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International Elective Awards Deadline September 15, 2015

Pediatrics “Monthly Feature” Editorial Board

Learn the Signs. Act Early

Fluoride Varnish Volunteers Needed at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition!

Join the Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

AAP Pediatric Care Online - New Video Added

Red Book Online - A Valuable Benefit for AAP Members

National Preparedness Month 2015

2015 National Conference Ice Cream Social - Deadline Extended - September 18, 2015

Section on Tobacco Control Program: “From coding to motivation – practical tips on helping parents and teens quit smoking.”

Publishing Workshop

Yellow Zone Practice Parameters for Management of Acute Loss of Asthma Control

Webinar: Maintaining Breastfeeding Beyond the First Week

Webinar: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: Doing the Right Thing in Primary Care Practice

Leadership Opportunities for Residents and Fellowship Trainees - Deadline October 1, 2015

Autism Case Training

AAP Quality Connections Newsletter now Available

Coming October 2015 - AAP Gateway

Call for Articles AAP Section On Medical Students, Residents, and Fellowship Trainees Pediatrics “Monthly Feature”

AAP Pediatric Care Online™ - Always on call!

A Call for Medical Student and Resident Led Projects

Registration is now open for the 2015 AAP National Conference & Exhibition

 

 


International Elective Awards (Posted 7/15) – Deadline September 15, 2015
Each academic year the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will designate several $1,000 awards split in two cycles to categorical or combined-training pediatric residents who wish to complete a clinical pediatric elective in the developing world during residency. Fellowship Trainee members are also eligible to apply, however, only one Fellowship Trainee applicant may be awarded per cycle at the discretion of the review committee. Applicants must be a member of the AAP Section on International Child Health (SOICH) in order to apply. Awards are given on the basis of the application and an online recommendation form from the applicant's program director, faculty mentor/advisor or global health director.
Click here for information and the online application. For more information on this exciting opportunity, contact Kimberley VandenBrook at kvandenbrook@aap.org or 800/433-9016 ext. 7134.

Pediatrics “Monthly Feature” Editorial Board - (Posted 9/15)
“Since January 2015, the AAP Section on Medical Students, Residents, and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) has published a column in the Monthly Feature section of Pediatrics. Currently, there is an open position on this Monthly Feature editorial board. In brief, the editorial role is a three-year commitment with transitions yearly in January. Editors will review and revise submissions, while also planning an annual writer's workshop at the AAP National Conference and Exposition. We are accepting applications from residents and fellows as well as medical students applying to residency in pediatrics, as long as they will remain a trainee for at least half of their three-year term on the board. For further information and to access the applications form click here.

Learn the Signs. Act Early - (Posted 9/15)
The CDC Learn the Signs. Act Early. program provides free resources and materials for pediatric clinicians to distribute to parents or include in waiting areas, including developmental milestone checklists, brochures, and flyers. These materials can be customized with your contact information and are also available in Spanish.

Fluoride Varnish Volunteers Needed at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition! - (Posted 9/15)
At the National Conference and Exhibition in Washington, DC on October 23 – 27, 2015, the AAP Section on Oral Health conducts a training for attendees around fluoride varnish application, oral health risk assessment, counseling and anticipatory guidance. We are currently seeking volunteers to practice the skills on young patients (AGES 0 – 6 with at least one tooth). To sign up to participate please email Lauren Barone. Attendance is required at one of the following sessions:

  • 10/24 Saturday 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (arrive by 2:30 pm) Session Number I1113
  • 10/25 Monday 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (arrive by 2:30 pm) Session Number I2113

The AAP will compensate you and your child with the following:

  1. Local travel costs (public transportation/parking for the day you attend the volunteer event) – with receipt.
  2. $50.00 stipend per workshop session.
  3. Participation in our AAP Family Movie Night Saturday, October 24 at 6:30 pm

Join the Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety - (Posted 9/15)
The purpose of COQIPS is to create opportunities for innovation and support its members in the integration of policy, education, advocacy, research, and practice issues in their pediatric practice, specialty and/or areas of special interest. Click here to read the full article.  Membership is free to all SOMSRFT members and for more information contact Cory Darrow at cory.darrow@uhhospitals.org.

