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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 and Surgical

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History & Past Chairs

The AAP Committee on Pediatric
Emergency Medicine (COPEM)
addresses the unique 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?

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

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 Guidelines 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

AAP National Conference & Exhibition
October 23-25, 2015
Washington, DC
Preliminary Program Schedule

August 6-10, 2016
Chicago, Illinois

Leadership Conference
Emergency Medicine / Hospital Medicine
Spring 2017


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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