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Request for Resolutions - Deadline July 17, 2015

Leonard P. Rome CATCH Visiting Professorship Program - Deadline July 8, 2015

Apply now for CATCH grants Deadline July 31, 2015

Three $1,000 Scholarships to the 2015 NCE - Deadline July 31, 2015

A Call for Medical Student and Resident Led Projects

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

Red Book Online now includes the 2015 Red Book

Leadership Opportunities for Residents and Fellowship Trainees

International Elective Awards Deadline September 15, 2015

Webinar: Unraveling the Mystery of Acute and Chronic Pain in the Child & Adolescent

Webinar: Management of the Acute Loss of Asthma Control in the Yellow Zone: Pros and Cons Conversation on the Revised Guidelines

Webinar: Putting the Pieces Together: Strategies for Pain Management

Webinar:  Lung Infections in Indigenous American Children: A Hidden

2015 Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award - Deadline July 17, 2015

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs

Helpful tools for eliciting family feedback in practice now available

Pediatric Rheumatology Residents ProgramDeadline July 15, 2015

Teaching Population Health: Innovative Medical School Curricula on Environmental Health

AAP Call for Proposals: Community Pediatrics Visiting ProfessorshipsDeadline July 8, 2015

Discounts on Personal Services for AAP Members

Developmental Surveillance and Screening

Recording Available: An Introduction to the Autism Case Training (ACT): A Case-Based Curriculum to Teach Physicians-in-Training about Autism Spectrum Disorder

Residents can now “bank” MOC part 4 credit! Get a head start with EQIPP

AAP Global Health is now on Twitter!

National Clinician Scholars Program

Automatic Immunization Reminders for Parents

Resources on E-cigarettes Now Available

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month

Resources on Developmental and Behavioral Screening

AAP Quality Connections: Spring 2015 Issue

 


Request for Resolutions (Posted 7/15) - Deadline July 17, 2015
Often times we are frustrated by something that we might see in clinic or read about in the news, and it seems like we just can’t have an impact on it. For example the impact of poverty on our patients or the lack of appropriate mental health services could be affecting your patients, but you might not feel like you have the man power or the skills to be able to appropriately address the problem. On the other hand it would be great to have the resources and skills of the AAP available to tackle this issue, and creating resolutions is a way to do that. Please fill out the interest form to let us know what issue you would like to see the AAP work on and we will connect with you about creating a resolution around this issue. Please submitted the online form by Friday, July 17, 2015.

Leonard P. Rome CATCH Visiting Professorship Program (Posted 7/15) – Deadline July 8, 2015
The purpose of this Visiting Professorship Program is to promote advocacy for children and advance the field of community pediatrics. Up to eight accredited pediatric residency programs will be provided with a maximum of $4,500 each to implement a 2- or 3-day program focusing on resident education, faculty development and building partnerships for community health and advocacy. Applications are due by July 8.


Apply now for CATCH grants (Posted 7/15) – Deadline July 31, 2015
Grants of up to $10,000 for pediatricians and fellowship trainees and $2,000 for pediatric residents are available from the Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) program for innovative initiatives that will ensure all children, especially underserved children, have medical homes, timely immunizations, and access to health services not otherwise available in their communities. Applications will be accepted for Planning, Implementation, and Resident Grants until July 31.

Three $1,000 Scholarships to the 2015 NCE (Posted 7/15) - Deadline July 31, 2015
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is pleased to announce that through the generosity of the AAP Section on Administration and Practice Management (SOAPM), three $1,000 scholarships will be available for Medical Students, Residents, and Fellowship Trainees (1 for Medical Students; 1 for Residents; 1 for Fellowship Trainees) to attend the 2015 AAP National Conference and Exhibition this October in Washington, DC. Scholarship recipients are required to attend the Section on Administration and Practice Management Program (Saturday, October 24, 2014 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm) at the 2015 NCE. For additional information and to apply, send a completed application to Elisha Ferguson, Manager, Practice Management. 

 

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.

Red Book Online now includes the 2015 Red Book (Posted 7/15)
AAP members receive Red Book Online as a valuable free member benefit. Red Book Online features include: The complete text of the 2015 Red Book

  • Coming in June – newly enhanced mobile app
  • Online updates, news, and eAlerts
  • Expanded Visual Library of more than 2,700 images, including "Image of the Day"
  • Current immunization schedules, vaccine shortage updates, and influenza resource page
  • New, robust searching – using the latest in semantic search technology
  • Responsive design that adjusts automatically to your tablet or phone
  • Easy-to-use log-in and improved site navigation

Leadership Opportunities for Residents and Fellowship Trainees (Posted 7/15)
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)

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.

Webinar: Unraveling the Mystery of Acute and Chronic Pain in the Child & Adolescent (Posted 7/15)
Thursday, July 2, 2015, 12:00PM Eastern
The American Academy of Pediatrics is hosting the first of a 6-part series aimed at preventing, identifying, and treating opioid dependence. In order to appropriately manage pain in children and adolescence, general pediatricians must first understand the neurobiology of pain and pain pathways.
Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the development and neurobiology of central and peripheral pain pathways and their impact on treatment modalities.
  2. Describe misconceptions associated with pediatric and adolescent pain and review solutions to counteract these myths.
  3. Assess pain at different ages and the impact of pain on different spheres of activity.
  4. Recognize differences in pain perception and medication responses.
  5. Identify common conditions/comorbidities associated with acute and chronic pain.

The speakers will be Genevieve D'Souza, MD and Brenda Golianu, MD.  Please note, a follow-up discussion with the speakers will be held on July 8th at 11am central via teleconference. All Webinar participants are welcome to join this follow-up call and are encouraged to ask the experts questions. Call-in information will be provided at the end of the Webinar.  To register for the Webinar click here.  This Webinar will be recorded and archived to www.pcss-o.org within 2 weeks post live event.

Webinar: Management of the Acute Loss of Asthma Control in the Yellow Zone: Pros and Cons Conversation on the Revised Guidelines (Posted 7/15)
Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM Eastern
The AAP Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma, Allergy and Anaphylaxis will host a free webinar titled Management of the Acute Loss of Asthma Control in the Yellow Zone: Pros and Cons Conversation on the Revised Guidelines. This one-hour webinar is designed to provide a thoughtful examination on the recently revised guidelines on asthma control. Click here to register.

Webinar: Putting the Pieces Together: Strategies for Pain Management (Posted 7/15)
Thursday, August 6, 2015, 12:00PM Eastern
Part 2 in the 6 part series titled Unraveling the Mystery of Acute and Chronic Pain in the Child & Adolescent. To register click here.  Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Providers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (grant no. 1H79TI025595) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Webinar:  Lung Infections in Indigenous American Children: A Hidden (Posted 7/15)
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:00PM Eastern
This FREE 60 minute webinar Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Indian Health Special Interest Group will be presented by Rosalyn Singleton MD, MPH, FAAP. American Indian and Alaska Native children experience higher rates of hospitalization for lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs), including bronchiolitis and pneumonia, compared with the general U.S. child population. This webinar presents trends in lung infections in American Indian and Alaska Native children and encouraging data showing the impact of interventions such as vaccinations and introduction of piped water in lowering rates of lung infections. To register for this FREE webinar, click onLung Infections in Indigenous American Children: The Hidden Disparity. 

2015 Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award (Posted 6/15) - Deadline July 17, 2015
The Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award, supported by the Dyson Foundation, celebrates the outstanding efforts of pediatricians-in-training as they work in their communities to improve the health of children. This award seeks to showcase projects that are designed and implemented by residents, which aim to improve the lives of children as well as advocate on behalf of them. Projects still in the needs assessment stage will not be considered for this award. Click here for further information and an application. The application and all supporting materials are due July 17, 2015. Any questions can be directed to Kimberley VandenBrookat kvandenbrook@aap.org or 800/433-9016 ext. 7134.

