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AAP SoNPM’s TECaN group was very well represented at the meeting and had a wonderful turn out at our annual TECaN reception at PAS. This was an excellent opportunity to meet fellow TECaN members, network, and discuss the opportunities available through our group! As usual, PAS had an overwhelming number of excellent talks, workshops, and poster presentations. Some highlights included the annual William Silverman, MD Lecture given by Dr. Jeffrey Horbar and a Tribute to the Life and Work of Dr. Maureen Hack given by Dr. Fanaroff, Dr. Vohr, and Dr. Wilson-Costello. Many of the members of our TECaN executive council also had outstanding platform presentations of their research including Laura Rubinos, Emily Fishman, and Shawn Sen (SPR David G. Nathan Award winner). Both our TECaN executive council and our TECaN members were well represented in platform and poster sessions throughout the meeting.

Learn more about TECaN at PAS »


Statistics: Always More to Learn!

Data sharing for clinical trials will soon be a requirement for publication in many recognized medical journals. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors is asking for your feedback and comments to their proposed requirements by April 18, 2016.

Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Proposal From the Internal Committee of Medical Journal Editors

How do you envision its implementation? Share your feedback to the ICMJE

Making the Most of Mentors: A Guide for Mentees

A vital part of good mentoring relationship is to be a good mentee. The mentee can take the lead of the relationship by facilitating the mentor’s efforts to create a successful relationship for both. Attached is a very useful article: Making the Most of Mentors: A Guide for Mentees, which highlights the practical strategies that mentees can use.

Making the Most of Mentors: A Guide for Mentees »

Tips For Making and Delivering A Great Oral Presentation:

Creating and delivering an effective oral presentation is an essential skill for a neonatologist whether he/she is presenting at a research conference, at a job interview or teaching clinical concepts to fellows and residents. Attached are some tips borrowed form author Dave Paradi’s books and Pedialink to help with your next presentation.

Making & Delivering Presentations »

New! SoNPM Online Journal Club

The American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neonatal Perinatal Medicine (AAP-SoNPM) in collaboration with EB-NEO are happy to announce a new initiative. The SONPM Journal Club is an online forum for trainees and early neonatologist to critically evaluate medical literature relevant to the care of newborn infants. Authors are encouraged to submit a constructive and well reasoned critical review of available literature related to neonatology. The Journal Club articles will be peer-reviewed by the AAP-SoNPM Editorial board before being published online.

Journal Club Introduction »

Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care

Empathy is defined as the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions: the ability to share someone else's feelings. As neonatologists, we often put ourselves in the shoes of parents or family members when facing a tough clinical scenario with their child. Attached is a touching video on the importance of empathy in health care and an article that highlights the importance of empathy and communication in the NICU from a parental perspective.

Empathy in the NICU Video »

Parents' experiences of communication with neonatal intensive-care unit staff »

Neonatology Review: Q & A

Editors, Dr. Brodsky and Dr. Martin, have granted us permission to reproduce these questions.

When does the bone marrow become the primary site of hematopoiesis in the fetus?

Which of the following is a correct response?

A. 1 to 2 weeks' gestation
B. 5 to 10 weeks' gestation
C. 11 to 15 weeks' gestation
D. 16 to 20 weeks' gestation
E. 22 to 25 weeks' gestation

Briefly Legal

Brain Ischemia

Maureen E. Sims, M.D.
Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles

Ischemia to the brain during labor may be created by mechanical forces from a variety of causes including: excessive uterine activity, prolonged and dysfunctional labor, malposition, marked molding, cephalopelvic disproportion, instrumented delivery, and difficult delivery. If significant fetal stress occurs and reserves are depleted during labor, cardiac output may be reduced, and hypoperfusion (ischemia) of the brain may result from the inadequate cardiac output.

Brain Ischemia »
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@ TECaNchat

The Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN) group now has a twitter account to help disseminate important AAP information.

Please follow us on Twitter@TECaNchat.

Section on Perinatal Pediatrics

The Section on Perinatal Pediatrics is the home organization for specialists in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and also welcomes affiliate members working in related disciplines. At a membership of nearly 3,500, the Section is the largest specialty group of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Section's highest priority is to ensure optimal health and well-being of babies and mothers and this is accomplished through the Section's core activities in the realms of advocacy, education, outreach and support of clinicians and researchers.

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