...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.
July 31, 2015
Physicians for Reproductive Health, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is a doctor-led national advocacy organization. One of their goals is to integrate evidence-based sexual and reproductive health education into residency education, particularly in adolescent medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, and pediatrics. Physicians for Reproductive Health has two interactive, case-based E-learning courses for physicians in residency to fulfill or supplement their training in essential SRH topics: Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH) course and Lessons to Enhance Awareness of Reproductive Needs (LEARN) course. A brief demonstration in their e-learning courses can be found here. For more details and a demo account of the ARSH or LEARN courses, please contact Sherani Jagroep, Education, Research and Training Associate, at email@example.com
July 17, 2015
Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please. This CDC brochure for parents explains the difference between bacteria and viruses, what antibiotics are, and how bacteria become resistant. It also answers FAQs about when a child does or does not need an antibiotic.
July 8, 2015
Webinar Series for Pink Book
The CDC is offering a a live, 15 week, online webinar series which will provide an overview of the principles of vaccination, general recommendations, immunization strategies for providers, and specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them. This is intended for providers of state and local immunization programs. Each event in the series will last approximately 1 hour and cover topics as noted in the schedule.
Each event will present summaries of the relevant sections of the 13th edition of “Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases” (The Pink Book). While not required, participants should be aware the 13th edition of the Pink Book is now available for purchase and online. Printed copies can be ordered online through the Public Health Foundation. You can view it online and download a PDF of the Pink Book. Find additional information, including registration link here.
June 22, 2015
For the 2015-2016 flu season, ACIP recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with either LAIV or IIV, with no preference expressed for either vaccine when either one is otherwise appropriate. See additional information here.
June 22, 2015
A recording of the webinar “HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention: CDC’s Clinician Engagement Initiative” presented by Dr. Rebecca Perkins and Dr. Sharon Humiston on April 30, 2015, is now available on CDC’s YouTube Channel. A copy of the webinar presentation slides is available here.
March 27, 2015
NYSDOH has issued updated Meningococcal B, HPV9, Influenza and Yellow Fever vaccine recommendations.
February 2, 2015
A message from AAP President
Sandra G. Hassink, MD, FAAP regarding the importance of immunizations.
January 28, 2015
January 23, 2015
January 23, 2015
Ebola testing guidelines:
November 7, 2014
NYS Department of Health travel advisory posters are available in English and Spanish can be printed for your reception areas. AAP logo added with permission.
November 3, 2014
October 23, 2014
New publications and resources on opioid and heroin abuse can be ordered free of charge for patients and parents on the NYS website.
October 15, 2014
Q&A about Ebola and Pets
Patient-friendly fact sheets about Ebola from the CDC.
October 7, 2014
How to discuss Ebola with your children, from the AAP.
October 3, 2014
NYS DOH Health Advisory - Ebola Update #2
October 2, 2014
CDC Health Advisory: Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease: Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials
September 29, 2014
The CDC is investigating a cluster of nine pediatric patients hospitalized with acute neurologic illness of undetermined etiology. The illness is characterized by focal limb weakness and abnormalities of the spinal cord gray matter on MRI. Click here for CDC Health Advisory.
September 24, 2014
Medicaid and CHIP FAQs: Services to Address Autism
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.
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 http://www.ibcdigital.com/HPV/HPV_2-06__with_music.mov