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs (Posted 6/15)
Hearing loss is the most common congenital condition in the United States. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs are available in many states. They focus on promoting screening, follow-up, and enrollment in early intervention. Learn more about these programs and access medical home resources related to infant and childhood hearing loss.

Helpful tools for eliciting family feedback in practice now available (Posted 6/15)
Multi-rater tools for use in providing residents with feedback on how well they elicit family feedback in their clinical practice are now available in MedEdPORTAL Publications. The tools were developed through Family Feedback – ALWAYS!, a project aimed at enhancing patient- and family-centered communication strategies used by second and third year pediatric residents by gathering feedback from the families they serve in their continuity clinics. The Family Feedback Always Assessment Tools for Pediatric Patients include a resident self-assessment and a tool to capture family’s perceptions of the resident as well as an instructor’s guide. Click here for more information.

Pediatric Rheumatology Residents Program (Posted 6/15) – Deadline July 15, 2015
The American College of Rheumatology is proud to again offer the Pediatric Rheumatology Residents Program. This program is available to motivate outstanding pediatric residents who have demonstrated an interest in rheumatology but are undecided about a subspecialty, to pursue subspecialty training in pediatric rheumatology by providing them an opportunity to attend the 2015 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA on November 6-11.
Deadline: July 15
Nomination link: https://feedback.rheumatology.org/feedback/2015PedsResNomForm.aspx
Please contact Devane Yelton at (404) 633-3777 or dyelton@rheumatology.org with any questions or visit http://www.rheumatology.org/ACR/education/training/residents.asp

Teaching Population Health: Innovative Medical School Curricula on Environmental Health (Posted 6/15)
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 1:00pm EST
This webinar will highlight the importance of teaching tomorrow’s doctors the ways in which the environment affects health and behavior.  Featuring curriculum models and case-based activities from Harvard Medical School and University of California, San Francisco, this webinar is an opportunity for deans, faculty, and learners to understand the key elements of success and solutions to overcoming barriers to better facilitate the integration of environmental health into undergraduate medical education. Attendees will be able to submit questions during an extended Q&A session at the end. Click here to register.

AAP Call for Proposals: Community Pediatrics Visiting Professorships (Posted 6/15) – Deadline July 8, 2015
The purpose of this Visiting Professorship program is to promote advocacy for children and advance the field of community pediatrics. Up to 8 accredited pediatric residency programs will be provided with a maximum of $4,500 each to implement a 2- or 3-day program focusing on resident education, faculty development and building community partnerships for child health and advocacy. Click here for the application and guidelines. Applications are due on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Information on previously awarded Visiting Professorships, including goals/objectives and outcomes, can be found by searching ‘CATCH Visiting Professorships’ in the Community Pediatrics Grants Database. Application assistance is available and encouraged! If you have any questions, please contact Jeanine Donnelly at jdonnelly@aap.org or 800/433-9016 ext. 7397.

Discounts on Personal Services for AAP Members (Posted 6/15)
Through Child Health Advantage and Provista, AAP members have access to group pricing discounts on services you can personally use. Register for these savings program today through Child Health Advantage and Provista at no cost to you. Start taking advantage of this Member benefit today! More savings on services you use daily, such as:

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  • Moving and real estate discounts are available through Allied Van Lines, Atlas and United
  • Special negotiated pricing for a variety of IT manufacturers and software solutions are available from Insight.
  • Orkin is available for discounted pest control including discounts for first time users and 10% off monthly service.

Developmental Surveillance and Screening (Posted 6/15)
The AAP policy regarding developmental surveillance and screening has been in place since 2006, yet many physicians do not routinely screen children for developmental delays. Pediatric providers cite the lack of services as one reason not to screen. Read “Why Screen If There Are No Services” by developmental pediatrician Barbara Howard, MD, FAAP to learn the benefits of screening even if services are limited. Then, check out the Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! guide for primary care providers, and their Compendium of Screening Measures for Young Children to find a screening tool that works for your practice. 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!

