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FPP2022 Registration Now Open!

Registration for The Future of Pediatric Practice 2022 is now open! The Future of Pediatric Practice (FPP) is the annual conference of the Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics. Hosted over Labor Day weekend each year, the conference attracts pediatric health care professionals from around the state of Florida and across the country.

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FCAAP Statement Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine and Florida’s Children

Following a COVID-19 roundtable convened by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis where Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo recommended against the COVID-19 vaccine for “healthy children,” the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP), which represents more than 2,500 pediatricians across the state, spoke out in support of the COVID-19 vaccine for all eligible children ages 5 and older in Florida.

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Pediatric and Suicide Prevention Experts Partner to Create Blueprint for Preventing Youth Suicide

Rates of attempted suicide and suicidal thoughts among youth have risen in recent years, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 10-24 in the United States. This trend has been exacerbated by stressors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The devastating – and preventable – losses in life reveal real-time gaps in the nation’s mental health services and disparities in access to treatment.

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CME Opportunity: EAHIS Project

Enhancing Adolescent Health & Immunization (EAHIS) is a project and webinar series presented by the AAP Chapter Quality Network. The first of the three free webinars dedicated to adolescent healthcare and immunization services will be held February 23 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT. The webinars will include teen speakers providing perspective on their experiences and recommendations for healthcare professionals.

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