Call for nominations
;e AAP Section on Nephrology is seeking nominees by Sept. 29 for the
2018 Henry Barnett Award for lifetime achievement in the field of pediatric
Any pediatric nephrologist meeting the following qualifications can be
nominated for this award: dedication to teaching nephrology; contributions
to advocacy for children; distinguished service to the field of pediatric nephrology.
Access the nominations form and find information at http://bit.ly/2
tm0JRT. Submit information to Suzanne Kirkwood at email@example.com.
New: VAERS 2.0
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), https://vaers.hhs.gov/,
has been updated to include two options for reporting possible adverse events.
Choose the online form or download the new writeable PDF to submit online.
VAERS relies on reports from physicians, manufacturers and the public and
uses data to help monitor the safety of vaccines licensed in the U.S. The updated
website also includes access to VAERS data and vaccine safety monitoring by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.
Nominees for cancer prevention award
Submit nominations by Sept. 15 for the HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion Award.
Up to one champion from the 10 Department of Health and Human Services regions will be
honored. Nominees can be clinicians, clinics, practices, groups and/or health systems.
The award recognizes prevention of HPV cancers through timely vaccination. The Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, the Association of American Cancer Institutes and the
American Cancer Society award aims to reinforce the message that HPV vaccination is an
important part of cancer prevention and a normal part of adolescent immunization. It also
serves to motivate clinicians to adopt effective recommendation practices. Champions will
be announced in October. Visit www.cdc.gov/hpv/champions.
AAP News awarded for excellence
AAP News Senior Editor Carla Kemp has
been recognized for her editing expertise with an
APEX Award of Excellence in the Best Rewrite
category. It is the 14th year she has received the
award, and she has won an award from APEX
for 15 years in a row.
;e publishing contest, sponsored by Communication Concepts Inc., recognizes excellence in editorial content
in achieving overall communications e;ectiveness.
Newborn Care: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers
covers basic baby care and essential health care topics.
Sold in packs of 10 (HE0542; members: $35), https://
• Pregnant Women and the Zika Virus Vaccine Research Agenda: Ethics Guid-
ance on Priorities, Inclusion and Evidence Generation, from Georgetown’s
Kennedy Institute of Ethics, the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of
Bioethics and the University of North Carolina’s UNC Center for Bio-
• Watching Gender: How Stereotypes in Movies and on TV Impact Kids’
Development, from Common Sense Media, http://bit.ly/2tv29bx
• Building Communication Capacity to Counter Infectious Disease ;reats,
from the National Academies Press, http://bit.ly/2suBREP
Free webinars, podcasts
• Adolescent Substance Use and Rx Medication Misuse, developed by the Coalition of
Health Care Providers on Adolescent Substance Use with AAP input. Earn up to 1.0 AMA
PRA Category 1 credit, http://bit.ly/2sGXTZ4.
• An AAP-hosted webinar HPV Vaccination is Cancer Prevention offers 1.0 AMA PRA
Category 1 credit through Boston University. Visit http://bucme.org/node/1018.
• WIC Improving Health for Infants and Young Children at 3 p.m. ET Aug. 10, http://bit.
ly/2tQIhld, describes prescriptive food packages, breastfeeding support, nutrition education and referrals to health and social services. The webinar also helps pediatricians
identify eligible participants and make referrals.
• Mind-Body Therapies in Children and Youth discusses concepts, incorporation into behavioral and medical treatment plans, yoga, biofeedback, guided imagery, meditation
and hypnosis, and more training opportunities for doctors, http://bit.ly/2tLMTs W.
• Free Pink Book Wednesday webinars from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) in August: rotavirus and hepatitis A, DTaP/Tdap, varicella, meningococcal, polio
and Hib vaccines, http://bit.ly/2sKMtDN.
• CDC podcast: “Defining Moments in MMWR History: E. coli O157:H7,” http://bit.ly/2tunJwP.
As a new school year approaches
and well-child visits ramp up, resources can help practices facilitate communications to make sure patients are up
to date on vaccines.
Join National Immunization
Awareness Month activities and remind your community that vaccines
protect against serious diseases, outbreaks still occur, and vaccines are recommended and
safe for all ages.
Find sample key messages, specific vaccine information, news releases, social media messages and handouts on vaccine-preventable diseases at https://www.
nphic.org/niam. Display immunization schedules and vaccine quizzes
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on your
practice website. Details are available
;e National Public Health Information Coalition and CDC-backed
event will focus on important vaccine messages for
all age groups. Weekly themes include babies and
young children, pregnant women, adults, and pre-teens/teens. Be part of the Twitter conversation by
The Academy is providing a toolkit for the
campaign. Visit the News Room at http://bit.
ly/2meLdUs. For details about outbreaks across
the country, see the AAP Child Vaccination Across
America interactive map, https://immunizations.
aap.org/. Find out what is happening at the federal
level and across the nation to support programs to
ensure vaccine coverage for all children, stem vaccine
misinformation and prevent outbreaks on the AAP
Voices Blog, https://www.aap.org/en-us/aap-voices/
Pediatrics ‘most cited’ in field
Reflecting Pediatrics’ reputation as a
trusted source for pediatricians, institutions, researchers and authors, the journal is ranked as the “most-cited”
journal in the field.
A yearly Journal Citation Report by ;omson Reuters found Pediatrics had
reached a record high of 73,380 cumulative citations and ranks 79th in the
Top 100 Most-Cited Journals in all of science and medicine out of 12,000
worldwide journals. Read Pediatrics at http://gateway.aap.org.