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."

CME Conference  -  Early Bird Savings  -  Register today!

AAP-CA Chapter 2 Presents:

The 26th Annual Southern California Postgraduate Pediatric Conference

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

 

Early Bird registration extended!

Measles Outbreak in California

Jan. 23, 2015  -  Situation

The California Department of Public Health reports that as of 1/21/15, measles has been confirmed in 59 California residents since late December 2014[1]. Related cases have occurred in multiple states and in Mexico. In Los Angeles County (LAC) currently, there are 10 confirmed measles cases and 4 suspect cases with nearly 800 contact investigations ongoing. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) has issued a health alert. Please see below to learn about Actions 1) Requested of Providers, 2) Measels clinical presentation, 3) Specimen collection, 4) Transmission and infection control, 5) Prevention, and 6) Reporting.   Click to Read More.

The American Academy of Pediatrics urges parents to vaccinate children to protect against measles.  Click to Read Letter

AAP-CA2 Newsletter

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Grand Rounds

Upcoming AAP-CA2 Events

April 25, 2015 – The 26th Annual Southern California Postgraduate Pediatric Conference

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Saturday, April 25, 2015


Early Bird registration extended through 3/31!

Other Events

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Pediatric Surge Exercise - Save the Dates

4/20/15 Controller and Evaluator Training - Santa Fe Springs Town Center (SFS TC)

4/20/15 Tabletop Exercises - SFS TC

6/2/15   Evaluator Training - refresh (webinar)

6/11/15 Functional Exercise - Site specific

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

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's QI Project Off to a Good Start!
Twelve practices were represented during LS1, the first learning session for the CQN4* Asthma Project, which took place on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Practice teams represented the counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Riverside. In the next ten months, the goal will be to improve care and outcomes of children with asthma, by implementing the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) guidelines: Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR-3) Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma, developed by an expert panel commissioned by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Coordinating Committee (CC), coordinated by the NHLBI of the National Institutes of Health.

* CQN4 stands for Chapter Quality Network Phase 4.
Group photo: Attendees of CQN4 Learning Session 1, at Providence Tarzana Medical Center
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AAP-CA Chapter 2 is inviting practices to participate in the Chapter Quality Network Asthma Phase 4 QI Project. Up to 15 practices will take part in this quality improvement effort in our chapter to improve care and outcomes of children with asthma.

Twenty five (25) points of American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) part 4 performance in practice credit will be offered for successful completion of the project.

Visit our website for full details: www.aapca2.org
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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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