Comments on Annual Leadership Forum (ALF) resolutions submitted by members will be
posted at https://www.aap.org/en-us/my-aap/alf/Pages/default.aspx and will be reviewed during the March 15-18 meeting. Resolutions allow members to
offer input to the AAP Board of Directors on policy and activities. They are considered
Call for nominations
Nominations are due by March 9 for the AAP Section on Infectious DiseasesAward for Lifetime Contribution in Infectious Diseases Education.
Candidates should demonstrate substantial long-term dedication to the highest ideals
of education. Preference will be given to those who focus on education of practitioners.
The recipient will receive a cash award and travel expenses to the AAP National Conference
& Exhibition in November.
To nominate yourself or another, email the nominee’s name, curriculum vitae and nomination
letter to Suzanne Kirkwood at email@example.com.
Achieving a Healthy Weight for Your Child: An Action Plan for Families by Sandra G. Hassink, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, helps families partner with their pediatricians
to meet their goals and make a permanent difference in their children's health. Buy
in bulk to share with families and save up to 50%. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2sk4JE4.
Screening Time: Tuning In to the Needs of Families is a scenario-based training that
guides pediatricians, nurses and office staff through a screening workflow to fit
the office. The training is based on family-centered early childhood screening processes
and teaches conversation simulations. It is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 creditand Maintenance of Certification Part 2 credit. Visit https://screeningtime.org/star-center/.
The free webinar will define sudden unexpected infant death and sudden infant death
syndrome (SIDS); provide statistics on SIDS and accidental sleep deaths; and explain
the basic pathophysiology of SIDS. It also will help pediatricians guide families
in following AAP recommendations on SIDS risk reduction and suffocation prevention
and address safe sleep modeling and education in the hospital setting.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders training
A new website offers free online training to support health care professionals in
the prevention, diagnosis and care management of children with fetal alcohol spectrum
Available courses are FASD Primer for Healthcare Professionals and Preventing Alcohol-Exposed
Pregnancies. Upcoming courses will include Diagnostic Overview of FASDs: Recognition
and Referral; Implementing Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in Clinical Practice;
and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice as a Model for Prevention of Alcohol-Exposed
The courses were launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
in partnership with the Collaborative for Alcohol-Free Pregnancy. Continuing medical
education credit is offered. Visit http://www.cdc.gov/fasdtraining.