Advocacy Evaluation Survey We Value Your Input! – (Posted 11/15)
Each year, the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Medical Students, Residents, and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) develops and implements an advocacy campaign. This year we are conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the campaign. We are asking you to participate in a 10 minute online, anonymous survey. Your participation is critical to ensuring that we are able to truly encapsulate the voices of AAP SOMSRFT members in this evaluation. If you choose to participate, please click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9QR6WWT If you have further questions about this opportunity, please email Heather Abraham at email@example.com or Maya Ragavan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAP Gateway is Here – (Posted 11/15)
All of your AAP journals and periodicals, up-to-the-minute news, AAP policies and guidelines, expert commentaries, case report collections, and clinical research – available in one intuitive interface that works on all of your devices. AAP Gateway will help you manage AAP content that’s most relevant and important to you, based on your specific specialties and interests. Log on using your AAP ID at gateway.aap.org.
Access Your Member Benefit – Red Book Online – (Posted 11/15)
View the Table of Contents and see what's new in the Summary of Major Changes. The Red Book 2015 app is now available for iOS and Google Play. Click here for update tips. 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.
New Content Now Available for AAP Pediatric Care Online – (Posted 11/15)
Just added: Content on 50 new and updated point-of-care quick reference topics that will also appear in the 2nd edition of The Textbook of Pediatric Care. New topics like learning disorders and sleep disturbances have been added to an already robust list. Point of care quick reference provides more than 250 topics from key AAP publications outlined for quick answers and efficient problem-solving. Click here to learn about free-trial subscriptions for residents and pediatricians. Visit ShopAAP to subscribe to Pediatric Care Online.
District Resident CATCH Liaison Position – (Posted 11/15) – NEW Extended Deadline November 15, 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. June 2017 graduates: responsibilities end with the 2017 mid-August to mid-September grant application scoring. 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.
Pediatrics “Monthly Feature” Editorial Board - (Posted 9/15) - Deadline November 15, 2015
“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.
Pediatric Medical Home Infographics Now Available – (Posted 11/15)
Download your copy of three new infographics on pediatric medical home and practice transformation today! Targeted towards pediatric health care professionals, the infographics raise awareness of how children are unique; rapid changes in pediatric practice taking place at the patient and family, practice, and community levels; and actions pediatricians and other child health professionals can take to advocate for children while responding to changes in practice. The infographics are available on www.aap.org/medicalhome.
Webinar – Neurodevelopmental and Psychosocial Issues in Children with Congenital Heart Defects: Expected Not Accepted – (Posted 11/15)
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.
Webinar – Effectively Engaging Families: How Motivational Interviewing can be used to Improve Asthma Management with Patients and their Families – (Posted 11/15)
Monday, December 14, 2 015 12 NOON Eastern
The AAP Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma, Allergy and Anaphylaxis will host a free webinar titled Effectively Engaging Families: How Motivational Interviewing can be used to Improve Asthma Management with Patients and their Families. This one-hour webinar is designed to educate providers and families on the use and role of motivational interviewing in engaging patients and families in their asthma management. Click here to register.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.