AAP California Chapter 1 Spring Newsletter

President's Corner

This week Rolf and I made a long overdue trip to Fresno/Madera. We met the amazing pediatricians (and Future pediatricians) at Valley Children's/Stanford and UCSF Fresno. We listened to pediatricians struggling with making ends meet.  We heard pediatricians struggling to get mental  health care for their patients.  We heard pediatricians struggling with getting needed care for kids with complex health needs.  We heard residents talk
What Inspires Me!

I'm on a crowded flight back from the AAP ALF (Annual Leadership Forum) Meeting in Chicago and feeling both exhausted and exhilarated. Since January, most of the news has been about people being worried, scared or disappointed. I'm coming home motivated and empowered and here are the reasons why.

It is time to get involved

I'm betting that you have been feeling frustrated lately. Whether this feeling is caused by the recent AHCA battle, or the daily fight to provide the best care to your patients despite the many obstacles in your way. This frustration is compounded when you feel that you can't make things better. The solution isn't to throw up your hands, but rather to roll up your sleeves and get more involved. California Chapter 1 is full of people who are fighting for better access to care, but we need more help. We need you.
Upcoming CME Event: Learning the School Alphabet 4/29/17

What's the difference between an IEP and a 504?  What does a neuropsychologist do, exactly?  When a parent asks you if their child has a learning disability, where do you begin?

These questions and more will be addressed at our upcoming conference "Learning the School Alphabet:  IDEA, SST, IEP" at UCSF Benioff  Children's Hospital Oakland, Saturday, April 29 from 8:30 to noon.  Starting with an  introductory lecture by child behavior and development specialist Dr. Renee Wachtel, the meeting will include a panel of experts and small group discussion

Celebrating Beverly Busher's 45-year career with AAP!

On a sunny Saturday March 4, 2017, over 50 pediatricians, friends, and family members gathered at the South San Francisco Basque Cultural Center for lunch to celebrate Beverly Busher's retirement after 45 years of service to Chapter 1 as our Executive Director. The day began with a chance for everyone to share time with Beverly and each other before beginning to eat. 

Protect your Future Patients: Support Prenatal Vaccination

When opportunities for prenatal care are missed, pediatricians are in the position of managing the consequences, such as caring for infants with severe pertussis or influenza. To improve prevention, please urge your OB/GYN colleagues to
strongly recommend prenatal Tdap immunization to their patients at the earliest opportunity between 27 and 36 weeks gestation of every pregnancy, as well as inactivated influenza vaccination to
District IX Chapter Forum Management Committee Report ALF 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Annual Leadership Forum (ALF) took place in Schaumburg, Illinois from March 9 to 12, 2017. The voting member attendees included the president and vice president from each of the 66 chapters, as well as the chairperson of each committee, council, and section. The District 
Safe storage and Disposal of Left-Over Opioids

Opioids are needed to treat a variety of acute conditions and when prescribed and used appropriately are safe and effective. However, the growing opioid addiction crisis threatens every community, and frequently starts in adolescents. Data from Data from Monitoring the Future, revealed that most commonly utilized substances are the non-medical use of prescription 

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