Recorded Webinars

What’s New in Cerebral Palsy: A Guide to the General Pediatrician
Lynn F. Davidson, MD, FAAP

Presented by New York Chapters 2 and 3
and the Committee on Children with Disabilities

Date Recorded: May 28. 2024
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Q &  A Session with NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Moderated by Shetal Shah, MD

Presented by New York Chapter 2

Date Recorded: November 17. 2022
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Q &  A Session with NY Representative Grace Meng
Moderated by Shetal Shah, MD

Presented by New York Chapter 2

Date Recorded: August 10, 2022
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Webinars from the Committee of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

COVID-19 Vaccine For Children Roundtable Discussion

Our Roundtable included Senator Jim Gaughran, Plainview parents Ellie & Rachel, Dr. Shetal Shah, Dr. Eve Krief, Dr. Leonard Krilov & Dr. Sara Siddiqui.  Below are the 8 questions we discussed, and links to the section of the video where they were asked.

1.       Why should children be immunized against COVID if they are not dying from it in the numbers seen in older adults?

2.       I heard only children with medical conditions need to be immunized, is this true?  What about healthy kids?

3.       Why should I have my child immunized when the adult vaccination rate is high and the overall percent positivity rate, in Nassau and Suffolk is lower than the rest of the country?

4.       Is the data the FDA used to make its determination on the safety of vaccination sound? Can you explain it to me?

5.        Have we really looked at the children who were immunized long enough to know these vaccines are safe and won’t harm children in the long-term?

6.        What side effects should I look for after vaccination?

7.         Where can I get vaccinated?

8.        There is a lot of fiction out there about COVID and the vaccine, particularly on the internet and social media, what resources do pediatricians trust for parents to learn more about vaccination?

Date Recorded: November 17, 2021
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Q &  A Session with NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Moderated by Shetal Shah, MD

Presented by New York Chapter 2

Date Recorded: October, 2021
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“The Importance of the Gut-Brain Axis in Child Development”
Dr. Bridget Callahan
University of California, Los Angeles

Presented by New York Chapter Committee for Children with Disabilities

Date Recorded: January 27, 2021
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“The Power of Human Milk”
Boriana Parvez, MD, IBCLC, FAAP, FRCPC

Presented by New York Chapter 2 Fetus & Newborn Committee

Date Recorded: November 19, 2020
PDF of Slide Presentation
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“Advocating for Special Education Services During the Covid-19 Pandemic”
From the New York Chapters 2 and 3 Committee on Children with Disabilities

PDF of the slide presentation

Date Recorded: October 7, 2020

Overview:  On Oct. 7, 2020, the NYS AAP – Chapter 2 and 3 Committee on Children with Disabilities held a virtual Town Hall on “Advocating for Special Education Services During the Covid-19 Pandemic.”  Janyll Canals-Kernizan, an Attorney and Director of the Robin Hood Project at Advocates for Children of New York, discussed patients’ rights to special education services during the pandemic and how we can improve advocacy for our patients.

Speaker:  Janyll Canals-Kernizan is the Director of the Robin Hood Project at Advocates for Children of New York (AFC). AFC’s Robin Hood Project partners with roughly 20 other Robin Hood-funded, poverty-fighting organizations to provide advocacy and technical assistance for families who are struggling with education-related issues.  As Project Director, Ms. Canals-Kernizan supervises the Robin Hood Project staff, provides legal representation to families experiencing school-related difficulties, conducts trainings and workshops on a variety of education-related issues and provides ongoing technical assistance to partnering agencies.  Prior to serving as Project Director, Ms. Canals was a staff attorney on the Robin Hood Project for 6 years.  Prior to joining AFC, Janyll served as an Educational Opportunities Project (EOP) Legal Fellow with Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, DC.

NYS PCMH: A Special Pediatric Webinar


  • Marcus Friedrich, MD, MHCM, MBA, FACP – Chief Medical Officer, Office of Quality & Patient Safety, NYS Department of Health
  • Elie Ward, MSW – Director of Policy & Advocacy, NYS AAP – Chapters 1, 2 and 3


Our presenters are Dr. Marcus Friedrich, senior State Department of Health staff who helped guide the creation of Advanced Primary Care and the state’s transition to NYS PCMH, and Ms. Elie Ward, Director of Policy & Advocacy for the New York State American Academy of Pediatrics.  This webinar will share the results of the NYS PCMH Pediatric Provider Survey and discuss next steps for the NYS PCMH program.

