Introduction to SOTM
The Section on Transport Medicine (SOTM) was founded in 1990. The Section facilitates interactions between members involved in pediatric inter-
facility 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,
|For more information on Section membership
criteria or the approval process, contact AAP
Member Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 800/433-9016, ext 7143.
|For a membership application for the Section on
Transport Medicine, contact the AAP Customer
Service Center at 800/433-9016, x5835, or visit
the Becoming a Member web page.
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
>> AAP Member Benefits
AAP Membership FAQS
Visit the Affiliate Transport Medicine Specialists web pages.