AAP NY Chapter 2 Executive Committee Meeting @ Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Martin Spatz Conference Center
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
District II Executive Board @ The Park at Allens Creek
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

NYS AAP Board of Directors Meeting will take place on:  Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.   The two meeting sites are:

Monroe County Medical Society
The Park at Allens Creek
132 Allens Creek Road
Rochester, NY 14618

Dr. Danielle Laraque’s Home
Pelham, NY 10803

Strategic Planning Meeting @ Douglaston Club
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
AAP National Conference and Exposition
Oct 24 – Oct 27 all-day

The 2015 AAP National Conference will be held in Washington, DC on October 24-27, 2015. Information about the National Conference can be found at:

Communication Skills for Child Health Care Professionals @ University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center
Nov 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Everybody wants to see improvements in meeting the mental health needs of our children: a new training program for pediatric clinicians is designed to do just that!  Communication Skills for Child Health Care Professionals will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015.

Two leading nonprofits are collaborating to create a new, evidence-based communication skills training conference to help pediatric clinicians work more effectively with families with child behavioral health issues.  Pediatric providers are ideally poised to help families, yet many do not feel confidence in their skills for engaging patients and families around mental health issues.  The research literature is clear: specific, validated communication skills improve parents’ willingness to trust and share concerns with their children’s clinicians. Even brief training is helpful, and clinicians are hungry for efficient ways to augment their skill set.

My work has made me well aware of the significant need for primary care clinicians to enhance their skills and confidence in managing children’s mental health issues. — David L. Kaye, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs Psychiatry, University at Buffalo.

The focus of this training conference is hands-on acquisition of communication skills to better engage patients and their families. It is ideal for all clinicians who treat children and teens, including pediatric primary care practitioners and mental health professionals.

The conference is hosted by the University at Buffalo, funded by a grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation, Getzville, NY and developed by collaborators The REACH Institute, New York, NY and the Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC), New Haven, CT.

Attendees will have a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of an innovative new training program.
Space is limited. Pediatric clinicians in the Foundation’s catchment area will be given preference for participation (Erie and Niagara Counties, NY and Barnstable, Dukes, Essex, and Nantucket Counties, MA).

Committee on Fetus & Newborn Meeting @ Colbeh Restaurant
Nov 12 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm



Managing Acute and Chronic Lung Disease in Preemies: What’s New?


Rakesh Sahni, MD
Children’s Hospital of New York, Division of Neonatology
Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

5:45 pm – 9:00 pm – Lecture & Dinner


  • Physiological rationale for surfactant replacement therapy and the new “RDS”
  • Pharmacology of available surfactants
  • Randomized control trials of respiratory support and surfactant replacement strategies in RDS
  • Emerging approaches for surfactant administration (minimally/non-invasive surfactant therapy on CPAP)
  • Role of pulmonary vasodilators in chronic lung disease related pulmonary hypertension
  • Non-invasive inhaled nitric oxide for respiratory failure in term and preterm infants

 Please invite your Neonatologists, Neonatal Fellows, Neonatal NPs/PAs/RNs & Pediatricians

RSVP by October 30, 2015 (an early response would be greatly appreciated – limited seating)

Doreen Hunter
(516)663-3853 / Fax: (516)663-8955

Jessica Geslani
Asst. Exec. Dir., NYS AAP – Chapter 2


Conference Sponsored by: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Planning Committee:

Renu Aggarwal, MD, FAAP

Parking is available in the municipal lot at North Station Plaza or on the corner of Linden Place
(both across from Colbeh)

Tourette’s and Tic Disorders for Clinicians @ Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca
Nov 14 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tourette’s and Tic Disorders for Clinicians

The Tourette Association of America / New York Centers of Excellence Consortium in partnership with Weill Cornell Medical College is offering a no-cost medical education conference for physicians and allied health professionals in Ithaca and the surrounding region. The conference will be offered through the Association’s partnership with the CDC, and has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM*.  Leaders of the New York Centers of Excellence Consortium have planned a practical update for providers on the recognition, diagnosis, treatment and management of Tourette Syndrome, other tic disorders, and commonly associated conditions (including ADHD and OCD).


Cathy Budman, MD (Hofstra; North Shore-LIJ)

Barbara Coffey, MD, MS (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

Jonathan Mink, MD, PhD (University of Rochester)

John Walkup, MD (Weill Cornell; NY Presbyterian)

Heather Adams, PhD (University of Rochester)

Shannon Bennett, PhD (Weill Cornell; NY Presbyterian)


To learn more, visit the Tourette Association website.

For questions or to secure early registration, email

Register Now!

*Weill Cornell Medical College designates this live activity for a minimum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Partial funding for this program was made possible in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators does not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Paid Family Leave for the Health of Working Families @ Community Service Society Conference Center
Nov 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am


Benard P. Dreyer, MD, FAAP
President-Elect, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Professor of Pediatrics
NYU School of Medicine
Director of Pediatrics, Bellevue Hospital Center

Howard L. Minkoff, MD
Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Maimonides Medical Center
Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Executive Officer, American Congress of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists District II (ACOG)

Ruth Milkman, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the CUNY
Graduate Center and Research Director of the
Joseph S. Murphy Labor Institute in CUNY’s School
of Professional Studies

Lead bill sponsors in NYS Assembly and Senate:
Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan (Q-Dem) (invited)
Senator Joseph P. Addabbo (Q-Dem)
Other speakers to be announced

The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

Sponsored by the Community Service Society, Scholars Strategy Network-NYC Chapter, and the New York Paid Family Leave Insurance Campaign


HPV and the HPV Vaccine in Adolescents @ Webinar
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

NYPATH (New York Promoting and Advancing Teen Health), Physicians for Reproductive Health and the New York City STD Prevention Training Center are pleased to announce an upcoming webinar entitled:

“HPV and the HPV Vaccine in Adolescents”.

The webinar is designed for clinicians who provide healthcare services to adolescents and young adults.

 Speaker: Allison Eliscu, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Division Chief of Adolescent Medicine
Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
Stony Brook, New York

Registration: Required; to register:

CAP-PC: A Primary Care Approach to Assessing and Managing Aggression @ Webinar
Nov 18 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

CAP PC will be hosting Webinar Wednesdays from 7:45 PM -9:00 PM beginning in November.  The schedule includes many of CAP PC child psychiatrists and is as follows.  You can sign up here.

  1. November 18, 2015: A Primary Care Approach to Assessing and Managing Aggression.  Wanda Fremont MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Upstate Medical University
  2. December 2, 2015: The Many Faces of Depression in Children and Adolescents.  David Kaye MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University at Buffalo
  3. December 9, 2015: The Basics and Beyond :  ADHD in Primary Care. Carmel Foley MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Hofstra North Shore/LIJ
  4. December 16, 2015: Everything A PCP Needs to Know about Anxiety in Children and Adolescents.  John Walkup, Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine
The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


a) Please click on this link to register

b) After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

c) Go To Webinar Attendee Guide