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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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Upcoming Conferences

American Academy of Pediatrics: District VIII Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, 40th Annual Conference

July 7-10, 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii

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Unique Leadership Opportunity for TECaN Members (Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists)

TECaN Participation in the AAP
Section on Young Physicians Leadership Alliance - (YPLA) 2016-2018

Great leadership opportunity for 7 TECaN members (4 training fellows and 3 early career neonatologists)

  • Three year longitudinal program designed to develop leaders and build a leadership community among early career physicians
  • You must register for the NCE and be able to arrange your own travel and lodging, however there is no additional cost for the YPLA session
  • Application deadline is April 15, 2016
  • Recipients to be notified by May 20, 2016

See the application for more details and click here for more information If interested and able to commit, please complete the application and return to: Lyndsey Garbi, MD, FAAP

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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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