Get Involved with ICAAP

Membership and Support

ICAAP gains its strength from membership and membership dues have always provided the foundation for our activities. Any person (physicians, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals, and non-health professionals) interested in the health of Illinois' children are invited to join ICAAP. Your membership helps ICAAP to provide the community outreach needed for immunizations, medical homes, oral health, obesity prevention, housing, adolescent health, child abuse and neglect, childhood literacy, and more! Pediatricians, Pediatric Sub-specialists and Pediatric Dentists in all stages of training are invited to join ICAAP and are also encouraged to join the national American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Chapter Committees

Committees undertake projects in education, publication, advocacy, and in other areas of child healthcare, well-being and safety. Please see below for more information about active ICAAP committees.

Not a member of the AAP? You can still join ICAAP as a Chapter Affiliate member! Any person who is not a member of the national AAP but demonstrates an interest in the health care of children may join ICAAP as an affiliate member.

Membership Dues

Membership Level Information Price
Fellow Membership Fellow, Honorary Fellow or Specialty Fellow of the AAP Fellow members may serve on committees, vote and hold elective office. $210
Candidate Fellow Membership Candidate Fellow of the AAP May serve on committees but not vote or hold elective office. $210
Associate Membership Pediatric dentists who are Associate Members of the AAP Associate members may serve on committees, vote and hold office. $210
Emeritus/Retired Membership Must be an emeritus or retired member of the AAP Emeritus and Retired members may vote and serve on committees but not hold elective office. $150
Chapter Only Membership Those with an interest in ICAAP who are not AAP members may join as affiliates Chapter Affiliates may serve on committees but may not vote or hold elective office.
Physician Affiliate Membership Physicians who are not members of AAP $210
Allied Health Affiliate Membership All healthcare professionals (Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, etc.) $210
Student Membership Student (Medical, Public Health, etc.) Free

Chapter Committees

Committee on Breastfeeding
Co-Chairs: Krystal Revai, MD, MPH, FAAP, FABM and Cindy Rubin, MD, IBCLC, FAAP

Committee on Children with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities
Chair: Edith Chernoff, MD, FAAP 

Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect
Co-Chairs: Veena Ramaiah, MD, FAAP and Kathy Swafford, MD, FAAP

Committee on CME and QI
Chair: Joseph Hageman, MD, FAAP 

Committee on Early Childhood
Co-Chairs: Mark Minier, MD, and Reshma Shah, MD, MPH, FAAP

Educational Conferences Planning Committee 
Co-Chairs:  Deanna Behrens, MD, FAAP and Karen Lui, MD, FAAP 

Committee on Government Affairs
Chair: Eddie Pont, MD, FAAP

Committee on Immunizations
Chair: Craig Batterman, MD, FAAP

Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention
Chair: Poj Lysouvakon, MD, FAAP

Committee on School Health
Chair: Cindy Mears, MD, FAAP

Reach Out & Read Illinois 
Chair: Mariana Glusman, MD, FAAP

Refugee and Immigrant Child Health Initiative
Chair: Minal Giri, MD, FAAP


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