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2015 Visiting Lectureship Program Grants

Win FREE registration for a Practical Pediatrics CME Course - Deadline December 15, 2014

Friends of Children Donate-A-Photo Opportunity

Webinar: Pediatric Product Development Processes: FDA and Globally

2015 Advocacy Training Grants - Call for applications - Deadline January 21, 2015

CATCH Grant Applications Now Being Accepted - Deadline January 30, 2015

Welcome Kit for New Provisional Section on Tobacco Control Members

Trauma Tool Box for Primary Care

Child Abuse PediaLink Modules

Management and Prevention of Pediatric Influenza in Healthcare Settings

Ivy + Bean…and the Measles

AAP launches new federal advocacy website

Upcoming Advocacy Day Training

2015 Visiting Lectureship Program Grants (Posted 12/14)
The AAP Julius B. Richmond Visiting Lectureship Program provides grants of up to $3,000 to support two-day, customized, educational meetings aimed at protecting the health of children and families by controlling tobacco smoke exposure. The lectureships are designed to promote secondhand smoke exposure control and to integrate tobacco control and prevention into medical education, health departments and state or national pediatric organizations, both in the U.S. and abroad. The deadline for submissions is January 30, 2015 and awards will be made in April 2015. The Call for Proposals is posted on the AAP Richmond Center Web site.

Win FREE registration for a Practical Pediatrics CME Course (Posted 12/14) - Deadline December 15, 2014
The AAP is looking for social media savvy residents, fellowship trainees, and young physicians to attend Practical Pediatrics CME Courses.  In exchange for free registration, the syllabus, and meals at the course (three breakfasts, one lunch, and three breaks)*, we ask each participant to post learning pearls or reactions to the course on the SOMSRFT or SOYP Facebook pages and/or to tweet about the course (at least five postings or tweets per day). There are EIGHT courses to choose from, each featuring half day sessions with plenty of time to enjoy the location. View the 2015 Practical Pediatrics CME Course schedule and sign up for the CME Listserv at Two winners will be selected for each course.

To enter to win, complete the entry form at this link:

Enter by 11:59 pm on December 15, 2014.  One entry per person. Winners will be selected by December 16, 2014 and will be notified by email that day. Winners’ names will be shared with SOMSRFT members.
* Offer does not include travel, housing, or additional meal costs.

Friends of Children Donate-A-Photo Opportunity (Posted 12/14)
We want to make you aware of the Donate-a-photo funding opportunity that will benefit the Caring for Immigrant Children initiative the AAP is leading with initial funding from our Tomorrow’s Children Endowment. The Donate-a-photo program was launched at the NCE in San Diego and continues through Dec. 31, 2014.  It costs nothing to participate. To get started, log on, download the app, and select the AAP Cause: Help a Child Who Fled to the U.S.! 

Each day you donate-a-photo Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to the AAP Friends of Children Fund for this Cause.  You can donate photos every day until Dec. 31, 2014 or until it reaches its goal of $50,000, whichever comes first.  Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a minimum contribution of $30,000 to the Friends of Children Fund for this cause. Remember, you and your friends can donate one photo a day from now until Dec. 31! Don’t forget you can always donate directly to the Friends of Children Fund too!

Webinar: Pediatric Product Development Processes: FDA and Globally (Posted 12/14)
Monday, December 8, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST
This Webinar, hosted by the AAP Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology, will:

  • Develop a framework concerning types of pediatric programs and processes for pediatric product development
  • Provide information on the resources and processes involved in global pediatric trial development
  • Advance understanding of the interactions that are necessary for product development trials between FDA, sponsors, Investigators and sometimes NICHD
  • Alert physicians to current changes and challenges in pediatric product development and how they may relate to them.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

2015 Advocacy Training Grants - Call for applications (Posted 12/14) - Deadline January 21, 2015
The 2015 Advocacy Training Grants call for applications will open Wednesday, December 3. The AAP Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI) will support four pediatric faculty-resident pairs to attend the 2015 AAP Legislative Conference on April 12-14, 2015, and then implement an educational advocacy project in collaboration with their AAP chapter. Applications will be due January 21, 2015.

CATCH Grant Applications Now Being Accepted (Posted 11/14) - Deadline January 30, 2015
Grants of up to $2,000 for pediatric residents are available from the Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) program for innovative initiatives that ensure all children, especially underserved children, have medical homes and access to health services not otherwise available in their communities.

