January 26

2013 Pediatric Surgery Conference

9:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Children's Hospital LA

Contact Caitlin Beck at 


January 31-February 1

 3rd Annual California Breastfeeding Summit

More information at: 


February 4 
Speak Up for the Children at the Federal Level- Advocacy Training

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 

Washington, DC

 Contact Jamie Polosky at


February 5

 Ventura County Children's Oral Health Summit

 "Great Health Starts Here"

 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Camarillo, CA

 Contact Susan Englund at: 

805-485-6288 x 226


February 6

AAP-CA2 Town Hall Meeting 

"The Heart and Minds of Children" focusing on concussion management  

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Bistro Garden

12950 Ventura Blvd.  

Studio City

RSVP to Ken Saul, MD


March 7

AAP-CA2 Town Hall Meeting

"Acne Management"

6:30 - 9:00 PM


1 Pico Blvd.

Santa Monica

Contact Corinn Cross, MD at



Save the Date!
May 2-5 


"Advances in Pediatrics"


AAP-CA2 CME Conference


Caesar's Palace Hotel & Casino

 Las Vegas, Nevada

 Registration will open 

Friday, January 25. 
Visit for registration and the latest news and information. 

Contact for more information.

Dear Dr.  ,

I generally enjoy one or two well-conceived, journalistically accurate "year-in- review" offerings at the end of each calendar year.  I suspect that is because those retrospectives tend to be uplifting and affirmative even when the year has had more than a smattering of tragedy.  But for some unknown reason, I managed to miss (or unconsciously avoid) all of them at the end of 2012.  So, in contemplating the topic for the Chapter President's newsletter, I thought I might construct my own year in review -  through the lens of child health providers and advocates, with an eye toward the positive. While I certainly will not presume this offering to be as moving as some, I hope it is at least an accurate accounting, and perhaps even a cause for reflection.

Please continue to this link for theWinter edition of our Chapter Pediatric News. 



Helen DuPlessis, MD, MPH, FAAP
President - AAP-CA2



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