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."

January 4, 2017 - Measles Outbreak in Los Angeles - 11 Cases to Date

Attention Pediatricians and Clinical Colleagues in LA County:

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is working to control an outbreak of laboratory confirmed measles. To date, 11 cases have been identified and contact investigations are ongoing at a variety of exposure venues widely distributed throughout Los Angeles County. What actions can you take to help?  Please click here to read the letter from Franklin D. Pratt, MD, MPHTM, FACEP, Medical Director of the Immunization Program at LACDPH.

The 28th Annual Advances in Pediatrics Symposium

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AAP-CA2 proudly announces the 28th Annual Advances in Pediatrics Symposium, taking place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. Registration opens in February.

Attention Pediatric and Medicine-Pediatric Residents

We would like to share with you an opportunity to showcase your scholarly projects from residency at the upcoming AAP-CA2 Advances in Pediatrics Symposium on April 22, 2017.

The abstract submission deadline is Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.

Click here for more details.  We look forward to receiving your abstracts and having you join as at this annual symposium! 

 

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AAP-CA2 Newsletter

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Member Spotlight

Upcoming AAP-CA2 Events

Please Click Here to view the full details and/or register for any events outlined below.


January 17 - Town Hall/Dinner in Santa Barbara, with Brian Santacrose, MD, FAAP

CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) of Santa Barbara is hosting a Town Hall/Dinner Meeting for community pediatricians. Learn about:
  • Santa Barbara Resiliency Pilot Project; using the ACE screening tool and embedding behavioral health in a pediatric setting.
  • PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy) a simple but effective intervention for children with externalizing behaviors and parental attachment issues.

Edward Curry, MD, FAAP President, AAP-CA2

January 18 - Town Hall/Dinner in San Bernardino, with Edward Curry, MD, FAAP

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Bright Futures Guidelines – Improving Preventive Care in Your Practice Without Burden” - PLUS, 2017 Preventative Services Updated Guidelines.
Speaker: Edward Curry, MD, FAAP, President, AAP-CA2
CME Accreditation: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

 

February 8 - Town Hall/Dinner in Woodland Hills, with Ken Saul, MD, FAAP

Please join AAP-CA2 Member-At-Large Ken Saul MD, FAAP as he hosts an evening of professional development at Maggiano's.
Topic: "When It Isn't Just Physiologic Jaundice"
Speaker: CHLA Gastroenterologist, Danny Thomas, MD  Click to view/print FLYER


 

February 16 - Town Hall/Dinner in City of Industry, featuring Larry Yin, MD, MSPH, FAAP

Developmental Screening and Early Detection of Autism for General Pediatricians
CME Accreditation: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Please join AAP-CA2 Member-At-Large, Mona Patel, MD, FAAP, and AAP-CA2 President, Edward Curry, MD, FAAP, as they host an educational session on the topic of Developmental Screening.  Funded by AltaMed Health Service through First 5 LA.
 

Please Click Here to view the full details and/or register for any events outlined above.

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Other Events

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CHLA CME Events for November and December

Hosted by: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles  -  1 CME Credit

Click here to view all CHLA CME events.


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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) Alert

Click here to visit the Los Angeles County Health Alert Network (LAHAN) for the latest Alerts and Advisories.

DEC 23 - ALERT: Measles Outbreak in Los Angeles County
Key messages:
  • A new measles outbreak is occurring in Los Angeles County.
  • Health care providers should consider the diagnosis of measles among persons presenting with a febrile rash illness.
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating nine confirmed measles cases within the County. Contact investigations are ongoing.
Click Here to view the full report.

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