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Register to Attend the DC AAP Annual Spring Dinner and CME Symposium on Understanding and Addressing Toxic Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences – April 14, 2016!

DC AAP will host our 2016 Annual Spring Dinner & CME Symposium on Thursday, April 14th at 6:00 p.m. at Maggiano’s in Friendship Heights. The topic of this year’s meeting is Understanding and Addressing Toxic Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences.


Space is limited and filling fast. The symposium will offer up to 2.5 CME credits.


DC AAP Testifies Again in Support of the Universal Paid Family Leave Act of 2015

On Thursday, February 11th, Dr. Cicely Fadel, MD, FAAP, testified on behalf of DC AAP at the DC Council’s Committee of the Whole public hearing on the Universal Paid Family Leave Act of 2015. The Bill, (#21-415) which DC AAP supports, proposes 16 weeks of universal paid leave providing 100% of wages up to a maximum of $3000/week for all DC residents.


SAVE THE DATE: CNHN Future of Pediatrics CME Program (June 14th & 15th, 2016) – No Charge for DC AAP Members!


Please save the date for this year’s CNHN Future of Pediatrics 2016 CME Program – scheduled for Tuesday June 14th and Wednesday June 15th at the Marriott North Bethesda Conference Center. The CME focus is “practical pediatrics for practicing pediatricians”.

Online registration will be available shortly.

The annual CNMC-CNHN reception and exhibition (5:00 – 6:30 pm) and dinner meeting (6:30 – 8 pm) will be held on Tuesday, June 14th .


DC AAP Receives Bainum Family Foundation Grant To Increase Awareness of the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

bainumThe American Academy of Pediatrics, District of Columbia Chapter (DC AAP) today announced that the Bainum Family Foundation has awarded DC AAP a multi-year grant to increase awareness and understanding of the impact of poverty and early childhood toxic stresses on long term health outcomes. As a member of the Birth-to-Three Policy Alliance, DC AAP will launch a health provider education series focused on raising awareness and understanding among local child health providers regarding the devastating effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on children within their first five years of life.


DC AAP Advocacy Chair Testifies at Hearing on School Attendance Policy

Absenteeism is a growing issue for children in the District of Columbia, with nearly half of the city’s high school students considered chronically truant. However, a student is considered absent if they are tardy for 20% of the school day which contributes to the high number. Social services and truancy court are involved after 10-15 unexcused absences.


DC AAP Recommends Expanded Scope for the Council’s Safe Sleep for Infants Act of 2015


The D.C. Council has introduced the Safe Sleep for Infants Act of 2015. This bill would require all birthing centers and mid-wives to review safe sleep practices with new parents as well as have the parents sign a ‘commitment letter’. DC AAP Advocacy Chair, Dr. Ankoor Shah, testified on behalf of the DC AAP regarding this bill.


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