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Let's Meet in San Diego

The AAP National Conference and Exhibition is coming up. TECaN will be there and we hope you can join us.

1) Q&A lunch with the Merenstein lecturer: Friday, October 10th.

2) The Merenstein lecture by Dr. Judy Aschner: Friday, October 10th, 5-6 PM

3) TECaN reception: Saturday, October 11th, 5:30-7:30 PM - Hilton Sapphire Terrace

Meet TECaN

In 2008, the AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics sought to develop leaders among young neonatologists. Drs. Judy Aschner and Linda J. Van Marter engaged a focus group of post-residency training fellows in neonatology, who shared their ideas of a group which would cater to the career and life of young physicians in neonatology. SoPPe now has a group for trainees and early career neonatologists (within 7 years of their fellowship completion), TECaN.

Learn about TECaN here »

Marshall Klaus Research Award »

Featured Articles

Social & Mobile Media for the Neonatologist:
Communication in the Social Media Age

Social media expert, Clara Song, MD, FAAP  had a recent discussion with a well-respected neonatologist in which he stated that social media was a communication tool that would soon live out its popularity and ’dissolve away.’  She respectfully disagreed, noting that that social media is not, in fact, just a tool but, rather, is a form of communication that utilizes useful Web and media tools.  Because it originated as engaging and authentic conversation, Dr. Song contends that social media, will evolve further and not simply dissolve away.  This entire exchange occurred on WhatsApp.  We are evolving, and we don’t even realize it!

Dr. Song’s Neonatology Today article »

Previous articles »

Who is Responsible for Therapeutic Development for Infants?

More than 90% of drugs administered to neonates are either ‘not approved’ or used ’off label’ (not recommended for use in infants).  Dr. Ronald Ariagno calls all neonatologists to action by asking us to be curious and actively report adverse events  to the FDA.

Article »

Inhaled Nitric Oxide Use in Neonates with Congenital
Diaphragmatic Hernia

Pediatric Heal Information System data were queried for inhaled nitric oxide (INO) use in 1713 newborns with CDH admitted to 33 hospitals. INO use in neonates with CDH is widespread, and has increased at many US tertiary pediatric hospitals without contemporaneous change in ECMO utilization or mortality. The improvement of evidence-based guidelines for the use of INO in newborns with CDH could lead to a reduction in health care costs for these patients

Read the article »

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In the news

Featured App - LactMed

This app houses a comprehensive list of medications and supplements and their effect on lactation, the breasted infant and levels in mother and baby.

Available at Apple App Store and Android Market  

NICU-Fellowship Programs

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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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