review January 28, 2021.


All CME-approved Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this activity.

Progress

Teachers
Hilary McClafferty, MD