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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Marshall Klaus Perinatal Research Awards – Call for Applications

January 30, 2015 deadline

The Section on Perinatal Pediatrics offers the Klaus Research Awards as a way to give pediatric residents and neonatal fellows with limited research training and experience an opportunity to initiate and complete research projects related to their professional interests. Projects may be related to the full spectrum of child health research, such as perinatal-neonatal health, behavioral sciences, biomedical science, epidemiology, health services, prevention, public health, quality improvement, and quality measurement. Follow the instructions in the link below to apply.

Award application information »

Council's Corner

Helpful Vignettes From the ONTPD Council

Facing Change in Your NPM Program

Jae Kim MD, FAAP
University of California San Diego

The one thing in academics is that nothing ever stays the same. As a Program Director, it is an ever facing challenge to keep up with new changes and incorporate them to sustain and improve one's program.

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FEATURED

New Accreditation System Task Force

Clinical Competency Committee

To assist program directors with the Next Accreditation System requirements, the NAS task force developed three documents related to the CCC for PDs use as an aid or guide: CCC policy, CCC evaluation reporting tool, and CCC responsibilities. Feel free to edit these documents to better fit the needs of your specific program or feel free to use your own documents. The ONTPD executive council and members of the ONTPD NAS task force have vetted these documents.

CCC Policy »
CCC Evaluation Reporting Tool »
CCC Responsibilities »

Annual Program Review Documents

As promised, the NAS task force developed two documents based on NAS requirements to aid and guide program directors in their annual program review. The Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) document describes the composition of members in the PEC and the PEC responsibilities. The Annual Program Evaluation (APE) tool is organized for documentation of the required areas of annual review and reporting.

The PEC and APE templates were developed by combining input from different programs; are meant to aid and guide program directors in annual program review and reporting; and are designed to be utilized at the discretion of the program director. Following development by the NAS taskforce, all templates were reviewed by the ONTPD executive council.

Program Evaluation Committee Policy »
Annual Program Evaluation Tool »

Since Milestones are not created to be used as a rotation evaluation tool, work was first focused on the new required instruments (CCC and PEC tools). If you have developed documents that you think would be helpful to the NAS task force, please send them to Patricia Chess.

Update on the NAS at the CoPS meeting in Vancouver


At the Council of Pediatric Subspecialists meeting in Vancouver, Mary Lieh-Lai reviewed ACGME current NAS information. We are planning to organize a NAS web conference for our ONTPD group soon.

ACGME NAS presentation »

Please join the ONTPD Council Task Force

Scholarly Activity Research Network


The SARN task force is developing a research network to facilitate scholarly projects by trainees in the areas of clinical, educational, and translational research.

To join, contact Jae Kim »
For questions, contact Christiane Dammann »

ONTPD Meeting at Pediatric Academic Societies
Meeting Vancouver 2014


The ONTPD meeting at PAS was attended by 34 program directors/associate program directors, two TECaN representatives, and Dr. Tonse Raju from the NICHD. Some ONTPD members who were not able to travel to the PAS meeting joined the discussion via web conference. Thank you all for joining us!
Topics presented and discussed by the ONTPD Council included:
ONTPD Council Chair provided updates from the ACGME, CoPS, mission of TECaN mission and goals of the ONTPD Council and future meeting dates Council Chair Report »

PD survey results were presented and networking ideas will be built into next meetings (PAS and NCE)

PD Survey Results »

The following Task Forces were presented:

New Accreditation System »
Standardized Simulation Curriculum in Neonatology »
Scholarly Activity and Research Network »

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