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COPEM 2016-17 Roster

Joseph Wright, MD, MPH

Terry Adirim, MD, MPH
James M Callahan, MD
Michael SD Agus, MD
Toni K Gross, MD
Natalie E Lane, MD
Lois Lee, MD
Prashant Mahajan, MD MPH MBA
Suzan Mazor, MD
Nathan L Timm, MD

Susan Tellez, Manager
Division of Hospital & Surgical Services

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History & Past Chairs

balloons 30 COPEM Celebrates Its 30-Year Anniversary
Anniversary PowerPoint
Staff Tribute
Founder's Award to Dr Martha Bushore Fallis

The AAP Committee on Pediatric Emergency
Medicine (COPEM) addresses the unique needs
of infants, children, and adolescents in the
access to and delivery of pediatric emergency

As an advocate for Emergency Medical Services
for Children (EMSC), the Committee utilizes its
resources to foster national programs and policy
designed to heighten professional and public
knowledge of such issues as prehospital care of
children and EMS, pediatric life support, hospital
resources for the delivery of pediatric emergency
care including essential equipment, supplies,
staffing and protocols.

The Committee serves as a voice for EMSC
within and outside the Academy and is a liaison
member of the EMSC National Resource Center
Partnership for Children Stakeholder Group,
American College of Emergency Physicians
Pediatric Committee, and American College of
Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

What's New?

Recently Published AAP Policy & Other Publications
Evaluation and Management of Children and
Adolescents with Acute Mental Health or Behavioral Problems

Clinical Report Part 1 (Executive Summary)
Clinical Report Part 2 (Executive Summary)
Press Release

Handoffs: Transitions of Care for Children in the Emergency Department
Policy Statement
AAP News Article (October 31, 2016):
What are the Best Handoff Practices in Inpatient, Critical Care Units?

Management of Pediatric Trauma
Policy Statement
Press Release

Standardization of Inpatient Handoff Communication
Clinical Report

New COPEM Member Congratulations!

Joseph Wright, MD, MPH, FAAP - Chair
Terry Adirim, MD, MPH, FAAP
Lois Lee, MD, FAAP
Suzan Mazor, MD, FAAP
Chair Term up to 4-Yrs/Member Term up to 6-Yrs | Effective July 1, 2016

The AAP is Monumental

An inspiring Video highlighting great achievements and impact of the
American Academy of Pediatrics.

The National Pediatric Readiness Project
Is your hospital emergency department

EMS for Children Program: History, Lifespan and Successes
Celebrating the 30th Year Anniversary
PDF Download

EMSC Historical Timeline
PDF Download

The Future of Emergency Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities
Special Edition of Health Affairs Journal, PDF Download
December, 2013
(Press Conference Presentation by Drs Jim Chamberlain, Steve Krug,
Kathy Shaw)

Paving the Way for Improved Emergency Care for Children
Commentary in AAP News
February 2014

Save the Date
Leadership Conference
Emergency Medicine / Hospital Medicine
April 7-9, 2017
St. Petersburg, FL
Conference Registration
Download Brochure

PEM Fellows Conference
April 22-24, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
Download Brochure

AAP Legislative Conference
April 23-25, 2017
Washington, DC
Download Brochure

Advanced Pediatric Emergency
Medicine Assembly
April 25-27, 2017
Paris Las Vegas | Las Vegas, NV
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