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Continuing Medical Education

CME Program

St. Christopher’s has been dedicated to physician education and training for more than 110 years, including the development of continuing medical education for nearly 65 years!  

The Office for CME provides continued service for the faculty at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, nurse practitioners, fellows, residents and medical students. Also, we assist in directing and planning activities that occur off-campus at community-based physicians and institutions with which we work closely. 

Our CME programs have been shaped over the years by the wonderful influences of several historically renowned pediatricians who provided care and education at St. Chris, including: Dr. William H. Bennett, founder of St. Christopher’s Hospital, Dr. Waldo E. Nelson, author of what is widely-known as THE pediatric textbook, Dr. Angelo M. DiGeorge, physician-scientist who detailed DiGeorge Syndrome, and Dr. David S. Smith, venerable physician leader fondly known as the “pediatrician’s pediatrician”.

Mission Statement


Alma P. Barberena, Coordinator, Office for Continuing Medical Education Program

Phone: 215-427-5159

Damaris Rodriguez, Assistant, Office for Continuing Medical Education Program
Phone: 215-427-6672

Keith Herzog, MD, General Pediatrics, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Director, Office for Continuing Education Program 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine
Phone: 215-427-6827  



Upcoming Special Events

Download the Special Events Schedule 

22nd Annual “A Day with the Newborn” Symposium
January 31, 2020, 7:15am – 4:30pm
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Keynote Speaker: Robin H. Steinhorn, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Vice President, Children’s National Health System, Center for Hospital Based Specialties

32nd Eastern Society for Pediatric Research
Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 15, 2020
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing

19th Annual Mid-Atlantic Cystic Fibrosis Consortium Conference
April 17, 2020
Chubb Conference Center, Lafayette Hill

17th Annual PEDIATRIC Extracorporeal Life Support (ELSO) Course
August, 2020
Four-Day Course
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

4th Annual Pediatric Update: Heart Care for the Young: “From Fetus to Adult with CHD”
October 23, 2020, 7:15am – 4:30pm

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are held each Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Angelo DiGeorge Teaching Center on the ground floor of the hospital.  Continental breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and parking passes are available for visiting physicians.

January 2020 Schedule

Grand Rounds Continuing Medical Education Credits
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

St. Christopher’s requires that CME activities be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. The presentations must be free from commercial bias, promote quality healthcare and be based on evidence accepted within the medical profession.  

St. Christopher's designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.

To submit an application for a CME Event:
1. Contact the CME office to obtain the application packet
2. Complete and submit an Event Approval Process Form
3. Complete and submit a MARKEE Form
4. Further information, event checklist and guidelines will be provided to you


Speakers and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by St. Christopher's Hospital for Children are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).
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