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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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Are you ready for the boards?

Registration for the upcoming American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 2016 Spring Exam is now open. The exam is scheduled for April 5, 2016. For more information click on "Certifying Exam" in the Useful Links section.

Upcoming Board Prep Opportunities:

2016 NeoPrep:
January 23-29, 2016 - Atlanta, GA »

Specialty Review in Neonatology:
February 23-28, 2016 - Orlando, FL »

2015 Hot Topics in Neonatology

December 6-9, 2015
Marriott Marquis Hotel
Washington, DC

Hot Topics in Neonatology® will feature an exciting and controversial panel of presenters on a wide array of new research and clinical pearls. We begin our program on December 6 with the Neonatal Quality at Hot Topics preconference, and finish the day with our keynote speaker, Alice Goffman, who will speak on some of the challenges in preterm prevention and the special challenges faced by young, urban, impoverished parents. This will be followed by two and a half days of concise presentations on new information and approaches to neonatal care, including new approaches to nutrition and delivery room management, oxygen management, global neonatalogy and the utility of genomics. Please join this important forum, learn with us and enjoy the fellowship of those who are dedicated to improving the health of our future.

Two Great Neonatology Web Resources

Neonatal Research Blog - Author: Dr. Keith Barrington
Dr.Barrington is a neonatologist and clinical researcher and chief of service at Sainte Justine University Health Center in Montréal and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Montréal. The blog contains excerpts and thoughtful critique of recently published articles in neonatology often with insight into previously existing knowledge in the particular topic. Definitely worth a busy neonatologist’s time.

Neonatal Research Blog »

Neoknowledge - Author: Dr. Gautham Suresh
Dr.Suresh, Medical Director of the newborn center at Texas Children’s Hospital, designed this resource for health professionals from all over the world who take care of newborn babies. The webpage features summaries of recently published articles relevant to the practicing neonatologist. Apart from the current literature, it also features clinical guidelines, Cochrane reviews, procedural videos and other academic resources of use to the neonatologist.

Neoknowledge »

NICU-Fellowship Programs

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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.

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 Meredith Mowitz.


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

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