Recording Available: An Introduction to the Autism Case Training (ACT): A Case-Based Curriculum to Teach Physicians-in-Training about Autism Spectrum Disorder (Posted 6/15)
A webinar recording is now available to anyone who is interested in learning how the Autism Case Training curriculum can help improve the identification, diagnosis, and management of autism spectrum disorder. During this webinar, faculty also provide examples of how this flexible curriculum can be integrated into pediatric residency programs. For additional information about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Autism Case Training or to access the free CME and MOC version of the training, visit the CDC website.

Residents can now “bank” MOC part 4 credit! Get a head start with EQIPP (Posted 5/15)
Learn to systematically identify and close practice gaps, "bank" MOC Part 4 credit, AND help your program satisfy residency QI requirements--all with AAP EQIPP courses! Courses can be taken individually or with a group. EQIPP courses are included with AAP membership! Learn more at www.eqipp.org. As of Spring 2015, you are now able to earn MOC credit for ABP-approved quality improvement work completed during residency. The credit can then be applied toward your first MOC cycle once you pass your initial American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) examination. Learn more about MOC for Residents by visiting https://www.abp.org/content/moc-for-residents.

AAP Global Health is now on Twitter! (Posted 5/15)
AAP recently launched a Twitter handle dedicated to highlighting global child health news and activities. The handle will share original content about the Academy’s work, news from partners and campaigns, and messages highlighting our members’ international efforts. We encourage you to join the conversation by following @AAPGlobalHealth.

National Clinician Scholars Program (Posted 5/15)
The new National Clinician Scholars Program, former the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, offers unique clinical and community-based research training through intensive mentorship for clinicians as change agents driving policy-relevant research and partnerships to improve health and healthcare. Applications are open now for a July 2016 start date at http://nationalcsp.org/.

Automatic Immunization Reminders for Parents (Posted 5/15)
VaccineReminder.org is a free and reliable text-message based vaccination reminder service developed by two pediatric residents from University of Kentucky. This service automatically sends text-message reminders to cellphones of registered parents when their child’s vaccines are due, and is available to parents anywhere in the United States. Please visit http://vaccinereminder.org for more information or send us a message via the contact form at http://vaccinereminder.org/contact.html to help spread this service to your patients.
This service is generously supported by the AAP CATCH Program.

Resources on E-cigarettes Now Available (Posted 5/15)
The AAP Julius B. Richmond Center, dedicated to the elimination of tobacco and secondhand smoke, has created a webpage dedicated to offering pediatricians resources about electronic nicotine delivery systems, or e-cigarettes. Included on this page are fact sheets, presentations, and information about the Academy’s actions about these products.

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month (Posted 5/15)
Pediatric clinicians play a critical role in identifying children with emotional and behavioral problems. Visit the AAP mental health initiatives webpage and the AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics webpage for resources. You may also want to read the AAP new clinical report, Promoting Optimal Development: Screening for Behavioral and Emotional Problems, for resources related to screening. Share the CDC checklists with families to help them monitor important developmental milestones.

Resources on Developmental and Behavioral Screening (Posted 5/15)
Check out the Birth to 5: Watch me Thrive! guide on screening measures for young children for information on the cost, time, quality level, training requirements and age range covered for each screening tool for children under the age of 5. For additional information on behavioral screening, check out the AAP clinical report, Promoting Optimal Development: Screening for Behavioral and Emotional Problems. The CDC Learn the Signs. Act Early. program also provides additional screening resources for health care providers.

AAP Quality Connections: Spring 2015 Issue (Posted 5/15)
The Spring issue of AAP Quality Connections is now available. Click here to access the newsletter. Content from the Spring issue of AAP Quality Connections includes:

    • COQIPS Committee Updates
    • National Quality and Patient Safety Update
    • My Quality Journey
    • Children’s Hospital Association Update
    • Introduction to the SOMSRFT Liaison
    • QuIIN Updates
    • Announcements, Opportunities, Resources from the AAP

     

     

     


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