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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. Go to https://icaap. remote-learner.net and create an account to access the webinars.

ICAAP Issues Summer 2017 Illinois Pediatrician Newsletter

The summer edition of the Illinois Pediatrician Newsletter is now available. 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**.

2017 ICAAP Immunization Webinar Series

The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) offers health care providers the opportunity to receive the latest information on pediatric and adolescent immunizations via webinar. ICAAP hosts these webinars to update and educate health care providers on important immunization issues and best practices and to provide the latest pediatric and adolescent vaccine recommendations.

Read the Latest Issue of Illinois Pediatrician

The fall/winter 2016 issue of ICAAP’s newsletter, Illinois Pediatrician,  is available for download. This issue is only being made available digitally. Article topics include: Food Insecurity, Building Resiliency in Children, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding, Compounding Medications, and more.

Get to Know Our 7th Annual ABC Conference Exhibitors

First and foremost, we want to thank each and every single one of our exhibitors participating in this year’s ABC Conference. It is because of their continued efforts and support that the ABC Conferences are made possible. We encourage everyone to learn more about all of our wonderful exhibitors by reading the information provided below as well as visiting their booths at the 7th Annual ABC Conference on Friday, November 18th.

Early Bird Registration is open for the 7th Annual ABC Conference

Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities. Increasing attention is being focused on the economic and social conditions that shape the health of individuals and communities. In fact, where a child lives (their zip code) has a far greater impact on their health and well-being than biological influences (their genetic code) alone.