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Grace’s Advocates: The Trevey Family Story

“We see our role as her advocate in getting the best care, asking tough questions and being really a partner alongside the doctors and nurses.”

- Kate Trevey, Mother

Grace was only 11 months old when she was diagnosed with systemic juvenile arthritis.

“We were first-time parents,” says Kate Trevey of Wisconsin. “Your first response is, ‘my job is to care for and protect this child.’ How do I do that when I know nothing about this disease?”

Being a Patient Will Make Her a Better Doctor

The third annual Stockman Lecture, a plenary address at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition, was not delivered by an experienced pediatrician with decades of wisdom to share. Instead, the presentation was given by a second year medical student, living with a chronic medical condition. She shared her insights from “both sides of the bed” with more than 3,000 pediatricians gathered in San Francisco on Oct. 22. Samantha “Sami” Kennedy was diagnosed at age 14 with ulcerative colitis.

Bringing Parents into Conversation Changes Everything

“Parents bring a new level of energy to the committees on which they serve and have provided the ABP with closer links to the powerful work being done by collaborative networks,” says Christopher Cunha, MD, a general pediatrician in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, and 2016 Chair of the ABP Board of Directors.

 

There’s a saying among parents of children with chronic conditions—“Nothing about me without me.”

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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Dr. Solomon A. Kaplan, 1924–2017

Dr. Solomon KaplanRenowned UCLA pediatric endocrinologist Solomon Alexander Kaplan, MD, a former subboard member and subboard chair at the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), died at home on Jan. 2, 2017.

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.

Late Registration Open for Spring 2017 Certifying Exams

The late registration period for the following 2017 certifying exams is now open: 

  • Rheumatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Developmental-Behavioral
  • Hematology-Oncology

The late registration period for these exams will be open from October 4, 2016 - November 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Saving TimeNO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE ALLOWED FOR APPLICANTS WHO MISS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE.

Dr. Howard Allen Pearson, 1929 - 2016

I am deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Dr. Howard A. Pearson.   Dr.