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January 2018 BULLETIN available

January Bulletin

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Opinion

Editorial …………………………….. 6
New Year reset
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Perspective ………………………. 8
Black and blue: Depression and suicidal ideology in African Americans
William Simmons, MD

Departments
Society News …………………… 12
• Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
• Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division
• UPMC provides update at ACMS Board meeting
• Intel ISEF Pittsburgh seeking judges and volunteers
• February program planned for physicians, practice managers
• ACMSF awards medical student scholarship
• PAMED Foundation offers medical student scholarships
• Reminder: 2018 is a license renewal year
• Greater Pittsburgh Diabetes Club

Community Notes ……………. 16

ACMS Alliance News ……….. 17

In Memoriam ……………………. 18
• Salvatore A. Certo, MD
• Mary Charlotte Goessler, MD
• David Paul Connolly, MD
• Robert Erb Gregory, MD
• Harry S. Binakowsky, MD
• Philip Brostoff, MD


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2018 ACMS President Robert C. Cicco, MD

Dr. Cicco is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine. He is now retired but most recently served as associate director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at West Penn Hospital and was a clinical assistant professor, pediatrics, at Temple University School of Medicine.

A member of ACMS since 1980, Dr. Cicco has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee since 2014. He was the ACMS treasurer in 2014, secretary in 2015, vice president in 2016 and president-elect in 2017. At the state level, Dr. Cicco served as a delegate to the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) in 2013. He was a member of the PAMED Task Force on the State of Medicine from 2010 to 2013. In addition, he has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the ACMS Physician Volunteer Award and the PAMED Physician Volunteer Award. In 2012, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics named Dr. Cicco Pediatrician of the Year.

Dr. Cicco is a past president of Parent Care, a national association of parents and professionals that advocates for family-centered NICU care. Dr. Cicco also is a past president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and for four years chaired the planning group for the AAP National Conference and Exhibition. In addition, he is a member of the Committee to Establish Recommended Standards for Newborn ICU Design and is active in many projects directed towards reducing infant mortality. He has served on numerous health department Advisory Committees over the years and currently serves on the Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania metabolic screening program and the Allegheny County Health Department’s Child Death Review team.

Dr. Cicco graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1976. He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh and a fellowship at Magee- Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Resources for physicians – Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting for Mandated Reporters

2018 is a License Renewal Year.  2 hours of approved Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting training is required for renewal.

 

PAMED is offering free training, for members, to comply with the CME requirement.  Get started at www.pamedsoc.org/childabusecme.

 

Other Resources:

Keep Kids Safe http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/ KeepKidsSafe.pa.gov,
is designed to serve as the hub for information related to critical
components impacting child protection including a link for mandated
reporters to make reports of suspected child abuse electronically,
training on child abuse recognition and reporting, information related
to clearances and general information related to child protection.
Overview of Criminal and Child
Abuse History Clearance Requirements
www.pamedsoc.org A series of new and revised
Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) requirements went into effect on
Dec. 31, 2014 — among them, changes to the requirement for certain
employees, including physicians, to be screened through criminal and
child abuse history clearances.
Fingerprinting for DHS Clearance https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpwNew.htm Cogent Applicant Fingerprinting Services is the Dept of Human Services approved vendor.
Training programs
Pennsylvania Child Welfare
Resource Center
www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu Online

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive
Reporting in Pennsylvania

Online Training

Cost: Free

Added bonus, reports completed status directly to PA Board of Licensure

Three Rivers Adoption Council http://www.3riversadopt.org/ In-person training

Contact :

Jacqueline Wilson

412-471-8722 x 211
jwilson@3riversadopt.org

for details and cost.

Current listing of Approved Courses for Child Abuse
Recognition and Reporting Training for Mandated Reporters

 

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December 2017 BULLETIN

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Opinion
President’s Message ………. 422
Looking back; moving forward
David J. Deitrick, DO

Editorial …………………………. 424
’Tis the season
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial ………………………… 426
‘Thank you, sir, may I have another?’
Joseph C. Paviglianiti, MD

Miller Time …………………….. 428
The cannabinoid conundrum
Scott Miller, MD, MA, FAAHPM

Editorial ………………………… 430
Update: PAMED Board of Trustees
Amelia A. Paré, MD, FACS

Perspective …………………… 432
Opioid crisis: Historic perspective and current trends
William Simmons, MD

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