The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) issues the following statement on behalf of its President, James Heubi, MD
The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) join our physician colleagues in voicing strong opposition to any policy that needlessly separates families at the United States border. As pediatricians, we firmly believe that such actions are not only abhorrent but, more importantly, are detrimental to the health and well-being of children. Further, we call on the Administration to expeditiously reunite those families already affected by such policies and for Congress to provide a permanent solution to fix our immigration system
NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Single Topic Symposium and Postgraduate Course
October 24 - 27, 2018
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 email@example.com.
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.
Having a hard time staying up-to-date on the latest and greatest pediatric nutrition information? Stay current with pediatric nutrition topics presented by the expert dietitians from CPNP in less than 120 seconds! Nutrition Pearls are short presentations, prepared by CPNP members as a "hot topic" educational item for NASPGHAN physician members, particularly for those members who have limited access to pediatric nutritional professionals. A new topic will come to you monthly to help you stay up-to-date