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."
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.
Requirements for Participation
- Practices will obtain baseline data prior to November 12.
- Participating physicians/providers (and designated support staff) will attend a 4-hour in-person learning session on Saturday, November 12, 2016 (location TBD).
- Phase 1 will focus on HPV Series Initiation (1 month of base data collection, followed by 3 months of implementation)
- Phase 2 will focus on HPV Series Completion (base data collection, followed by 3 months of implementation)
- Practices may participate in either, or both. Only the maximum of 25 MOC points will be awarded.
- Each practice will pull twenty random charts of patients ages 11 and 12 years seen for well-child visits to determine a baseline HPV initiation rate, and again monthly to track progress.
- All data will be entered into QIDA (AAP's Quality Improvement Data Aggregator), from which to produce baseline data and run charts.
- All practices are expected to participate in monthly webinars, offered on two different dates per calendar month for convenience.
Developmental Screening and Early Detection of Autism for General Pediatricians
CME Accreditation: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
- Pitfalls of using non-standardized developmental screening tools
- Overview of available developmental screening measures
- Review of American Academy of Pediatrics developmental screening guidelines
- What to do if your patient screens positive?
- Review of community resources available to address developmental delay and autism
Accreditation Approval: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and American Academy of Pediatrics - California Chapter 2. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates the live format for this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Save The Date !
CHLA CME Events for September and October
Hosted by: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles - 1 CME Credit
November 18 – 20 at the Terranea Resort
The National Institute of Health estimates almost 3 times more patients living with autoimmune conditions, as compared to cancer patients (23.5 vs. 9 million). Focusing on annual direct health care costs, autoimmune disorders are twice as much as cancer ($100 vs. $57 billion) costs.
The symposium on Nov 18th - 20th @ the Terranea resort, will provide current updates on management and treatment protocols on Rheumatic autoimmune conditions. A public health framework that focuses on protecting health, preventing things from getting worse and promoting positive health habits will be the focus.
As a public health practitioner, a patient and a public health clinician, I have experienced the benefits of an effective collaborative approach in managing Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia and Celiac. This is the goal for the providers. Continuing Medical Education Units will be offered
Need More Information? Please contact Dr. Susan Nyanzi
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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.
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.