How to Get Involved with the SOOPe

​Section on Os​teopathic Pediatricians 

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​How to ​Get Involved with the SOOPe

​With nearly 2,300 in our section, we are now presented with opportunity to make extraordinary contributions to the field of pediatrics as osteopathic physicians.  Through feedback from members like yourselves, we have created the following subcommittees.  This helps us address a number of different issues confronted by osteopathic pediatricians.  Subcommittee chairs have been identified for each and we are looking for more members to join in these various subcommittees. 

  • Website (Cynthia Mears, DO, FAAP).  Bring new resources to the DO Web ​page​

  • Newsletter (Lisa Warren, DO, FAAP, Todd Brubaker, DO, FAAP, Jonathan Santana, DO, FAAP, Robert Blum, DO, FAAP) Help the Section communicate with our 2,200 members with this bi-annual newsletter. Looking for people who can help bring new content.   

  • Education and MOC (Robert Lee, DO, Sladjana Courson, DO, FAAP, Joanne Ray, DO, FAAP, Jedd Raney, DO, FAAP, Trupti Naik, DO)  Develop and organize CME programs, coordinate Section educational programs for annual NCE conferences, devise strategies to enhance opportunities and visibility of CME programs (especially for those offering both AOA and ACCME category 1 CME credit).  

  • Chapter Liaisons (Lee Ann Conard, DO, FAAP).  Collaborate with AAP Chapters on matters related to osteopathic medicine and CME.  Help find a DO liaison to each of the 66 AAP Chapters! 

  • Research (Taylor Sawyer, DO, FAAP, Azadeh Sami, DO, MSPH)  Maintain the "Pediatric OMT/OMM Citations," collaborate with other organizations (schools, residencies, etc.) on various research topics, and devise strategies to enhance osteopathic research related to pediatrics.  

  • Students and Residents (Stephen Demeo, DO, FAAP, Sladjana Courson, DO, Suma Kolla (Medical Student), Bhumi Kumar, DO, FAAP, Moina Synder, DO, SOPT Liaision) Provide updates on current training issues, such as ACGME single accreditation system and training of students and residents. Provide updates on medical student, resident and fellowship training initiatives in AAP.

  • OMM/OMT (Gregg Lund, DO, FAAP, Emily Zangla (medical student), Julia Pillsbury, DO, FAAP, Doug Jorgensen, DO, FAAP).  Recommend links to other resources (such as AOA or AAO) for topics related to OMM/OMT training, utilization, billing, coding, and educational opportunities.  Devise strategies for developing additional educational opportunities and support in using OMM/OMT.

  • Social Media (Moina Snyder, DO) Maximize social media outreach with Twitter and Facebook.  Maintain and update social media posts. 

Each of these committees will be responsible for developing initiatives related to the specific area of focus and reporting to the Executive Committee, as well as prepare content for our section's website and newsletter.  Participating in one of these subcommittees is a great way to become involved in our section, particularly if you're interested in becoming part of the section's executive committee in the future.

Please contact us​ with your interest in participating in one or more of these great subcommittees.  It is a great way to get involved, support osteopathic pediatricians, and assist our section in making significant contributions to the field of pediatrics.  

Updated April 24, 2017​

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