Region 2

New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, Delaware

Registration Now Open
APA Region II & III
Annual Meeting
Friday, March 24th, 2017
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York

Please Register at the Following Link:
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Preliminary Schedule

All faculty, fellows, residents and students from Regions II and III are welcome.


Our key note speaker will be Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, the Director of the Pediatric Public Health Initiative at the Hurley Children’s Hospital at Hurley Medical Center, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development. Dr. Hanna-Attisha will be speaking to us about her fight to expose the lead water crisis in Flint, Michigan in her presentation entitled "The Flint Water Crisis: A Journey for Justice".

We also have three fantastic workshops planned:

1. Research workshop entitled: Partnering with Parent Navigators: Improving Care and Promoting Community Engaged Research.
– Dr. Susan Feigelman, MD, Member, CORNET Steering Committee, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine.
– Ann Phillips, Member, CORNET Steering Committee, Executive Director, Delaware Family Voices.
– Iman Sharif, MD, MPH, Network Director, CORNET, Medical Director, NYU/Lutheran Family Health Center, Sunset Park, Professor of Pediatrics.
– Hollyce Tyrrell, MSSW, Research and Network Coordinator, CORNET, Academic Pediatric Association.
– Lin Perry, MPA, Project Director, Family to Family Health Information Center. Parent to Parent of NYS.

2. Clinical workshop entitled: Management of Adolescent Depression in Primary Care: Tips and Pearls.
– Diane E. Bloomfield MD, FAAP, Medical Director, Family Care Center at Montefiore, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics and Division of Academic General Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.
– Ruth E. K. Stein, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics and Division of Developmental Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.

3. Physician wellbeing workshop entitled: The Whys and Hows to Address Burnout.
– Michael J Beck, MD, FAAP, SSGB, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Division Chief of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Penn State Children’s Hospital.
– Chris O’Hara, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Penn State Children’s Hospital.

Past Meetings

Region II and III - Joint Regional Meeting
Friday, March 11th, 2016
New York University
New York, NY

Region II and III - Joint Regional Meeting
March 6, 2015
Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx, NY

Region II and III - Joint Regional Meeting
March 7, 2014
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Region II and III
March 8, 2013
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York City

Region 2 & 3 - Joint Regional Meeting
Friday, March 9th, 2012
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

April 2016 Newsletter Article

The annual APA Region II/III meeting took place on Friday, March 11, 2016 - it was a beautiful day with over 120 attendees! The joint Region II/III meeting was held at the NYU School of Medicine / NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, NY, and attendees were welcomed with opening remarks by Catherine Manno, MD, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the NYU School of Medicine. Eric Fleegler, MD, MPH, from Harvard Medical School / Boston Children's Hospital, gave a fascinating key note address on 'Violence and Medicine; Fireams and Public Health", a timely issue. Participants were able to choose from three workshops: 'Lean Concepts Applied to Healthcare: A Hands-on Quality Improvement Workshop about the '8 Wastes' " (led by Michael Rinke, MD, PhD and Robert Angert, MD), 'Creating Healthy Smiles for At-Risk Children: How to Start (and Maintain!) a Successful Oral Health Program in Your Pediatric Medical Home" (led by Katie McPeak, MD, Priya Patel, MD, Kathryn Scharbach, MD, and Jillian Coolidge, RN), and 'Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Skills in Academic Medicine" (led by Latha Chandran, MD, MPH and Janet Fischel, PhD). A total of 32 posters were on display during the poster session. The lunchtime networking session was led by a group of 10 esteemed mentors, including Susan Bostwick, MD, MBA, Esther Chung MD, MPH, Arthur Fierman, MD, Maryellen Gusic, MD, Robert Hilliard, MD, Alan Mendelsohn, MD, Cindy Osman, MD, MS, Suzette Oyeku, MD, MPH, Lee Pachter, DO, Nancy Spector, MD, with topics at tables spanning advocacy, medical education, and funding opportunities for early stage investigators. At the Business meeting, Maryellen Gusic, MD, APA President, gave a brief update and overview about what is going on in the APA. The day concluded with a platform session composed of 8 impressive presentations.

We are looking forward to seeing Region II members at the upcoming PAS meeting in Baltimore! Our APA Region II breakfast will be held Monday, May 2nd from 7-8 am in Key Ballroom 2.

Note that we are looking for a few Region members to serve as Region II Chairs starting in May 2017, as we are heading into the last year of our 3 year term. We are also looking for a new Chair for the Region II Young Investigator Grant Program. Please let us know if you are interested in a leadership position! Also, if you have are interested in helping us plan Region II activities, or have any comments, suggestions, or questions, please e-mail us!

Region II Co-Chairs:

Rachel S. Gross, MD, MS

Sylvia W. Lim, MD

H. Shonna Yin, MD, MS

    Current Region II Co-Chairs:

    Rachel Gross, MD, MS
    Children's Hospital at Montefiore
    3444 Kossuth Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10467
    Phone: (718) 920-2655

    Sylvia Lim, MD
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Children's Hospital at Montefiore
    32-71 46th Street
    Long Island City, NY 11103
    Phone: (718) 920-5495

    Hsiang Yin, MD
    NYU School of Medicine
    11 Lincoln Place
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    Phone: (347) 432-6380

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