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Credit for QI Posters

The American Board of Pediatrics awards Part 4 MOC credit for diplomates involved in an ABP-approved quality improvement (QI) activity.

The ABP also recognizes authorship of peer-reviewed posters presented at national scientific meetings that describe the implementation and outcomes of a QI project.

The project's ultimate success will not affect the credit, but it should address a recognized gap in care, be prospective, and involve more than one QI cycle.

To be considered for MOC credit, posters must include:

  • The specific aim of the QI project
  • The process for improvement
  • The progress toward or results of achieving the specific aim
  • A discussion of whether the aim was achieved, factors that affected success, and next steps.

Please review the QI Poster standards prior to submitting an application for MOC credit.

To earn credit:

  1. Submit an application: Log into the MOC Activity Manager (MOCAM) and complete a detailed "Poster" application.
    New MOCAM users must first register for an account.
  2. Submit the processing fee of $75.00.*
  3. ABP review: Staff and an external committee of practicing pediatricians review and approve completed applications. Applicants may be asked to clarify information during this review process.
  4. Notification: Please allow up to 12 weeks for the review.
  5. *All fees subject to change.

What won't earn credit:

  • Research publications, including comparative trials, before-and-after studies, and other studies intended to answer a clinical or scientific question.
  • Descriptions of studies to assess whether an intervention is effective
  • Development and validation of tools that could be used for QI
  • Quality measure development
  • Retrospective studies of administrative claims data
  • Pending posters or posters describing projects already approved for MOC Part 4 credit