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July, 2015
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Infographic on Maternal Mental Health

Identifying and helping mothers experiencing perinatal mental health disorders protects the maternal-infant relationship and promotes the child's physical, cognitive and social-emotional development. To learn more please visit www.chdi.org

Have you heard about "MindMap"
MindMap is project whose goal is to hasten access to care for young adults with new onset psychotic disorders. The campaign combines intensive professional outreach with media messaging to educate parents, friends, and troubled youth on the early signs of psychosis. We're looking to empower them with resources to shorten their journey to effective treatment. Our particular project hopes to improve access to care for anyone in the following 8 towns: New Haven, North Haven, East Haven, West Haven, Hamden, Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge. 

For more information, look at www.mindmapct.org

Guardasil Coverage

Information on Insurance Company policy concerning Guardasil Coverage. 
MeSH Central At
Frank H. Netter School of Medicine 
At Quinnipiac Needs Your Help!!
IT'S CRUNCH TIME!! In just six short weeks, The Class of 2019 will be arriving, on the North Haven campus, for Orientation.

At this writing, the class consists of 94 students (that number could drop slightly, by the matriculation date, as students come off Waitlists at other medical schools). At this writing, we have confirmed MeSH preceptors for 81 students in that class.

The students in the Class of 2018 will start their second year of MeSH on August 11th. For a variety of reasons, nine of them have been "orphaned", and will not be able to return to their first-year MeSH sites. New MeSH preceptors have been identified, so far, for five of those nine students.

To maintain the MeSH Program, at its current level, I need your help. I have, within a very short window of time, the need to recruit another 10-15 PCPs, who  practice in Connecticut, are Board-Certified in a Primary care specialty, and willing and able to participate. Medical sub-specialists, whose specialty requires a broad understanding of all organ systems (e.g., Endocrinologists, Intensivists, ID specialists), or who also provide primary care for their patients, are also eligible. Please help us spread the word, and help us identify qualified physicians.

If you are able to do this, or have questions, please contact Dr. Kaplan.

Harold P. Kaplan, MD, FACP
Associate Professor-Medical Sciences & Medicine


DSS - Provider Quarterly Newsletter

Provider Quarterly Newsletter from DSS covers a number of topics: Update contact info., Access to Remittances, Provider Training, ICD-10 Implementation, Claims Submissions/Resolution Reminders and more.

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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 faculty list


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

2015 National Pediatric Disaster Coalition Conference                  


November 2-4, 2015

Camelback Inn Resort and Spa Scottsdale, Arizona 


The purpose of the NPDCC is to provide medical practitioners; clinical staff; hospital emergency management; other hospital representatives; prehospital providers; educators, school nurses and other school representatives; behavioral health providers; and faith-based organization representatives with tools, training, resources, and information to improve pediatric disaster preparedness. Speakers will examine a broad spectrum of pediatric disaster response, resilience, extended care, recovery, and coalition topics as gleaned from surviving Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Joplin tornado, the Sandy Hook shooting, and more. Continuing Education Credits are available, and accommodations are available for access and functional needs populations.


Registration has started

(early bird registration is $485, regular registration begins July 1, 2015 at $585, and late registration begins October 1 at $685).  


For additional information, go to npdcconference.org.  

For questions, contact Deb Roepke at deb.roepke@coyotecrisis.org or 480.861.5722.


Download Flyer

Download Meeting Agenda 


HPV Vaccine Survey

We are conducting interviews with medical practitioners who provide adolescent immunizations to understand practices and opinions regarding HPV vaccination. Confidential interviews will be conducted by telephone at your convenience, and take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The information that you provide will be used directly to develop quality improvement projects and interventions to increase HPV vaccine series uptake and completion in Connecticut.

We will be contacting practices throughout Connecticut in the coming months to invite practitioners to participate in this project, and we hope you will collaborate with us in this effort. If you are interested in participating, or have any questions regarding this project, please email the Project Coordinator at Yale School of Public Health at  anna.north@yale.eduor call (203) 785-6021.

ASD Health Pediatrician Survey
The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services will be offering trainings to pediatricians and psychiatrists on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This work is being cooperatively completed with the CT Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Connecticut Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Your input on what topics you would like covered and the preferred mode of training is vital and greatly appreciated. This survey should only take a few moments to complete. 

Public Review Announcement: 

Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition 

The public review period for the Fourth Edition of the Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents is now open. We are indebted for your willingness to serve as a reviewer of the Fourth Edition, and we welcome your input. This document represents the combined efforts of four Age/Stage Expert Panels comprised of pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, mental health specialists, pediatric dentists and families. What you will review is a near final draft. This is a review for accuracy, completeness, citation updates and consistency with your organizations policy. General comments can no longer be integrated into this work at this late stage. We are soliciting suggestions for content. The coChairs and Expert Panel members will take them into consideration in the final product. This review is Web-based only. We are unable to process hard copy comments. You will be able to submit comments as an individual or on behalf of an organization.


All comments must be received by July 29, 2015 11:59 PM EDT Comments will not be accepted after the review deadline. 

Direct Link to Review


For helpful tip on how to register and save your review please download this guide

Job Opportunities 
Pediatrician Wanted for July 2 - 5

KenMont and KenWood Camps 

in Kent, CT. Come join our Health Center staff and work with an experienced team of 8 camp nurses to oversee the health of our 450 campers (ages 8-15) and 270 staff.

Responsibilities include being "on site"  24/7 for the five-ten day period.  Do morning rounds and remain on call throughout the day and evening.

We have an excellent relationship with our local medical providers and Hospital in New Milford, CT.  

Comfortable housing and meals are all included, as well as a modest stipend. You can enjoy use of our camp facilities (swimming, tennis, sailing, and more) and also take advantage of camp for your children (if applicable).

Our camp is covered by medical malpractice insurance and a comprehensive umbrella policy.

For more information please contact Scott Rothschild: 

email: scott@kencamp.com

call: 845.262.1090
visit: www.kenmontkenwood.com

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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