AAP-OC Chapter Board Installation

Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Join us on a Zoom Meeting as we honor the Chapter’s current Board Members and welcoming the new Board of Directors for 2021-2023.

Keynote Speaker:
Clayton Chau, MD, PhD, Director, OC Health Care Agency
A Look at What is to Come for Orange County
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COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Child Mental Health: Early Evidence & Future Questions

Webinar Recording from Thursday, May 13, 2021 • 6:00 – 7:30PM

6:00 – 6:30PM • Dr. Clayton Chau
Updates regarding pediatricians receiving the COVID-19 vaccine for their offices.

6:30 – 7:30PM • Bonnie T. Zima MD, MPH
Professor-in-Residence, Vice Chair for Faculty Development

Note: CME Credit only available for attendance at Live Meeting

COVID-19: An Update on Vaccine Effectiveness, Variants, Duration of Immunity & More

Webinar Recording from Wednesday, May 5, 2021 • 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH
Infectious Diseases doctor, Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

Note: CME Credit only available for attendance at Live Meeting

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AAP-OC Chapter Chats

A virtual chat about COVID-19 issues affecting your practice today.

37th Annual Current Advances in Pediatrics Conference

Registration is Now Open!

Welcome Back! The AAP-OC Chapter is thrilled to be back in person for our 37th Annual Current Advances in Pediatrics, October 22-24, 2021 at the Irvine Marriott, Irvine, CA. Registration is now open and we look forward to seeing everyone in the Fall.

The seminar is intended for Pediatricians, Family Practitioners, and Allied Health Professionals. It will emphasize newer treatments and their practical applications for both the office and hospital practice of pediatrics.

This year’s program will focus on topics that include: Dermatology, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine/Palliative Care, Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Oncology and Pediatric Sports Medicine.

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ACEs Aware Initiative Unveiling

Trainings are Now Available!

Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, in partnership with Gov. Newsom, the state Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), and health and community leaders, is leading system reform that recognizes, and responds to, the effects that ACEs have on our biological systems and addresses the lifelong impacts of ACEs.  A key part of that work is the ACEs Aware initiative. Beginning January 1, 2020, DHCS will provide a payment to Medi-Cal providers for screening their patients for ACEs. The Office of the California Surgeon General and DHCS are partnering with organizations across the health care system and California’s communities to ensure that these providers have the training, tools, and resources they need to effectively incorporate ACEs screening into patient care.

Visit ACESaware.org today!

Past AAP-OC Chapter Events

Vitamin D and COVID-19: A Review of the Most Recent Evidence

Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM PST

Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Physiology & Biophysics; Director of the General Clinical Research Unit; & Director of the Bone Health Care Clinic & the Director of the Heliotherapy, Light, & Skin Research Center at Boston University Medical Center

Sugar, Sugar, Sugar Infant Nutrition Conference

August 31, 2019 | 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Mile Square Park Banquet Center

Robert Lustig, MD Presentations:

  1. Sugar, women, children, babies, and fetuses- Lustig
  2. Corporate Wealth or Private Health-Lustig

Trauma-Informed Care Conference

April 5-6, 2019
Saddleback Church | 2095 E. Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806

The AAP-OC Chapter and CHOC Children’s Hospital present the inaugural Trauma-Informed Care Conference to provide education for community pediatricians and professionals to enable them to identify, screen for, prevent, and treat health issues related to childhood trauma. Special guest speaker is California’s first and current Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, MD and others including Geeta Grover, MD; Lorry Leigh Belhumeur, PhD; Uma Rao, MD; Raul Almazar, RN, MA; Marta M. Shinn, PhD.

CEUs, CME and MOC Part 2 Credit Available – Applications Pending

Event Webpage

What Are You Ready For?

Disaster Preparedness for Pediatricians and other Health Care Providers

Below are resources that were discussed  at the Disaster Preparedness for Pediatricians and other Health Care Providers Conference in May 2018.

AAP Preparedness Checklist for Pediatric Practices

Health Strategic Operations Center Presentation

Sangeeta Sakaria, MD In-Flight Emergencies

This event was provided in part through a grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Disaster Preparedness and Response

Do You Know About the Recent MOC Changes?

Marshall Land, MD joined the AAP-Orange County Chapter in January 2018 to discuss the recent Maintenance of Certification (MOC) changes. Click here to see the answers to questions that attendees submitted.  For more information visit abp.org.