District Resident CATCH Liaison Position – Posted (10/15) – Deadline October 19, 2015
The AAP Community Access to Child Health (CATCH™) program is seeking applications for the position of District Resident CATCH Liaison - term is 2 years starting in November 2015 for
Districts I, II, V, VI, VIII, IX, X.
This position is a great way to develop your skills as a leader and learn more about community pediatrics. After graduating, many District Resident Liaisons go on to become leaders in their communities and have been appointed to other AAP leadership roles, such as Chapter CATCH Facilitator and District CATCH Facilitator. To access a: Position Description click here,
Application Form click here,
Program Description/Grant Application Guidelines click here. Direct questions to Kathy Kocvara 847.434.7632 or email@example.com.
Attend the “Speak Up for Kids” Capitol Hill Rally at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition – (Posted 10/15) – Deadline October 27, 2015
If you plan to attend the AAP National Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 24-27 in Washington, DC, bring your white coat and join your fellow pediatricians on Tuesday, October 27, at 12:00 p.m. for the “Speak Up for Kids: White Coat Rally at the Capitol.” AAP leaders and members of Congress will share updates about strong federal policies needed to protect child health, and participants will attend the event on the east front lawn of the U.S. Capitol. A session to prepare for the rally, “Getting Ready to Rally,” will be held on Monday, October 26. There, you will learn all the details involved with the rally: why we are here in Washington, DC, what to expect from the rally, and why advocacy is so important. For more information or questions on the rally, please email the AAP Washington Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rally Remotely: Speak Up for Children Online - (Posted 10/15) – Deadline October 27, 2015
If you aren’t able to join us in Washington during the National Conference, consider raising your voice alongside us online: on Twitter, tweet your members of Congress at 12:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, October 27 to tell them what you think every child needs to thrive. Use #everychildneeds and extend the reach of the rally far beyond Washington, DC. Not on Twitter? Consider emailing your members of Congress to tell them to prioritize children as they make legislative decisions. An email template will be available on federaladvocacy.aap.org by October 27 to guide your outreach.
Register Today for the 2016 AAP Legislative Conference - (Posted 10/15)
The 25th AAP Legislative Conference will take place April 3-5, 2016, in Washington, DC. During the conference, participants will have the opportunity to develop their advocacy skills through interactive workshops, learn about timely policy priorities impacting children and pediatricians, hear from several guest speakers and go to Capitol Hill to urge Congress to support strong child health policies. For more information on the conference and how to register, please visit aap.org/legcon. Please send any questions to LegislativeConference@aap.org.
F.A.C.E. Poverty 2015-2016 – (Posted 10/15)
Advocate Today. Map your Project. F.A.C.E. Poverty Together!
The goal of this advocacy initiative is to highlight the expansive efforts of the medical community in advocating for pediatric patients living in poverty. Highlight your region’s efforts in advocating for pediatric patients living in poverty by mapping your project. An interactive map will hyperlink to a webpage illustrating your advocacy project. Click here to complete your form and map your project!
Section Liaison Opportunities for Residents and Fellowship Trainees - (Posted 10/15) – Deadline November 1, 2015
Are you interested in a leadership opportunity as a section liaison? There are several liaison positions open. To access the job description click here and to access the interest form click here.
Announcing the Fifth APA Ethics Special Interest Group (SIG) Essay Contest - (Posted 10/15)
The contest is open to all pediatric residents and pediatric subspecialty fellows (including pediatric surgical fellows). Essays should focus on the ethical issues that residents and fellows face while caring for patients. Topics may include but not limited to personal narratives of ethical dilemmas faced in training or practice or scholarly presentations of issues related to organizational, interprofessional or global health ethics. Two awards will be offered. Awards can be used as travel awards to attend the PAS meeting. 1st Place - $200 and 2nd Place - $100 Click here for details and contact information.
You’re Invited to the 2nd Annual American Academy of Pediatrics Family Reception - (Posted 10/15) – Deadline October 23, 2015
Sunday, October 23 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Marriott Marquis Hotel, Hospitality Suite 5, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC
Join us for an informative time of networking with parent/youth/family members who are involved with various AAP activities. Hear about AAP efforts to promote greater youth/family engagement. Light refreshments will be provided. For additional information, contact Sunnah Kim at email@example.com.
