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Burke Receives 2017 Tunnessen Award

The ABP congratulates Ann E. Burke, MD, who has been named the 2017 Recipient of the Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr. MD Award for the Advancement of Pediatric Resident Education. The award was presented to Dr. Burke at the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Spring meeting April 5-8.

Nichols' Paper Published in "Pediatrics"

Board certification has been part of the social contract in which physicians commit to maintaining up-to-date scientific knowledge and improving the quality of patient care. "Maintenance of Certification and the Challenge of Professionalism," written by ABP President and CEO David Nichols, MD, MBA and published in Pediatrics summarizes the philosophical underpinnings, published literature, recent improvements, and future directions of the American Board of Pediatrics maintenance of certification program.

ABP Updates Privacy Policy

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has updated its privacy policy to provide information about changes to our processes.  These include: 

Dr. John L. Green, 2017

Dr. John L. GreenFormer American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) board member John L. Green, MD, 82, of Penfield, N.Y., died March 26, 2017, in Sarasota, Fla. Dr. Green was a general pediatrician in a private practice in Rochester, N.Y., for 34 years.

Carol Carraccio Receives 2017 Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award

The Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO) has awarded the 2017 Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr., Leadership Award to Carol Carraccio MD, MA, FAAP. Dr. Carraccio, who is the American Board of Pediatrics’ Vice President of Competency-Based Assessment, will receive the award on Saturday, May 6, during the Opening General Session of the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Richard Burnstine, 1931-2017

Richard Burnstine, MD, of Glencoe, IL, died in February. Dr. Burnstine was a general pediatrician in private practice for more than 50 years. 

He began volunteering with the ABP in 1972 as an Oral Examiner and served many years in that role.  He also served on various Certifying Examination Committees from 1989-2000. 

ABP Publishes 2016 Annual Report

The 2016 Annual Report from the American Board of Pediatrics is now available. It features:

  • updates from the ABP's Family Leadership Advisory Board (FLAG)
  • news from collaborative improvement networks
  • patient stories
  • tools on how diplomates can explain board certification to parents and caregivers
  • updates on MOCA-Peds
  • and more

Read the 2016 Annual Report:

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ABP Expands CME, MOC Credit Opportunities

Pediatricians may earn MOC credit for many of the activities they are already participating in to expand their knowledge and to meet licensure and other professional obligations.

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is now collaborating with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to further support pediatricians engaged in lifelong learning. Through this collaboration, pediatricians will be able to receive maintenance of certification (MOC) credit for lifelong learning and self-assessment (Part 2) when they participate in approved continuing medical education activities.

QOW Now Earns CME Credit, Among Other Enhancements

“You can kind of double dip. You get the educational, interesting question of the week where we learn something interesting and it counts toward the Board recertification, and we also get CME credit.” -Dr. Phyllis Waring

With more than 16,000 diplomates now participating in the Question of the Week series, this Self-Assessment activity has become the most popular avenue to earn Part 2 credit.

Dr. Sally Corden, a general pediatrician from Madison, Wisconsin, looks forward to her weekly QOW emails, sometimes even choosing to login before the notification message gets to her inbox.

Cashing in on Credit

The ABP is receiving and approving more quality improvement applications than ever before, as diplomates seek Maintenance of Certification credit for the quality improvement (QI) work they’re already doing.

Since launching this application, which was designed specifically for teams of 1-10 physicians, the ABP has approved more than 1,000 QI projects!