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Pediatric Lecture Series - COVID-19 Heart in the School Aged Athlete: How to return kids to play after SARS-CoV-2 infection

This Pediatric Lecture Series will discuss important pediatric topics that may lead to the improvement of child health from an individual, health care system and/or societal level.

Activity Details

Start Date:  March 9, 2021
End Date:  March 9, 2024

You may claim CME or CNE credit for successful completion of this online course. In order to claim credit, you must follow these steps:

  1. Register for the learning activity by creating an account or logging in to your account.
  2. Click Continue to navigate to the Evaluation tab; then click the Launch button to start the evaluation.
  3. Complete and Submit the evaluation and attestation form.

When the evaluation is submitted, you will be awarded credit. You may access your transcript for verification of participation at any time via Your Account. Need help? Visit the Support Page, send an Email, or call the Center for Learning and Professional Development at (603) 653-1234, Option 1.


There is no fee for this activity, but to receive credit(s) you must register online and complete the online evaluation (you must register to access this form).

  • Keith J. Loud, MD, MSc, FAAP

    Dr. Loud is graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, Dr. Loud completed his pediatric residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and fellowship training at Boston Children's Hospital, also earning a Master of Medical Sciences in clinical investigation at Harvard Medical School. Certified in adolescent medicine, sports medicine, and general pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Loud is associate professor of pediatrics and of orthopaedic surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this lecture, at least 75% of learners, will be able to discuss recent guidelines on risk stratification for physical activity in children and adolescents after SARS-CoV-2 infection.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 1.0 contact hour.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education, Continuing Nursing Education (CME/CNE) activity, you must:

  • View the entire Presentation
  • fill out the activity evaluation. (you must register to access).

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have reported NO financial interest or relationship* with various companies. There were no individuals in a position to control the content that refused to disclose.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Bibliographic Sources
  • Phelan D, Kim JH, Chung EH. A Game Plan for the Resumption of Sport and Exercise After Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infection. JAMA Cardiol. Published online May 13, 2020. Doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2020.2136.
  • Baggish A, Drezner JA, Kim J, et al. Br J Sports Med Epub ahead of print: June 13, 2020. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2020-102516.
  • Dores H, Cardim N. Return to play after COVID-19: a sport cardiologist’s view. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2020;54:1132-1133.
  • Udelson JE, Curtis MA, Rowin EJ. Return to Play for Athletes After Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection– Making High-Stakes Recommendations as Data Evolve. JAMA Cardiol. Published online October 26, 2020. Doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2020.5896.
  • COVID-19 Interim Guidance: Return to Sports.” American Academy of Pediatrics, 17 December 2020.
  • Kim JH, Levine BD, Phelan D, et al. Coronavirus Disease 2019 and the Athletic Heart: Emerging Perspectives on Pathology, Risks, and Return to Play. JAMA Cardiol. Published online October 26, 2020. Doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2020.5890.
Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions of the activity or regarding accreditation:
Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

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