Autism Case Training for Physicians: Free MOC Part 2 - (Posted 10/15)
The 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.
Save the Date – 2016 AAP Legislative Conference - (Posted 10/15)
The 25th AAP Legislative Conference will take place April 3-5, 2016, in Washington, DC. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their advocacy skills through interactive workshops, learn about timely child health policy topics, hear from several guest speakers and visit with their legislators on Capitol Hill. If you are interested in attending and would like to be notified when registration opens, email LegislativeConference@aap.org
New Bright Futures Web Site is Launched - (Posted 10/15)
The new web site has been completely redesigned to provide easier access to clinical tools and tip sheets, and includes new resources for families, states and community health programs. The new Web site features a media center to house both audio and video files related to different aspects of Bright Futures. There is strong emphasis on implementation strategies and stories from practices, states, and communities that use Bright Futures. If you have a story to share, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Act Early on Developmental Concerns - (Posted 10/15)
Early intervention for developmental concerns is crucial for a child to reach his or her full potential. Visit the AAP Council on Children with Disabilities Early Intervention (EI) webpage for a sample referral form and information on EI in your state. CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. program also offers free resources for healthcare providers and parents for developmental monitoring using milestone checklists to help identify children with developmental delays as early as possible.
American Academy of Pediatrics Reiterates Safety and Importance of Vaccines - (Posted 10/15)
by: Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP, Executive Director, American Academy of Pediatrics
“The American Academy of Pediatrics would like to correct false statements made during the Republican presidential debate last night regarding vaccines. Claims that vaccines are linked to autism, or are unsafe when administered according to the recommended schedule, have been disproven by a robust body of medical literature. It is dangerous to public health to suggest otherwise. “There is no ‘alternative’ immunization schedule. Delaying vaccines only leaves a child at risk of disease for a longer period of time; it does not make vaccinating safer. “Vaccines work, plain and simple. Vaccines are one of the safest, most effective and most important medical innovations of our time. Pediatricians partner with parents to provide what is best for their child, and what is best is for children to be fully vaccinated.”
ICD-10-CM In Effect October 1st, 2015 - (Posted 10/15)
Resources are available at www.aap.org/coding/ICD10 and include: ICD-10-CM Office Superbill, Newborn Hospital Care Superbill, FAQs on ICD-10-CM, and Coding Encounters in ICD-10-CM (Including Preventive Care). ICD-10-CM Publications are available at http://shop.aap.org/products/Coding/
Please contact the AAP with questions at email@example.com.
Webinar 4: Supporting Transgender Youth in the Community and School – (Posted 10/15)
Monday, October 5, 2015 1:00 pm Eastern
Caring For Transgender Youth: AAP Section on LGBT Health & Wellness webinars are sponsored by the AAP Provisional Section on LGBT Health and Wellness, this four-part webinar series is designed to educate pediatricians and pediatric health care providers on caring for transgender youth. Click here to register. Each webinar is free and will be recorded and posted on the section's website. Questions about this series can be sent to Anne Gramiak at firstname.lastname@example.org
Webinar: Neurodevelopmental and Psychosocial Issues in Children with Congenital Heart Defects: Expected, Not Accepted” – (Posted 10/15)
Thursday, November 12, 2015 3pm Eastern
Children with Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs) are at increased risk for neurodevelopmental and psychosocial issues; they are also more likely to receive special education services. Register today to learn more about current evidence, the importance of periodic screening and evaluation, and strategies to enhance outcomes for children with CHDs.
Webinar: Epigenetics and Health Disparities: Linking Biology and Social Science – (Posted 10/15)
Wednesday November 18, 2015 at 1:00 PM Eastern
Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Indian Health Special Interest Group. This FREE 60 minute webinar will be presented by James N Jarvis MD, FAAP Director of Research, Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Buffalo. To register for this FREE webinar, click here.
OBJECTIVES: 1) Explain the fundamentals of epigenetics, 2) Describe how historical traumas may impact the epigenome, and 3) Apply community-based initiatives that may buffer the epigenetic effects of toxic stress.
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.
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:
- Local travel costs (public transportation/parking for the day you attend the volunteer event) – with receipt.
- $50.00 stipend per workshop session.
- 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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.
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.