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Opportunity for MOC Credit: Become an Active Member of the AAP PROS Network

The AAP PROS (Pediatric Research in Office Settings) Network continues to seek the participation of practitioners interested in research.  Recently, PROS has added several Maintenance of Certification (MOC) opportunities.

For additional information, visit the website.

PROS

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Special Call for Open Member Position on National AAP Committee on Drugs

The National AAP Committee on Drugs member position term is effective July 1st, 2014.

The detailed information regarding this call for nominations may be found on the AAP Member Center. The list of vacancies, committee needs and term roster, as well as fact sheet and biosketch templates are available on this website.

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Open Positions for District III National AAP Representation

Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague from District III to run for one of the two following positions:
Vice Chairperson
National Nominating Committee Member

The requirements for each position are that the nominee must be an Academy member in good standing and that the nominee must live within District III.

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FREE Webinar Series from the Center for Environmental Health – Fracking, Natural Gas, and Maternal Health: What They Mean for Families and Communities

The rapid rise in natural gas extraction and development has increased contamination of air and water near drilling-dense regions across the country. Many of the chemicals used and associated with natural gas development extraction and development have been associated with acute and chronic health problems in children and women, including respiratory, neurological, reproductive, and developmental impacts.

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SCID Added to the DC Newborn Screen

The District of Columbia Department of Health has added Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) to the standard newborn screening panel.  Pediatric Immunologist Michael Keller provides the following information for area resources:

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)

SCID is a group of disorders caused by congenital defects in the development or survival of T-lymphocytes.

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Choosing Wisely: Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

To view the updated AAP “Choosing Wisely” initiative, please click on the picture below.

AAP Choose Wisely Top 10 (Updated Mar 2014)

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