Welcome to AAP-California Chapter 2

The American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 2 (AAP-CA2) is proud to be the Professional Home for Pediatricians and Pediatric Subspecialists in the Southern California counties of Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside; San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.




Together, with our members and communities, we work to fulfill our mission:

"To champion optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults and to advocate for and support our members in these endeavors."

Our 2015 CME Conference was a great success. Thank you for attending!

Save the date for next year

The 27th Annual Southern California Postgraduate Pediatric Conference

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sheraton Universal Hotel

Los Angeles Health Alert Network (LAHAN) Update

Key messages

  • Liberia has been declared Ebola-free.
  • Travelers from Liberia (who were not also in Guinea or Sierra Leone) do not need to be managed as having suspect Ebola Viral Disease (EVD).
  • EVD outbreaks continue in Guinea.


The EVD outbreak in Liberia has been declared over by the World Health Organization (WHO). As of June 17th, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) is no longer monitoring persons who traveled from Liberia (unless they also have been in Guinea and Sierra Leone). The risk of Ebola in travelers from Liberia is extremely low. It is important to consider other travel-associated diseases when evaluating febrile patients coming to the U.S. from Liberia.   Read More...

AAP-CA2 Newsletter

Grand Rounds

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Upcoming AAP-CA2 Events

June 10, 2015 – TOWN HALL, with Ken Saul, MD, FAAP

Topic: The Importance of Vaccination Against Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease

This event has already taken place. Thank you for attending!


June 16, 2015 – TOWN HALL Meeting, with Tracy Zaslow, MD, FAAP

 This event has already taken place. Thank you for attending!


June 17, 2015 – Board of Directors Meeting

AAP-CA2 held its quarterly Board of Directors meeting on June 17, 2015 
We would like to thank Valley Pres for hosting our event.


June 24, 2015 – TOWN HALL in Victorville, with Damodara Rajasekhar, MD, FAAP

1) Management of Hyperlipidemia in Children with Obesity - Is There a Role for Statins?

    Guest Speaker: Kevin M. Shannon, MD (Pediatric Cardiologist, UCLA)

This event has already taken place. Thank you for attending!

Other Events

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Pediatric Surge Exercise - Save the Dates

7/14/15 Exercise Evaluation Conference - SFS TC

11/19/15 Statewide Medical and Health Exercise 2015

For more information, please contact Bridget Berg at bberg@chla.usc.edu

View the LAC EMS Agency calendar here

July 31 - Aug. 2, Primary Pediatric Psychopharmacology (PPP) Mini-Fellowship

Join The REACH Institute for its Primary Pediatric Psychopharmacology (PPP) Mini-Fellowship. This innovative program increases clinicians' comfort with assessing, diagnosing, and treating pediatric mental health concerns. Participants can earn up to 28.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by completing the mini-fellowship components:

  • A dynamic three-day, 15-hour interactive course focused on building skills and confidence in diagnosing and treating pediatric behavioral health problems.
  • A six-month, case-based distance-learning program. Learners join 12 bi-monthly, 1 hour group conference calls with national primary care and child/adolescent psychiatry experts to learn how to manage pediatric mental health issues encountered in daily practice.

REACH CEO Peter Jensen, MD will lead the PPP mini-fellowship. All participants will receive custom-designed toolkits with guides, assessment instruments, dosing and side effect charts, medication comparison tables, and handouts for patients and parents.

Course Goals
In order to effectively use medications for pediatric behavioral health problems, participants learn to:

  1. Correctly identify and differentiate among pediatric behavioral health problems such as childhood depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety states (including PTSD), oppositional and conduct disorders, and psychosis.
  2. Effectively manage psychopharmacology: selecting medications, initiating and tapering dosages, monitoring improvements, and identifying and minimizing medication side effects.
  3. Create and implement a treatment plan by mobilizing existing resources like family members, school personnel, and other professional caregivers.

The course will take place in Los Angeles USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Please register. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Khan-Kapadia, PPP Program Director, at 1-212-947-7322 ext. 223or email ppp@thereachinstitute.org           

The REACH Institute Course (printable version)

Chapter Quality Network Asthma Phase 4 Project

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The Chapter Quality Network Asthma Phase 4 Project is led by the national office of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is providing AAP-CA2 with tools, resources and technical support to lead a quality improvement (QI) effort amongst participating practices in our chapter to improve care and outcomes of children with asthma.

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CQN Asthma Phase4 Team

The enrollment period for this project ended on January 15, 2015

Twelve practices were represented during LS1, the first CQN4 Asthma Learning Session, on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, representing the counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Riverside.



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AAP-CA2 Practices Show Improvement in Optimal Asthma Care.
Eleven practices are currently participating in a year-long project to improve the care provided to patients with a diagnosis of asthma. As a group, a total of 378 patient encounters were uploaded onto the National Asthma Registry. Upon project start, only 29% of patients were receiving Optimal Asthma Care. Four months in, on May 31, data showed a marked improvement at 61%.

We would like to congratulate the participating practices for their excellent work!

The goal for this metric is for 90% of patients to be receiving Optimal Asthma Care by December 2015.
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Have you registered yet?

AAP-CA2's Advances in Pediatrics conference is next week, on Saturday, April 25th. at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.
Excellent speakers and convenient location.
Please visit our page - Register by Friday to take advantage of the reduced price.

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Ebola Virus Disease Update ADVISORY

Ebola Virus Disease Update Update includes: Actions requested of providers, and Algorithm for assessment and management.

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