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Registration Closes Soon for Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Asthma MOC Part II Activity

Please join ICAAP for the Chapter’s first MOC Part II self-assessment activity, Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Asthma on Friday, December 2 from 8-11:30am at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Participants are required to complete a 50-question pre-test on ICAAP’s learning management system (LMS) prior to attending the live session. A 50-question post-test will be required after the training in order to receive 15 CME credits and 20 MOC Part II points. Pre-registration is required and space is limited so register now on ICAAP’s LMS. Please note that this is a new platform and and participants will need to create a new user account and then enroll in the Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Asthma course. If you have any questions, please contact Elsie Divinagracia at edivinagracia@illinoisaap.com or Kathy Sanabria at ksanabria@illinoisaap.com.

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.

October Spotlight: Obesity-Related CME, Physical Activity Guidelines and Counseling

ICAAP’s Obesity Prevention Initiatives offers an array of CME free of charge on ICAAP’s new online learning platform in the course catalogue under Obesity Prevention. October’s spotlight is on the course titled, “Physical Activity Guidelines and Counseling for Children and Adolescents,” presented by Holly J. Benjamin, MD, FAAP, FACSM, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine at the University of Chicago.

September Spolight: Obesity Related CME-Community Resources

September is National Childhood Obesity Month. To help you address obesity prevention and treatment in your practice, ICAAP’s Obesity Prevention Initiatives offers an array of CME free of charge on ICAAP’s new online learning platform in the course catalogue under Obesity Prevention. September’s spotlight is on the course titled, “Connecting Patients to Weigh-Related Community Resources.” After taking the course, learners will recognize the importance of linking families to nutrition and physical activity community resources; be able to describe approaches to improving linkages between practices, patients, and local community programs to improve health habits; and know how to utilize ICAAP’s templates to develop customized resources for healthcare settings.

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.

IDPH IMPORTANT VFC PROGRAM UPDATE EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2016

Effective October 1, 2016, the VFC program will no longer provide vaccines for children who have All Kids insurance, the state’s Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage (referred to as Title XXI [21] or “State Funded”). Participants through age 18 with Medicaid coverage (referred to as Title XIX [19]) are VFC eligible and may continue to receive vaccines through the VFC program.

New PediaLink Course: 2 hours CME on the pediatrician’s role in breastfeeding matters.

The AAP PediaLink has a new on-line course called “Breastfeeding Matters, The Role of the Pediatrician” with 2hrs. of CME credit. This course allows you to learn more about office based support for breastfeeding mothers and infants in an on-line format to help you support breastfeeding mothers and infants reach their breastfeeding goal. Click Here to access the course or read more information about the course below.

AAP Recommends Pediatricians Screen for Poverty

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new policy statement, “Poverty and Child Health in the United States,” on March 9th that recommends pediatricians screen for poverty at all well-child visits. These screenings include asking about basic needs, such as food and housing, and making appropriate referrals when needed. The policy statement also recommends pediatricians help patients and their families build resilience to the negative effects of poverty by identifying and supporting protective factors within families.