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SECTION ON
Transport Medicine

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Introduction
Introduction to SOTM

The Section on Transport Medicine (SOTM) was founded in 1990. The Section facilitates interactions between members involved in pediatric interfacility transport for the purpose of improving care of infants, children, and adolescents who require interfacility transport. Issues of clinical care, service delivery, access to care, education, research and administration are all included in the mission of the Section.

Membership in the Section is open to fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and approved Section affiliates who are actively involved in the study or practice of pediatric or neonatal transport. A seven-member executive committee oversees and directs the mission of the Section. The fields of emergency medicine, pediatric and neonatal intensive care medicine are represented on the executive committee.

The Section on Transport Medicine provides educational programming at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition. The programs consist of an educational and scientific program as well as a business meeting. The Section also develops, implements and evaluates the Course on Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care Transport Medicine for professionals involved in pediatric transport.

The Section on Transport Medicine is actively involved in the research and development of recommendations, standards, and guidelines for the interfacility transport of neonates and children. The recently released 3rd edition of the Guidelines for Air and Ground Transport of Neonatal and Pediatric Patients is available from the AAP Bookstore. A pediatric transport newsletter entitled Transport Dispatch is published for the Section members.

The Section on Transport Medicine contributes to the Academy's mission by providing quality educational materials and programming for the general practitioner, subspecialists and affiliate members. The Section's involvement is national in scope with respect to published material, legislative issues and continuing medical education courses.

For information on how to get
involved with the
Section on Transport Medicine
or for further information
about specific section activities,
contact Niccole Alexander,
MPP, Manager, at
nalexander@aap.org
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For more information on
Section membership criteria
or the approval process
contact Member Services at
membership-@aap.org or
800/433-9016, ext 7143.
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For a membership application
for the Section on Transport
Medicine, contact the
Customer Service Center
at 800/433-9016 x5835
or visit the
Becoming a Member
web page.

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Visit the
Affiliate Transport Medicine
Specialists

web pages.


Affiliate Member
Application

Membership


Membership in the Section on Transport Medicine (SOTM) is open to fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics and approved Section affiliates who are actively involved in some aspect of the study or practice of the transport of infants, children and adolescents and who are interested in contributing toward the objectives of the Section. See below for further information and applications.

>> SOTM Membership Criteria
>> SOTM Member Benefits

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