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CATCH 2016 Call for ProposalsDeadline July 29, 2016

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Application Cycle Now OpenDeadline August 15, 2016

Spring 2016 SOMSRFT News and Views

FACE Poverty May 2016 Newsletter 

Coordinating Center on Epilepsy - March/April 2016 Newsletter

Call for Poster Presentation at the 2016 AAP NCE on Diversity Issues Deadline June 20, 2016

Webinar: Co-occurring Psychiatric Illness and Substance Use in Youth

Webinar: Children's Hospitals and Preparedness Webinar - Family Reunification and Hospital Planning

Webinar: Changing Relationships: How to Foster Effective Communication with Patients and Families

Webinar: Coding for Chronic and Transition Care Management Services in Pediatrics: Part 2

Pediatric Musculoskeletal Boot Camp Traveling Roadshow Course

Pediatrics Monthly Feature Call for Submissions

AAP Community of Immunizers Now Offers Vaccine Hesitancy Module

AAP Quality Connections – Spring Issue

Webinar: Improving Oral Health Care for American Indian/Alaska Native Children: The Menominee Model

Don’t Forget to Ask about Job Benefits

AAP Introduces Online Motor Delay Tool

 


CATCH 2016 Call for Proposals (Posted 5/16) – Deadline July 29, 2016
Grants of up to $10,000 for fellowship trainees and pediatricians and $2,000 for pediatric residents are available from the Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) program for innovative community-based 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 until July 29, 2016. Click here for more information.

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Application Cycle Now Open (Posted 5/16) – Deadline August 15, 2016
Become a public health hero and have a life changing career experience by applying to the 2017 EIS Class. CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) offers the unique potential to improve the lives of thousands and offer hope to communities or entire countries. Physicians (MD, DO, MBBS) are eligible to apply. Application period is May 16 – August 15, 2016. To learn more about the application process visit http://www.cdc.gov/eis/application.html.

Spring 2016 SOMSRFT News and Views (Posted 5/16)
Spring has sprung and the Spring 2016 SOMSRFT News and Views is available for readership! This issue focuses on "Innovative Education," highlighting newly blossoming paradigms for trainee education. As always, the publication highlights the awesome work being done by trainees across the country! Stay tuned for how to contribute to our Fall 2016 issue!

FACE Poverty May 2016 Newsletter (Posted 5/16)
Our newsletter this quarter continues to focus on the “C” of our FACE Poverty campaign, which stands for Community. Read about what’s happening in communities across the country and the world to address poverty! For more information on "what's new" for our FACE Poverty campaign and how to get involved, visit our campaign webpage.

Coordinating Center on Epilepsy - March/April 2016 Newsletter (Posted 5/16)
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 March/April 2016  issue, click here. If you would like to subscribe or submit articles to the newsletter, please write to Doris Santos.

Call for Poster Presentation at the 2016 AAP NCE on Diversity Issues (Posted 5/16) – Deadline June 20, 2016
On Friday, October 21st at the AAP National Conference in San Francisco, the AAP Section on Emergency Medicine will hold a special poster presentation based on the theme of "Diversity in Pediatric Emergency Medicine." We will also highlight the following speakers: Dr. Doug Char from Washington University will present "Strategies to Support Diversity in the Pediatric Emergency Department"; Dr. Laura Gottlieb, an expert from UCSF in navigating social disparities in healthcare, will present "Identifying Health Disparities in the Pediatric Emergency Department"; and Dr. David Levine, lead author of the AAP Policy Statement on LGBT outpatient management, will present "Managing the LGBT Pediatric Patient in the ED.” Abstracts for POSTER display on topics related to Diversity in Pediatric Emergency Medicine are currently being accepted. Submissions will be accepted until June 20th via email.

Webinar: Co-occurring Psychiatric Illness and Substance Use in Youth (Posted 5/16)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 1:00pm EDT
Youth with substance use disorder frequently have co-occurring psychiatric symptoms/diagnoses. Moreover, children and adolescents with mental health symptoms are highly vulnerable to initiating substance use, including nonmedical use of prescription opioids. During this webinar aimed at general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists, we will review relevant clinical epidemiology on co-occurring psychiatric illness and substance use disorder; provide tools to aid in recognizing symptoms of common psychiatric illness; and demonstrate sample approaches to substance use screening with focus on detecting risk in settings where opioids may be prescribed. Click here to register.

