Upcoming AAP-CA2 Events

September 8  |  September 28  |  October 18

Developmental Screening and Early Detection of Autism for General Pediatricians

Please join AAP-CA2 Member-At-Large, Mona Patel, MD, FAAP, as she hosts a series of educational sessions on the topic of Developmental Screening.   Same talk, three different dates/locations.  Attend the one closest to you
 
Funded by AltaMed Health Service through First 5 LA, this event is to promote the use of validated, standardized screening measures to identify children at risk for developmental delay and autism, as well as an overview of community resources to address identified developmental delays. It will be an exciting overview of validated screening measures that can be easily incorporated into the general pediatrics visit.
  1. Pitfalls of using non-standardized developmental screening tools
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    Larry Yin, MD, MSPH, FAAP

  2. Overview of available developmental screening measures
  3. Review of American Academy of Pediatrics developmental screening guidelines
  4. What to do if your patient screens positive? 
  5. Review of community resources available to address developmental delay and autism
Presented by Larry Yin, MD, MSPH, FAAP. Dr. Yin studies disparities among the underserved populations, developmental disabilities, screening and intervention at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
 
All three events will begin with dinner at 6:30 PM
RSVP required. Click on the desired event location below to view on calendar and reserve your seat.
 
   
    Co-Host: Daniel Bruckner, MD                       Co-Host: Cori Cross, MD, FAAP                           Co-Host: Edward Curry, MD, FAAP

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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."

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Member Spotlight

Upcoming AAP-CA2 Events

Read this first: Please CLICK HERE to view all coming events for September and October, as there are more events than those shown below. This page will be updated shortly.

 

September 8, 2016. - Town Hall in Studio City, with hosts Daniel Bruckner, MD and Mona Patel, MD, FAAP

Note: This same event will be made available to our membership in Santa Monica on September 28, and in Pomona on October 18.

Please join AAP-CA2 Members-At-Large, Daniel Bruckner, MD, and Mona Patel, MD, FAAP, as they host an educational session on the topic of Developmental Screening. RSVP required. Please email the Chapter to save your seat.

YIN, LARRY

Larry Yin, MD, MSPH, FAAP

Topic: Developmental Screening and Early Detection of Autism for General Pediatricians
Funded by AltaMed Health Service through First 5 LA, this event is to promote the use of validated, standardized screening measures to identify children at risk for developmental delay and autism, as well as an overview of community resources to address identified developmental delays. It will be an exciting overview of validated screening measures that can be easily incorporated into the general pediatrics visit.
  1. Pitfalls of using non-standardized developmental screening tools
  2. Overview of available developmental screening measures
  3. Review of American Academy of Pediatrics developmental screening guidelines
  4. What to do if your patient screens positive? 
  5. Review of community resources available to address developmental delay and autism
Presented by Larry Yin, MD, MSPH, FAAP. Dr. Yin studies disparities among the underserved populations, developmental disabilities, screening and intervention at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
 
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Bistro Garden, in Studio City

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October 5, 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.  Sponsored by Sanofi.

Topic: Influenza and Influenza vaccine controversies
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Maggianos in Woodland Hills
 
 

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Diane Tanaka, MD

Diane Tanaka, MD

October 13, 2016 - Town Hall in Los Angeles, with speaker Diane Tanaka, MD. AAP-CA2 and the California Family Health Council (CFHC) invite you to an evening of professional development in the area of sexual and reproductive health. Dinner will be provided. Please be sure to RSVP for this fabulous event.
 
Topic: Integrating Sexual + Reproductive Health into Primary Care
Date & Time: Thursday, October 13th, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Presenter: Diane Tanaka, MD - Children's Hospital Los Angeles
 Location:  Radisson Midtown at USC (3540 South Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA, 90007)
 
What will you learn?
This presentation will provide evidence-based clinical and operational strategies for integrating quality sexual and reproductive health services into primary care. Participants will learn how to identify and address the unique sexual and reproductive health needs of patients, with an emphasis on STD screening and treatment, during a primary care visit. Dr. Tanaka will also discuss strategies for adapting clinic workflow processes, including elements of billing practices, to maximize efficiency and reimbursement. Current national sexual and reproductive health guidelines, practical tools, and resources will be discussed and utilized throughout.
 
RSVP required. Please email the Chapter to reserve your seat.

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CHLA CME Events for September and October

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September 23-24 in San Diego

Kaiser 58 annualThe SCPMG symposium committee has organized an exciting 2 day symposium at the legendary Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego.  KP's goal is to help attendees rekindle that spark that motivates us all to passionately care for children every day while also providing a beautiful natural environment and meeting place to re balance our hearts and minds.

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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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