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April, 2015

Top Docs 2015 - Connecticut Magazine 


The CTAAP is proud to announce that 38 out of the 50 top pediatricians in Connecticut are academy members! 




On behave of all Connecticut AAP members, thank you for your hard work and dedication.

Medicaid E-mail Subscription User Guide 


The Department of Social Services (DSS) and HP, in accordance with PB 15 - 23, are pleased to announce the implementation of electronic messaging.  Because you are currently subscribed to receive emails via the "CTDSSMAP - Provider Email" distribution list (also referred to as the VIP list), your email address has automatically been subscribed to receive electronic messages.  This is the last message that you will receive via the "CTDSSMAP - Provider Email" email distribution list. 


Please note that you have been subscribed to receive notifications sent to all provider types.  However, one benefit to this electronic subscription tool is that you can customize the notification you receive by provider type and/or topic.


Here is the link to the E-mail Subscription User Guide.  This guide provides detailed instructions on how to add new subscribers, modify your existing subscriptions, or unsubscribe.  If you choose to unsubscribe, you will no longer receive any emails from the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program and will need to monitor updates directly on the www.ctdssmap.com Web site. 




Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Life Span 2015


July 11-12

Boston Marriott Copley

110 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02116


This innovative, multidisciplinary conference delivers a comprehensive overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), from genetics to assessment to clinical care. The comprehensive agenda is organized into topic-specific modules, each involving short lectures, expert debate, and audience interactivity - and every module includes close-knit, interactive roundtable discussions that engage attendees and faculty in dialogue about treatment complexities and challenging clinical scenarios.

The faculty represents many top institutions across the US -- UCLA, MIT, MGH, Harvard, Nationwide Children's Hospital -- as well as Europe.


Registration plus full agenda and faulty list


CTAAP members can register at a highly-discounted rate with code AAP for a discount of $100


A Hospital-Community Collaboration:

Expanding Access to Nutritious Food To Improve Community Health


May 8th, 2015

Middlesex Community College

100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT

1:30 PM to 4:00 PM


In light of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) final ruling regarding non-profit hospitals' community health needs assessment obligations, there are more opportunities for hospitals to collaborate with community partners to address food insecurity and malnutrition.


The Connecticut Food Policy Council is convening CT hospitals, local food policy councils, public health experts, medical professionals, and other community-based organizations to hear from leading national experts on the subject of "Food Insecurity as a Health Issue" and to explore opportunities to strengthen collaboration at the community level.


Experts and leaders in the field will present data on innovative projects that address food insecurity and health. 

Click Here to download the list of speakers and their topics.

Sign Up Today!


E-mail Jessica Mahon at jmahon@endhungerct.org with any questions


Catch Them Before They Fall: School-Based Health Centers As A Safety Net For Youth


Friday May 1, 2015

8:00 AM to 2:45 PM EDT

Water's Edge Resort & Spa

1525 Boston Post Road

Westbrook, CT 06498  


School Based Health Centers (SBHC) are a vital part of the safety net for children and adolescents - our most vulnerable citizens - because they provide primary care medical and behavioral health treatment services for youth right in their schools. Some SBHCs have dental services on site as well.  Young people bring all of their issues to school, and the SBHC staff works with families, the school, and community resources to meet those needs.  Along with a dynamic keynote speaker and quality workshops, join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Connecticut Association of School-Based Health Centers!


Visit our website


Trauma in Early Childhood

Understanding the Effects and Treatment Options

Presented by: Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., MD


Tuesday May 5, 2015

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

University of Saint Joseph

Hoffman Auditorium, Bruyette Athenaeum

1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT


Understanding the effects trauma has on children in

infancy and early childhood is key to providing the best

evidence-based treatment options to ensure healthy

development and successful completion of childhood

milestones. Join us for this exciting opportunity to hear

from Dr. Charles Zeanah, a leader in this area, as he

uses case examples and video to train us. Participants

will understand:

* Trauma and stress-related disorders of early Childhood

* Attachment disorders in young children

* Treatment of a severely traumatized toddler


Download flyer for registration information

Trauma in Early Childhood flyer

Committee on Pediatric Workforce State Pediatrician Workforce Survey 


The AAP Committee on Pediatric Workforce (COPW) over a year ago launched the State Physician Workforce Survey through AAP chapters. In addition to learning more about workforce issues at the local level, the COPW hoped to identify state and regional trends that can be compared with national trends to get a better understanding of specific issues as well as the pediatrician work-force overall. The COPW has reviewed and assembled the most relevant and robust responses for your chapter. 


We hope these results will provide valuable information that can assist in efforts to advocate for the pediatric physician workforce and help ensure that children in your communities have access to pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists. 


Download results of survey for the Connecticut Chapter
Department of Public Health's Survey of Risky Behaviors in Connecticut's High School-age Youth (2013 results)


A few notable slides include the following critical information about our youth

  1. About 22.8% of female students had ever been electronically bullied during the past 12 months. That's about 2 out of every 10 female students.
  2. About 22.0% of female students did something to purposely hurt themselves without wanting to die, such as cutting or burning themselves on purpose, one or more times during the past 12 months.
  3. About 27.2% of students felt so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row during the past 12 months.  That's about 1 out of every 3 students.
  4. About 14.5% of students seriously considered attempting suicide during the past 12 months.
  5. 21% of students said that when they felt "sad, empty, hopeless, angry or anxious," they "were not sure" who to talk about it with. 

See full information on our Website

 Download full presentation


Current Services/Treatment for Mental or Behavioral Health in Children and Their Caregivers

My name is Jennifer Zajac, MD and I am a soon-to-be graduating Child & Adolescent Psychiatry fellow here in Connecticut.  I am preparing to give my grand rounds about infant mental health including primary caregiver-child relationships, early childhood (0-5y/o) behavioral disruptions, and maternal (or caregiver) mental illness.  The goal of my survey is to understand what CT's pediatric providers are currently doing or what services they are using for these particular types of patients.  I will be outlining recommendations on how to refer/seek treatment for these circumstances.

Jillian Wood
Executive Director

Yvette Moretti
Marketing & Communications Manager, Webinar Coordinator

Kathryn Senk
Office Manager

Judith Blei
Government Relations

104 Hungerford Street
Hartford CT 06106

In This Issue
Quick Links
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
Let us help you find the right person!! 

If you are a member of the CT American Academy of Pediatrics and you are looking for a position, or need someone to work for you, please let us know at the CT-AAP. We can send out job postings electronically to all CTAAP members and many CT Pediatric Practice Managers. Available postings for MD, DO, RN, APRN, office staff, etc...


This service is FREE to all our members. If you are not a member and would still like to use this service there is a $50 posting fee.


Contact: staff@ct-aap.org


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