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.

 

 

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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."

Get MOC Part 4  -  Improve Patient Care  -  Join the HPV Vaccination QI Collaborative

AAP-CA2 is now recruiting practices to participate in a quality improvement project aimed at improving HPV vaccination rates.

  • Learn how to improve patient care through quality improvement processes in your practice.
  • Learn about the newest ACIP recommendations on HPV vaccination.
  • Learn the most effective communication styles to improve vaccination rates.
  • Get MOC Part 4 credit.

Goal: To systematically improve HPV vaccination initiation and completion rates in 12 and 13 year old teens.

Recruiting practices... Now through December 10, 2016 !

Orientation Webinars next week - In-person Learning Session Dec 10.

Visit the HPV page to learn more.

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The 28th Annual Advances in Pediatrics Symposium

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AAP-CA2 proudly announces the 28th Annual Advances in Pediatrics Symposium, taking place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. Registration opens in February.

Attention Pediatric and Medicine-Pediatric Residents

We would like to share with you an opportunity to showcase your scholarly projects from residency at the upcoming AAP-CA2 Advances in Pediatrics Symposium on April 22, 2017.

The abstract submission deadline is Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.

Click here for more details.  We look forward to receiving your abstracts and having you join as at this annual symposium! 

 

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AAP-CA2 Newsletter

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Resolutions for ALF

There's still time to submit resolutions to be presented at the 2017 Annual Leadership Forum.

Deadline is November 15th.

Click Here to view the submission guidelines.

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Member Spotlight

Upcoming AAP-CA2 Events

January 18 - Town Hall in San Bernardino, with Edward Curry, MD, FAAP

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (This event has been rescheduled to 1/18/17)

“Bright Futures Guidelines – Improving Preventive Care in Your Practice Without Burden”
Edward Curry, MD, FAAP President, AAP-CA2

Edward Curry, MD, FAAP
President, AAP-CA2

Speaker: Edward Curry, MD, FAAP, President, AAP-CA2
CME Accreditation: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Featured Presentation
Reach Out and Read®
Let’s make reading doctor-recommended in San Bernardino County!
Presented by First 5 San Bernardino

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Other Events

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CHLA CME Events for November and December

Hosted by: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles  -  1 CME Credit

Click here to view all CHLA CME events.


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Charitable Donations

The AAP-CA Chapter 2 proudly recognizes and honors these individuals and organizations whose outstanding generosity as major contributors demonstrates a spirit of giving, which has sustained and improved the programs benefiting high school graduates, pediatric residents, and attendees of our annual pediatric conference.

Those wishing to make charitable contributions to the chapter may do so by visiting our Charitable Donations Page.

Los Angeles Health Alert Network (LAHAN) Update

Click here to visit the Los Angeles County Health Alert Network (LAHAN) for the latest Alerts and Advisories.

MAY 25 - UPDATE: The CDC issued a Health Update entitled “Diagnostic Testing of Urine Specimens for Suspected Zika Virus Infection”.  Click to View the Full Report Los Angeles County Health Care Providers should continue to use the Zika Virus Testing and Report Form which includes instructions on specimen collection and submission, the indications for Zika virus testing, and how to report a suspect case. The form has been updated to emphasize the following points:
  • If within 7 days from onset of symptoms, BOTH URINE and SERUM specimens should be submitted for rRT-PCR detection of Zika virus.

  • Urine specimens should be collected within 14 days after symptom onset to improve the sensitivity for Zika virus detection. Urine specimens collected within 30 days will continue to be accepted at the LAC Public Health Laboratory.

APRIL 8 - UPDATE: CDC Guidance: Preventing Transmission of Zika Virus in Labor and Delivery Settings. Click Here to view the full report.

 

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