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November 22, 2013

2014 AAP Council and Section Executive Committee Vacancies

AAP Councils and Sections are a great way to get involved at the National level! In 2013 there will be over 100 vacancies to fill on the council and section executive committees. An executive committee is the leadership body comprised of a chairperson and executive committee members. Here are brief descriptions of councils and sections:
Nominations are being accepted through December 15 by clicking here. Any interested candidate is asked to self-nominate. Every candidate must be up to date with their National AAP membership and be a member of the Council or Section for which they are being considered. Candidate information will be shared with the nominations committees for each Council or Section, who will weigh in on the nominations received and make their decision by mid-January. Elections are conducted in March.
Should you have any questions, please contact Coura Badiane at the National office at 800-433-9016 ext 4081 by clicking here to email.


Special Message from the SCAAP Asthma Champion

July 12, 2013

Dear Colleagues:

It is that time again, when asthma is lying in wait for our patients.  Every year there is a major asthma flare when school restarts and no one has ever really done much about it.  Last year, a practitioner in Seneca, Dr. Carey Gully, did take the challenge of “doing something” to heart.  She and her office team developed a special asthma preparedness program during last summer.  It was so innovative that two of us from the SC Asthma Alliance interviewed her on video so that everyone can learn her innovative approach.  That video is now on this site and I strongly urge each of you to look at it to see if there is something there which you would like to adapt for your practice.  The video is only about 17 minutes.   Her numbers, 300 patients seen and trained during last summer, without a single visit to the ER or hospitalization when school started, are truly exemplary.  I hope you will take a look at the video below and see what you can incorporate into your office activities this summer.  Email me at if you have any questions for me.

With best regards,

Mike Bowman, MD
SC Chapter of the AAP Asthma Champion
Head, Pediatric Pulmonology, MUSC

View the AIR Program video here:

This interview dives into the innovative back-to-school asthma readiness project that was created by Dr. Carey Gully with Blue Ridge Pediatrics in Seneca, SC.


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