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."

Our 2015 CME Conference was a great success. Thank you for attending!

Save the date for next year

The 27th Annual Southern California Postgraduate Pediatric Conference

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sheraton Universal Hotel

Los Angeles Health Alert Network (LAHAN) Update

Key messages

  • Liberia has been declared Ebola-free.
  • Travelers from Liberia (who were not also in Guinea or Sierra Leone) do not need to be managed as having suspect Ebola Viral Disease (EVD).
  • EVD outbreaks continue in Guinea.


The EVD outbreak in Liberia has been declared over by the World Health Organization (WHO). As of June 17th, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) is no longer monitoring persons who traveled from Liberia (unless they also have been in Guinea and Sierra Leone). The risk of Ebola in travelers from Liberia is extremely low. It is important to consider other travel-associated diseases when evaluating febrile patients coming to the U.S. from Liberia.   Read More...

AAP-CA2 Newsletter

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Grand Rounds

Upcoming AAP-CA2 Events

September 16 - Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

September 17 - Town Hall Meeting with host Teresa Sheahan, DO, FAAP
Co-host: Ken Saul, MD, FAAP

Joint Presentation on Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, and

Maintenance Treatment of Asthma



RSVP: Due to limited seating capacity, please RSVP by 9/14/2015

to: http://medaevents.com/4320-04-W-624

View/Print Flyer - Town Hall 9.17.15

October - Date has been changed - TBD, 3rd or 4th week in October - Town Hall Meeting with host Ken Saul, MD, FAAP
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Ken Saul, MD, FAAP

Topic: Food Allergies
Speaker: TBA
Location: Maggiano's, Woodland Hills

December 2nd. - West LA Location TBD - Town Hall Meeting with host Cori Cross, MD, FAAP

Cori Cross, MD, FAAP AAP-CA2 Member-At-Large

Topic: TBA
Speaker: TBA
Location: TBD, in West Los Angeles

Other Events

Sept. 12th. Primary Care Sports Medicine Conference - StubHub Center in Carson, CA.

10 AM - 4:30 PM    -   Cost: $25    -   Click to print:  2015 Sports Medicine Conference flyer

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Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) AgencyEMS Logo

Pediatric Surge Exercise - Save the Date

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

Opportunities for Obtaining MOC

Quality Improvement Project to Improve Developmental Screening and Follow-up

Logo Developmental ScreeningThe AAP Division of Children with Special Needs, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is recruiting primary care pediatricians to participate in a quality improvement project to learn how to improve developmental monitoring, screening, and follow-up for developmental concerns in practice. Participating pediatricians will also have an opportunity to be part of a community of learners from around the country, test and share strategies, access practical tools and resources, and receive ongoing support and technical assistance regarding progress.

If you are interested in being considered for participation in this project, complete this online application by August 24 or contact cboothby@aap.org.

This project is overseen by the American Academy of Pediatrics Division of Children with Special Needs with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Up to 65 practicing primary care pediatricians will be recruited to participate in this project. The first 65 applicants who meet the criteria for participation will be accepted.

To participate in this project, you must be a practicing primary care pediatrician who sees at least 10 patients per month for 9-month, 18-month, and 24- or 30-month health supervision visits. Pediatric subspecialists are not eligible to apply.

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 Practices Show Improvement in Optimal Asthma Care.
Eleven practices are currently participating in a year-long project to improve the care provided to patients with a diagnosis of asthma. As a group, a total of 378 patient encounters were uploaded onto the National Asthma Registry. Upon project start, only 29% of patients were receiving Optimal Asthma Care. Four months in, on May 31, data showed a marked improvement at 61%.

We would like to congratulate the participating practices for their excellent work!

The goal for this metric is for 90% of patients to be receiving Optimal Asthma Care by December 2015.
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Have you registered yet?

AAP-CA2's Advances in Pediatrics conference is next week, on Saturday, April 25th. at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.
Excellent speakers and convenient location.
Please visit our page - Register by Friday to take advantage of the reduced price.

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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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