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Register Now for the 14th Annual Statewide Transition Conference

Registration for the Statewide Transition Conference is now open. The conference will be held October 25-26, 2018 at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca. The Health Track Planning Committee designed the track on October 25 for physicians and other health care providers that see transition aged youth. Health track sessions include:

Attend a Families Belong Together Rally on Saturday, June 30

Families Belong Together rallies will take place in Chicago and other areas of the state on Saturday, June 30, 2018. You can support the unification of immigrant families and oppose family separation and detention by attending a rally. ICAAP is a sponsoring organization of the Chicago rally.

Read the Summer Issue of the Illinois Pediatrician Newsletter

The Summer 2018 issue of ICAAP’s newsletter, Illinois Pediatrician, is now available. This issue includes highlights from the 2018 ICAAP Annual Education Conference, an article about Advocacy Day in Springfield, IL, a statement from AAP president Dr. Colleen Kraft on family separation and detention, and more!

Latest Immunization Webinar:

National Infant Immunization  Week Webinar
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
12-1 PM Central Time
Nita K Lee, MD
University of Chicago

NIIW Webinar Recording

Upcoming Webinars visit: http://bit.ly/2018WebinarSeries



What You Need to Know about Health Effects of Climate Change Webinars

ICAAP is making available two free CME-approved one- hour enduring webinars for physicians, health care providers, and those interested in the effects of climate change on their patients’ health. These are now available on ICAAP’s eLearning platform. For more information to to register, please view the flyer.

ICAAP Issues Summer 2017 Illinois Pediatrician Newsletter

Read summer 2017 edition of the Illinois Pediatrician Newsletter. The newsletter is published semi-annually summer and winter and is available digitally and also sent snail mail in print to ICAAP members and friends. This issue, released July 13, 2017, provides an update on Chapter advocacy efforts related to health care, upcoming conferences, and “hot topic” articles including: piloting a coordinated system of care for childhood obesity, teenagers’ sleep patterns and impact on school performance, increasing Human Papillomavirus Vaccine coverage levels in Chicago, what you need to know about climate change and health effects, greening your practice, update on lead exposure in drinking water, nature as a natural place to play, and a list of ICAAP educational course offerings on its eLearning platform. The ICAAP Executive Committee thanks Kimberly Glow, MD, MPH, FAAP for her many years of service as physician editor for the newsletter and Martin Duncan, MD, for serving as intern copy editor.

Request For Proposal for the 8th Annual ABC Conference

The Autism, Behavior, and Complex Medical Needs (ABC) Conference Planning Committee is seeking presentation proposals for the  8th Annual ABC Conference, “Lives in the Balance: Caring for Children with Special Needs, Their Families, Their Communities, And Ourselves in These Precarious Times,” scheduled for Friday, November 17, 2017, at Moraine Business and Conference Center in Palos Hills, IL. The conference theme has been determined by current American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) priorities and past participant feedback.

Obesity-related Web-based Quality Improvement MOC IV Activity

Building Healthy Habits With Families in Your Practice is available now on ICAAP’s learning management system, icaap.remote-learner.net.

This is a self-paced, expert-developed, ABP approved web-based QI activity. Complete the activity within your own practice on your own time. Accompanying education includes: Nutrition for Obesity Prevention and Treatment*, Physical Activity Guidelines and Counseling for Children and Adolescents**, and Connecting Patients to Community Resources**.