Region 1

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec, New Brunswick

Region I Meeting:
Monday March 14th , 2016
Boston, MA


It's the heart of winter here in New England, and here at Region I headquarters we are already looking forward to Spring, and the annual Regional Meeting. This year's theme is "Pathways to Academic Productivity: Professional development in pediatric research, education, and quality improvement".Abstract notifications have been sent, and we have more than two dozen research and quality projects from around the region slated for presentation. Additionally, Dr. Jonathan Finkelstein of Children's Hospital Boston presenting the keynote address, a presentation by APA national leadership about the association's progress and future, career development workshops, and ample opportunities to network. Meeting details and registration information are below:

Academic Pediatric Association
Region I Meeting
Monday, March 14, 2016
Boston Children's Hospital
The Inn at Longwood Medical
Boston, MA

We look forward to your participation at the meeting. In order to register, please visit:

See you there!

April 2016 Newsletter Article

Dear All.

Over 50 of us got together for our APA region 1 meeting on March 14, 2016 at the The Inn at Longwood Medical - 342 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA . The title and focus of the meeting was Pathways to Academic Productivity: Professional development in pediatric research, education, and quality improvement.

The keynote address was given by Jonathan Finkelstein, MD, MPH: "QI, Research, and the Yellow Brick Road to a Learning Health System" and guided us on a journey that explored the worlds of QI and research including analytical challenges and issues regarding appropriate ethical oversight.

Lei Chen, MD gave a very spirited workshop: "Crafting a winning, or at least acceptable, manuscript" and shared some very helpful tips on the essentials of the various sections of a scientific manuscript for clinical research.

Mark Schuster MD PhD gave us a national APA update.

The following faculty Mark A. Schuster, MD, PhD, Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH, Judith Palfrey, MD, Joanne E. Cox, MD, Lei Chen, MD, MHS, Jonathan Finkelstein, MD, MPH, Matthew Sadof, MD held informal group mentoring during a lunch with the professor.

A workshop on Multivariable Regression Techniques for Pediatric Clinical Research was given by Michael C. Monuteaux, Sc.D.

We had 7 platform presentations and 17 posters representing 11 institutions. We would again like to congratulate Karen Farbman, MD from Children's Hospital Boston who won the award for her presentation of ";A Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Admission Rates for Children With Anaphylaxis".

All in all a good time was had by all and many old and new connections were made.

We look forward to seeing you at the PAS meeting in Baltimore. Please join us at the Region 1 breakfast.

Your region co- chairs,
Amy, Mark and Matt

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Past Meetings

Region I Meeeting
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amhurst, MA

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    Current Region I Co-Chairs:

    Matthew Sadof, MD
    Baystate Medical Center Children's Hospital
    140 High Street C Level
    Springfield, MA 01199
    Phone: (413) 794-2052

    Amy Starmer, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
    300 Longwood Ave
    Boston, MA 02115
    Phone: (617) 355-0673



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