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What is TECaN?


Established by the AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, the Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists group(TECaN) consists of trainees in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Early Career Neonatologists within 7 years of graduation from fellowship training who are AAP members. Under the mentorship of Judy Aschner, MD, and Linda J. Van Marter, MD, MPH, TECaN is working to foster career development and leadership skills in a new generation of leaders in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. For more information, please contact Meredith Mowitz, Thomas Parker, or Linda Van Marter.

TECaN promotes communication and networking among members, keeping them informed about pending issues in Neonatal-Perinatal training and career development.

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We are excited to announce two positions on the TECaN Executive Committee for Early Career Neonatologist (TECaN) Representatives and are now accepting nominations and applications for the positions.

The TECaN representative’s role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Attendance at the two TECaN Executive Committee meetings occurring annually at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) meeting in the fall and the Workshop on Perinatal Practice Strategies in the spring (travel expenses to be reimbursed)
  • Participation in TECaN organizational activities year-round via monthly phone conferences
  • Dissemination of TECaN information to other early career neonatologists
  • The TECaN representative term will last two years.
  • Application Deadline: July 22nd 2016

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Upcoming Conferences

Hot Topics in Neonatology® conference

December 4-7, 2016
Washington, DC

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Conference Discount- Hot Topics in Neonatology

Your TECaN membership entitles you to a $100 discount to the 2016 Hot Topics in Neonatology® conference, scheduled for December 4-7th at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. The code will be featured in the upcoming TECaN newsflash. Highlights include presentations and discussions on O2 Data – The Final Decision, Antenatal Strategies to Decrease Neonatal Morbidities and Mortality, The Brain and Sedation, and many more.

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AAP SoNPM’s TECaN group was very well represented at the meeting and had a wonderful turn out at our annual TECaN reception at PAS. This was an excellent opportunity to meet fellow TECaN members, network, and discuss the opportunities available through our group! As usual, PAS had an overwhelming number of excellent talks, workshops, and poster presentations. Some highlights included the annual William Silverman, MD Lecture given by Dr. Jeffrey Horbar and a Tribute to the Life and Work of Dr. Maureen Hack given by Dr. Fanaroff, Dr. Vohr, and Dr. Wilson-Costello. Many of the members of our TECaN executive council also had outstanding platform presentations of their research including Laura Rubinos, Emily Fishman, and Shawn Sen (SPR David G. Nathan Award winner). Both our TECaN executive council and our TECaN members were well represented in platform and poster sessions throughout the meeting.

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Organization of Neonatal Training Program Directors (ONTPD)

The Organization of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program Directors (ONTPD) was formed in 1991 to provide an annual forum for program directors to identify and address issues relevant to Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (NPM) Fellowship Training. Its membership consists of the program directors from all accredited NPM training programs in the US and Puerto Rico. The leadership structure of the ONTPD is a Council consisting of 6 elected program directors. In 2010, a 7th member, a representative from TECaN, was added.

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TECaN Mission and vision


To launch and support an endeavor that will establish a dedicated group of trainee and early career neonatologists within the AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics; with the goal of fostering career development and enhancing leadership skills in a new generation of leaders in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

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