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."

               Quality Improvement Expert Needed

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HPV QI Project

AAP-CA (our District IX office) has received a grant from the National AAP to implement a statewide HPV Quality Improvement project. All four California Chapters will attend a daylong training in Orange County on June 4 (9 AM - 3 PM). AAP-CA2 is looking for a chapter member with strong QI expertise, interested in becoming part of our core QI team. Participation in the project is strictly voluntary and not compensated. The primary function of the core QI team will be to plan, design, and implement the HPV QI project within our extended service area. Aside from the initial training, most interaction will be conducted virtually via webinars and teleconferences. Funds are utilized to cover multiple in-person training sessions, webinars, materials, and support staff. For more information, please email the chapter at chapter2@aap-ca.org, or call (818) 422-9877.


May is Chapter Elections Month

 AAP-CA2 members who are FAAP are eligible to vote in Chapter elections. The 2016-2018 Board of Directors Ballot is being emailed to voting members every Monday in May. Please look for the email in your in basket. Make your vote count. Please vote!
Election Candidates 2016-18

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AAP-CA2 Newsletter

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Member Spotlight

Upcoming AAP-CA2 Events

June 2, 2016. - Town Hall in Victorville, with host, Damodara Rajasekhar, MD, FAAP

Dr. Rajasekhar, MD, FAAP

Dr. Rajasekhar, MD, FAAP

Join AAP-CA2 San Bernardino Area Representative, Dr. Damodara Rajasekhar, MD, FAAP, as he brings Reach Out And Read, and other exciting opportunities at no cost to practices, in a partnership between AAP-CA2 and First 5 San Bernardino.
1)    “Reach out and read” presented by First 5 San Bernardino.
2)    “Social determinants in primary care” presented by Alice Kuo, MD, PhD, Med, FAAP;  Chief, Medicine-Pediatrics, UCLA.
Location: Thai Dawn Bistro - 14317 Bear Valley Road, Victorville, CA
Time: 6:30 PM
RSVP: Please email the Chapter to save your seat. 
Note: The invitation that you may have received from First 5 San Bernardino by mail is for this same meeting. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE to Thai Dawn Bistro

June 8, 2016. - Town Hall in Santa Barbara, with host, Brian Santacrose, MD

Brian D. Santacrose, MD

Brian D. Santacrose, MD

Please join AAP-CA2 Santa Barbara Area Representative, Brian Santacrose, MD, as he hosts an evening of professional development and networking at Bouchon. Dr. Norman Lavin, MD, PhD, FACE, FAAP, will present on the diagnosis and treatment of precocious puberty, sponsored by AbbVie.

Topic: Central Precocious Puberty
Speaker: Norman Lavin, MD, PhD, FACE, FAAP
Location: Bouchon (Restaurant) -
Time: 6:30 PM
RSVP: Please email the Chapter to save your seat. 

June 9, 2016. - Town Hall in Claremont, with host, Edward Curry, MD, FAAP

Edward Curry, MD, FAAP

Edward Curry, MD, FAAP

Please join AAP-CA2 Vice President, Edward Curry, MD, FAAP, as he hosts an evening of professional development and networking in Claremont. A guest speaker will present on the research, indications, and outcomes of the use of the meningococcal group B vaccine, sponsored by Pfizer.

Topic: The Importance of Vaccination Against Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease
Speaker: Archana Chatterjee, MD
Location: Walter's Restaurant - 310 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
Time: 6:30 PM
RSVP: Please email the Chapter to save your seat. 

June 15, 2016. - Town Hall in Woodland Hills, with host, Ken Saul, MD, FAAP

Ken Saul, MD, FAAP

Ken Saul, MD, FAAP

Please join AAP-CA2 Member-At-Large, Ken Saul, MD, FAAP, as he hosts an evening of professional development and networking in Woodland Hills.

Topic: Treatment of Ophthalmic Allergies and Infection, sponsored by Alcon.
Speaker: Raffi Tachdjian, MD, MPH
Location: Roy's, on 6363 Topanga Canyon Blvd, in Woodland Hills.
Time: 6:30 PM
RSVP: Please email Dr. Ken Saul to save your seat.       Click to see Flyer

Other Events

June 24 – Camarillo

Logo Clinical InsightsDr. Chris Landon, MD, FCCP, CDM, FAAP, invites you to attend an interactive CME accredited activity designed for the entire CF treatment team. The activity features a live interview with a CF patient (or parent), case studies and open discussion. The activity is designed to address evidence-based treatment approaches for minimizing and managing pulmonary infection in cystic fibrosis. Family and patient counseling strategies as well as issues related to transitioning into adulthood will be explored with the goal of improving patient adherence as well as individual health outcomes.


Preston W. Arndt, MD - Associate Director Adult CF Clinic - Pediatric Diagnostic Center - Ventura County Medical Center

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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.

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