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Pediatricians and Pediatric Specialists Needed for AAP Project ECHO Hub

Pediatricians and Pediatric Specialists WE NEED YOUR PARTICIPATION! AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) Chapter 2 is currently being certified to become an official Project ECHO Hub which will present a series of six structured webinars on delivering telehealth in pediatric practices. Each session will include a lecture, case study presentation and group discussion.  Sessions will begin in mid-January, and we are currently seeking pediatric practices to participate as lecturers or audience participants. Curriculum is being developed by AAP Chapter-2 and its president, Damodara Rajasekhar, M.D. SBCMS is excited to be named as a ...

AAP urges states to take firmer stand on nonmedical vaccine exemptions

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) this week called nonmedical vaccine exemption laws a failure and urged state governments to follow California's lead by eliminating nonmedical exemptions and enacting policies to improve immunization rates. “It’s clear that states with more lenient exemptions policies have lower immunization rates, and it’s these states where we have seen disease outbreaks occur as the rates slip below the threshold needed to maintain community immunity,” said Geoffrey R. Simon, M.D., lead author of AAP's new policy statement, “Medical Versus Nonmedical Immunization Exemptions for Child Care ...