- The AAP is hosting a Pediatric Coding Webinar that
will review the new IA codes that go into effect on January 1,
2011. For more details on this upcoming webinar or to register, visit
November 19th - Young
Physicians Meeting 6 p.m. Silver Lake. contact Tanya Arora at firstname.lastname@example.org for more
our pediatric listserv today!
It's not too late to join the discussion. Email us at Chapter2@aap-ca.org
District IX CME Meeting - Join
your colleagues in Las
Vegas November 18 - 21st for the California,
District IX CME meeting at Caesar's Palace.
AAP Members Recruiting Members Campaign
The AAP launched
a Board-approved recruitment campaign on November 1, 2010. This campaign
offers incentives to standing AAP members to recruit colleagues by
sharing their experience and thoughts about the value and benefits of
AAP national and chapter membership.
Please visit our Web site at www.aapca2.org/memberhome.html for materials and
details on the campaign.
AAP California Chapter 2
election finally over, we now can gear up for flu season. I think
we are all still waiting for the explanation of why the pharmacies
get their flu vaccine in abundance and our offices get small batches
sent out over months...
Read below for some of the highlights of our Walk to
School Campaign held last month. It was a great collaborative
effort. Kudos to our committee members: Cori Cross, Tracy
Zaslow, Mary Doyle and Marissa Green.
It is not too soon to think about taking a break from
the mid-winter blahs and join us in Palm Springs in February for our
annual CME program, Clinical Pediatrics.
Membership in the AAP is a great way to connect with
colleagues. National AAP is sponsoring a membership drive this
month. Any member who recruits a new member gets a $15
Starbucks card, and the Chapter can win up to $1000. Please
consider asking your friends if they are members, and if not, send
them our way to learn about the advantages of belonging to the
premiere organization advocating for children and the people who care
for them. Click here for more information about the
campaign and materials to help.
President, California - Chapter 2
Looking for your
next CME meeting? Join us in Palm Springs this February!
Each year, AAP-CA2 hosts Clinical
Pediatrics Palm Springs, CA. This continuing medical education (CME)
meeting is designed to provide California - Chapter 2 members an
informative and interesting CME option close to home. February 18 -
20th we will be hosting the 2011 meeting at the Hilton
Palm Springs. This year, faculty from across the country will present
new information on infectious disease, endocrinology, dermatology,
behavioral and adolescent medicine and immunology. Click here for the
The meeting is structured so that participants
attend learning sessions in the morning with the option of
interactive, luncheon workshops to get more hands-on experience. The
afternoons are left open so attendees and their guests can take
advantage of all Palm Springs has to offer during the President's day
weekend. Click here for more information about Palm Springs.
Ready to register?
Download our application here or visit www.aapca2.org/events for more
we walked for WALKTOBER!
In October, AAP-CA2
worked with several Los Angeles community partners, including
Councilwoman Jan Perry, Los Angeles Unified School District, LAPD and
the LA Department of Transportation to promote International Walk to
School Month. The 2010 program, deemed 'Walktober' took on a new life
as more community organizations became involved and schools on the
south side of Los Angeles hosted walk-to-school programs throughout
Elementary School - Walktober 2010
were designed to encourage local leaders, families and children to
practice safety while walking to school and increase activity to
combat the growing obesity epidemic. AAP-CA2 members from the Walk to
School committee participated in four events where presentations were
given to parents and students about the importance of safe walking
and obesity prevention tools. Additionally, the committee prepared
materials for pediatric offices and schools, which are still
available on our web site at www.aapca2.org/walktober.
will continue throughout the 2010-2011 school year, with more schools
planning to participate in the months to come. The Walk to School
committee is dedicated to keeping the momentum alive and will
continue to work with LAUSD, LA DOT and interested schools to help
implement walk to school programs and other obesity prevention
education as needed.
If you are
interested in participating in this program, or initiating a similar
program in your county or city, please contact us at Chapter2@aap-ca.org for
information on how to get started.