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ABP Names Inaugural Paul V. Miles Fellow in Quality Improvement

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is delighted to announce Paul Sharek, MD, MPH, as the inaugural Paul V. Miles Fellow in Quality Improvement.

This award was created to honor the passion for improving healthcare for children that Dr. Paul V. Miles has exhibited throughout his career, including his years of service with the ABP. The award is bestowed on individuals who have dedicated themselves to quality improvement and demonstrated accomplishments leading to better healthcare for children.

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ABMS Launches Online Evidence Library

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) launched a new online library, showcasing evidence-based research that supports the value of certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC). This library will continue to grow as further studies are conducted and more literature is published.

SCTC Final Recommendations Now Available!

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is pleased to announce the final recommendations from the Initiative on Subspecialty Clinical Training and Certification (SCTC).

Beginning in 2010, the ABP served as a catalyst to bring members of the pediatrics community together to review subspecialty fellowship training with a focus on competency-based education, clinical performance, and certification. As a result of this attention to competency and assessment, the ABP embarked on an initiative to evaluate the current model of subspecialty fellowship training and recommend changes, if warranted.

New Lectureship Named in Honor of James A. Stockman III, MD

James A. Stockman III, MD

CHAPEL HILL, NC - American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) past President and CEO James A. Stockman III, who has been a driving force in pediatrics for a generation, will be honored in October 2014 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) in San Diego, Calif.

Research, Quality Improvement Serves as Main Focus at Conference

The American Board of Pediatrics Foundation was one of five sponsors to support the 2013 Academy for Healthcare Improvement (AHI) Conference, which focused on "Doing Research at the Front Line of Improving Health Care."

The meeting was an international, inter-professional opportunity reviewing best methods for healthcare quality improvement research.

Paul V. Miles, MD, Immediate Past President for AHI and former American Board of Pediatrics Senior Vice President for Maintenance of Certification and Quality, opened the meeting and introduced the keynote speaker, Chad Boult, MD, MPH, MBA.

Pediatrics Highlights Collaborative Networks

Collaborative networks are expanding opportunities to effectively test practices, gather and interpret data, and share information within a team or community.

In a recent commentary in Pediatrics, Paul V. Miles, MD, and Carol Lannon, MD, MPH, outline the focus of the 2011 National Meeting on Collaborative Improvement Networks.

The meeting, sponsored by the American Board of Pediatrics Foundation, focused on the potential influence of successful collaboratives, opportunities that can spring from networks, and key elements of successful collaboration.

ABIM Announces New Area of Certification

The American Board of Internal Medicine® (ABIM) has announced a new area of certification. Adult Congenital Heart Disease is designed to recognize the requirements of physicians who are specialists in the care of a wide range of adult patients with congenital heart disease.

ABP Announces New Communications Director

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has named Ramona DuBose as Director of Communications. DuBose will be responsible for developing the ABP's communications strategy. She will direct activities and services including Web content, online and print materials, media and public relations, executive communications and social media efforts.

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ABMS President Blogs About Value of MOC

Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), has published an editorial on The Health Care Blog: "Why Maintenance of Certification Will Make you a Better Doctor."

The article looks at both the pros and cons of Maintenance of Certification (MOC).

Read her editorial.

Pediatric Milestones Video Explains Importance of Project

Still have questions about the Pediatric Milestones Project, created by The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)?

Answers are available in a new video, starring Mark Batshaw, MD, Physician-In-Chief and Chief Academic Officer at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. In the six-minute video, Dr. Batshaw explains the focus and process of the Pediatric Milestones Project.

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