Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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COPEM 2014-2015

Joan E Shook, MD, MBA

Thomas H Chun MD MPH
Gregory Conners MD MPH MBA

Edward E Conway Jr, MD MS
Nanette C Dudley MD
Susan M Fuchs MD

Natalie E Lane MD

Charles G Macias, MD MPH
Brian R Moore MD
Joseph L Wright MD MPH

Susan Tellez Manager
Division of Hospital and
Surgical Services


Annual Report

Balanced Score Card

History & Past Chairs

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 care.

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.

~ Disaster Preparedness

~ Section on Emergency Medicine

~ Section on Critical Care

~ AAP Committees

~ AAP Sections & Councils

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What's New?

Recently Published Policy Statements

Best Practices for Improving Flow and Care of Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department (Technical Report)

Patient- and Family-Centered Care of Children in the Emergency Department (Technical Report)

Save the Date

PEM Fellows Conference
March 7-9, 2015
Charlotte, NC

ACEP Advanced PEM Assembly
March 24-26, 2015
New York, NY

View course brochure

AAP Legislative Conference
April, 12-14, 2015
Washington, DC

AAP National Conference
Call for Abstracts
SOEM Program Schedule
October 23-25, 2015
Washington, DC



EMSC 30-Year Anniversary Program
July 29-August 1, 2014
Presentations now available

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

EMSC Historical Timeline

The Future of Emergency Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities
Special Edition of Health Affairs Journal
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

AAP Partners in National Emergency Department Pediatric Readiness Project

The National Pediatric Readiness Project is a new national assessment of pediatric readiness in EDs across the U.S. The first step in this multi-phase initiative is a confidential web-based survey based on the 2009 joint American Academy of Pediatrics/American College of Emergency Physicians/Emergency Nurses Association “Guidelines for the Care of Children in the Emergency Department.” The overall project objective was to assess pediatric readiness of EDs while increasing awareness of the national guidelines. The guidelines are endorsed by 22 other organizations, including the Joint Commission and the American Medical Association.

For more infomation about the project and the results, click here.


Other Key Resources on ED Readiness