Letter from the Web Editor - Brenda Jean Mears, MD, FAAP
September 22, 2013
Good day to all of you,
You may reach our latest section page update from your “My AAP” page.
I hope all of you have had a good summer and that many of you will join us in Orlando in October. Our section meeting is a joint meeting with the Section on Senior Members on “Evolution of Pediatric Ethics over the Past 40 Years” on Sunday. Don’t forget to join us for the Bartholome Award presentation as well.
We are sponsoring several sessions:
Saturday, October 26 | 8:30 am
| Convention Center 207a
I1039 Caring for a Culturally Diverse Society: Understanding the Impact of Changing Demographics on the Care We Provide
Sunday, October 27 | 8:00 am | Convention Center 304e
H2020 Joint Program: Section on Bioethics and Section on Senior Members
Monday, October 28 |
8:30am | Convention Center 311b-c
S3047 From Prenatal to Neonatal Palliative Care: Planning for Uncertainty
Monday, October 28 | 9:30 am | Convention Center 304f-g
F3059 Gender Identity in Minors
Tuesday, October 29 | 8:30 am | Convention Center 207a
I4023 First, Do No Harm: Ethical Issues Related to International Health Experiences
Remember the room assignments may change so confirm them in your program when you arrive in Orlando.
On the upcoming meetings page you will find a listing of some other sessions of possible interest. Sessions include a variety of programs such as F1092 on delivering bad news and S1119 on Good Samaritans.
If you happen to be near Atlanta, the David J Sencer CDC Museum is having an exhibit titled: Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America. Dates: September 28, 2013 to January 17, 2014.
Many movie trailers, documentaries, television programs and even some complete movies are available on such sites as YouTube. On the history, literature, media and the arts page, there is now a separate subsection for television programs and shorter programs. The programs are alphabetized by the name of the overall program first, then the name of the episode. For instance the Bonanza episode “The Quality of Mercy” is under Bonanza and then Quality of Mercy. I have added 2 Deep Space Nine programs. I will add other programs as I run across them but if any of you have ones with which you are familiar, let me know and I will add them.
The newsletter archive includes newsletters from past years. Our Pediatrics in Review articles and AAP Grand Rounds articles are linked on the website.
There are updates and some proofreading corrections in many of the sections including the policy statements, current articles, classic articles and all 3 book pages. We are continuing to add links in the External Organizations Policy Statements and Other Reports list.
Virtual Mentor has had issues recently on Motherhood and Medicine and Ethics in Cancer Prevention and Care.
These projects are for your interest and use. Most of the information included is not endorsed by the AAP or by me personally. The news articles and blog links in particular, may sometimes have inaccurate information. The goal is to spark ideas, discussions and assist you in anticipating what your families may wish to discuss.
Since it is impossible to follow everything published, what is included is, of necessity, idiosyncratic. If you see something we have overlooked please send it on. I will try to include in the next update. We are specifically looking to increase the number of bioethical studies, bioethical novels and useful policies from other organizations in our reference lists.
Our Section on Bioethics Listserv is valuable for sharing knowledge and thoughts about our section activities and bioethics. Any of our members may post to the LISTSERV® e-mail list at Bioethics@listserv.aap.org. If you are not receiving at least occasional messages from me let me know at email@example.com.
My thanks to Anjie Emanuel, Michael Chorvat, the members of the Section Executive Committee and all the others who provide assistance in the ongoing projects of our Section.
Brenda Jean Mears
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