AAP Pediatric Care Online - New Video Added - (Posted 9/15)
Pediatric Care Online presents a new video, Umbilical Catheterization, in its video series on common pediatric medical procedures. The series uses the power of video-based learning to provide physicians with essential training and continuing education on how to perform medical procedures in the office or hospital setting. Don't have PCO? Click here to learn about free-trial subscriptions for residents and pediatricians.

Red Book Online - A Valuable Benefit for AAP Members - (Posted 9/15)
The newly revised and updated Red Book: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, 30th Edition is now available on Red Book Online—the go-to resource for the most current information on infectious diseases. This exclusive member benefit includes a state-of-the-art digital design featuring the complete text of the Red Book, a visual library of more than 2,700 images, online news and updates, and much more. Also available is the new Red Book 2015 app. AAP members can also purchase the Red Book in print or e-book at 50 percent off the retail price of $149. Visit shopAAP for more details.

National Preparedness Month 2015 - (Posted 9/15)
September will mark the 12th annual National Preparedness Month. The goal of this Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-backed campaign is to enable citizens to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. Visit the AAP National Preparedness Month web page, to find specific actions that help promote pediatric preparedness during September, including actions to enhance influenza prevention and control.

2015 National Conference Ice Cream Social - (Posted 9/15) – Deadline Extended - September 18, 2015
Hosted by the Section on Breastfeeding (SOBr), Section on Medical Students, Residents, & Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT), and the Section on Early Career Physicians (SOECP).
Join us for this exciting Speed – Networking event! This is a great opportunity to meet the AAP breastfeeding specialists in a setting similar to “speed dating.” The social will allow attendees to be updated on hot topics, the latest evidence, controversies, and challenges in breastfeeding. Topics covered will include ‘Returning to Work,’ ‘Medications,’ and ‘How to Work a Pump.’ The SOBr, SOMSRFT, & SOECP Ice Cream Social will take place Sunday, October 25th from Noon – 1:00 PM. Please complete this form as space is limited! 

Section on Tobacco Control Program: “From coding to motivation – practical tips on helping parents and teens quit smoking.” – (Posted 9/15)
Session H2037- At the National Conference and Exhibition on October 25th 1-5:00 PM Central there will be a celebration with cake to commemorate the Section becoming a full status Academy section. All conference attendees are welcome to join in celebrating this milestone in Section history! For more information please see www.aap.org/sotco, or contact Section staff at notobacco@aap.org

Publishing Workshop – (Posted 9/15)
At the National Conference and Exhibition on October 25th 5-7:00pm the Section on Tobacco Control is assisting members trying to author a manuscript. Open to new and experienced authors who need guidance drafting a publication-worthy article, or for input on a new approach to their work. Open to Section members only however, membership is free for current AAP members. For more information or to join click here or contact staff at notobacco@aap.org

Yellow Zone Practice Parameters for Management of Acute Loss of Asthma Control - (Posted 9/15)
The AAP Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma, Allergy and Anaphylaxis (MHCCPAAA) recently hosted a free webinar to discuss the Yellow Zone Practice Parameters for Management of Acute Loss of Asthma Control. This webinar highlights the summary statements in the recent evidence-based practice parameter, Management of Acute Loss of Asthma Control in the Yellow Zone. The webinar recording and presentation slides are now available on the AAP MHCCPAAA webpage.

Webinar: Maintaining Breastfeeding Beyond the First Week - (Posted 9/15)
Tuesday, September 30, 2015 4:00 PM Eastern
The AAP and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are hosting a free webinar to enhance physician's knowledge, skills, and interventions to support mothers' breastfeeding goals beyond the first week. Topics covered will include common breastfeeding and lactation problems encountered after the first week and barriers to continued exclusive breastfeeding. A socio-cultural framework for workplace support for breastfeeding mothers will be discussed.

Webinar: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: Doing the Right Thing in Primary Care Practice - (Posted 9/15)
Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 7:00 PM Eastern
The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program is hosting a webinar focusing on the improving care for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Hearing loss is one of the most common congenital conditions and, if not identified early, can potentially result in significant developmental delays. Rachel St John, MD, FAAP, will highlight the role the medical home in coordinating care within the EHDI program. Dr St John will also offer strategies to improve timely and appropriate care for children who may be Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Click here to register.

