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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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Perinatal Workshop Travel Scholarships- 2017

We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for Neonatology Fellow Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists (within 7 years of fellowship graduation) to apply for a Travel Scholarship to the AAP Perinatal Section Spring Workshop on Perinatal Practice Strategies in Scottsdale, Arizona. The meeting will occur from March 31st - April 2nd, 2017 with a focus on simulation, quality improvement, advocacy, and transfusion medicine. Applications are due by January 13, 2017.

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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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