Districts II and IV Meeting

All District meetings this year have been canceled.

13th Annual Metropolitan NY/NJ Pediatric Board Review Course

North Shore University Hospital

To register for this Pediatric Board Review Course go to www.regonline.com/2018pbrc

Friday, April 20

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM                Registration

3:30 PM – 3:35 PM                 Welcome

3:35 PM – 4:45 PM                 Infectious Disease
Steve Barone, MD

4:45 PM – 5:55 PM                 Developmental
Nili Major, MD

5:55 PM – 6:05 PM                 Break

6:05 PM – 7:15 PM                 Rheumatology
                                                            Simona Nativ, MD

7:15 PM – 8:25 PM                 General Pediatrics
                                                            Alan Meltzer, MD


Saturday, April 21

7:00 AM – 7:30 AM               Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:30 AM – 8:40 AM               Neonatology
Shantanu Rastogi, MD

8:40 AM – 9:50 AM               Adolescent Medicine
Warren Seigel, MD

9:50 AM – 10:00 AM             Break

10:00 AM – 11:10 AM           Neurology
                                                            Lorraine Lazar, MD

11:10 AM – 12:20 AM           Surgery
                                                            Eric Lazar, MD

12:20 – 1:00 PM                     Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:10 PM                 Critical Care
                                                            Edward Conway, MD

2:10 PM – 3:20 PM                 Endocrinology
                                                            Graeme Frank, MD

3:20 PM – 3:30 PM                 Break

3:30 PM – 4:40 PM                 Cardiology
Prema Ramaswamy, MD

4:40 PM – 5:50 PM                 Nephrology
Jeff Saland, MD

Sunday, April 22

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM               Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:10 AM               Orthopedics
Mark Rieger, MD

9:10 AM – 10:20 AM             GI
                                                            Joel Rosh, MD

10:20 AM – 10:30 AM           Break

10:30 AM – 11:40 AM           Genetics
Joy Samanich, MD

11:40 AM – 12:50 PM            Allergy/Immunology
David Resnick, MD

12:50 PM – 1:30 PM               Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:40 PM                 Hematology/Oncology
Richard Dractman, MD

2:40 PM – 3:50 PM                 Pulmonology
Ramneet Gill, MD

3:50 PM – 4:00 PM                 Break

4:00 PM – 5:10 PM                 Dermatology
Julie Schaffer, MD


“What’s In There?” Workshop and Advocacy Day

“What’s In There?” Workshop and Advocacy Day is less than a month away!

Don’t wait – register here.

We can protect our health and the environment by requiring full transparency about, and safe alternatives to, toxic chemicals in products. We invite you to come to a FREE workshop and advocacy day (lunch included).

  • Hear from national experts about the impact of chemicals on our health
  • Find out what’s happening in the marketplace and through government action
  • Get tips on how to advocate for more information and safer solutions
  • Put your knowledge into action in the afternoon as we speak with policymakers

We are excited to present our panel of speakers for the event:

  • Keynote Speaker Dr. Philip Landrigan, MD, MSc, Dean for Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (pre-recorded)
  • Amy Ziff, Founder and Executive Director, MADE SAFE
  • Meika Hollender, MBA, co-founder of Sustain
  • Beverley Thorpe, Consulting Program Manager for Networks and Advocacy, Clean Production Action
  • Martin Wolf, Director of Product Sustainability & Authenticity, Seventh Generation
  • Elizabeth Meer, Special Assistant for Pollution Prevention and Green Procurement at NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation (Invited)

Space is limited.  Please register today at: bit.ly/Ap24reg.  Children of all ages are welcome.

We look forward to seeing you there!

MSSNY Annual Physician Advocacy Day

Come on Along! Come on Along!
Legislators Need to Hear from You One-on-One! 

MSSNY’s Annual Physician Advocacy Day Coming Right Up!

Wednesday, March 7th in the Lewis Swyer Theatre in
“The Egg” at the Albany’s Empire State Plaza


Join your colleagues from all around New York State to speak with YOUR LEGISLATORS to ensure they’re making the right choices for you and your patients!

Join us to urge your legislators to:

  • Reduce excessive health insurer prior authorization hassles that needlessly delay patient care
  • Reduce the high cost of medical liability insurance
  • Preserve choice of physician for our patients
  • Reject burdensome mandates that interfere with patient care delivery
  • Preserve opportunities for our medical students and residents to become New York’s future health care leaders

Following a morning program, you will have a chance to hear from and— more importantly—question New York’s legislative leaders, followed by an informal luncheon where Assemblymembers and Senators are invited to join their constituents.

Please contact your county medical society to coordinate Legislative appointments for physicians to meet with your elected representatives on that day.

To register:  Call Nassau County Medical Society 516-832-2300, ext 14
Or contact Carrie Harring at charring@mssny.org.

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

We’re pleased to announce that the NYS AAP Chapters 1, 2 & 3 are hosting a CME webinar on Jan. 17th. There is no charge to attend! Please join us and spread the word!


The New York State American Academy of Pediatrics (NYS AAP)
A coalition of Chapters 1, 2 & 3

In Collaboration With:
NYS Academy of Family Physicians

 REGISTER ONLINE AT: https://register.gotowebinar.com/#register/4524866768610095618


This live webinar will teach pediatricians and family physicians about the IMPLICIT Toolkit – a simple tool to help facilitate screening for maternal depression, tobacco use, multivitamin/folic acid intake, and family planning (interconceptional care). There is no charge for members of the NYS AAP – Chapters 1, 2 & 3, and members of NYS Academy of Family Physicians.


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

  • identify the impact of maternal depression and tobacco use on the entire family and the positive impact that preventative screening has.
  • describe the IMPLICIT model of interconception care and its practical implementation in a primary care office.
  • 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 Harman, 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.


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


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.

Districts II and IX Meeting

Annual Leadership Forum

Annual Leadership Forum

Districts II & VI Meeting

Breastfeeding Grand Rounds 2017: The Impact of Social and Cultural Values on Breastfeeding Practice and Strategies to Address Disparities

Breastfeeding Grand Rounds (BFGR) is a free, annual webcast sponsored by the University at Albany School of Public Health in partnership with the New York State Department of Health that is available to an international audience.  The program draws upon the expertise and experiences of health professionals working in the breastfeeding field, to increase the viewer’s knowledge and enhance breastfeeding practices.  The 2017 BFGR will focus on specific strategies health care providers can use to help change cultural norms to encourage breastfeeding in the United States (U.S.).

The social context in which a mother gives birth and cares for her child affects whether she initiates and continues breastfeeding.  Scholarly and popular literature describes breastfeeding as both a biological and social practice.  Health professionals have critically examined the ways biosocial factors shape breastfeeding practices among racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups in the U.S.  This BFGR will demonstrate how U.S. social values influence breastfeeding practices among mothers from different racial-ethnic and socioeconomic groups.  Presenters will describe strategies that have worked to change cultural norms and societal values in ways that positively affect breastfeeding rates among different U.S. groups.

“Breastfeeding Grand Rounds: The Impact of Social and Cultural Values on Breastfeeding Practices and Strategies to Address Disparities” will air on August 3rd, 2017 from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM.  This webcast is intended for healthcare professionals and paraprofessionals, and will offer CME, CNE, CHES, LCERP or general continuing education credits.  For more information, and to register, please visit http://www.albany.edu/sph/cphce/bfgr.shtml.