PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics - Items filtered by date: November 2016

Join us for a presentation by and discussion with:

Dina Ross, PhD (sociologist, parent educator, and feeding expert)

Dr. Rose has developed a unique and valuable perspective on the challenge of successfully starting children off on a varied diet and introducing new foods at any age. She is the creator of "It's Not About Nutrition" and "The Super Food Explorer Kit", and author of "It's Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating."

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

  • More information to come

To register:

We encourage participation by all individuals. Advance notification of any special needs will help us better serve you. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program.

Questions? Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">Amy Wishner or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">Samantha Pierpont 

EPIC® Pediatric Obesity is funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

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October 19 2018 8:00 AM

PA Leadership Meeting - Fall 2018

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October 18 2018 6:00 PM

PA AAP Executive Board Meeting

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Hilton Hotel, Harrisburg PA

Save the date! More information to come.

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Join us for a presentation by and discussion with:

Ian M. Paul, MD, MSc (Professor of Pediatrics, Chief Division of Academic General Pediatrics, Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine Hershey)

The presentation will provide information and a demonstration of NEWT (Newborn Weight Tool app)


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

  • Explain normal patterns of weigh change throughout the first month
  • Describe morbidity associated with newborn weight loss
  • Incorporate the Newborn weight tool (NEWT) into your newborn care.


To register:



Keystone 10 is funded through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health


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March 24 2018 12:00 PM

March For Our Lives

As you are likely aware, the March For Our Lives will happen this Saturday, March 24th. The main event will occur in Washington, DC with 817 (and growing) local events worldwide. We encourage you to get involved in any one or more of the following ways:

  •  Participate in a local sibling march event- click here and enter your zip code for events near you. Wear your white coats, make signs and stand in solidarity with the students.
  • Can't attend? Sign the petition or donate to help support the march, or consider holding a 17-second moment of silence during morning rounds to honor the victims and maintain awareness at your hospital.
  • Post information/artwork on your practice website or bulletin board or Facebook page.
  • Tweet your support for the campaign.

For ideas on powerful quotes for signs and other messaging:

  • 15 quotes with impact
  • Creative community creates art for March For Our Lives
  • Sign ideas for youth
  • Sign ideas for babies


The PA AAP is proud to support this effort! Please join the voices of Pennsylvania's children and students. Thank you!


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Join us for a presentation by and discussion with:

Laura Offutt, MD

The presentation will address how teens access health information online, why teaching them digital health literacy is important and how we can  learn and take part in Global Teen Health Week (March 18 – 24).

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

  • Obtain a better understanding of how teens access health information online, and why teaching them digital health literacy is important.
  • Understand what types of questions teens ask anonymously about health concerns.
  • Learn about Global Teen Health Week and how to take part.

To register:

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March 19 2018 12:00 PM

LIVE Twitter Chat

Teen Health Week Twitter Chat


We will discuss and share facts about vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases.
Share with @ImmunizePA what you are doing for #TeenHealthWeek 2018.
Ask @ImmunizePA your questions about vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases.

Planned by the PA Immunization Coalition

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March 12 2018 12:15 AM

The Daily Death Toll of Guns

What if there were a virus that killed or maimed dozens of children daily in the U.S.? We know its structure, mechanism of death and disability, and potential cure, yet we are not funded to research it, to remove antiquated laws that keep it alive and become deadlier as it sits in wait in over 80 million homes, coat pockets, backpacks, and schools.

