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Members in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Critical Care (SOCC) do amazing things for children and their families. We need your help to amplify our voice on key advocacy issues.

Hear from a critical care colleague, How Working in an ICU Changed Me

"Even though my job is to take care of sick children in the ICU, I always see myself as a pediatician first. I'm a pediatrician who happens to work in the ICU. This is why I feel it is so important to mainatin a stron, vibrant connection to the Academy via the Secion on Critical Care; to contribute to the guidelines that the AAP develops for all pediatricians, to be directly connected to the crusial advocacy work of the AAP that affects all children and to help in guiding future pediatric residents and fellows."

Nick Ettinger, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Critical Care Subspecialist
Atlanta, GA

  • Add your voice to the PCCM community when you post critical care messages using #PedsICU
  • Represent the SOCC at the AAP’s annual Legislative Conference and on Capitol Hill and learn how to better navigate the legislative process and strengthen the collective voice for kids. The Section awards $1,000 to 3 pediatric critical care fellowship trainees and their mentors each year and 3 awards of $5000 to fellows and junior faculty for research projects!
  • Partner with the AAP Washington, DC office by becoming an AAP Key Contact for the SOCC.
  • Join the SOCC and AAP in advocacy to reduce gun violence and other issues.
  • Present research and participate in educational and mentorship opportunities hosted by SOCC at the AAP National Conference.

Let’s care for the whole child. Together, we will be an unstoppable force for kids.T he AAP is Monumental!

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