Fall 2020 Issue

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Welcome to the first ever ACOP Virtual Conference!

Challenge, change, adaptivity, and revelation have marked the year 2020.  COVID, politics, violence and racism dominate the headlines.  We have all had to learn to be flexible with work, school, and socializing. Many of us have started using technology we had previously resisted.   Children are facing the same difficulties that we as adults are, and their lives have been radically changed.  “Pivot” has become the word of the year.  

In keeping with 2020’s headlines, the ACOP has planned two weekends of topical lectures from speakers who have “been there, done that.”  We will learn from front line physicians who will discuss neonatal care and the multisystem inflammatory syndrome caused by COVID.  Together, we will hear about addressing gun violence and racism with our children. We will become more comfortable with conversations with our patients and their families about vaping, contraception, and nutrition-preventative concerns.  There are updates on perinatal cardiology and congenital heart disease as well as allergy/immunology topics. We will learn more about chronic pain management for kids. And we will cover mental health during the time of COVID.

Lectures will be livestreamed to your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone.  Each session will feature a live panel discussion where speakers will answer your questions submitted through the Ask the Speaker feature of our new Mobile Meeting Guide.  A moderator will help make sure your questions are sent to the correct presenter either during our set Q & A panel or following the conference.  

Thank you for joining us in this new world of socially distant, socially responsible conferences.  Please stay healthy, stay safe, and enjoy the educational weekends that the ACOP CME Committee has prepared for you.

Register for the conference HERE.


Fall Conference Student Track 

We hope that you will join us this fall for our virtual conference! There will be two weekends full of fantastic lectures with topics including:

Additionally, we will be holding two student specific sessions during our virtual conference. On Sunday November 8th at 3:15PM ET, we will touch briefly on some national updates and then host a residency panel Q & A session. Following the panel, there will be an informal Happy Hour via zoom so that you can take time to ask us additional questions and talk to peers nationwide.  

We would also like to welcome you to our student session “Day in the Life of an Attending”  on Sunday December 6th at 3:15PM ET. We know that as first and second year medical students it can often be difficult to get an understanding of what our lives will be like once we are out of school and residency. The goal of this talk is to bring in pediatricians from different specialties to tell a little bit about how their day functions so that you can continue your career search in the world of pediatrics.



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