Canadian Pediatric Society Updates
BC Pediatrics Society
American Academy of Pediatrics
a. Videos of residents discussing gun violence were officially released last month. Also AAP came out with gun violence video that is very moving – all have been linked to our facebook page.
b. Change your facebook profile picture to the PAVE logo on Tuesday in honor of the 7th of the month!
c. Clinic posters are being produced for residents to post in their continuity clinics highlighting gun violence and its importance.
d. Parent anticipatory guidance handouts are in final stages of editing, will be released soon!
e. Newtown anniversary virtual candlelight vigil was successful and had 235 viewings from our facebook page on Dec 14th.
f. January, be on the lookout for our monthly email.
g. Ashley is working with Dr. Rashmi Shetgiri at UTSW, will be making training videos demonstrating how to discuss gun safety in each well child check.
h. Shana is working on a new Art for Advocacy concept to have local schools to hold an art/poetry competition that depicts gun safety and the dangers of guns to mimic the national art contest announced at the NCE each year.
3. – SOMSRFT top 10 resolutions:
a. Top 10 resolutions
i. AAP Support for Universal Availability of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors in Schools
ii. Breaking Down Barriers to Immunizations
iii. Trainee access to NCE
iv. Bright Futures and Healthy Children Websites in More Languages
v. Universal Paid Parental Leave
vi. Healthy Meals for Hospitalized Children
vii. Concussion Anticipatory Guidance Inclusion in Bright Futures
viii. Parental Coping Strategies for Managing Normal Infant Behavior to Prevent Non-Accidental Trauma
ix. Reducing the Cost of the Initial Board Certification Exam
x. Discount for Sub-specialty Fellowship Program Directors
5. – Don’t forget to submit CATCH grants for local advocacy activities
a. Due January 31, 2014, 2:00 pm Central Time
6. – There are many other grant and scholarship program deadlines in the near Future:
a. Resident Scholarship Program- For resident in good standing with financial need
i. Applications due in February
b. Resident Research Grant Program
i. Grants up to $2000 for resident research programs
c. International Elective Award
i. Application due by March 15th