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Statement About Dissemination of COVID-19 Misinformation

Joint Statement from the American Board of Family Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, and American Board of Pediatrics on Dissemination of Misinformation by Board-Certified Physicians About COVID-19

NMA and ABP Foundation Collaborate to Honor Dr. David G. Nichols

Logo for the National Medical AssociationThe American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Foundation recently awarded the National Medical Association (NMA) Pediatric Section a new grant in honor of David G. Nichols, MD, MBA, ABP President and CEO. The David G. Nichols Educational Symposium grant was announced during a meeting of the Pediatric Section at the National Medical Association’s Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in July 2021.

ABP Test Development Specialist Receives NSF Grant to Study Adaptive Tests

Catie Mintz, MA, a recently hired Test Development Specialist at the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), has received a highly competitive grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue her research on the value of computerized adaptive, multi-subject tests. Computerized adaptive tests serve questions to examinees based on their performance on previous test questions.

New Supplement Features Latest Data, Commentary; Plots Future of EPAs

Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) represent one of the most common approaches to competency-based medical education (CBME) worldwide and are an important next step in the continuing shift toward a competency-based approach in pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties. Evidence continues to grow to support this transition.

MOCA-Peds Mobile App Returns to App Store and Google Play

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) today announced the relaunch of the MOCA-Peds mobile app. The app provides a smartphone or tablet option for pediatricians who participate in the MOCA-Peds online assessment to maintain their certification.

“We are thrilled that the mobile app is back and ready to go,” says Linda Althouse, PhD, Vice President for Assessment at the ABP. “The ability to answer questions on the go was always an important part of the flexibility this kind of assessment platform offers.”

ABP Names Dr. Judy Schaechter as President, CEO

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has selected Judy Schaechter, MD, MBA, to be its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), beginning Jan. 1, 2022. Dr. Schaechter will succeed David G. Nichols, MD, MBA, who will retire Dec. 31, 2021, after more than 25 years of association with the ABP.

Prior to assuming leadership of the ABP in December 2012, Dr. Nichols served more than 15 years as a volunteer — from chairing the Critical Care Subboard and MOC committees to membership on the ABP Board of Directors.

ABMS Seeks Comments on Draft Standards for Continuing Certification

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has opened an 80-day “Draft Standards for Continuing Certification – Call for Comments” to obtain input and feedback from all stakeholders who possess, use, or rely upon the board certification credential as an indicator of a diplomate’s professionalism and proficiency of specialty knowledge and skills. The “Call for Comments” will be open from Tuesday, April 20, 2021 through Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

2021 Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award Recipient Announced

Dr. Frederick RivaraWashington, DC – Pediatrician Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, a worldwide leader in injury prevention, is named the 2021 recipient of the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award by the Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO).

The Federation is comprised of seven pediatric organizations, representing every pediatrician in the country and the recipient is honored at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting’s Opening General Session scheduled for April 30, 2021.

Federation of Pediatric Organizations Releases Statement on Anti-Asian Hate

The rising number of anti-Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate incidents has been of profound concern to the pediatric community. Therefore, the Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO), representing seven major pediatric organizations, has issued a statement of support for the AAPI community (PDF), who are our colleagues and the families of our patients. This statement is a defining moment of solidarity among pediatricians.

ABP Publishes 2020 Annual Report

2020 ABP Annual Report Cover

The 2020 Annual Report from the American Board of Pediatrics is now available online as a PDF.

This issue focuses on how the ABP and others in the pediatric community adapted to change in 2020.

Featured articles include: