...to the homepage of New York Chapter 1 of the American Academy of Pediatrics. AAP New York Chapter 1 represents Pediatricians in the 50 counties of upstate New York. The population in these counties consists of 6,286,792 residents (2000 census; 33% of the state population) with ~1020 pediatricians and pediatric specialists to serve the ~1,571,700 children and teens less than 19 years old, and 72,935 births in the Chapter each year.
August 19, 2014
The recorded version of the NYSDOH Bureau of Immunization's most recent webinar, From Vaccine Hesitancy to Vaccine Confidence: Effective Approaches to Patient Communication,
is available for viewing by clicking here
. This program was presented by Dr. Joseph Domachowske, Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology at the SUNY Upstate Medical University, College of Medicine in Syracuse.
August 13, 2014
Recent data shows that many pediatricians are not comfortable with the preparticipation physical evaluation
(PPE) process and not aware of AAP resources in performing these evaluations. This document
informs providers of several important tools that may be helpful, including links to the currently recommended PPE forms on the AAP's website, as well as further information on the PPE Preparticipation Physical Evaluation monograph.
June 2, 2014
Lyme disease is increasing Monroe County. Local cases have doubled each year starting in 2011. Click here
for updated information on Lyme diagnostics, treatment, and reporting from Monroe County DOH.
May 30, 2014
There have been 288 cases of measles reported so far in 2014. This is the highest reported for that period since 1994. Read CDC report.
February 12, 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics New York 1 Chapter is pleased to share with you an HPV video which was developed by the Chapter for patient and family education purposes. The Chapter wishes to thank Drs. Colleen Mattimore and Gale Burstein for their tireless and outstanding work on this project. The video can be viewed and downloaded at
February 1, 2014
New York Chapter 1 has been selected as one of five chapters to receive a Teen Safe Driving Grant supported by The Allstate Foundation. The Chapter, under the direction of Gale Burstein MD and Colleen Mattimore MD, will educate pediatricians, residents, nurse practitioners and other health professionals on strategies to counsel teens and their parents on safe practices for teen driving. Our focus will be parents as the champions for safe driving and our educational plan will include the parent and family as well as the teen driver. Resources will be available soon to assist pediatricians and families as they consider safe teen driving issues, especially distracted driving.
December 16, 2013
The video presentation of the annual chapter report is complete. It can be accessed here:
July 11, 2013
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is currently looking for a volunteer pediatrician to serve as the Chapter Child Care Contact (CCCC) for the NY 1 Chapter. This person would be responsible for serving as a liaison from the AAP’s Provisional Council on Early Childhood and the AAP’s national efforts to the Chapter and vice versa.
oTo view the job description for this position, please visit http://www.healthychildcare.org/pdf/CCCCJobDescription.pdf. This is a great opportunity for someone who has an interest in early education and child care. Please respond to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this opportunity.
May 7, 2012
AAP NY 1 Members-
See informative vaccine resource from the NYC Health Department on the middle pane:
March 27, 2012
Pediatric Grand Rounds from the University of Rochester Medical Center will be posted to their website over the next few weeks: