As a member of AAP NY Chapter 2, you will be a voice united with over 4,100 pediatricians in the NYS AAP, working to achieve optimal physical, mental and social well-being for infants, children, adolescents and young adults, and to improve the practice of pediatrics in New York State. What is the value of joining AAP NY Chapter 2? Advocacy on a wide variety of local and state issues impacting children and pediatricians in NYS Leadership, mentoring and networking opportunities, including committee participation Educational opportunities and resources, such as CME meetings, conferences and e-news Discounted vaccines and an Employment Page for posting/searching jobs What have AAP NY Chapter 2 and the NYS AAP done lately? Free Educational Programs March and April 2015: Vaccine Hesitancy Webinar Series (NYS AAP) 2, 2015: ICD-10 educational dinner program (NY Chapter 2) 3, 2014: "Shot @ Life," a dinner program for medical students, residents and fellowship trainees featuring an international campaign to promote immunization worldwide (NY Chapter 2) 12, 2014: “Just in Time: Building Brighter Futures for Children Dealing with Crisis,” a conference enabling pediatricians and other child care professionals to explore the current best practices for serving children dealing with crisis or disasters (NYS AAP co-hosted) 6, 2014: “Preventing Blindness from Neonatal Retinal Disease: Digital Imaging, Treatment and Beyond,” an educational dinner program (NY Chapter 2 Committee on Fetus and Newborn) 17, 2014: “2nd Annual Anti-Bullying Campaign” (NY Chapter 2 Committee on Bullying Prevention co-hosted) Committee Projects The Pediatric Council continues to meet with insurance companies in an effort to improve pediatric practice The Nutrition Committee created two new brochures on “Milk Confusion” and “Dietary Advice for Food Allergies” The Committee on Youth and Adolescence created a Concussion Survey The Joint NY Chapter 2 & 3
The New York Chapter of the AAP was established in 1949 as an endorsed Chapter Affiliate of the national organization. The AAP is a national organization composed of over 55,000 pediatricians. There are approximately 1,200 members in New York Chapter 2.
New York Chapter 2 is a non-profit organization with the following objectives:
- To improve the health and welfare of all infants, children, adolescents and young adults in the State of New York.
- To unite qualified pediatricians of lower New York State into a representative organization for the advancement of the practice of pediatrics.
- To study the scientific, educational, social, economic, and legislative aspects of medicine in order to maintain the highest standards of practice in pediatrics, and to prepare and recommend necessary changes in existing or contemplated medical programs.
- To further the policies and the objectives of the American Academy of Pediatrics at the state and local level.
- To promote excellence in pediatric care by organizing programs of post-graduate education.