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May, 2016
About the 2016 Legislative Session

Medical Marijuana
You may have heard that the CT State Legislature passed a bill this year allowing children to have access to medical marijuana. We wanted to be sure that you, as a member of the CT-AAP had the explanation as to why the CT-American Academy of Pediatrics did, in fact,  support the bill. Continue Reading

This is an analysis of a bill that was passed this legislative session that affects your prescribing of opioid drugs. There are some significant changes and it is important that you know. These changes take effect on July 1, 2106. Continue Reading
HIPAA-The Basics and More
HIPAA Training for New Employees and New Information for Already Trained Staff
Thursday, May 26th  - 9:30am to 3pm
Race Brook Country Club
246 Derby Avenue, Orange, CT

CTAAP Webinar Series is Back!
Our 2016 webinar announcements and registrations will be coming out within the next few weeks. Please SAVE THE DATES below as some meetings have been scheduled. 

June 29th - Immunization Issues in Preterm & Early Infancy
Sept. 13th - Child Abuse (Title TBA)
Sept. 28th - Trauma Surgery (Title TBA)
Nov. 15th - Fetal Alcohol/Toxic Stress
Nov. 30th - 2016 Vaccine Update

Other Topics we are planning to cover:
ACCESS Mental Health (3 Part Series)
Substance Use - SBIRT (2 Part Series)
Sports Injury
Foster Care
Pediatric Spine
CMV Hearing Loss Update 
Eye Issues

All of our webinars are during the week (Tuesday - Friday) from 12:10 to 1pm. 
Co-occurring Psychiatric Illness and Substance Use in Youth 
Webinar | Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | Noon - 1pm central
Youth with substance use disorder frequently have co-occurring psychiatric symptoms/diagnoses. Moreover, children and adolescents with mental health symptoms are highly vulnerable to initiating substance use, including nonmedical use of prescription opioids. During this webinar aimed at general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists, we will review relevant clinical epidemiology on co-occurring psychiatric illness and substance use disorder; provide tools to aid in recognizing symptoms of common psychiatric illness; and demonstrate sample approaches to substance use screening with focus on detecting risk in settings where opioids may be prescribed.
After completing this Webinar, participants should be able to:
1. Quickly screen for mental health symptoms in youth to identify the most common psychiatric problems
2. Use screening tools when prescribing opioids for youth
3. Incorporate both mental health and substance use screening into routine pediatric settings
Pamela Gonzalez, MD, FAAP
Diana Deister, MD
Click Here to view previous Webinars related to the topic of opioids.

Relax! Office-Based Strategies to Help Anxious Kids!
Wednesday, June 1st 4pm to 8:30pm
The Sheraton Hartford South Hotel
100 Capital Blvd., Rocky Hill CT

Sponsored by the Continuing Medical Education Department of Connecticut Children's Medical Center and the Dr. Paul A. "Tony" Andrulonis Memorial Fund for Child and Adolescent Mental Health 

Job Opportunities 
Full or Part Time Pediatrician Wanted
Thriving pediatric practice in greater Hartford seeking board certified pediatrician. Full or part time; potential for partnership; competitive salary and benefits; flexible on-call. Wonderful patient population. 

Fax cover sheet and CV to: 860-523-0086
Office Manager Wanted
Busy and growing four physician owned practice looking for office manager. Great location and business model. Practice established in community for 40 years. At least 3 years experience as office manager. 

Please contact apply@pedicheshire.com with cover letter, CV and salary requirement.
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

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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


PHONE: 860-525-9738   FAX: 860-727-9863   E-MAIL   104 Hungerford Street   Hartford, CT  06106