Our Mission & Vision
The mission of the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to improve the lives of children and adolescents in Maine.
Our vision is to be the leading authority, advocate, and voice for the health of Maine’s children and for the profession of pediatrics.
The Maine Chapter was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Small Chapter by the National AAP at their annual meeting in Chicago, March 2016.
Drs. Jan Pelletier, EMMC (Maine AAP Pres), Stephen Meister, MaineGeneral (Maine AAP Pres Elect) and Adrienne Carmack, Penobscot Community Health, (Maine AAP Foster Care Chair) met with Senator Susan Collins today to discuss improving assessment and services to foster children, helping kids who have experienced trauma and abuse, and strategize on ways we can collaborate to reduce substance abuse among adolescents in Maine.
AAP National News
- The Need to Optimize Adolescent Immunization - Article by AAP Committee on Infectious Disease Members
- Third National Primary Care Ambulatory Patient Safety Conference in Research and Education February 23-24 Bethesda, MD
- Updated CDC/DOE rule regarding immunization requirements for school attendance is available.
- SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment
- The following vacancies are open on AAP National Committees for terms beginning July 1, 2017
- Genetic Disorders Toolkit
Maine AAP News
- Maine Immunization Program - Revised Requirements for School Age Child Vaccines
- District Wide HPV Vaccine Rate Improvement - QI Project - Recruiting Maine Practices
- Adolescent Self Injury & Relationship to Suicide Risk - Western/Central Maine Regions
- Maine's Marijuana Laws and their Impact on Youth
- Resources for Addressing Harassment in Maine Schools - for Adult Allies
- SAVE THE DATES - Spring 2017 Conference is in Portland, May 5-7 and Fall 2017 Conference is in Bar Harbor and being held in collaboration with the Maine Medical Association Annual Session!