Pediatrics on the Parkway 2024

Join Us for Pedaitrics on the Parkway October 24-26, 2024 at Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta GA. Registration opens August 1st.

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July 2024

“It’s nifty to be 60, but it’s Heavenly to be 70!” So said Chapter president Dr. Angela Highbaugh-Battle, St. Marys as she addressed the Chapter business meeting at Pediatrics By the Sea on June 15th, at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida, where we gathered for our summer CME conference.  In July of 1954, the first official meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics was held at the Idlehour Country Club in Macon. 70 years of serving our members who care for Georgia’s most important resource…it’s children.  We hope you will join us on Saturday, October 26 for our Gala event to commemorate this wonderful occasion.  More on that below.

Speaking of Pediatrics By the Sea, our popular summer CME conference was held June 12-15,  at Amelia Island, Fla.  This year’s program chair was Edward Clark, MD, FAAP, chair of pediatrics at Mercer-Macon and the Olson Children’s Hospital in Macon. We thank him for providing an outstanding CME meeting which drew 195 registrants from Georgia and 23 other states, as well as 46 exhibitors!   Our national faculty included David Schonfeld, MD, Los Angeles; (behavioral pediatrics); Rachel Caskey, MD, Chicago (Infectious Disease); Linda Parsi, MD, Houston (Coding & practice management); Robert Voigt, MD, Little Rock (Developmental pediatrics) and Lynn Davidson, MD, New York City, (developmental pediatrics).  And they were complimented by many of Dr. Clark’s wonderful colleagues at Mercer-Macon and the Olson Children’s Hospital there.  Thanks so much, to them all.

Congratulations too to Nicola Chin, MD, Atlanta who on July 1 became the 33rd president of the Georgia Chapter!  The new vice president is Patrick Pulliam, MD, Stockbridge; and our officer two officers are April Hartman, MD, Augusta as secretary and Benjamin Toole, MD, Albany as treasurer.  Congratulations and best wishes to all.


On the calendar this summer: on August 20th, we’ll have a webinar on RSV Immunization: Preparing for the New Season, featuring Christina Rostad, MD, chair of our Chapter ID Committee. This will be 12:30-1:30pm.  And on the following Saturday, August 24, we’ll host the Georgia Firearm Injury Prevention Symposium (virtual) from 9am – 2pm.

Finally, looking into the Fall, the big event….Pediatrics on the Parkway will be held October 24-26, at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Judson Miller, MD, Emory University is this year’s program chair. And then on that Saturday night we’ll have our big celebration with a Gala marking the 70th anniversary of the Georgia Chapter.  This will be held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel, which adjoins the Cobb Galleria Centre.  Be sure and mark your calendar now for that one.  Meeting registration and hotel room block will open in July Stay tuned and we’ll let you know! Visit our calendar page for a list of all our upcoming events—both live and virtual.

As always, please let us know at the Georgia AAP office if we can ever assist you.

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70th Anniversary Gala

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Join us for the 70th Anniversary of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics 10/26/24

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Join us for the 70th Anniversary of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics 10/26/24

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