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ABP Announces 2016 PVM Fellowship Award Winner

The American Board of Pediatrics named Jeffrey B. Anderson, MD, MPH, MBA as its 2016 Paul V. Miles Fellowship Award winner.

Dr. Anderson exemplifies the qualifying characteristics of the PVM Fellow, which is defined as a mid-career pediatrician who is dedicated to improving the quality of care for children.

ABMS Statement of Shared Values

The medical profession has traditionally held itself accountable for providing quality care to patients. At a time of rapid change in health care, it is the goal of physicians, specialists, and health systems to keep up with the explosion of knowledge, advances in technology, and changes in health care delivery systems. Demonstrating competence in the modern era is uniquely challenging, but fundamentally important.

What has not changed, however, is a set of shared foundational values that will continue to shape the practice of modern medicine. These values include a commitment to professionalism as demonstrated by the following:

McMillan to Present Stockman Lecture at AAP Conference

Julia McMillan, MD, will present the second annual Stockman Lecture on Oct. 25 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition, being held this year in Washington, D.C. Dr. McMillan is Professor of Pediatrics, Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

New Guide Helps Organizations Facilitate QI Efforts

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) recently contributed its insight to develop and publish “Opportunities for Integrating MOC Part IV Requirements into PBRN Practices” (PDF). This resource helps organizations support their clinicians engaging in quality and practice improvement through principles, approaches and strategies.

ABP's Leslie Co-Author of Special Article in Pediatrics

In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) started the Pediatrician Life and Career Experience Study (PLACES). On July 27th, Pediatrics, the official journal of the AAP, published "A Longitudinal Study of Pediatricians in Their Careers: PLACES" online. The study "tracks the personal and professional experiences of early career pediatricians." Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH, Vice President of Research at the American Board of Pediatrics, is a co-author along with other national leaders in pediatrics. 

ABP's Leslie Co-Authors Prevention Reports

Two recent papers addressing children’s behavioral and mental health needs across the U.S.

2015 Future of Testing Conference Materials Now Available

The Future of Testing Conference (FOTC) was held May 15 - 16, 2015 in Chapel Hill, NC. The participants included a number of practitioners and leading experts in the field of testing and medical education. Discussion topics included: 

  • the use of test centers,
  • access to electronic searchable resources,
  • alternative testing methods,
  • and more.

FOTC materials, including the agenda, speaker presentations, session summaries, and videos, are available on our website.

AAP: 7 Great Achievements in Pediatric Research

Release from the AAP: In an effort to educate the public about the importance of sustained funding and support for pediatric research, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed Seven Great Achievements in Pediatric Research. This campaign highlights seven groundbreaking therapies and technologies developed through research made possible by federal investments.

ABP Co-Sponsors Forum on Organizational Quality Improvement

The American Board of Pediatrics recently co-sponsored the Forum on Organizational Quality Improvement, along with The Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program and the American Board of Medical Specialties.

The event was held May 13, 2015, in Rosemont, IL, and showcased initiatives within the ABMS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program. This particular pathway allows physicians to submit QI projects through their institutions for MOC credit approval. Discussions centered around leadership concepts, best practices by Portfolio Program sponsors, and successes and obstacles faced by participants.

Dr. Moyer Promotes QI Training Programs in Pediatrics

Because the use of quality improvement (QI) methods and safety principles can improve child health outcomes and reduce harm, more training programs must be developed, along with more academic recognition and promotion for successful QI activities, according to a commentary published in the June 2015 issue of Pediatrics.

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