Eligibility requirement―postgraduate status as of January 30, 2015
PL-1 or PL-2
PL-3 or below in medicine-pediatrics residency
PL-3 if planning a chief resident year in 4th year
PL-4 or below in triple-board residency
PL-3 residents may apply as co-applicants

Click here for more information. Applications will be accepted until January 30, 2015.

Welcome Kit for New Provisional Section on Tobacco Control Members (Posted 11/14)
Fall is a great time to join the AAP Provisional Section on Tobacco Control (PSOTCo) - new members joining between Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2014 will receive a free welcome kit! Each kit contains exciting new items to help address tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure in practice. PSOTCo membership is available for free to AAP members in good standing and to all others for only $20 per year. The PSOTCo offers opportunities for leadership, education, policy, advocacy, and collaboration with other child health clinicians who have an interest in tobacco prevention and control. Visit to join in as little as five minutes!

Trauma Tool Box for Primary Care (Posted 11/14)
This 6-part series was designed for primary care practice to help increase understanding of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their impact on health. It provides suggestions for talking with families, identifying ways to prepare the medical home to address ACEs and other traumatic events, and more.

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Lifelong Consequences of Trauma
  • Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences and Other Types of Trauma in the Primary Care Setting
  • The Medical Home Approach to Identifying and Responding to Exposure to Trauma
  • Bring Out the Best in Your Children
  • When Things Aren’t Perfect: Caring for Yourself and Your Children
  • Protecting Physician Wellness: Working With Children Affected by Traumatic Events

This project was funded through a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Access the materials at:

Child Abuse PediaLink Modules (Posted 11/14)
Abusive Head Trauma educates on identifying and evaluating abusive head trauma—the leading cause of infant homicide. Cases presented in the course focus on differentiating between accidental and abusive injuries, differential diagnosis, and common findings associated with abusive head trauma. 
Cutaneous Injury is an interactive, case-based course designed to increase pediatricians’ comfort and confidence identifying bruises and burns concerning for child physical abuse. Each module takes about an hour and qualifies for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM each. There is no cost for residents.  A fee of $24 for other AAP members. For more information and to register for the course, visit

Management and Prevention of Pediatric Influenza in Healthcare Settings (Posted 11/14)
The AAP collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to coordinate a 1-hour Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) call/webinar titled “Management and Prevention of Pediatric Influenza in Healthcare Settings” on September 18, 2014. During this COCA call, subject matter experts from CDC and the AAP discussed pediatric recommendations, strategies to improve influenza prevention and control in children, and ways to leverage seasonal influenza planning in pediatric offices and hospitals to improve pandemic preparedness. The expert speakers for the call were Joseph Bresee, MD, FAAP; Henry (Hank) Bernstein, DO, MHCM, FAAP; and Brent Kaziny, MD, FAAP. Click here to access the archived webinar or presentation materials. Also, see the AAP Children and Disasters Web site or AAP Influenza Resources.

Ivy + Bean…and the Measles (Posted 11/14)
The AAP has partnered the Measles & Rubella Initiative (MRI) along with other stakeholders on a new education and fundraising campaign. The campaign includes posters and related materials designed by famed author and illustrator Sophie Blackall for distribution in multiple venues, including the pediatrician’s office. The posters features the beloved Ivy and Bean characters in comic book scene style as they illustrate a lesson in getting vaccinated. The campaign is a positive, relatable way to convey support for childhood immunization generally, and measles vaccination more specifically. It seeks to encourage uptake by venues such as children’s hospitals, and pediatricians’ offices, thus encouraging parents and kids to learn more about vaccine preventable illnesses and the miracle of vaccines. Materials are free of charge. Click here for more information or e-mail

AAP launches new federal advocacy website (Posted 10/14)
Looking for the latest updates on child health federal policy or information on how to take advocacy action? Visit the AAP's newly-designed federal advocacy website. The new website offers access to resources and educational tools on federal policy affecting children and pediatricians. Visit the website's Advocacy Action Center, to access email templates and talking points to help guide outreach to federal legislators.

Upcoming Advocacy Day Trainings (Posted 10/14)
The AAP will be hosting an Advocacy Day training in Washington, DC, on Friday, January 23, 2015. Beginning with an in-depth training session on how to advocate to members of Congress led by pediatrician federal policy experts and AAP staff, the day will culminate with in-person visits to federal legislators on Capitol Hill. There is no cost to attend the Advocacy Day training other than travel to and from Washington, DC. If you are interested in attending the training, please email Devin Miller.

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