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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: 

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.

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.

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.

ABP Responds to Executive Orders Impacting Immigrants, Refugees

The American Board of Pediatrics and other members of the Federation of Pediatric Organizations, have released a statement expressing profound concern about the status of refugee children on the Mexican border and possible travel bans to the United States as a result of administration executive orders.

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ABP Selects 2017 Paul V. Miles Fellow in Quality Improvement

Dr. Mathew GarberThe American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has selected Matthew D. Garber, MD, FHM, FAAP, to receive the 2017 Paul V. Miles (PVM) Fellowship Award, given annually to an accomplished mid-career pediatrician dedicated to improving the quality of health care for children. Dr. Garber is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine and a hospitalist at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

ABMS Approves Pediatric Hospital Medicine Certification

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) officially recognized subspecialty certification for Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) at its October 2016 Board Meeting in Chicago, IL. The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), an ABMS Member Board, sponsored the subspecialty application and will establish training and assessment criteria, as well as award the certification.

ABP Announces Updated Professionalism Guide

The ABP Education and Training Committee (in association with APPD, CoPS, and COMSEP) has revised the Professionalism Guide that was originally created in 2008.  The Guide was created as a resource for the key competency of professionalism and was revised in 2016 to include a digital version, searchable competencies, and adaptable specific content that can be used for a variety of educational sessions.

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