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Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of PediatricsOur Mission

The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. To this end, the members of the Academy dedicate their efforts and resources.

January is National Birth Defects

Prevention Month

For more information, click here.

 

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IMMUNIZATION

Call for Nominations! 2017 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award
Nomination Deadline: February 10, 2017

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month – HPV Vaccination is Cancer Prevention!

Online CME opportunity: Why Aren’t We Preventing the Preventable?: Updates in Meningococcal B and Other Vaccine Hot Topics; online webinar with CME credit provided by BU School of Medicine; MCAAP joint sponsor

Flu vaccination should continue as long as flu viruses are circulating, even in January or later. ow.ly/JvnS3073ahn #NIVW #FightFlu

The 2017 Immunization Initiative Webinar Series has been announced!

CDC 2016-2017 Influenza Season Flu Shot Fact Sheet for Parents, CDC, 10/4/16

Prevention and Control of Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Vaccine Practices, United States, 2016-17 Influenza Season, MMWR, 8/26/16

2016 Immunization Schedules, CDC, February 2016

CME OPPORTUNITIES

2015 Teleconference Program The Massachusetts Chapter and Connecticut Chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics Click here for upcoming programs: www.ct-aap.org

HEALTH CARE REFORM

ARRA AND MEANINGFUL USE

Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Grant (CHIPRA) in MA MEDICAL HOME

THE FOUNDATION

  • The Pediatric Foundation of Massachusetts is now accepting tax-exempt donations for projects that benefit the children of Massachusetts and in some cases, internationally. To donate via PayPal click on: PayPal
Upcoming Events
Here are the events for this month. For a full list of calendar events, click here.