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Doc4me - New Mobile App for IBD Transition from Pediatric to Adult Centered Care
NASPGHAN and the NASPGHAN Foundation, in collaboration with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, announce the launch of a new mobile app, Doc4me, to improve the process of IBD transition. Doc4me helps find physicians to transition to based on the patients' locale or designated area and other parameters. It provides resources on what patients need to know and do prior to their appointment with their new doctor. In addition, there is a transition checklist to help them attain the necessary skills to transition well. Moreover, Doc4me provides information about medications, nutrition and living with IBD. If you would like to become part of our list of transition physicians, please complete this information form.
Please help us promote the app to your patients, families and colleagues. To download a patient handout, office poster or web banner ad click here. To download Doc4me in both IOS and Android formats, please go to the App Store and Play Store. To learn more please go to www.doc4me-app.com or for inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data Can Save Lives: Pediatric GI's on the Front Lines of Reporting
Regulatory action to protect children from consumer products that can cause injury, illness or death requires reporting. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) makes it easy for health care professionals to report an adverse event that relates to a consumer product. The CPSC used ingestion and injury reports to justify its 2014 ban on high-powered magnet sets. With the ban recently overturned, it is critically important that health care professionals continue to report magnet ingestions to the CPSC, as well as the ingestion of other consumer products, such as lithium button batteries, and their associated injuries. File reports at www.SaferProducts.gov.
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Edited by Maria Oliva-Hemker, MD, David Ziring, MD, Shehzad A. Saeed, MD, and Athos Bousvaros, MD, MPH
This new edition has been thoroughly revised with updated scientific evidence. The chapters on medical therapies have been expanded to include robust discussions of emerging biologic medications and forms of nutrition used for treating IBD. A new chapter on complementary and alternative therapies expands on this topic.
Purpose: To develop a program at multiple sites throughout the U.S. and Canada through which medical students can have 10-week research experiences under the mentorship of basic or clinical scientists with a research focus.
Candidates: Students in good standing at accredited medical schools in the U.S. and Canada who have completed at minimum their first year of medical training. Preference will be given to students who are seeking a research experience between the first and second years of medical school, though applications from all currently enrolled students will be considered.
The deadline for submission is March 26, 2018.