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AAP Perinatal Section currently has 3 education working groups


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2010 NeoPREP

Committee Members

  • Michele Walsh, MD, MSE, Case Western Reserve University; District V (Co-Chair)
  • LuAnn Papile, MD, Baylor University; District VII (Co-Chair)
  • Wally Carlo, MD, University of Alabama; District VII
  • Ivan Hand, MD, Queens Hospital Center; District II
  • Camilia Martin, MD, Children's Hospital Boston; District I
  • Eric Eichenwald, MD, Baylor University; District VII
  • Marilyn Escobedo, MD, Oklahoma University Health Science Center; District VII

Scope of Work

The planning group develops curriculum and selects speakers for NeoPREP an intensive 7 day review of neonatal-perinatal medicine. The course emphasizes the process of evidence based decision making and the scientific basis for the clinical practice of neonatology. The course content is at an advanced level and is appropriate for individuals who are already subboard-certified and seek an intensive review as well as those preparing for first time subboard certification. The course is typically offered every other year. Content is monitored closely to reflect the content specifications of the Neonatal-perinatal subboard. The course typically provides 50 or more Category 1 CME credits.

Current Initiatives

The Fall 2007 course held in Atlanta, GA was sold out with nearly 500 participants. The next course will be offered Feb 7-13, 2010 in Newport Beach, CA.

Link to Committee/Organization Site

Click here and enter NeoPREP 2010 in CME Finder.»

Contact Us & Get Involved

NeoPREP is an intensive course that requires the participation of numerous individuals who are experts in specific areas of neonatal-perinatal medicine. If you would like to contact the web committee or to be considered for the planning group or to participate as a course faculty member or monitor, please contact the committee chair:

Michele Walsh »

Perinatal Program at 2009 AAP National Conference and Exhibition

Committee Members

  • Endla K Anday, MD (District III), Chair 2009
  • Renate Savich, MD (District VIII), Chair 2010
  • David J Burchfield, MD (District X), Chair 2008
  • Linda J Van Marter, MD (District I)
  • Carl Bose, MD (District X)

Scope of Work

The committee plans and organizes the Fall Meeting of the Perinatal Section of the AAP. Included goals are to provide clinicians with a state-of-the-art seminar on a specific clinical entity in neonatology, promote young investigator research through both oral and poster abstract presentations, and to provide a mechanism for maintenance of skills and/or certification.

Current Initiatives

2009 NCE, October 16-18, 2009, Washington, DC
  • Keynote Address
  • State of the Art Lecture Series: Pathophysiology of Inflammatory Mediators and Origin of Neonatal Disease: Curiosity, Cause or Consequence
  • Hands-on Workshops: Simulation Training, New Ventilators, Coding and Introduction to Amplitude Integrated Electroencephalography and Near-Infra Red Spectroscopy
  • Abstract Presentations
  • Poster Walk
  • Neonatal Career Development Seminar

Contact Us

Endla Anday, MD »

View the NCE 2009 PowerPoint Presentation»

Workshop on Perinatal Practice Strategies

Committee Members

  • Mark C Mammel, MD, Chair, Children's Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, University of Minnesota
  • Robert C Cicco, MD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Sergio G Golumbeck, MD, MPH, New York Medical College
  • DeWayne M Pursley, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School
  • Robert D White, MD, Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Indiana University School of Medicine

Scope of Work

This committee designs and plans the educational program presented for the Perinatal Section annually in Scottsdale, AZ. Originally conceived and planned in 1988 by the late Joe Butterfield, this meeting is designed to help neonatologists in all types of practices learn skills necessary to "get the job done," as opposed to more traditional meetings designed to discuss treatment strategies, use of medications, and so on - or how to "do the job". A theme-based meeting, we begin with a Butterfield Lecture, often by the most recent Apgar Award winner; we invite the AAP President-Elect to address us; we have a session with the Committee on the Fetus and Newborn to discuss current and future committee initiatives; and we use audience participation and small group breakout sessions extensively to make this meeting as interactive as possible. We also offer an optional but very popular session on proper coding and documentation in conjunction with the meeting.

Current Initiatives
2009: The Light Bulb Moment: Imbedding Innovation in Practice
(Phoenix, AZ - April 3-5, 2009)

is designed to:
  • Provide practitioners with the skills needed for transforming innovation into regular practice
  • Help prepare neonatologists for changes in the recertification process
  • Offer approaches to identify your leadership style and use it effectively
  • Examine the use of outcomes data to modify practice

Perinatal Practice Strategies Meeting Brochure »

Contact Us and Get Involved!

The committee welcomes thoughts and suggestions for future meeting content from past attendees and all interested section members and colleagues.

Mark C. Mammel, MD »
Jennifer Riefe, AAP Committee Liaison »

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