Leadership Opportunities for Residents and Fellowship Trainees (Posted 7/15) - Deadline for Executive Committee Positions - October 1, 2015
Are you interested in becoming a leader in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees? Each year the section recruits interested residents and fellowship trainees into leadership positions. The deadline for these positions is October 1, 2015.
The following positions are open:

  • District coordinator
  • Assistant district coordinator
  • Section secretary
  • Section vice chairperson

Section liaison positions are open.  The deadline for liaison positions is November 1, 2015.
The following liaison positions are open:

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Medical Student and Resident Committee
  • Committee on Federal Government Affairs (COFGA)
  • Committee on Pediatric Research (COPR) – Resident Research Grant (RRG)
  • Community Access to Child Health (CATCH)
  • Council on Clinical Information Technology (COCIT)
  • Council on Community Pediatrics (COCP)
  • Council on Early Childhood (COEC)
  • Section on Administration & Practice Management (SOAPM)
  • Section on Adolescent Health (SOAH)
  • Section on Breastfeeding (SOBr)
  • Section on Child Abuse & Neglect (SOCAN)
  • Section on Early Career Physicians (SOECP) Subcommittee on Residency Scholarships
  • Section on Emergency Medicine (SOEM)
  • Section on Home Care (SOHCa)
  • Section on International Child Health (SOICH)
  • Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians (SOOPe)

Autism Case Training - (Posted 8/15)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Autism Case Training is an AAP-endorsed curriculum that provides real life scenarios to improve early identification of children with autism spectrum disorders. The training modules help with identification, diagnosis and management of patients with autism spectrum disorders. A free CME and MOC Part 2 version of the training is available.

AAP Quality Connections Newsletter Now Available - (Posted 8/15)
The Summer 2015 issue of AAP Quality Connections is now available. AAP Quality Connections is a newsletter of the Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (COQIPS) that communicates timely information and increases awareness of the importance of quality improvement. The newsletter also provides updates on current AAP quality improvement programs and projects.

Coming October 2015 - AAP Gateway - (Posted 8/15)
This clinical research and up-to-the-minute news network, will deliver the information you want, when and where you want it. Any device. Any time. Anywhere. Get daily news, an Editor's Blog interpreting the latest research, improved search platform, continuously published articles daily, relevant content curation based on your interests and specialties, the AAP's first open-access "Case Reports" journal, and more all in one location. Click here to RSVP for the online launch party and take a quick AAP Member tour.

Call for Articles AAP Section On Medical Students, Residents, and Fellowship Trainees Pediatrics “Monthly Feature” - (Posted 8/15)
Call for Articles on the Following Topics: “Mental Health”, “Cultural Competency”, and “Diversity and Business of Medicine”.  Three articles will be selected annually to be published in Pediatrics.  Runners Up will be considered for alternative SOMSRFT publications. Please submit to: SOMSRFTpediatrics@aap.org. Click here for details. 

AAP Pediatric Care Online™ - Always on call! - (Posted 8/15)
Access your FREE resident subscription today! Residents now have automatic access that is generously sponsored by Mead Johnson Nutrition. Simply visit http://pediatriccare.solutions.aap.org/and sign in using your AAP Login and Password

A Call for Medical Student and Resident Led Projects (Posted 7/15)
As part of the AAP Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees FACE Poverty campaign, we are making an interactive Google map to be sent to pediatric residents. The goal of this initiative is to highlight the diverse efforts of medical students and residents throughout the country in advocating for our pediatric patients living in poverty. In order to make this component of the campaign thorough and representative, we are asking for medical student and resident led projects to help in populating the map. Please submit 3-5 advocacy projects from your region using the Google form. For more information contact Aerial Porto at aeporto@bu.edu.

Registration is Now Open for the 2015 AAP National Conference & Exhibition (Posted 7/15)
Taking place in our nation's capital October 24-27 (pre-conference activities - Friday, October 23), don't miss out on this monumental experience, which includes the best in pediatric education, networking with peers, and the largest pediatric-focused exhibit hall. Register before September 11 to receive the lowest registration rates.

 

 

 

 


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