Gun Violence Is a Health Crisis @ NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
Jun 23 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join fellow public health advocates to learn about gun violence prevention, connect with and be inspired by others fighting for change, and take local action for better gun-related policies. Introductory remarks, keynote, policy panel, and break-out groups.

Breakfast at registration
Suggested donation: $5

Speakers Include:

Nupol Kiazolu
President, Youth Coalition for Black Lives Matter – Greater NY
Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Vote 2000

Jo Anne Simon
52nd District of NY State Assembly
Speaker on NYS gun violence prevention bills

Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH
Vice President, Empire State Medical Association –
National Medical Association State Affiliate
Panel Moderator, “From Learning to Action”

Rebecca Fischer
Executive Director, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
Panelist, “From Learning to Action” on Extreme Risk Protection Orders
Breakout Co-facilitator, “Connecting for Action” on Legislative Strategy

Ken Kidd
Founding Member, Steering Committee Member
Gays Against Guns
Panelist, “From Learning to Action” on Concealed Carry Reciprocity
Breakout Co-facilitator, “Connecting for Action” on Media and Messaging Strategy

Caroline Weinberg, MD, MPH
Interim Executive Director
March for Science
Panelist, “From Learning to Action” on federal & state gun violence research funding

Javier Lopez
Assistant Commissioner
Bureau of Systems Partnerships
Center for Health Equity
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Panelist, “From Learning to Action” on local funding and scale up of Cure Violence models
Breakout Co-facilitator, “Connecting for Action” on Community Strategy

Angela Montague, LCSW
Associate Director of Social Work
NYC Health + Hospitals / Metropolitan Hospital
Breakout Co-facilitator, “Connecting for Action” on Community Strategy

Jeffrey Oestreicher, MD, FAAP
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Breakout Co-facilitator, “Connecting for Action” on Legislative Strategy

Christian Pean, MD, MS
Orthopedic Surgery Resident Physician
NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital
Breakout Co-facilitator, “Connecting for Action” on Media and Messaging

James Dobbins III
Assistant Director, Community Affairs
Director, Emergency Services
Guns Down, Life Up Initiatives

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Sponsored by:
New York Doctors Coalition

Project Teach: Children’s Mental Health for Pediatricians @ Lotte New York Palace Hotel
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – Jun 25 @ 2:15 pm

This free, in-depth training enhances your skills to assess, treat and manage common mental health concerns in children and youth.

The training is led by experts from Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Buffalo, and more. It focuses on best practices for common mental health concerns in children and adolescents.

Sunday, June 24, 8:30am – 4:20pm
Monday, June 25, 8:30am – 2:15pm

The agenda includes content on topics such as:

  • ADHD, anxiety, aggression, bipolar disorder, depression, and trauma
  • Effective assessment and treatment strategies
  • Reimbursement practices for mental health services

Register Here

This training is presented by Project TEACH, a project funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health.

Good mental health lets young people live their best lives. Let us help you care for the kids in your practice.

NYS Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services @ New York Academy of Medicine
Jun 27 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Paul Francis, JD, New York State’s Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services will present on the progress of state health reform initiatives and what’s next for New York State health reform efforts, such as the Medicaid reforms, State Innovation Model program, Prevention Agenda and payment and delivery system innovations.  Panelists Neil Calman and Benjamin Chu will add their perspectives from practice and policy advocacy.

Strategic Planning Preparation
Sep 12 @ 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Time and location TBA

AAP National Conference and Exposition @ Orange County Convention Center
Nov 2 – Nov 6 all-day

NCE 2018

Registration is now open for the 2018 AAP National Conference & Exhibition at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. from November 2-6, 2018.

The National Conference is the premier venue for pediatric health care professionals to come together and share their passion for the health of all children. The conference draws more than 15,000 attendees and offers over 350 sessions in 70 topic areas from interactive, hands-on workshops to high-level plenary sessions on hot issues.
Plenary Session Highlights Include:
  • Advocacy 101: Ensuring that Elected Officials Put Kids First
  • ­Drug Endangered Children in Our Communities
  • ­Cracking the Code: How Genomics and Personalized Medicine Impact Pediatrics
  • Caring for Transgender Youth
  • ­Hot New Health Technology Innovations for Infants and Children
  • ­Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: A Frontline Pediatrician’s Perspective
You’ll leave this meeting with cutting-edge information to help your patients and your practice, along with a bit of Orlando magic.  See the full session schedule here.
The AAP negotiates significant discounted rates, and popular hotels sell out early.  It is advised that you book your hotel room as soon as possible.  Popular hotels sell out quickly every year; some will sell out on the first day!  If your preferred hotel is sold out, please request to be placed on a wait-list.
To book your hotel by phone, please contact CMR, Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00pm CDT
800/468-6322 (Toll-free in U.S. and Canada)
415/979-2290 (International)
Complimentary shuttle service will be provided from all AAP official hotels to the Orange County Convention Center except the following hotels that are considered walking distance: Hyatt Regency Orlando, Rosen Centre Hotel, Rosen Plaza Hotel.
Hope to see you there!
New York Chapters 2 & 3 Joint Executive Meeting
Jun 6 @ 8:17 pm – 9:17 pm

Time and location TBA

Districts II and IX Meeting @ AAP Headquarters
Jul 25 – Jul 28 all-day
Districts II and IV Meeting
May 28 – May 31 all-day