Advocacy and Your Local AAP Chapter
Recorded Grand Rounds, January 14, 2020
Shetal Shah, MD
President, New York Chapter 2

Pediatric Focused NYS Patient Centered Medical Home Webinar

Date Recorded: December 11, 2019


  • Kenneth Bromberg, MD, FAAP
  • Carolyn Cleary, MD, FAAP
  • Steven Goldstein, MD, FAAP
  • Marc Lashley, MD, FAAP


Hear from Fellow Pediatricians from Across NYS about their experiences with moving toward or actually achieving certification by NYS PCMH.

  • What did NYS PCMH change in their practice?
  • Did they use Technical Assistance?  If so, who did they use and how did it go?  If not where did they get their help and support?
  • What challenges did they encounter?  Which were easy to overcome?  Are they still facing challenges in their practice after certification?
  • Did NYS PCMH make their pediatric practice more efficient?  What are some positives?  Some continuing problems?
  • Did NYS PCMH increase their ability to negotiate for higher rates from MCO’s?
  • Does the practice now have Value Based Payment Contracts?
  • Specific issues they want to share with other practices considering NYS PCMH

New York Pediatricians from four different practices of different sizes from different parts of the state will share their experiences, the good the bad and the ugly and the beautiful.

COEH Chairperson Dr. Aparna Bole recorded a 15-minute podcast with Radio MD for AAP regarding talking with kids about climate change.  It can be heard here: How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change.

Complimentary CME from the CDC

  1. End Human Trafficking
  2. Enhance Collaboration in Opioid Prescribing
  3. Prevent Violence

Drs. Mark Welles and David Fagan of the NYS American Academy of Pediatrics Chapter 2 discuss bullying and cyber-bullying, how parents can recognize the signs that their children are being bullied and what we can do to help.

Dr. Steven Goldstein LIVE on LI in the AM With Jay Oliver!” on measles and the NYS vaccine exemption law.

Childhood Lead Screening
Presented by:  Hanjo Kwon-Anderson
Hanjo Kwon-Anderson is a resident physician of the Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital, Long Island, New York.  During her residency training, she evaluated various programs related to population and public health and presented the outcomes at national conferences.  She also completed an internship in Pediatrics at Stony Brook University Hospital.  She received a B.E. from Handong University in South Korea, an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a D.O. from Nova Southeastern University.  She has a rich and varied experience in working with children in ministry settings and through community outreach efforts to inner-city children in South Korea.  She has a passion for closing the health disparity gap in children.

Bullying Podcast
The new “Beyond The Bully”, featuring Mark Welles, MD, and David Fagan, MD, is the first in a new series of podcasts and is now available at

Don’t Be Lost in Transition:
Prepare & Efficiently Transfer Youth with & without
Special Health Care Needs to Adult Medical Care

Presented by: New York State American Academy of Pediatrics (NYS AAP) – Chapters 2 & 3
Date Recorded: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuition: No charge for Chapter members

This webinar is geared towards general pediatricians and pediatric specialists interested in improving their processes of care around transitioning children with and without special healthcare needs to adult care.


At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify methods to assess and address readiness to transition among adolescents/young adults and their families.
  2. Identify best practices around identifying and building relationships with adult providers.
  3. Identify best practices around transferring a child’s care to adult providers.


Lynn F. Davidson, MD, FAAP is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, (CHAM). Her published research and passion focus on improving provider practice in preparing youth for transition to adult medical practices. Dr. Davidson serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Executive Committee of the Council on Children with Disabilities (COCWD). She has been the Co-Chair of the NYS AAP – Chapter 3 Committee on Children with Disabilities since 2007, and has been a Chapter member for 20 years.

Sophia Jan, MD, MSHP, FAAP is the Chief of General Pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center and Medical Director of Northwell Health’s Health Homes Serving Children Case Management Program. Her research examines health outcomes and variations in care as adolescents and young adults with chronic conditions, particularly those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, transition from pediatric to adult healthcare systems. Prior to joining Northwell Health, Dr. Jan spent 8 years at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she founded and became the medical director of a multidisciplinary consult service helping pediatric patients navigate and transition to adult care.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jessica Geslani at

Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies:
Preventing Prematurity at the Well Child Visit

Presented by: New York State American Academy of Pediatrics (NYS AAP) – Chapters 1, 2 & 3
In Collaboration With: NYS Academy of Family Physicians
Time: 1 Hour (View on Demand)
Tuition: No charge and CME available for NYS AAP Chapter members.

