CHAPEL HILL, NC – American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) past
President and CEO James A. Stockman III, who revolutionized the system of
credentialing pediatricians, will be honored in October 2014 at the AAP
National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) in San Diego, Calif.
The ABP and
the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are recognizing Dr. Stockman’s
tremendous contributions to pediatrics by sponsoring the inaugural “Stockman
Lectureship on Pediatric Education and Workforce” at the conference.
The annual conference
is the world’s largest pediatrics-focused medical education event and technical
exhibition. It is expected to draw more than 12,000 pediatricians and other
health care professionals.
will serve as the inaugural speaker of the Stockman Lectureship on Pediatric
Education and Workforce. The lectureship will offer a platform for topics such
as the supply and demand of pediatricians, the appropriate systems needed to
support pediatricians wanting to raise a family and re-enter practice, and the expansion
of the number of pediatrics physician scientists in the field.
of future lecturers will be made by the Executive Committees of the AAP and the
was first certified by the Board in 1974 in general pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology.
For nearly forty years, he has dedicated himself to improving the care
delivered to children, both in his practice and as a revolutionary leader in
the pediatric community. In 1992, he became president and CEO of the ABP, whose
certificate is recognized throughout the world as a credential signifying a
high level of physician competence.
led the organization through the course of a considerable number of advancements
in pediatric medical education and practice, including Residency Review and
Redesign in Pediatrics (R3P). This, in turn, led ultimately to the Initiative
for Innovation in Pediatrics Education (IIPE), which continues to initiate,
facilitate, and oversee innovative change in pediatric medical education.
most far-reaching accomplishment during his 20-year span in ABP leadership is the
birth and development of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Dr.
Stockman’s vision for delivering excellent healthcare to children—not only a
standard but also a promise the ABP makes to the public through the rigorous certification
process of its diplomates—is being realized with the implementation of the four-part
MOC program. This voluntary program focuses on diplomates’ continuous efforts to
improve healthcare for children, as well as their investment in lifelong
Stockman’s legacy will continue through the annual Stockman Lectureship on
Pediatric Education and Workforce at the AAP conference, as other leaders
continue the work of improving healthcare for children—an unwavering focus in
the career and life of Dr. Stockman.
About the American Academy of
Academy of Pediatrics[SS3]
is an organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical
subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health,
safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For
more information, visit www.aap.org[SS4] .
About the American Board of
1933, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is one of the 24 certifying boards
of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The ABP is an independent,
nonprofit organization whose certificate is recognized throughout the world as
a credential signifying a high level of physician competence.
awards certification in General Pediatrics and 14 subspecialty areas. Through
the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process, pediatricians not only pursue
the improvement of healthcare for children but also demonstrate their advanced
knowledge and commitment to lifelong learning. Pediatricians who participate in
MOC learn how to measure quality of care and effectively improve their practice.
information about the ABP, please visit our Web site at www.abp.org