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AAP - California Statewide Advocacy Update- March 2012


 New bills have been submitted for legislative action.  Chapter 2 has representatives on the State Government Affairs Committee that reviews all bills that may pertain to children's health issues.  We advocate as a State through District IX.  


You can follow this link to the District's website to see the latest information on new bills and AAP priorities: 




Town Hall Meeting: Diagnosis & Treatment of Precocious Puberty with Dr. Norman Lavin, Pediatric Endocrinologist

March 26, 2012 has been *POSTPONED*

Details to follow


LA-HPAC Media Training

March 30, 2012


Children's Hospital LA, Saban Auditorium

AAP-CA Legislative Leadership Day 

April 17, 2012

8:00 AM- 5:00 PM

The Sacramento Convention Center

Please visit  for more information


Pediatric Surgery Conference

April 24, 2012


Children's Hospital, LA

Anderson Pavilion

Stauffer Conference Rooms A&B

See flyer for details

See flyer for details



May 3rd-6th, 2012- 

 AAP-CA2's Advances in Pediatrics Las Vegas Seminar

 See flyer for details


Check out our new website on Wild Apricot!  


AAP-CA2 wants YOU to help us test out our new and improved website with added features. It is still under construction, but please click through the site and give us your feedback! 
A Members-Only section will be added, exclusively for Chapter Members.




Fit to Play & Learn launched in LAUSD!


AAP-CA2 is partnering with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Nurses Act to Prevent Obesity (SNAPO) to champion a childhood obesity prevention program,
Fit to Play & Learn. The brand new program will teach low-income 4th and 5th graders and their parents ways to integrate healthy food, healthy drinks choices, and physical activities into their daily lives.


We are currently taking donations to fund this program. Thank you for your support!

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American Academy of Pediatrics, California - Chapter 2           March 2012 E-Newsletter

Dear Dr.   ,


We have multiple opportunities for you to get involved noted in this month's newsletter.  Speaking in public is known to be the thing people dread the most. Learn the basics of Media Training on March 30, 2012.  This training is sponsored by LA-HPAC , and is conducted by professional media consultants.  You might even get 'lucky' enough to be on video-tape.  Then put those new skills to work by attending the Annual Legislative Day in Sacramento on April 17, 2012.  Learn advocacy skills and then go with teams of other physicians to speak with California's legislators on the topic we all love the most-Doing the Right thing for Children!  Registration is FREE for Chapter members.


Finally, our annual 'Advances in Pediatrics' conference in Las Vegas.  We are staying at the Paris Hotel and Casino and have excellent speakers lined up for your education.  Come and join us!



Laura Mabie, MD, FAAP
AAP - California, Chapter 2


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AAP-CA Legislative Leadership Day

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:00am-6:00pm
Sacramento Convention Center


Space is limited. Register now!


AAP-CA is holding our Annual Legislative Day in Sacramento in conjunction with the California Medical Association Legislative Day on April 17, 2012 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

The AAP-CA Advocacy Day is made possible by your AAP California Chapter dues-- complimentary continental breakfast and full lunch, no registration fee for AAP-CA Chapter members (Chapters 1,2,3 and 4) and pediatric residents.


We will meet at 8:00am for an AAP-CA advocacy training and briefing, focused on bills and budget issues that matter most to California children and pediatricians. There will be an opportunity during that time to sign up for afternoon meetings with legislators and other policymakers. The rest of the morning and lunchtime will be spent jointly with CMA to hear their great line-up of speakers and insider insights on politics and policy. We will head to the Capitol from 1-6pm for meetings with legislators and staff to advocate for children and the viability of pediatric practices.

Please join us! This is a wonderful opportunity to engage actively in advocacy with colleagues and AAP-CA officers and staff in order to make a real difference for your patients and your practice.


You will be emailed a link to an agenda and background materials April 1st.

Please arrive by 8:00am for the AAP-CA advocacy briefing and training.

Email questions and suggestions to



Register now to hold your place!
 LA-HPAC Media Training 


Mark Bernheimer, Founder

MediaWorksResource Group


LA-HPAC Media Training Camera  

  • Learn how to convey your message using the media 
  • Learn how to create key media points and sound bites 
  • Test your communication skills with on-camera drillls
  • Personalized on-camera critique for selected volunteers

When: Friday, March 30, 2012


Where: Children's Hospital Los Angeles

     Saban Auditorium

     4661 Sunset Boulevard
     Los Angeles, CA 90027


RSVP: Kelly Clancy at or (323) 361-5742 


Pediatric Surgery Conference
Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Divisions of Pediatric Surgery are sponsoring a one-day educational session for general pediatricians, family practitioners, nurses and mid-level providers.

This conference is intended to provide the latest information on common pediatric issues that often require surgical interventions. Know how to recognize signs and symptoms and know when to refer. Come meet the experts and learn about recent innovations in pediatric surgical interventions.

Topics will include diagnosis and current management of:

  • Bumps and masses in the head and neck
  • Pelvic pathologies in girls
  • Vascular anomalies
  • Abdominal pain
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver disorders
Plus, a special presentation by Dr. Henri Ford on response and recovery efforts in Haiti

Cost: $95

Date: April 24, 2012.
Time: 7:30 - 4:30
Registration opens at 0700

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Anderson Pavilion
John Stauffer Conference Rooms A&B
4650 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90027

For more information, please contact Bridget Berg at 323-361-7159 or


Advances in Pediatrics
Las Vegas Seminar  
May 3rd - 6th, 2012 
Please join us May 3-6, 2012, at the Paris Hotel and Casino for a fun and educational meeting.  Register online at:  

American Academy of Pediatrics | Box 527, 4067 Hardwick Street | Lakewood | CA | 90712