This 1 hour, pre-recorded webinar describes the IMPLICIT Toolkit – a simple tool to help facilitate screening for maternal depression, tobacco use, multivitamin/folic acid intake, and family planning (interconceptional care).  CME is available for members of the NYS AAP – Chapters 1, 2 & 3 at no charge.


At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of maternal depression and tobacco use on the entire family and the positive impact that preventative screening has.
  2. Describe the IMPLICIT model of interconception care and its practical implementation in a primary care office.
  3. Describe how integrating the Implicit Tool into Pediatric Primary Care improves their work in Value Based/Pay for Performance Health Care Service Delivery System.


Scott Hartman, MD, FAAFP is a family physician with extensive maternity care expensive who practices for the University of Rochester Medical Center Primary Care Network and is also faculty the center’s Family Medicine Residency program. He currently serves on the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission of Health of the Public and Science and is the Chair of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians Public Health Commission. He additionally serves on the Leadership Council of the IMPLICIT Network, and he has helped administer March of Dimes grants focused on the implementation of interconception care programs in Monroe County. His work in community health and health advocacy has primarily focused on health equity and health disparities in maternal-child health.

Jack Levine, MD, FAAP is a general pediatrician with subspecialty certification in developmental behavioral pediatrics. He has been a general pediatrician for over 25 years in Queens, New York. He is a member of the Department of Pediatrics at Nassau University Medical Center and the Director of the Center for Autism. Dr. Levine is the chair of NYS AAP – Chapter 2 Committee on Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, a member of the State Early Childhood Development Committee and a member of the executive committee of the National AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Levine is a member of the advisory board for the Postpartum Resource Center of New York and a member of the Nassau County Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) Task Force.

Elie Ward, MSW is the Director of Policy, Advocacy & External Relations for Chapters 1, 2 & 3 of the New York State American Academy of Pediatrics (NYS AAP). She is responsible for all legislative and policy work on behalf of more than 5,000 pediatricians across the state. She is the NYS AAP’s primary legislative liaison and also plays a key role in nurturing relationships with state and city agencies and the Mayors’ and Governor’s office in the areas of children’s health and well-being. Ms. Ward has participated in NYS’s Medicaid Reform Work Group, the State’s VBP Roadmap, the Children’s VBP Work Group, the Maternity Clinical Advisory Group (CAG), the Children’s Behavioral Health MRT Work Group and many other task forces and work groups focusing on children and family issues. Ms. Ward is also responsible for developing and maintaining external relationships for the NYS AAP with city, county, state and national public and private organizations working with and for children and families.

SUPPORTED BY: This program is supported by a generous grant from the March of Dimes New York State.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT:     This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of the Westchester Academy of Medicine (WAM) and the NYS American Academy of Pediatrics Chapter 3. WAM is accredited by MSSNY to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

The Westchester Academy of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 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 (MSSNY) 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.

The planners and faculty participants do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

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On November 18, 2016, New York Chapter 2 of the AAP hosted a conference at Adelphi University entitled:

Let’s Work Together: Optimal Care for Young Children in Foster/Kinship Care – A Conference for Pediatricians and Interested Stakeholders with a Look to the Future

Below are the Biographies of the speakers and the agenda with links to videos of the presentations and slide sets when available.

This conference was presented as part of a grant obtained by NYS Chapter 2 from the AAP Council on Foster, Adoption and Kinship Care.

Planning Committee:

  • Trista Bora, JD, MSW, Child Welfare Court Improvement Project
  • Tatiana Brinkerhoff, MD, Nassau University Medical Center
  • Richard Honigman, MD, FAAP – Levittown, NY
  • Maria Lauria, MSW, Nassau County Department Social Services
  • Robert Lee, D0. MS, FAAP, Winthrop University Hospital
  • Jack Levine, MD, FAAP, Nassau University Medical Center
  • Ameera Nauman, MD, Nassau University Medical Center
  • Marcy Safyer, PHD, LCSWR, Adelphi University Institute for Parenting
  • Elie Ward, MSW – American Academy of Pediatrics