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APRIL, 2013
Final AAP Resolution on Violence
As noted in last month's edition of Check-Up, our Chapter President introduced a resolution on the culture of violence in the media and its effects on children.  As a result of the tragedy in Sandy Hook, the Academy was directed to take a leadership role in addressing the glamorization of violence in our society.  In addition the resolution recommended that the Academy gather and develop resource materials on reducing violence.  To read the final and complete resolution open this link.

The Pediatrician and Substance Use
Practical strategies to minimize the impact of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs on infants, children, teens and young adults. 

April 26 to 28, 2013 - Boston, MA 


Participants will learn best practices for addressing substance use by patients or family members, and suggestions on how to best implement these practices. Major topics will include: 
  • tobacco use 
  • drug-endangered children 
  • risk and protective factors for adolescent substance use, interviewing adolescents, screening, brief intervention, referral to treatment (SBIRT) 
  • parent guidance 
  • opioid misuse 
  • the adolescent brain's unique susceptibility to the effects of TAOD  
  • cannabinoid physiology and evolving marijuana policy 
  • treatment for opioid dependence new psychoactive drugs used by teens and other youth

Attending participants can earn a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. For more information on the conference, including registration, please visit http://www.aap.org/substanceuse2013


Sharon Levy, MD, MPH 

Director, Adolescent Substance Abuse Program

Boston Children's Hospital




Click here to read full course description.


24th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS CME Conference

American Academy of Pediatrics-CA Chapter 2

MAY 2-5, 2013

Caesar's Palace Las Vegas


Advances in Pediatrics meeting will take place in the elegant ballrooms of Caesar's Palace Conference Center. Participants will receive a discounted room rate and breakfast with the meeting fee.


The American Academy of Pediatrics - California-Chapter 2 is dedicated to bringing together top, national speakers to provide the best in pediatric continuing medical education for pediatricians and pediatric allied health care professionals.


Speakers and Topics include:

  • Martin Stein, MD - Behavioral and Developmental Health
  • Lawrence Eichenfield, MD - Pediatric Dermatology
  • Paul Krogstad, MD - Infectious Disease
  • Francine Kaufman, MD - Diabetes/Endocrinology
  • Wilbert Mason & Helen DuPlessis, MD - Quality Improvement
  • Paul Miles, MD - Maintenance of Certification
Visit our website for Event Details or download our Brochure.

5th Statewide School Based Health Center Conference


Friday, April 26,

8:00 am to 2:45 pm


Water's Edge Resort and Spa

Westbrook, CT  06498


Medical, behavioral health, and dental providers, administrative and support staff, educators and community agency staff are invited to share in this dynamic learning opportunity.  Join school based health center colleagues from around the state to network and learn.


For more details on this event and information on how to register please click here.

Career Opportunities

Pediatric Practice In Berlin 

Practice in Berlin, Connecticut seeks applicants for a full or part-time associate.  Special consideration would be given to applicants certified in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.  Call schedule would be provided per the applicant's request. 

Contact dr.matt@berlinpeds.com for more information.


Pediatric Practice in Greenwich 

A Greenwich practice seeks an experienced and charismatic pediatrician.  This expanding practice is looking for a part-time (2-3 days/week) pediatrician willing to take full call (1 in 6).  Competitive salary.   Email kbeckman@riversidectpediatrics.com
for more information. 
Jillian Wood
Executive Director

Tracey McDougall
Teleconference Coordinator

Yvette Moretti
Administrative Assistant

Kathryn Senk
Administrative Assistant's Assistant

Judy Blei
Government Relations

104 Hungerford Street
Hartford, CT  06106
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2013 Webinar/
Teleconference Series

May 21th, 2013

The Affordable Health Care Act and Pediatric Practices

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National AAP
Advertise Your Group's CME Programs to CTAAP Members

Take advantage of a great new opportunity to post your continuing medical education classes on CTAAP's website.  Please complete the Statewide Pediatric CME Form and send it to yvette.ctaap@gmail.com

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