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Clinical Case Program – Call for Abstracts - Deadline April 8, 2016

Resident Research GrantsDeadline February 29, 2016

International Elective AwardsDeadline April 1, 2016

Join the New Provisional Section on Child Death Review & Prevention

Call for Nominations: AAP Community Pediatrics AwardsDeadline March 1, 2016

Webinar: Suicide - An Invasive yet Preventable Disease

Webinar: Oral Health – An Essential Component of Primary Care

Strategies to Enhance Care for Hispanic Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Rhode Island: Advancing the Medical Home Model in Pediatrics

Weiss Pediatric Care: Promising Practices in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference Resident Travel Grant Program – Deadline February 15, 2016

SOID S. Michael Marcy Visiting Professor Program – Deadline February 26, 2016

2016 Visiting Professorship for Pediatric Epilepsy – Deadline February 12, 2016

Medical Home Modules for Pediatric Residency Education Now Available

New oral health resources in Spanish!

Universal Developmental Screening

AAP Coordinating Center on Epilepsy - December 2015 Newsletter

AAP Quality Connections - Winter 2015 Issue


Clinical Case Program – Call for Abstracts (Posted 2/16) - Deadline April 8, 2016
Have you come across a unique case on your clinical rotations? Have some interesting research you want to share? The AAP is now accepting abstracts for the 2016 National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco, CA! Medical Students, Residents and Fellows may submit case reports for a poster presentation - this is a great opportunity to present a case report at a national conference and network with your peers at the same time! Submission is free, and the deadline is April 8, 2016. You may also submit research abstracts to other sections and councils for consideration for oral or poster presentation during the conference weekend; be aware you will have to pay dues in that section/council in order to submit. Visit the Call for Abstracts​ website for further information.

Resident Research Grants (Posted 2/16) – Deadline February 29, 2016
In an effort to enhance the development of research skills among physicians in training, the American Academy of Pediatrics administers the Resident Research Grant Program. This program gives residents the opportunity to conduct independent research projects and present their findings. The 2016 application is available now online and is due February 29, 2016. Please contact Jeannine Hess with any questions at 800/433-9016 ext 7876.

International Elective Awards (Posted 2/16) – Deadline April 1, 2016
Each academic year the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will designate several $1,000 awards split in two cycles (number awarded per cycle will be at the discretion of the review committee) 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 solely on the basis of the application and an online recommendation form. The International Elective Award application and recommendation are due April 1, 2016. For more information, contact Kimberley VandenBrook via email or at 800/433-9016 ext. 7134.

Join the New Provisional Section on Child Death Review & Prevention (Posted 2/16)
A Provisional Section on Child Death Review & Prevention has been established to support pediatricians involved in reviewing child deaths. The section will focus on enhancing prevention efforts through the use of review data and recommendations from teams. Members of the new section can expect education and networking opportunities as well as team support. Take advantage of free membership by contacting Florence Rivera to join the new Section!

Call for Nominations: AAP Community Pediatrics Awards (Posted 2/16) – Deadline March 1, 2016
Do you know an outstanding community pediatrician? Nominate them for a 2016 AAP Community Pediatrics Award by March 1st! Nominate a pediatrician who is working to reduce health disparities, addressing social determinants of health, or engaged in other strategies to improve children’s health through community advocacy and partnership. Contact cocp@aap.org for more information.

Webinar: Suicide - An Invasive yet Preventable Disease (Posted 2/16)
Monday, February 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM CST (12:00 PM EST, 10:00 AM MST, 9:00 AM PST)
Objectives:
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Correctly identify youth who are more at risk for attempting suicide.
  2. Mobilize communities to engage in prevention strategies.
  3. Implement postvention strategies once a suicide has occurred

Target Audience:
Educators, Health & Educational Administrators, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Counselors, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Psychologists, Dentists, Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Social Workers, Allied Health Professionals, Psychiatrists.
Registration:
This presentation is open to everyone and no registration is required. Simply follow the instructions under “Connection Information” on the day of the presentation to be connected. There is no cost or travel required and one CME, CE or CEU credit per session will be provided for attending this webinar. Details on how to claim the credit will be provided during the presentation.
Connection Information:
1. Go to: http://ihs.adobeconnect.com/preventable/  
2. Select the “Enter as a Guest” option
3. Enter your name, first and last, with designation in the box designated Name (ex: Jane Doe, MD).
4. Enter the passcode : preventable
5. Click on the “Enter Room” button

Webinar: Oral Health – An Essential Component of Primary Care (Posted 2/16)
Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM CST (3:00 PM EST, 1:00 PM MST, 12:00 PM PST)
The AAP Section on Oral Health will be hosting a webinar for its members and others to review the framework outlined in the Qualis Health White Paper, Oral Health – An Essential Component of Primary Care. During the webinar the speakers will describe the framework and share early learnings from their ongoing work field-testing this concept. Faculty will include David Krol, MD, FAAP, Chairperson of the Section on Oral Health, and Jeff Hummel, MD, MPH, Medical Director for Health Care Informatics at Qualis Health. The Webinar will be recorded and posted on the AAP Children’s Oral Health website for those who are not able to attend on the day of the live event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Strategies to Enhance Care for Hispanic Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Posted 2/16)
Created by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation based on lessons learned from a community-based medical home project in Rhode Island, this fact sheet provides clinicians with strategies on how to enhance care for Hispanic children, youth and their families.

