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Executive Committee

L. LuAnn Minich, MD, FAAP
Salt Lake City, UT

Michael J. Ackerman, MD, PhD,
Rochester, MN

Stuart Berger, MD, FAAP
Sacramento, CA

Kathy J. Jenkins, MD, FAAP
Boston, MA

William T. Mahle, MD, FAAP
Atlanta, GA

Bradley S. Marino, MD, FAAP
Chicago, IL

James S. Tweddell, MD, FAAP
Cincinnati, OH

Julie A. Vincent, MD, FAAP
New York, NY

Immediate Past Chairperson
W. Robert Morrow, MD, FAAP
Dallas, TX

2015 Program Co-Chairs
Stuart Berger, MD, FAAP
James. S. Tweddell, MD, FAAP

Staff Manager
Vivian Thorne


What's New

Join us this September to raise awareness of pediatric cardiomyopathy,
the number one cause of sudden cardiac arrest and heart transplants in children. In every state, city, and neighborhood there is most likely a child with cardio-myopathy. You can educate others on the signs, symptoms and risk factors to help identify more at-risk children.
Learn More!

American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition
October 24-27, 2015
Washington, DC

SOCCS Program Schedule

ABIM ACHD Certification Exam Registration Now Open
The ABIM is preparing to offer the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Certification
Examination for the first time on October 20, 2015. Interested candidates may register
March 1 – May 15, 2015.

Details available here.

Pediatric Education and Training State Advocacy Infographic
Pediatrician State Advocacy Infographic-Medical Subspecialties and Surgical Specialties

AAP Department of Federal Affairs Washington Report
Subspecialty Academic & Advocacy
The AAP is actively engaged in federal advocacy for the needs of academic and subspecialist pediatrics. October 2015 report


2016 PREP Cardiology
Published Quarterly MOC CME Subspecialty Board Review
Online ONLY

Stay current in your specialty with the online self-assessment program that delivers peer-reviewed questions, critiques, and references mapped to the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) subspecialty content specifications–PREP® Cardiology.
Pre-sale: Delivers in January 2016

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Health Policy

Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Policy Statements



The Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery was founded in 1955 and is
committed to improving the care of infants, children, and adolescents with regard to pediatric
cardiology. The Section was combined with the Section on Cardiac Surgery in 2002.
Objectives for the Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery include providing an opportunity
within the Academy for the presentation and discussion of investigations and scientific
observations pertaining to the cardiovascular system in children. The Section holds its
organizational meetings and hosts educational programs for the pediatric cardiologist and
cardiovascular surgeons at the Academy's National Conference & Exhibition (Annual Meeting).
The format for the National Conference program includes three days of programming including
symposia on current topics in the field, scientific oral abstract presentations and posters.
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