The unimaginable has happened again. Fingers point and newspaper columns, talk shows, Twitter and Facebook feeds swarm with a tsunami of blame, angst, agony, and personal tragic stories of grief beyond words, repeated with a regularity that no other country in the world accepts. Names of schools big and small forever etched in our consciousness - Columbine, Newtown, and now Parkland. Names of children, sons and daughters, whose parents had marked in their calendars graduation days, teacher conferences, and school dances, that their children now will not attend, due to the inability of, as we were so recently reminded of by a Parkland student who is not yet able to vote or serve in the military, , "We're kids. You're the adults. You're supposed to protect us." The AAP's recent statement on the Parkland school shooting stated that, "Every one of our 100 U.S. senators and all 435 U.S. representatives bear a responsibility to take meaningful action to protect our children, our families, and our communities. Our elected leaders cannot continue to fail at this most essential task." And failing they are: 90 deaths a day by firearms including 7 children a day.

The majority of Americans want and deserve improved gun safety measures such as banning assault rifles and the absurd bump stocks. We want universal background checks, extreme risk protection orders, and funding of research for gun safety. This should be just the minimum.

Unfortunately, even these common-sense measures wouldn't decrease gun deaths of children or their family members much in concentrated areas of violence and poverty outside of school walls, on street corners, and in homes where firearms are still not safely stored - in over a third of households - while suicide by firearm takes over 22,000 lives annually. We have smart gun technology where only a registered owner would be able to fire their gun. We have limited background checks that must be improved. We have legislators that continue to fight for what is right. But until we can honestly look a mother or father in the eye and promise them that their beloved sons and daughters will not be exposed to this deadly scourge in their schools, in their neighborhoods, and in their homes, we cannot lay idle. There are 7 children at risk of dying today and tomorrow. They need our every preventative effort. Now.

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The Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years or Younger, United States, 2018 is available on the CDC website as an 8-page color document in PDF format. Click here  to go to the schedule.

Changes in the 2018 immunization schedules for children and adolescents aged 18 years or younger include: new or revised ACIP recommendations for poliovirus, influenza and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines; and clarification of the recommendations for rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccines.

Changes Affecting Multiple Portions of the Schedule include: Mention of MenHiberix (Hib-MenCY) vaccine has been removed from Figure 1 and Figure 2 and the relevant footnotes (Hib and meningococcal A,C,W,Y). Manufacturing of MenHiberix has been discontinued in the United States and all available doses have expired.

Cover Page. Changes to the 2018 figure from the 2017 schedule are as follows: A table was added outlining vaccine type, abbreviation, and brand names for vaccines discussed in the child/adolescent immunization schedule.

Figure 2. Changes to the 2018 figure from the 2017 schedule are as follows: The maximum ages for the first and last doses in the rotavirus vaccination series were added to the rotavirus vaccine row. The inactivated poliovirus vaccine rows were edited to clarify the catch-up recommendations for children 4 years of age and older.

Figure 3. Changes to the 2018 figure from that in the 2017 schedule include: A reference was added to the HIV column of the figure. The reference provides additional information regarding HIV laboratory parameters and use of live vaccines. Within the pneumococcal conjugate row, stippling was added to heart disease/chronic lung disease, chronic liver disease, and diabetes columns to clarify that, in some situations, an additional dose of vaccine might be recommended for children with these conditions.

Footnotes. The footnotes are presented in a new simplified format. The goal was to remove unnecessary text, preserve all pertinent information, and maintain clarity. This was accomplished by a transition from complete sentences to bullets, removal of unnecessary or redundant language, and formatting changes. In addition to this overall simplification, content changes include: The Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB) footnote was revised to include information regarding vaccination of <2,000-g infants born to hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative mothers. The poliovirus vaccine footnote was revised to include updated guidance for persons who received oral poliovirus vaccine as part of their vaccination series.

* The influenza vaccine footnote has been updated to indicate that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) should not be used during the 2017-2018 influenza season. A reference link to the 2017-2018 season influenza recommendations has been added.

* The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) footnote was updated to include guidance regarding the use of a third dose of mumps virus-containing vaccine during a mumps outbreak.

* The meningococcal vaccine footnote has been edited to create separate footnotes for MenACWY and MenB vaccines.

The recommended birth through 18 years and catch-up immunization schedules have been approved by ACIP, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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