Rhode Island: Advancing the Medical Home Model in Pediatrics (Posted 2/16)
The Rhode Island Pediatric Practice Enhancement Project places family/peer resource specialists in pediatric practices to enhance care coordination, family-centered care, and cultural competency for families and children. Learn about the project’s components, payment model, and outcomes by viewing the Rhode Island State Profile created by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy.

Weiss Pediatric Care: Promising Practices in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation (Posted 2/16)
Weiss Pediatric Care in Sarasota, Florida, is an innovative and promising practice in pediatric medical home implementation. Visit the National Center for Medical Home Implementation Web site to learn practical pediatric medical home implementation strategies utilized by Weiss Pediatric Care to provide care for families and children.

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference Resident Travel Grant Program (Posted 1/16) – Deadline February 15, 2016
The Section on Hospital Medicine Resident Travel Grant Program offers $750 scholarships to four residents who are interested in attending the annual Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference in July 2016. Application deadline is February 15, 2016. For details, visit the Section web page.  

SOID S. Michael Marcy Visiting Professor Program (Posted 1/16) – Deadline February 26, 2016
The AAP Section on Infectious Diseases (SOID) is currently accepting applications for the visiting professorship program for the 2016-2017 academic year.  This program has been designed to bring nationally and internationally known pediatric infectious diseases (PID) specialists to pediatric and family practice programs around the country that may not have or who have limited access to a PID specialist. Application deadline is February 26, 2016.

2016 Visiting Professorship for Pediatric Epilepsy (Posted 1/16) – Deadline February 12, 2016
The AAP Section on Neurology is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 2016 Visiting Professorship for Pediatric Epilepsy. The Section on Neurology is collaborating with the Coordinating Center on Epilepsy to offer a visiting professorship program designed specifically to build awareness of pediatric epilepsy among residency programs. This program will offer two institutions, that don’t currently have access to epilepsy care, the opportunity to host an expert in pediatric epilepsy for two days of grand rounds, lectures, and seminars. Interested institutions that possess a pediatric residency program, particularly those without access to an expert in pediatric epilepsy, are encouraged to apply by completing an application. It is anticipated that the visiting professor would spend two days at the host institution conducting lectures, seminars, or rounds with pediatric residents, medical students, and faculty. The AAP Section on Neurology will oversee the program. The Coordinating Center on Epilepsy provides an honorarium, along with reimbursement for travel, lodging, and meal expenses for two days. The successful applicant program may schedule the visit by August 31, 2016. The submission deadline is February 12, 2016.

Medical Home Modules for Pediatric Residency Education Now Available (Posted 1/16)
Attention educators! A series of five case-based, educational modules on key medical home principles for pediatric residency programs are now available. Each module, both as a full set and individually, is designed to be incorporated into existing curriculum by residency program directors and faculty. Collectively, the modules educate residents about characteristics and benefits of the patient‐ and family‐centered medical home, care coordination, care planning, transition to adult care and team-based care. Click here to download the modules.

New oral health resources in Spanish! (Posted 1/16)
The Campaign for Dental Health is pleased to announce its new Spanish language website: www.Spanish.ILikeMyTeeth.org. Find information on fluoride and preventing children’s tooth decay. A search function makes it easy to ask questions and find answers about fluoridation. Resources for parents, families and health professionals are easy to download and share.

Universal Developmental Screening (Posted 1/16)
Universal developmental screening is a great way to make sure the 1 in 4 young children at risk for developmental delays or disability are identified and receive the services they need to succeed and thrive alongside their peers. Help the families in your practice track and share their child’s screening history and results by providing them with a free printable version of the Developmental Screening Passport provided by Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!

AAP Coordinating Center on Epilepsy - December 2015 Newsletter (Posted 1/16)
In 2013, the American Academy of Pediatrics was selected as the Coordinating Center for Children and Youth with Epilepsy (Center) under Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The Center provides continuous learning opportunities for MCHB grantees, the program’s Advisory Committee, as well as, other health professionals.  One of the learning tools the Center offers is a quarterly newsletter that includes important information on Center activities, Section on Neurology resources, medical home resources, grantee achievements, forthcoming events and more!   To view the December 2015 issue, click here. If you would like to subscribe or submit articles to the newsletter, please write to dsantos@aap.org.

AAP Quality Connections - Winter 2015 Issue (Posted 1/16)
Content from the winter issue of AAP Quality Connections:

  • COQIPS Committee Updates
  • National Quality and Patient Safety Update
  • My Quality Journey by Michael Rinke
  • COQIPS Liaison Updates—AHRQ Liaison and Parent Liaison
  • Value in Inpatient Pediatrics (VIP) Update—A Flurry of Firsts by Matthew Garber
  • Announcements, Opportunities, Resources from AAP

 


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