2018 SPPAC Continuing Education
The Society of Pediatric Psychology (Division 54 of the American Psychological Association) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Society of Pediatric Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Certificates of attendance will be issued for each poster session, symposium, or address marked with a CE on the conference schedule. There are 15 scheduled hours of Introductory to Advanced level CEs for psychologists offered at the 2018 SPPAC, with up to 7 additional hours of CE available for those who attend the preconference workshops and the Mid-Career Lunch and Learn.
How to Earn CE Credits for SPPAC 2018: A Step-by-Step Guide
STEP 1: Log into your account in the SPPAC User Portal:
If you are a new attendee (i.e., did not attend SPPAC in 2016 or 2017), then you will receive an email titled “IMPORTANT: SPPAC User Portal Information - Please Read!” with your first time log in information as the date of the conference approaches. The email will ask you to log into the SPPAC User Portal for the first time and set your password. You may want to write down the password you set; you will need it again (every year that you attend)!
For returning attendees (i.e., those who attended SPPAC 2016 or 2017), whether you are registering online or through mail/fax, please use the same email address used last year for your registration, if possible. You should then use the same email and password combination that you set up in the system last year. (Don’t worry, there is a “forgot password?” link you can use to reset your password if needed.)
One friendly reminder for returning attendees - if you have had a name, institution, or other change that affected your email address, please register with your new email address but contact Jennifer Hansen-Moore, SPP Member-At-Large, Continuing Education at Jennifer.Hansen-Moore@nationwidechildrens.org so we can update your existing account in the SPPAC Conference Portal, rather than creating a new account for you. The email address that you register with will become your new username in the Portal. Similarly, if you already registered for SPPAC 2018 with a different email account than you used for your last conference attendance for any reason, please contact Jennifer Hansen-Moore at the email address above immediately to ensure that your previous account has been updated with the new email address.
STEP 2: Pick up your badge at registration on site. Your conference badge will have a QR code in the corner that is unique to you. Come pick it up at the registration desk before heading off to your first CE-approved session.
STEP 3: Scan in and out of every session you attend. Use your conference badge to scan in and out of every session you attend. Self-service kiosks will be stationed outside of each meeting room. You simply hold up your badge to the iPad so that it can register your QR code. When it “chirps” and shows a “Success” message, hit okay on the screen and you are done! You will need to do this on the way in and on the way out of every session. You must be present for the entire session time in order to receive credit. Percent of time present in the room will be determined by the time in/time out stamp from scanning. Thus, if you do not scan in OR out of the room, or scan into the room late and/or out of the room early, no CE credit will be granted for that particular session (no partial credit can be awarded).
STEP 4: Complete your session evaluations. As soon as you scan into a session, an evaluation form will be available for you to complete in your SPPAC User Portal. We also will send you an email reminder after the session begins, but you don’t need to wait for it to arrive. You can log in anytime to complete pending evaluations. Pending evaluations will show up on your home screen. If you ever want to check and see what evaluations you already have completed, click on the icon that looks like a notebook page on your home screen and you will see both pending and completed evaluations for SPPAC 2018. You must fill out evaluations for all sessions for which you would like to claim CE credit. For poster sessions uniquely, you must complete additional free-text questions in the evaluation in order to receive credit. Participants will have 2 weeks following conference adjournment to complete all evaluation forms. After that time, the evaluation links will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to complete the program evaluation form(s) or claim CE credit. There will be no exceptions to this.
STEP 5: Print out your CE certificate. CE certificates will be available in “real-time” to view, download, and print through the SPPAC User Portal. This information will update automatically as CEs are accrued.
Please contact Dr. Jennifer Hansen-Moore, SPP Member-at-Large for Continuing Education at Jennifer.Hansen-Moore@NationwideChildrens.org.
The Society of Pediatric Psychology (Division 54 of the American Psychological Association) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Society of Pediatric Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.