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I.C.E. LogoThe American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) received the 2021 Innovator Award from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (I.C.E.) this week.

The ABP was selected for its development of the Maintenance of Certification Assessment for Pediatrics (MOCA-Peds).

The Innovator Award recognizes an organization that “created an innovative approach to a product, policy,…

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APS logoThe American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Foundation recently awarded the American Pediatric Society (APS) a new grant to honor the career of David G. Nichols, MD, MBA, ABP President and CEO. This is the second award established to honor Dr. Nichols in as many months as he nears retirement in December 2021.

The David G. Nichols Health Equity Award is an endowed award that will be distributed on an annual basis to recognize an individual or group who has…

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The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Foundation’s Roadmap Project, in partnership with the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA), is hosting a four-part webinar series to spread awareness of the emotional toll of chronic conditions on children and their families and engage with clinicians, family advisory councils, patients, and families on the work currently in-progress. 

The series follows the recent announcement by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) that declared a national emergency in children’s mental health, citing the serious toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on…

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The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the leading nonprofit organization that oversees physician certification in the United States, recently approved new Standards for Continuing Certification. The new standards are designed to guide the ABMS member boards — like the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) — as they work to improve their continuing certification programs.

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The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has updated its Privacy Policy to document the Board’s exam security process and alert residents, fellows, and board-certified pediatricians about how the ABP uses data for exam security purposes.

Dr. Linda Althouse“The ABP is committed to ensuring examination content is secure,” says Linda Althouse, PhD, Vice President for Assessment at the ABP. “Breaches compromise the…

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Dr. Daniel SchumacherDaniel Schumacher, MD, PhD, chair of the Competency-Based Medical Education Committee and long-time collaborator and volunteer for the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), has been named the 2021 International Medical Educator of the Year by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons…

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Dr. David TurnerA working group of pediatricians certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) recently updated the ABP’s entrustable professional activity (EPA) about population health and quality improvement to better address health inequities among children, adolescents, and young adults.

EPAs are essential activities that define what patients need from their pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. They can be used to build curriculum and as an assessment framework to identify gaps in graduate medical…

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Dr. Judy SchaechterAmerican Board of Pediatrics (ABP) President-Elect Judy Schaechter, MD, MBA, received the Fellow Achievement Award on Oct. 10, 2021, from the Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention (COIVPP) at the National Conference and Exhibition sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Dr. Schaechter, a former member of the COIVPP Executive Committee, was honored…

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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

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), which supports its member state medical licensing boards, has recently issued a statement saying that providing misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine contradicts physicians’ ethical and professional responsibilities, and therefore may subject a physician to disciplinary actions, including suspension or revocation of their medical license. We at the American Board of…

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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.

The grant will fund an educational session for pediatricians at…

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