PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics - Items filtered by date: November 2013

Join us for a presentation by and discussion with:

Justin Schreiber, DO, MPH, FAAP (Asst Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Western Psyciatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, Presbyterian-Shadyside, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC; Board Member of PAAAP)

Objectives -- At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • State three clinical implications of the 2017 AAP Policy Statement on weight bias and stigma
  • List two resources for mental health assessment and treatment of pediatric patients
  • Identify neutral  language to use with patients and families

Click here to register

Published in Let's Talk: Webinars
June 12 2017 8:33 PM

2017 PA AAP Chapter Elections

Ballots were sent to all PAAAP Members last week for the 2017 PAAAP Chapter Elections.

  • Members in Region 3 are voting on a new Member at Large for the PAAAP board and a new member of the Nominations Committee.
  • Members in all other Regions are voting on the Nominations Committee candidates.

Thanks to all the early voters who have participated. If you haven't voted yet, please check your in-box. Don't forget to check your Spam/Junk filters if you haven't seen the message to participate.

For information on the candidates for these positions:

Candidates for Region 3 Board
Candidates for Nominations Committee

Published in News

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) is forwarding the following advisory to healthcare providers, "Potential for Falsely Low Blood Lead Test Results from LeadCare® Analyzers" from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you have any questions or concerns, please call PADOH at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258) or your local health department.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication warning about the use of Magellan Diagnostics' LeadCare® analyzers (LeadCare, LeadCare II, LeadCare Ultra and LeadCare Plus) with venous blood samples because they might result in falsely low test results. FDA is now advising that Magellan Diagnostics' LeadCare® analyzers should no longer be used with venous blood samples. The safety alert does not apply to capillary blood lead test results collected by fingerstick or heelstick. The purpose of this Health Advisory is to notify state and local health departments, healthcare providers, and laboratories about CDC's re-testing guidance in light of the safety alert.

For More Information: CDC Advisory LeadCare.pdf

Published in News

The PA Bureau of Communicable Diseases has updated its school regulations for immunizations. A packet will be sent to the schools that includes a Medical Card or Plan that was developed with input from PA AAP. This card is used if a child needs to have a plan in place to catch them up for their school immunizations. The Plan is signed by a physician, certified registered nurse practitioner, physician assistant, local health department. For a copy of the Card developed with PAAAP input click on the link below. For access to the full packet of materials from the Department of Health, please visit their website

Medical Certificate Card March 2017

Published in News
August 1 2016 8:00 AM

Message from the President

Dear Colleagues,

I am honored to serve as the President of the Pennsylvania Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics. Our chapter has a long history of amazing leaders who have elevated our chapter work and provided tremendous opportunities to advocate for children and for the profession of pediatrics. Most of us went into pediatrics with a passion for, and dedication to, the children of our communities. While health care is in the midst of change, if we work collaboratively and keep our focus on what is right for children, collectively we have the potential to steer this change into a positive direction for our patients and our practices. We are fortunate to work with an awesome staff and many, many colleagues and organizations with like-minded principles.

The future of pediatricians and the children we are privileged to care for, depend on us to speak up and give them a voice. Please join me and the rest of the PA AAP Board in seizing the opportunity to make a difference for Pennsylvania families.

Best regards,

Denise Salerno, MD, FAAP

Published in Office of President

On June 22, 2016 ACIP announced recommendations for the 2016-17 influenza season. Live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the "nasal spray" flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season. AAP endorsed those recommendations. On June 27, 2016, Dr. Remley (AAP CEO) offered further guidance to practices.


  • Read the ACIP and AAP statements and inform your staff
  • Pre-book extra injectables NOW
  • Cancel your intranasal orders NOW (also tell staff NOT to respond to confirmations on your pre-booked FluMist or you may be financially responsible)
  • For VFC orders: Find your order form that was already submitted, cross out FluMist, change your order numbers for the other injectable flu vaccines and re-fax your order form ASAP to VFC
Published in News
November 25 2014 11:39 PM

Obesity Materials Order Form

Published in Resource Docs
July 29 2014 8:38 PM

Infant Safe Sleep

The goal of this project is to educate health care providers about the safe sleep message and stress the urgency of the message in specific high risk areas in Philadelphia where sleep related infant deaths are most likely to occur.

Program Director: Eileen Tyrala, MD
Senior Program Assistant: Iris Colon-Burchette
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Published in Micro Sites
July 29 2014 2:13 PM

PA CME Requirements

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