Welcome to the New York Chapter 3 Website

The American Academy of Pediatrics, founded in 1930, unites pediatricians throughout the Americas to ensure for all young people the attainment of their full potential for physical, emotional, and social health. To this end, the Academy dedicates its resources to professional education, advocacy for children, representation of pediatricians, public education, access to health care, and service to children.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is composed of over fifty Chapters, organized into ten regional Districts. Whereas most of these Districts cover multiple states, District II consists solely of New York State and serves as the statewide focal point for its three Chapters. Chapter 3 is comprised of the New York City Boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, and the upstate counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester.

Chapter 3 currently has over 1,600 members, representing pediatricians and pediatric specialists.


Our very own NY Chapter 3 Vice President, Dr. Lori Legano, attended the Oct. 17th Lunch 4 Learning press conference.  Please read on for details about the conference as well as Dr. Legano’s statement.


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What's New

Upcoming Meetings

* anim-new5 Hot Topics in the Care of the Hospitalized Child
June 12, 2015
* anim-new5 Annual Perinatal Symposium
May 28, 2015
Double Tree by Hilton
Tarrytown, NY
Register here
, please.

* anim-new5 Educational Video: Occupational Therapy in Early Childhood: A Guide for Pediatricians and Caregivers
* Environmental Health Newsletter - from the NY Chapter 2 and 3 Committees on Environmental Health anim-new5 Word Format
* AAP Recommends Reading Aloud to Children From Birth

Teens in NYC Web-based Portal (TNYC Portal)

Newtown School Shooting Resources
* Talking to Children about Disasters
* TB testing no longer required for NYC school entry
* NYC Department of Health Medical Requirements for Students for 2012-2013 and Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Questionnaire
* National Center of Medical Home Initiatives
for Children with Special Needs 

This is an AAP sponsored initiative with a grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau to provide information and contacts regarding issues of medical homes for special needs children.  Contact for information about
newborn screening and genetic conditions for both providers and parents.

Advocacy Issues

More Information About Children's Health & Hydrofracking... What You Need to Know

* anim-new5 AAP 2015 Council and Section Vacancies
* AAP Private Payer Advocacy Website
Asthma Resources
* Champion E-Correspondence
Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma, Allergy and Anaphylaxis
* Asthma Guideline Implementation

School Health
* Pre-participation Physical Examinations
* AAP Free Online Culturally Effective Care Toolkit for Practicing Pediatricians!
* Child Nutrition Act - Help Ensure a Healthier Future for Our Children
* Early Childhood Direction Centers
* NYC School Admission Requirements and Forms
* NYC Early Intervention Enrollment Form (also in Spanish)
* Medical Home for CSHCN
* Transitioning CSHCN to Adulthood
* The ABC's of Early Intervention for Pediatricians
* B'N Fit - Nutrition and Fitness Initiative for Teens

Resident Section

Pediatric Board Review PowerPoint Slides - May, 2014
(contact Webmaster for link)

Recalled Products
* Recalls.gov

Practice Management
* anim-new5 Effective January 1, 2015, the CPT code for fluoride varnish application is 99188. It is suggested to append a V-33 modifier for preventive services.
* Affordable Care Act:
Implications for the Pediatrician

(AAP Login required)
* Practice Management Online
* Hassle Factor Form
* Building Your Medical Home

* NYC DOH Influenza Update, December 11, 2014
* 2014-15 Flumist Replacement Program
* NY State Immunization Information System
* AAP Immunization Info
* CDC Immunization Info
* NYC Influenza Web Portal
* anim-new5 AAP's What's the Latest with the Flu?

and Guidelines

* Immunization Schedules
* Vaccine Shortages (CDC)
* Human Papilloma Vaccine (CDC)

Mental Health Resources
9/11 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program



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