Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics SIG


For our SIG meeting at PAS in 2019, we are combining with the Culture, Ethnicity, and Health Care SIG.    The topic will be "Immigration Policy at the Bedside:  What we know and what we can do about adversity and developmental outcomes in Latino immigrant children." 

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SIG purpose/mission:
The Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics SIG provides a forum within the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) for members to share research (and ideas for research), innovative educational programs, and advocacy efforts with respect to developmental behavioral pediatrics in primary care and in subspecialty care.

Current SIG goals:
1. To foster interest and discussion in emerging areas relevant to developmental behavioral pediatrics. 
2. To support education and research in developmental behavioral pediatrics in primary care and in subspecialty care.

Annual summary:
Our topic for the annual meeting of the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics SIG at the 2018 PAS meeting was "Telemedicine in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics."  Neelkamal Soares, MD, from Western Michigan University gave an overview on "Telehealth in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics.  Diane Langkamp, MD, MPH from Akron Children's Hospital presented on "Telemedicine –treating acute illnesses in children with developmental disabilities in a school setting.”  Marilyn Espe-Sherwindt, Ph.D. from Akron Children's Hospital spoke about “Telemedicine and Early Intervention” with a particular focus on young children with autism.  This was a great opportunity for discussion of the application of this technology to the field of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics.

Other groups (other SIGs and other groups not in the APA) that work in your area of interest:  

Literacy Development Programs SIG, Complex Care SIG. Society for Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics


Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Jenny Radesky, MD
300 North Ingalls St
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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Katharine Zuckerman, MD MPH
707 SW Gaines St
Portland, OR 97239-3098
Phone: (503) -49-1930




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