Welcome to the SOICH website
The Section on International Child Health (SOICH) is committed to improving the health and well-being of the world's children. The key components of our approach are:
- Direct health services and
- Facilitation of effective global partnerships
Become a part of our incredible community - join SOICH today!
"Maternal and Child Global Health: What You Need to Know Before You Go" Massachusetts General Hospital, May 31-June 1, 2013 - Boston
This two-day course will provide practical training in the critical aspects of maternal, newborn and child global health for clinicians planning to work abroad. The presentation and management of patients in resource-limited settings will be taught with didactic lectures, small group interactive sessions, and hands-on simulation scenarios of common delivery and newborn complications. Dr. Joia Mukherjee, Chief Medical Officer from Partners in Health, will be giving the Keynote Address.
See flyer for more information.
International Pediatric Association (IPA) Congress of Pediatrics - www.kenes.com/ipa/ICP 2013 - August 24-29, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia
ICP 2013 is the global meeting place for Physicians, Researchers, Nurses and Health Care Workers in the field of Pediatrics and its sub-specialties. Dedicated to promoting and improving child health and setting it as a high priority on the world agenda professionals in the field will convene in Melbourne for a high-level scientific program focused specifically on “Bridging the Gaps in Child & Adolescent Health.” Join leading experts to explore different opinions, treatment methodologies, and practices of pediatric and adolescent care.
2nd Annual Global Child Health Symposium during Section on International Child Health H Program at the AAP National Conference Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, Monday, October 28, 2013, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Check www.aapexperience.org for more information about the AAP National Conference and Exhibition - October 26-29, 2013 in Orlando, Florida
Our 1st ever Global Child Health Abstract Symposium presented during the SOICH's Educational Program at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition on Saturday, October 20, 2012, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM was a great success! Special thanks to all abstract presenters for participating!
Congratulations to our winners:
1) "2012 overall best abstract presentation in international child health" - Tina Slusher, MD
2) "2012 best poster in international child health" - Olatundun Williams, MD
More information is available at AAP's National Conference and Exhibition Web site (http://www.aapexperience.org/)
"The State of the World's Children"
As health care providers working abroad and locally all of you have unique perspectives about the state of child health in your country/state/province/community. If you enjoy writing or reading about experiences throughout the world please check out www.worldschildrenonline.org. You will have any opportunity to share your own thoughts!
Children and Disasters:
SOICH is working extensively to help our colleagues in other countries who experienced disasters. Working jointly with the AAP's Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council (DPAC) we have been able to reach out to our colleagues and offer free material on disasters and mental health, supplies and moral, educational, and at time physical support. Through DPAC we have additional information available for anyone in or planning to visit the disaster areas. In addition, thePediatric Education in Disaster Manual(PEDS) is available in English and Spanish for free. In addition, through the Friends of Children Fund, the AAP has received donations to help financially as recovery efforts continue. Make your donations online at the Friends of Children Fund donation page.