Welcome to the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Our mission is to promote and advocate for optimal child, youth and family well-being, and access to quality healthcare while supporting our members.

The 2019 Award of Chapter Excellence was awarded to the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) is an organization of 2,100 pediatricians and other pediatric health care providers.

ICAAP 2020 Back to School Campaign Toolkit

In collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health, we have launched a Back-to-School campaign encouraging well-visits and immunizations!

News and Events

Breastfeeding Guidance

Join Dr. Shelly Shallat, MD, FAAP for a presentation on September 29th designed to enhance provider's talking points both prenatally and postnatally about infant feeding choice and assessment of breastfeeding.

Immunization Conference

Virtual conference will focus on providing education, tools, and resources to physicians and allied health professionals on the latest information on immunizations across the state of Illinois. Continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education credit (CE) pending approval.

11th Annual ABC Conference

The ABC Conference focuses on board landscape of services and programs that are available to support children with special needs.


The ICAAP Summer 2020 Newsletter covers the unintended consequences of COVID-19 and strategies for pediatric health maintenance, addresses immunization disparities, presents membership survey findings, and provides updates from the Illinois Adolescent Health Program.


At ICAAP, we are committed to fostering equity and justice as well as to fighting against racisms of all kinds.


ICAAP is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Visit our COVID-19 Resource page for resources for your practice, resources from AAP, webinars, news about medicare, resources for serving vulnerable populations, resources for families, and more.

Primary activities include advocacy on behalf of children, families, and health professionals in Illinois; the provision of continuing medical education and other resources for pediatricians, pediatric specialists, and other child health care providers; and collaboration with other state organizations and agencies on programs and projects that improve the health and well-being of children.


ICAAP develops and implements educational programs on a variety of children's health topics with the intention of providing ongoing education for pediatricians and health care professionals in Illinois.


ICAAP advocates on behalf of children and pediatricians in Illinois. The work of ICAAP focuses on issues pertaining to the health and well-being of children, such as access to medical care, Medicaid improvements for physicians and children, injury prevention, and more.