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June, 2016
What you should know
A Message From Our CTAAP President
Welcome to summer and I hope the warm weather and vacation schedules treat and greet you very well. As I mentioned in my first speech as chapter president part of my goals were to go out and meet the pediatricians that I have the honor of representing. My executive director, Jillian Wood and I will be on the road this summer visiting you. In various parts of the state I'll be keeping a travel log of our visits as well as posting pictures so stay tuned!

Anton Alerte, MD
CTAAP Member Honored by The Institute for Pediatric Innovation
Dr. Charlie Thompson was awarded and honored by the Institute for Pediatric Innovation at their 10th Anniversary and First Founders dinner on June 15, 2016. The award was in recognition of Charlie's efforts in research and exceptional leadership in pediatric pharmaceuticals.
Charlie is a long time member of the Connecticut Chapter. He is on the Chapter's  Executive Committee and is the Chair of the Therapeutics and Technology section. He serves as the Global Leader of Pfizer's Pediatric Center for Excellence. Charlie is the Chair of the iCAN network for parent and patient engagement in pediatric research. Charlie's efforts were also recently recognized by the AAP Section for Advances in Therapeutics and Technology with an award for his efforts in broadening therapeutic options for children.
Congratulations Charlie!!!!!
Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents (CAFAF)
Members of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics participated in giving educational seminars at the annual Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents CAFAP (now CAFAF). The group including Rob Dudley, Rebecca Moles, Patricia Garcia, Steve Updegrove and Anton Alerte, covered a number of topics focusing on pediatric health care including asthma management, normal and abnormal sexual behavior, choosing the right pediatrician and medication management.  The topics were geared for families and advocates of children in the foster care system and was well received.

Thanks to all of our participants and collaborators!
ABP to pilot changes to MOC exam in 2017
Some general pediatricians soon will have the flexibility to choose when and where to answer Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam questions and how many to tackle in one sitting.
The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is piloting an electronic version of the MOC Part 3 assessment that would quiz pediatricians every quarter beginning in January 2017. The Maintenance of Certification Assessment for Pediatrics (MOCA-Peds) eventually could replace the current model of taking the exam once every 10 years at a testing center. Continue to full article
CTAAP Webinar Series is Back!
Please visit our website for upcoming meeting information and registration at: http://ct-aap.org/2016

June 29th - Immunization Issues in Preterm & Early Infancy
July 20th - Lead poisoning in Connecticut
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. 
Job Opportunities 
Full Time Pediatrician Needed
Center for Pediatric Medicine, located in Danbury, CT, is seeking a full time board certified or board eligible pediatrician to join our friendly, experienced practice.  Our group is currently comprised of four pediatricians, one APRN's and two Physician Assistant.  The position includes primary care, newborn hospital rounding and on call responsibility.  We welcome new pediatric residency graduates. Center for Pediatric Medicine offers a competitive salary and benefit package, along with an optional ownership track. If interested, please contact myself or the practice administrator at the information listed below. We would love to hear from you and set up an interview. Hope to hear from you soon. 
Please visit our website and learn more about our private practice, http://www.centerforpediatricmedct.com/.
Ana Paula Machado, M.D. F.A.A.P.
MeSH Preceptor
Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine
Quinnipiac University
The Charter Class, the Class of 2017, of the Netter SOM, is now in their fourth year. It seems hard to believe that our first class will be graduating so soon. It seems to most of us, on the full-time faculty, that they have just matriculated.
Over these last three years, 193 practicing physicians in the State of Connecticut have been appointed to our Clinical Faculty, and have participated as preceptors for our Medical Student Home (MeSH) Program. These Internists, Family Physicians and Pediatricians have hosted our students, during the students' first and second years, in their practices for one afternoon a week. Discounting vacations, holidays and curriculum conflicts, this has usually amounted to about fifty afternoons over the two year time spans. I am pleased to say that, with few exceptions, our preceptors have found the experience to be rewarding, gratifying and enjoyable.
In August the Class of 2020 will be matriculating at Netter, a class of approximately 90 students, chosen from an impressive applicant pool of over 7,500. We need to recruit and appoint 10-15 more preceptors to meet their needs. Board Certified Internists, Family Physicians and Pediatricians, as well as medical subspecialists who are comfortable in all organ systems (e.g. Endocrinologists, ID specialists, Intensivists), and who hold active CT medical licenses, are eligible to apply. The position is associated with a reasonable stipend and a full faculty appointment.
For more information about the program, and instructions for considering participation, please visit our website at: https://www.qu.edu/meshpreceptors/.

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.


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