Stand Strong — Say No to Bullying
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stand Strong — Say “no” to Bullying

“Bullying” is a hot topic these days.  Easy access to other people through social media has made it more common than ever.  So it’s
important to remain vigilant and make sure those who are being bullied have the skills and knowledge they need to stand up and
protect themselves.  This event will explore the signs that someone is being bullied and how to get help for those in that situation. Suggested for grades 5-9.

Join in the discussion
Dr. Mark Welles is a Pediatrician in the Division of General Pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.  He will be answering your questions in a live Facebook discussion on bullying.  Join us for this informative and interactive event on Wednesday, October 25 at 11 a.m.  Dr. Welles is also Regional Co-Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Anti-Bullying Committee and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.  If you are unable to watch this live, the discussion will be archived for future viewing.

How to join the discussion

  • Sign in to Facebook.
  • Navigate to [and like, please] the Cohen Children’s Medical Center Facebook page
  • Tune in at 11 a.m. and refresh your web browser for the live broadcast

How to submit your questions:

  • Live directly on the Facebook comment thread during the broadcast
  • Email them prior to the event to:
    Erin Donohue
    Coordinator, Special Events
REACH Mini-Fellowship in Child Mental Health
Nov 5 – Nov 6 all-day

Quick reminder that CAP-PC is still accepting applications for the REACH Mini-Fellowship in Child Mental Health for November 5-6 for Downstate PCPs (at Columbia) and December 1-2 for Upstate PCPs (at Syracuse).  Please note that due to increased support from OMH we are again able to provide this at no cost to PCPs!  Thank you OMH!  Sign up here.

New York City Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders @ ACS/Nicolas Scoppetta Children’s Center
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration (free):

Sponsored by:
National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
New York State Court Appointed Special Advocates
Disability Rights New York
Adoption and Foster Family Coalition NY

November 6, 2017
Children and adults prenatally exposed to alcohol show disabilities in social and adaptive function that persists throughout the lifespan. This conference will provide an expansive overview of diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and implications of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Attendees will leave with an understanding of FASD and how to advocate for needed intervention in the medical, social services, mental health, educational, and juvenile justice systems.

  • Opportunity to network & build local coalitions with professionals working with children and adults with FASD
  • Target audience includes physicians, nurses, disability rights lawyers, child advocates, juvenile and criminal attorneys, teachers, early intervention specialists and parents of children with FASD

9:00 AM Registration

9:30 AM Welcome
Richard Heyl de Ortiz, Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York, New York, NY

9:45 AM to 10:35 AM “A Disability by Any Other Name: Why Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Have not been Diagnosed and Treated (and what you can do about it)”
Douglas Waite, M.D. Medical Director, The Keith Haring Clinic, New York, NY

10:40 AM to 11:30 AM “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: What’s New and What You Should Do!”
Larry Burd, Ph.D. Director of the North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Clinic

11:40 -12:30 PM “Stamping out the Stigma: Investigating and Documenting the Maternal Alcohol History of the Birth Mother.”
William J. Edwards, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender, Los Angeles County Mental Health Court

12:30-1:30 PM Lunch

1:30-2:20 PM “Social-Emotional Deficits of Children and Youth with FASD: Barriers to Obtaining Appropriate Services”
Dr. Stephen Greenspan, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. Littleton, Colorado

2:40-3:20 PM “Legal Advocacy in New York –Accessing Services and Supports for Children and Adults with FASD”
Jennifer Monthie, Legal Director, Disability Rights New York

3:30-5:00 PM Panel & Audience Discussion

Registration (free):

Fetus & Newborn Committee Meeting @ Colbeh, Great Neck
Nov 8 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm


Flyer and Registration



“Pulmonary Hypertension in Infant with Severe Respiratory Failure:  How To Treat, When To Transfer?”


Huayan Zhang, MD
Director, Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program
Division of Neonatology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine


  1. Understand the lung developmental abnormalities and vascular pathology associated with premature birth.
  2. Assess the impact of pulmonary hypertension on morbidity and mortality in the premature neonate with Chronic Lung Disease (CLD)
  3. Outline techniques for assessment of severity of pulmonary hypertension in the neonate.
  4. Discuss therapeutic options for treatment of pulmonary hypertension and associated right ventricular failure.
  5. Appreciate the need of a multi-disciplinary care approach to improve outcome for the infants with severe BPD.
  6. When escalation in care should be to transfer?

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

Fee for Non-members (Neonatologists & Pediatricians) = $50.00 (fee waived if they become an AAP Chapter 2 member)

Fellows/Residents/NPs/PAs/Nurse = No Charge

RSVP by November 3, 2017 (an early response would be greatly appreciated – limited seating)


Doreen Hunter (516) 663-3853 / Fax: (516) 663-8955 / email
Jessica Geslani,  Executive  Director,  NYS AAP – Chapter 2 / (516) 326-0310 / email:  

Conference Sponsored by: Mallinckrodt Pharaceuticals

Planning Committee:
Renu Aggarwal, MD, Chairperson
NYS AAP – Chapter 2

Colbeh, Great Neck
75 North Station Plaza
Great Neck, New York 11021

Parking: Municipal lot at N. Station Plaza or corner of Linden Place (both across from Colbeh)

Networking Event for Chapter Leaders and Early Career Physicians @ Black Door
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are pleased to announce that registration for our special Networking Event for Chapter Leaders and Early Career Physicians is now open!  Eat, have a drink or two on us, and join in the fun!

Hops, Grapes & Pediatricians


  • Who can attend?  This event is currently open only to the Chapter 2 & 3 Leadership and Early Career Physicians (within 10 years of finishing their residency training, which includes Fellows in Training).
  • Is there a fee?  As a Chapter Leader, there is no charge for you to attend.  A $10 refundable deposit secures your spot, and will be refunded to you after you attend the event.  (The same is true for ECPs who are Chapter Members.  Non Member ECPs will be charged $25, which can be applied to becoming a Chapter member.)
  • How do I register?  Register online at

Space is limited, so register today!  We look forward to seeing you there!

P.S.  Special thanks to the Chapter Officers and Planning Committee Members, including Micah Resnick, Vanessa Salcedo, and Gopi Desai, for organizing this event!

Jessica Geslani
Executive Director
NYS AAP – Chapters 2 & 3

An Eco-Bio- Developmental Approach to Perinatal Health @ DoubleTree Hotel
Nov 15 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

16th Annual Regional Perinatal Public Health Conference

See Brochure

Conference Goal And Objectives:
The focus of the conference is to educate attendees regarding the life course perspective/preconception health in an eco-bio-developmental context highlighting social factors, parental incarceration, breast feeding, mental health, NICU family experiences, and eliminating health disparities.

Target Audience:
Physicians, nurses, midwives, social workers, mental health counselors, lactation consultants, community organizers, educators, human service providers, community health workers, child care providers, community leaders, businesses and consumers from the seven county Hudson Valley, NY region, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster.

Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Polices of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of the Westchester Academy of Medicine and Children’s Health & Research Foundation, Inc.  The Westchester Academy of Medicine is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

The Westchester Academy of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category I Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Westchester Academy of Medicine and the Medical Society of the State of New York relies upon planners and faculty participants in its CME activities to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias.  In this spirit and in accordance with the guidelines of MSSNY and the ACCME, anyone with the potential to control the content of a CME activity are expected to disclose the existence of any relevant financial interest or other relationship the faculty member (spouse or partner) or provider has with the manufacturer of any commercial product discussed in an educational presentation.