Submit AAP conference abstracts
The Academy is accepting abstracts to be presented
at the 2017 National Conference & Exhibition Sept. 16-
19 in Chicago. Council/section programs held at the
conference cover clinical matters or research related
to subspecialty or special interest areas. Submissions
by AAP members and non-members are welcome, with
participation open to health professionals in any field.
The deadline to submit abstracts is April 7. Visit http://www.aap.org/abstracts for details.
Questions? Call 847-434-4079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAP Project ECHO
(Extension for Community Health Care
Outcomes) is seeking
applications from sections, councils and/or
chapters interested in
implementing the Project ECHO model. Two grants ($50,000 each)
will be awarded. The deadline to apply is
March 15. Recipients will be expected to
participate in the program starting this April
until March 2018.
Project ECHO is an innovative hub-and-
spoke telementoring program that uses
didactic and case-based presentations via
video conferencing technology. Designed
to create knowledge networks, it connects
primary care providers in rural and under-
served areas with specialty care providers at
academic medical cen-
ters. These formalized
capacity for primary
care providers to iden-
tify, treat and manage
care of patients within
the medical home.
The Academy, a partner with ECHO, re-
cently became a pediatric Project ECHO
Superhub. This allows the Academy to offer
training and ongoing support to any inter-
Access grant details and application information under “What’s New” at http://www.
aap.org/projectecho. The AAP Division of Innovation with support from the AAP Tomorrow’s Children Endowment provide funding
for the opportunity.
Section, council executive committee elections
For those who belong to an
AAP council or section, it is
time to elect executive com-
The executive committee
serves as the leadership body
and is comprised of the chair and members. Descriptions for AAP councils
are available at http://bit.ly/2kKqpE3 and for AAP sections at http://bit.
From March 1-31, access the online ballot and candidates’ biographical
information at http://www2.aap.org/elections. To access the ballot, enter
your AAP ID and password or your HealthyChildren.org email address and
Elected council members take o;ce July 1. Elected section members take
o;ce Nov. 1. For election details, visit http://bit.ly/2lfR6xk or email the AAP
Section & Council Elections Team at SectionElections@aap.org.
For Your Information
AAP Daily Briefing news service
;e Academy has launched a new
daily news briefing for members. ;e
AAP Daily Briefing o;ers members a
diverse, in-depth review of pediatric
health care news.
Arriving in your email inbox first
thing in the morning, AAP Daily
Briefing is available exclusively to AAP
members. It includes pediatric practice
management and news, technology
and health policy updates, and AAP
resources, member benefits and other
Produced by Bulletin Healthcare,
the new publication replaces SmartBrief. AAP Daily Briefing is the
only o;cial news briefing from the Academy. To discontinue receiving
SmartBrief, click the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the message
or visit http://www2.smartbrief.com/UnSubscribe.jsp.
Focus on food insecurity this month
The Academy is encouraging members to support National Nutrition Month and
School Breakfast Week (March 6-10). One in six U.S. children lives in a food insecure
home. Pediatricians are instrumental in advocating for programs and policies to promote
food security for their patients.
The Academy and the Food Resource and Action Center, a nonprofit group working
to eradicate hunger and malnutrition, have developed Addressing Food Insecurity: A
Toolkit for Pediatricians, http://www.frac.org/aaptoolkit.
The toolkit offers guidance on how to prepare to screen patients for food insecurity,
including educating and training staff, scheduling regular screenings, adding screenings
to workflow and addressing sensitivity.
School breakfasts are a good way to boost a child’s nutrition, health and educational
achievement, and can improve food security, according to the toolkit. Having breakfast
available at school is most successful when offered to all students.
Find the AAP policy on food security at http://bit.ly/2j TH6he and the AAP advocacy
page at http://bit.ly/2kdGGOI.
Are your patients’ families prepared to prevent poisons? Share
resources related to top poison concerns with families during National Poison Prevention Week, March
About half of all human exposure
cases managed by poison centers involve children younger than 6 years,
according to the American Association for Poison Control Centers. Its
recently released 2015 National Poison Data System report also found
that as in past years, adolescents and
adults experienced a greater number
of severe outcomes. Read more at
Pediatricians also can share poison
prevention information with fami-
• The poison center hotline:
1-800-222-1222 and www.
• Childproofing tips: a checklist is
available on HealthyChildren.
org, http://bit.ly/2kBa6cs. A
separate checklist is available
for grandparents, http://bit.ly/
• ;e latest concerns about laundry detergent packets http://
bit.ly/2kFbE5O and liquid
nicotine poisoning http://
• To prevent poisoning from unused medication, look for prescription drug take-back events
sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration in April.
To find locations where medicines can be disposed of safely,
visit http://bit.ly/2kzyERp after
Call for grant applications
Poison Prevention Week