Introduction to APA’s new president, Dr. Latha Chandran

By APA Staff | May 15, 2020

Hello to all APA members! Let me start by introducing myself. I am Latha Chandran, a general pediatrician from Stony Brook, New York. Dr Paul Chung has completed his APA presidency (view my tribute to him on the Connect App) and I am excited to follow him as President of the Academic Pediatric Association. First…

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APA has partnered with APPD to host “Health Disparities and COVID, and How We Engage Residents and Fellows in Addressing Them” a Virtual Cafe

By APA Staff | April 29, 2020

Please join us for an exciting and timely APPD/APA Virtual Café, Thursday, May 7, from 4-5 PM EST. APPD and the Community Health and Advocacy Learning Community has partnered with APA and the Advocacy Training SIG to host, “Health Equity and COVID-19: How We Engage Residents and Fellows in Addressing Health Disparities.” We will have…

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A Perspective on COVID19: Coping with the Help of My APA Family

By APA Staff | April 21, 2020

This perspective is brought to you by Teri Turner, MD, MPH, MEd. Teri was APA’s Education Chair from 2016-2019 and will start her term as the organization’s President-Elect next month. April 21, 2020   It was a hard week for me last week and it was difficult getting out of bed this morning.  I’ve been…

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UME in COVID 19 Webinar April 21 at 3 pm ET

By APA Staff | April 15, 2020

Register for this webinar addressing the challenges COVID19 is presenting medical educators to discuss strategies, collaboration and innovation opportunities. Registration is free! Register for the UME Webinar

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A Perspective on COVID-19 from APA’s President-Elect, New York

By APA Staff | April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020 So COVID-19 hits New York in a big way. I am in general a calm person and do not easily get flustered. I thought I could handle it. But with the SUNY Chancellor ordering us to make all education online, with the Governor essentially shutting down all non- essential operations, and with…

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Message from APA’s President | Week of March 30

By APA Staff | March 31, 2020

Hi, everyone! The last week has seen a lot of change on the ground. On one hand, the federal government has extended its social distancing recommendations, and trajectories of hospitalizations and deaths appear as serious as previously predicted, especially on the mid-Atlantic coast and pockets of the South and Midwest. On the other hand, there…

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Message from APA’s President | Week of March 23

By APA Staff | March 23, 2020

Hi, everyone! Last week was a long, intense week as we headed toward a more comprehensive public health shutdown. On behalf of the APA staff and board, I hope you’re all doing as well as possible, that your family and friends are doing okay, and that your students, colleagues, institutions, and communities are banding together…

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Clinical guidance on well-child and sick visits

By APA Staff | March 20, 2020

Clinical guidance on well-child and sick visits How do we provide routine preventive and sick care during this pandemic? The AAP recently published recommendations to give guidance on best practices for how to care for patients under these conditions. Key takeaways are: Continue to offer well-child check ups. Consider conducting well visits for newborns, and…

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A Message from APA’s President Regarding the PAS 2020 Cancellation

By APA Staff | March 16, 2020

March 13, 2020 Dear Member Colleagues, As many of you have heard today, due to the rapidly rising public health concerns caused by the recent global outbreaks of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the 2020 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting has been cancelled. Although we are disappointed that we will be unable to meet in…

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APA Region 6 Meeting Will Be Rescheduled in the Fall

By APA Staff | March 16, 2020

Due to the numerous travel bans resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, APA’s Region 6 annual meeting will be rescheduled in the Fall. The Region Co-Chairs will send the updated information in the coming weeks.  

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