Webinar: Children's Hospitals and Preparedness Webinar - Family Reunification and Hospital Planning (Posted 5/16)
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 2:00pm EDT
The AAP is working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Children’s Preparedness Unit to improve preparedness planning for children’s hospitals. During this Children's Hospitals and Preparedness webinar, expert speakers will discuss family reunification and hospital planning. Click here to register.

Webinar: Changing Relationships: How to Foster Effective Communication with Patients and Families (Posted 5/16)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 12:00pm EDT
Communicating effectively with all patients and families is crucial in providing care consistent with the medical home model. Facilitated by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, this webinar will identify effective visual, verbal, and written communication tools that can be used in practice for all patients, including those with limited English proficiency and health literacy. Click here to register.

Webinar: Coding for Chronic and Transition Care Management Services in Pediatrics: Part 2 (Posted 5/16)
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 1:00pm EDT
Please join us on June 7th for Part 2 of the AAP-Lucile Packard Foundation's webinar on Coding for Chronic and Transition Care Management Services with Dr Julia Pillsbury. This is a one-hour webinar. This webinar offers 1.0 CEU credits through the American Academy of Professional Coders. Click here to register.

Pediatric Musculoskeletal Boot Camp Traveling Roadshow Course (Posted 5/16)
Registration is currently open for the Pediatric Musculoskeletal Boot Camp Traveling Roadshow Course – in Hershey, Pennsylvania and Kansas City, Missouri. To sign up, please visit the Course website at www.pedsmskbootcamp.org and click “registration” or go directly to the links: Hershey Registration  or  Kansas City Registration

Pediatrics Monthly Feature Call for Submissions (Posted 4/16)
The AAP Section on Medical Students, Resident and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) now publishes a column in the Pediatrics “Monthly Feature” section three times a year. The column editors are currently seeking articles. Click here for submission instructions or contact the section editors at SOMSRFTpediatrics@aap.org for further information.

AAP Community of Immunizers Now Offers Vaccine Hesitancy Module (Posted 4/16)
The AAP CISP Community of Immunizers, an online site for collaboration and discussion for immunizers, is now offering an educational module on vaccine hesitancy. The site’s vaccine storage and handling module remains available. The SharePoint is an innovative way to provide education, resources, practice improvement projects, and a connection to colleagues who are passionate about immunization. For each topic, the Community of Immunizers site will provides:

  • Practical resources for your office
  • A Webinar, online course or other educational piece – most will include CME credits
  • A Special Section of the Immunization Initiatives Newsletter dedicated to the current topic
  • A Discussion Board to pose/answer questions and discuss successes and challenges with peers
  • A suggested practice improvement project with possible measures
  • Coming soon! – Practice-change tools, including sample Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles

AAP Quality Connections – Spring Issue (Posted 4/16)
The spring issue of AAP Quality Connections is available. Content from the spring issue of AAP Quality Connections:

  • COQIPS Committee Updates
  • National Quality and Patient Safety Update
  • My Quality Journey by Terry Adirim
  • COQIPS Liaison Updates—NICHQ and Parent
  • QuIIN Update
  • EQIPP + Live Offer New and Immediate Way to Increase QI
  • Announcements, Opportunities, Resources from AAP

Webinar: Improving Oral Health Care for American Indian/Alaska Native Children: The Menominee Model (Posted 4/16)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 12:00pm EST
Learning objectives:

  • Be able to describe the severity of the dental caries problem in the AI/AN population.
  • Understand the clinical tools available to use to address the problem.
  • Recognize the community and financial resources that are needed to increase access and treatment for these children.

Click here to register for the FREE webinar, sponsored by the AAP Indian Health Special Interest Group.

Don’t Forget to Ask about Job Benefits (Posted 3/16)
The good news is that according to results from the AAP 2014 Annual Survey of Graduating Residents, nearly all graduating pediatric residents reported they had secured a job or fellowship, and few reported difficulty finding a position. The bad news is that “Few residents feel prepared to review job contracts, negotiate benefits.” When you are on the job market, remember to have a plan for discussing benefits that are important to you with potential employers. AND don’t forget about the Academy’s PedJobs resource for information on finding a job and much more.

AAP Introduces Online Motor Delay Tool (Posted 3/16)
AAP recently launched Physical Developmental Delays: What to Look For, an interactive online tool, for parents of children ages 5 and under to use when they are concerned about their child’s motor development. Pediatricians who are approached with these concerns can refer to the AAP clinical report, Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation, which includes an algorithm to guide developmental surveillance and screening, red flags signaling a need for prompt referral and recommendations, including appropriate testing.


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