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Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

This activity is directed to physicians who take care of hospitalized children, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or hospital wards.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review of current policy of US detaining migrants seeking entry into the US either for asylum or other reason.
  • Review the current conditions of children in the migrant detention centers in the USA.
  • Review the community aspects of migrant children seeking asylum including seeking access to medical care, legal representation (and partnership between physicians and lawyers), and educational needs.

  • There is no educational content to this course. This course is designed to only administer the post-test and collect CME evaluations for the podcast associated with this training

Suggested Additional Reading & Joint Accreditation Statement:

  1. AAP Statement Opposing the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act. 6/15/2018 by: Colleen Kraft, MD, MBA, FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics.
  2. Linton JM, Griffi n M, Shapiro AJ, AAP COUNCIL ON COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS. Detention of Immigrant Children. Pediatrics. 2017;139(5):e20170483.
  3. Loreka A, Ehntholt K, Nesbitt A, Wey E, Githinji C, Rossor E, Wickramasingh R. The mental and physical health difficulties of children held within a British immigration detention center: A pilot study. Child Abuse & Neglect. Volume 33, Issue 9, September 2009, Pages 573-585.
  4. Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Texas. New York Times- The Daily Podcast. July 1, 2019.
  5. Jordan M. Judge Orders Swift Action to Improve Conditions for Migrant Children in Texas. The New York Times. June 29, 2019.

Joint Accreditation Statement:

This activity is approved for the following credit: AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢. Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of (1.0) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dr. Julie Linton MD, FAAP — American Academy of Pediatrics Immigrant Health Special Interest Group Chair
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Tony R. Tarchichi MD — Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Paul C . Gaffney Diagnostic Referral Group
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.