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COPEM 2015 Roster

Joan E Shook, MD MBA

James M Callahan, MD
Thomas H Chun, MD MPH
Gregory Conners, MD MPH MBA
Edward E Conway, Jr, MD MS
Nanette C Dudley, MD
Toni K Gross, MD
Natalie E Lane, MD
Charles G Macias, MD MPH
Nathan L Timm, MD

Susan Tellez, Manager
Division of Hospital & Surgical Services

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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

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

What's New?

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

Congratulations to New COPEM Members!
James M. Callahan, MD, FAAP
Toni K. Gross, MD, MPH, FAAP
Nathan L. Timm, MD, FAAP

COPEM Receives AAP Award
Outstanding Service in Communication & Collaboration
National Pediatric Readiness Project

FACE Poverty

AAP Advocacy Campaign -- a campaign to empower pediatricians-in-training
to address poverty at the community, state and federal levels

The Emergency Department and the Hunger Vital Sign, Daniel B Park, MD

National Pediatric Readiness Project Update

AAP NEWS Article
Pediatric Readiness Improving in EDs, but Work Remains
Kate Remick, MD

Joint AAP-ACEP-ENA Press Release
Emergency Departments Improve Readiness to Care for Children

JAMA Pediatrics Article
A National Assessment of Pediatric Readiness of Emergency Departments
Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD et al

JAMA Pediatrics Editorial
The Continuing Evolution of Pediatric Emergency Care
Evaline Alessandrini, MD; Joseph Wright, MD

The National Pediatric Readiness Project is a multi-phase quality improvement
initiative to ensure that all emergency departments (EDs) in the U.S. have the
essentials and resources recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics/
American College of Emergency Physicians/Emergency Nurses Association
(Guidelines for the Care of Children in the Emergency Department). The Guide-
lines are endorsed by 22 other organizations, including the Joint Commission and
the American Medical Association. To view the assessment, response rates, and
national results go to

Other Resources on ED Readiness including an ED Preparedness Checklist

Recently Published Policy Statements

Point-of-Care Ultrasonography by Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians
Policy Statement

Point-of-Care Ultrasonography by Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians
Technical Report

AAP NEWS (April 2015)
Ultrasound Article

Save the Date

Advanced PEM Assembly
March 8-10, 2016
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

AAP Legislative Conference

April 3-5, 2016
Washington, DC

AAP National Conference & Exhibitio
October 22-25, 2016
San Francisco, CA

August 6-10, 2016
Chicago, Illinois

Leadership Conference
Emergency Medicine / Hospital Medicine
Spring 2017

EMSC bear EMSC News

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

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