Youth Sports in the COVID Era: What’s the Best Advice for Parents & Pediatricians?

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In the COVID era, youth sports involvement has created a host of issues for the pediatric health community.  While the benefits of youth sport for mental and physical health are well known, the issues of COVID have sidelined thousands of athletes in New York state and beyond.  As we learn more about COVID-19, we are looking for ways to most effectively return all young athletes back to the field while keeping schools, communities, and families safe.  This program will explore the issues of youth sport during COVID-19 from the perspectives of sports medicine, general pediatrics, and cardiology.  Following the program, audience questions will be encouraged.  The program is free and open to all health professionals, coaches, and parents involved in youth sports.


7:30-7:35pm – Welcome from Warren Seigel, MD, MBA, FAAP, FSAHM, NYS AAP (District II) Chair

7:35-8:05pm – Jordan D. Metzl, MD, FAAP: Youth Sports During COVID-19, an Overview

8:05-8:35pm – Speaker Panel Discussion with Marc Habert, MD, FAAP, Prema Ramaswamy, MD, FAAP & Warren Young, MD

8:35-9:00pm – Audience Questions


Dr. Marc Habert has practiced general pediatrics for over 20 years. He is the Medical Director of a large single specialty pediatric group in the Hudson Valley. When he is not caring for his patients, you will find him outdoors rowing on the Hudson River and hiking or biking through the woods.

Dr. Prema Ramaswamy is the Director of the Pediatric Cardiology Division, Department of Pediatrics, at Maimonides Children’s Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at New York University. She is active in research and has published in several peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Warren Young is a primary-care sports medicine physician at HSS Westchester. He is board-certified in Pediatrics and Sports Medicine, and specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports injuries, sports-related concussions, and sports-overuse injuries. He is a team physician for Iona College.

Dr. Jordan D. Metzl is a sports medicine physician at HSS and the author of Sports Medicine in the Pediatric Office. His busy practice has offices in NYC, White Plains, NY and Stamford CT. He also started the IronStrength fitness community, promoting physical activity for thousands annually through community programs.

PRESENTED BY:  The New York State American Academy of Pediatrics (NYS AAP), a coalition of AAP NY Chapters 1, 2 & 3

How doctors can convince our patients to get vaccinated

The COVID-19 vaccination program webinar for physicians and advanced-practice providers with Dr. Zucker has been scheduled for Monday, May 10, 2021, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.  Below is the link to “A Q+A with NYS Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker:  How doctors can convince our patients to get vaccinated and to vaccinate their children”.

Embracing Change to Improve Oral Health in Communities

Registration is now open for the New York State Oral Health Coalition’s 2021 Annual Conference: Embracing Change to Improve Oral Health in Communities.
Virtual conference dates: May 13th & May 14th, 2021.

Visit our website for more on the program agenda, sponsors, and speakers.

The New York State Oral Health Coalition wishes to thank their Platinum sponsors, DentaQuest and Liberty Dental!

NCE 2021

National Conference & Exhibition 2021

National Conference & Exhibition 2021

Registration and hotel reservations are now open for the 2021 AAP National Conference & Exhibition, taking place October 8-12.  Choose the experience that’s right for you!  The all-access experience includes in-person sessions and events, on-demand content, and virtual sessions. Or choose to join us for a virtual-only experience.

AAP Leonard P Rome Visiting Professorship

Save the Date

Jennifer Chao, MD, FAAP (Peds EM) and Christina Guillen, MD, FAAP (Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University) were the recipients of the 2020-2021 AAP Leonard P. Rome Visiting Professorship Grant.  They will be hosting the AAP Leonard P Rome Visiting Professorship: Addressing Health Disparities and Creating Partnerships for Promoting Healthy Children and Families in Brooklyn Conference on April 22-23, 2021.

One of the outcomes of their project is to create the “Child Health Disparities in Brooklyn Consortium.”  This consortium will allow them to work on common barriers and increase collaboration between community-based organizations, Pediatricians, Brooklyn hospitals, social workers, physicians, and nurses that care for the pediatric population.  The Child Health Disparities in Brooklyn Consortium will serve as a platform to share information and resources amongst all the stakeholders mentioned above.

A link to the Child Health Disparities in Brooklyn Consortium website will be available soon.

Coding for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care


2021 has brought in sweeping changes for coding.  Coding by time when treating mental health patients in the primary care setting is not necessarily the best option any longer!  Clinicians need to understand the new coding rules and how to apply them in order to be properly paid for their care and services.  Join us for a one-hour webinar given by a fellow primary care clinician explaining the new rules in plain language, including real case examples and a coding calculator.

Dr. Lashley has been in pediatric practice since 1990.  His undergraduate training was at Vanderbilt University.  Dr. Lashley finished his medical training at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, and completed his residency in pediatrics at The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.  Dr. Lashley is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Nassau Academy of Medicine.  He was president of the local chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 2013-2015, and now serves as an advisor to them.  Dr. Lashley also has been on the Executive Board of the Nassau Pediatric Society for several years as the Chairman of both the Membership and Immunization Committees and was President of the Nassau Pediatric Society in 2002.  He is a member of Allied Physicians Group of NY and is on their Board of Managers.  Dr Lashley has been appointed to the faculty of Hofstra Medical School and is a student mentor for them.  In 2018, Dr. Lashley was given the prestigious Top Doctor Award from NY TopDocs.



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AAP Advocacy Conference 2021

2021 AAP Annual Advocacy Conference
formerly named the Legislative Conference
April 11 – 13, 2021

The Advocacy Conference for 2021 will be completely virtual because of the ongoing pandemic.  The new event name, the AAP Advocacy Conference, reflects the broad scope of content and skills that the conference encompasses.  While the conference this year will be adapted to a virtual environment, attendees should expect the conference to cover much of the same curriculum as it always has, including virtual Capitol Hill visits.

The conference brings together pediatricians and pediatric trainees from across the country who share a passion for child health advocacy.  This year’s virtual conference will have a jam-packed agenda, including distinguished speakers, advocacy skills and issue sessions and opportunities to learn how to be a strong voice for children.

On the final day of the conference, participants will attend virtual meetings with their congressional offices and other attendees from their state to discuss a timely child health issue.

Virtual Annual Leadership Forum

Invitees will be notified about access to this year’s ALF

Advocacy Day 2022

NYS AAP Annual Advocacy Day | Tuesday, March 15th

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This event is for members of the NYS AAP – Chapters 1, 2 & 3.  There is no charge to attend.  Registrations will be made on a first come, first served basis.
Attend to advocate for kids and Pediatricians!
Meet virtually with Key Legislators and State Agency Decision Makers.  Meet virtually with your Assembly Member and your Senator to educate them about the important issues in children’s health and well-being.
Hear from the Chairs of Health Committees in the Senate and the Assembly about how the budget negotiations may be impacting children’s health programs
Learn About:
  • Current issues
Join Pediatricians from across New York State in Albany
to Advocate for the Children and Families We Serve and
the Profession We Practice!
Speak to Albany on March 15th!

Presented by:  NYS AAP – Chapters 1, 2 & 3

Pediatric Focused NYS PCMH Webinar

Pediatric Focused NYS Patient Centered Medical Home Webinar

Kenneth Bromberg, MD, FAAP
Carolyn Cleary, MD, FAAP
Steven Goldstein, MD, FAAP
Marc Lashley, MD, FAAP
REGISTRATION FEE: There is no charge for members of the NYS AAP – Chapters 1, 2 or 3 to attend.
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.
There will be ample time to ask your questions about NYS PCMH, and how moving toward certification may work for you and your practice.
Join us on Dec. 11th at 7pm!