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Committee Initiatives

In addition to publications and educational venues, there are many committee, strategic
planning and liaison initiatives that are encompassed within the work of the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics. A few are listed below.

Coding & Reimbursement

(Co-Chairs: Gilbert Martin & Richard Molteni)

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(Chair: Dilip Bhatt)

  • Updating the Directory of USA & Canada NICUs, Neonatologists, Perinatologists and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
  • Finalizing survey of Levels of Neonatal Care of all NICUs in the USA & Canada
  • Assessing Neonatal-Perinatal workforce data
  • Updating ONTPD Directory on an annual basis
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(Chair: Avroy Fanaroff)

  • Documenting the history of the Scottsdale Workshop
  • Video recording the Silverman and Cone History lectures as well as the annual Apgar, Education and Landmark awards
  • Developing history manuscripts to submit for publication to the Journal of Perinatology
  • Including on the website links to PAS abstracts related to history
  • Digitizing, labeling and archiving Marilyn Escobedo's photos of key perinatal events and professionals
  • Documenting the history and growth of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • Documenting the history of the Organization of Neonatal Training Program Directors
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(Chair: Bill Engle)

  • Advertising benefits of membership to potential new members
  • Making fellows aware of eligibility for membership
  • Working to get 3rd year fellows to take advantage of free Perinatal Section membership
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(Co-Chairs: DeWayne Pursley & John Hartline)

  • Updating the publication Understanding a Practice Venue[J Perinatol 2002;22:supl 1 (April 2002)]
  • Providing career development seminars for neonatology fellows
  • Developing Clinical Document Repository Project
  • Developing a module regarding practice activities in later-career neonatology
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(Chair:Jörn-Hendrik Weitkamp)

  • Establishing a Neonatal-Perinatal International Research Mentorship Award
  • Developing a preemie follow-up web-based toolkit for clinical care and research
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Strategic Planning Initiatives


(Co-Chairs: Marilyn Escobedo & Avroy Fanaroff)

  • Modifying Section educational venues to incorporate advanced adult learning theory
  • Incorporating Audience Response input into educational sessions
  • Developing and updating the Section Website


(Co-Chairs: Judy Aschner & Linda Van Marter)

  • Developing a fellows group within the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics
  • Adding leadership training at Section educational venues
  • Identifying new potential leaders to get involved with Section initiatives and activities
Read about the trainees' NCE preconference »

Global Health

(Co-Chairs: Bill Keenan & Deborah Campbell)

  • Developing a system to match Section member volunteers with opportunities to participate in global health projects
  • Establishing collaborations with the Section on International Child Health

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Learn more about the global NRP initiative »


(Co-Chairs: Carl Bose & Jeffrey Gould)

  • Bringing together organizations interested in quality neonatal-perinatal health care
  • Developing a Technical Quality Advisory Committee

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