Skip to main content


Return to Perinatal Section Home Page
Tecan Header

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 Krithika Lingappan, 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.

To get involved, contact your TECaN District Rep »



Briefly Legal

Spontaneous Intestinal Perforations (SIP)
Maureen E. Sims, M.D.
Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles

The author of NeoReviews Legal Brief, Maureen Sims, helps us stay ahead of the curve. This next column addresses the need for timely diagnosis and intervention to ensure the most favorable outcome.

SIP article »
Briefly Legal Archive »




Trainee Opportunity

The AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics and Vermont Oxford Network invite Trainees in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine to attend the VT-Oxford Network Annual Meeting and Quality Congress (AMQC) in October.  The Vermont Oxford Network has crafted a visionary program featuring world-class faculty with special fellow-focused events including opportunities to submit abstracts and participate in the Learning Fair poster presentations. This year, the AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics will offer five travel scholarships of $1,000 to the Vermont Oxford Network’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Quality Congress.

The Vermont Oxford Network will waive the registration fees for the five travel awardees.  For more information, please see the link below:

Deadline is extended to July 15th, 2014

For more information »

NICU-Fellowship Programs

View NICU-Fellowship Programs in a larger map

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.

ONTPD website »

TECaN Mission and vision


To enhance and advance education in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine while fostering community among group members and encouraging active Section membership and participation. AAP members who are trainees in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and early career neonatologists, within 7 years of completing fellowship training, are eligible to join TECaN. To get involved, contact Krithika Lingappan.


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.


@ TECaNchat

Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN) now has a twitter account to help disseminate important AAP information. Please follow us on Twitter@TECaNchat.

Privacy Statement | Contact Us | Terms of Use | Support Center | Home
American Academy of Pediatrics, 141 Northwest Point Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007, 847-434-4000