Continuing Medical Education

CME Committee Members
Michelle G. Brenner, MD
Kamil Cak
Nancy Leigh Gainfort, RN, BSN
C.W. Gowen Jr., MD, Chairman
Eric O. Gyuricsko, MD
John Harrington, MD
Rosalind W. Jenkins, Program Manager
Janice Karr
Jamil Khan, MD
Windy Mason-Leslie, MD
Amy Perkins
Amy Sampson
Natasha Sriraman, MD, MPH

Directions to Frequent CME Venues

The CHKD Continuing Medical Education Program is guided by the mission of Children’s Health System, to deliver excellence in quality and scope of service as we continually measure and improve our outcomes. We will identify the educational needs of pediatricians and other health care professionals within our community and provide educational opportunities which will improve their pediatric knowledge, attitudes and skills. The CHKD Continuing Medical Education Program fosters excellence in pediatric care through its diverse educational activities that focus on prevention, treatment, diagnosis, emerging technologies and procedures in pediatrics, pharmacotherapy and practice-related needs. CHKD CME activities are designed to improve the pediatric knowledge, attitudes and skills of physicians who care for children.

Specific CHKD CME activities include, but are not limited to single and multi-day conferences, community rounds and maternal newborn transport reviews. Most activities are presented in traditional lecture and case-based formats; however, the program encourages diverse presentation formats to optimally achieve activity objectives. These activities are planned and implemented in accordance with need as well as with the Essential Areas and Polices of the Medical Society of Virginia and the Standards for Commercial Support.

The target audience includes pediatricians, sub-specialists and family physicians primarily in Southeast Virginia and Northeast North Carolina. Multidisciplinary attendance is encouraged.

Enduring Materials

Educational Events for Medical Professionals

Every Thursday
Pediatric Grand Rounds at CHKD
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

Grand Rounds is telecast at the following locations: CHKD’s Health Center at Oyster Point, Eastern Shore, Peninsula Institute for Community Health, Inc., Portsmouth Community Health, Main Street Physicians and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. For more information, contact the EVMS Office of CME at (757) 446-6140 or visit Sponsored by EVMS Office of CME. View the Grand Rounds schedule.
Location: Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Brickhouse Auditorium, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Credits: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Recurring (call for times)
Maternal / Newborn Transport Reviews
Jamil Khan, MD, neonatologist, CHKD and EVMS perinatologist

The participant will be able to:

  • State current diagnostic measures and treatment modalities for the high-risk mother, fetus and neonate.
  • Recall outcome data on selected cases of patients referred from regional hospitals and identify opportunities to improve patient outcomes.
  • Describe care and stabilization of the maternal and neonatal transport process to ensure safe and orderly transport of patients.

MNTRs are open to physicians and staff with privileges at each respective hospital. The MNTR schedule is subject to change. Hospitals at which MNTRs are held are listed below for general reference. Please contact Karen G. Horton, neonatal/perinatal outreach at (757) 668-9140 to confirm specific dates.

Location: Albemarle, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, DePaul, Maryview, Sentara Obici, Outer Banks, Roanoke Chowan, Sentara Virginia Beach General, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, Riverside Shore Memorial, Southampton
Credits: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 To Sunday, March 01, 2015
Keeping 4-12 Year Olds in Boosters and Belts: Strategies that Work (Enduring Material)
Kelli England Will, PhD, Associate Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Summary of Course: This presentation will equip the audience with research-supported techniques to motivate 4-12 year-old children and their parents to always use booster seats and seat belts. Course participants will be taught to recognize when an education-focused safety intervention approach is insufficient, and when and how to modify their approach for more of a persuasive impact. Finally, two example programs that are empirically supported to improve car safety among booster-age and tween-age populations will be shared with the audience. These toolkits (Boost ‘em in the Back Seat and Make it Click) are freely available online for participants’ later use in their day-to-day interactions with children and their families.

Learning Objectives:

1. List reasons for resistance to safety recommendations, and how this affects your efforts 2. Identify ways to modify an education-based approach for a more persuasive impact

3. Discuss research-supported techniques for motivating booster seat and seat belt use

4. Describe how to access and use two empirically supported (free) toolkits for booster and tween populations

Target audience for this course: Physicians, pediatricians, sub-specialists, family physicians, residents/students, emergency physicians and responders, allied health professionals, nurses, public health professionals, social workers, and other health care and safety professionals.

ACGME Competencies: Patient care & practice-based learning and improvement.

Method of Participation: You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program content on this link:

Physicians: To evaluate this educational activity, receive a certificate/statement of credit/contact hours, go to

Other professionals: To evaluate this educational activity, receive a certificate/statement of credit/contact hours, to print-out an on-going transcript of all your TCEOnline CE activities for credits/contact hours, please go to:

Fees: No fees are charged for CDC' s CE activities. No fees are charged for CHKD's CME activity.


Brochure: View Brochure
Credits: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Thursday, June 19, 2014
8th Annual Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine Update for Primary Care

This conference will review current approaches to evaluating, diagnosing and managing injuries in the pediatric and adolescent athlete. Health care professionals who are caring for young athletes will be able to discuss the most current information as well as apply hands on techniques after attending this conference. This Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine Update has been designed to inform primary care physicians (pediatricians, family practitioners, internists), emergency medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers.
Brochure: View Brochure
Location: CHKD Brickhouse Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Credits: 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Registration: Online Registration

Friday, September 19, 2014 To Sunday, September 21, 2014
Mark the Date: The Donald W. Lewis Pediatric Update at Williamsburg 2014

More details to come.
Brochure: View Brochure
Location: Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, VA

Friday, February 06, 2015
Mark the Date: Insights into Autism Conference

More details to come
Brochure: View Brochure