CPF Newsletter October 16
Welcome New Board Members!
Dr. Dontal Johnson of The Meharry Clinic and Dr. Tobi Amosun of Academy Children's Clinic Join CPF Board as Community Representatives
Congratulations to Dr. Dontal Johnson of The Meharry Clinic and Dr. Tobi Amosun of Academy Children's Clinic, CPF's two new Board members! Drs. Johnson and Amosun emerged as the winners of this year's election. We are grateful for their willingness to serve and look forward to their leadership and guidance. 

Thank you as well to the rest of this year's Board Nominees! All three have agreed to join CPF Committees, which lead the charge for CPF programming:
  • Dr. Jennifer Ess, Academy Children's Clinic - Joined Networking Committee
  • Dr. Vicky Phillips, Old Harding Pediatric Associates - Joined Education Committee
  • Dr. Toni-Ann Wright, Rivergate Pediatrics - Joined Networking Committee
As we welcome and celebrate two new board members - and expanded involvement for several others - we also owe a debt of gratitude to the board members who are finishing their terms:
  • Dr. Mike Ladd of Green Hills Pediatric Associates - Dr. Ladd has been a CPF Board member for the last 6 years, along with Chair of the Education Committee and Captain of the Community Bowling Team. Dr. Ladd will continue to serve on the Education Committee and is expected to retain his Bowling Captain status when in-person events are able to resume. A video made a year ago where Dr. Ladd had to protect the Bowling Trophy from Vanderbilt Faculty and Residents is linked below for your enjoyment.
  • Dr. Deepak Mehrotra of Children's Clinic East - Dr. Mehrotra has also been a CPF Board member for the last 6 years. He served as CPF Vice President from 2016 to 2018 and then as President from 2018 until June 2020. Dr. Mehrotra is a member of CPF's Education and Networking Committees and will serve in the Past President role on the board for the next two years.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Triggs of Green Hills Pediatric Associates - Dr. Triggs was first elected to the CPF Board in 2012 and has spent the last two years serving as Past President after terms as Vice President from 2014 to 2016 and President from 2016 to 2018. Dr. Triggs also serves on CPF's Education Committee. 
Dr. Ladd Bowling Trophy Heist Video
CPF CME Virtual Education
"Vascular Anomalies" 
Wednesday, Nov 4 - 6 PM
Dr. Jim Phillips, Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology at VUMC, and Dr. Alexandra Borst, Assistant Professor in Pediatric Hematology-Oncolocy at VUMC, will be delivering a presentation for hospital and community-based pediatricians on Vascular Anomalies.

The presentation is approved for CME and MOC Part 2 credit for live attendees.
Register for Vascular Anomalies CME Webinar
CPF Career Center
Check CPF's Career Center for openings at member practices. If you would like to place or remove a post on the Career Center, email CPF Program Manager Preston Spencer at
Tullahoma Pediatrics: Hiring Pediatrician
Resume: Vanderbilt Pediatric Resident Looking for Primary Care Position
Resume: Pediatrician Moving to Nashville Area Looking for Position
Resume: NP Looking for Position
Resume: NP Looking for Position
COVID-19 Resources
The AAP is providing updated clinical guidance that is regularly reviewed with regards to the evolving nature of the pandemic. 
The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) continues to post regular COVID-19 updates related to case reporting, triage and assessment, exposure for healthcare providers, lab testing options, and more:
TDH is also tracking a number of school-related measures and providing resources to help guide the return to school for children:
2021 PALS and PEARS
CPF offers FREE PALS and PEARS certification courses for members. The 2021 scheduled dates are:
  • PALS
    • March 25
    • September 30
    • April 29
    • October 21
Register for PALS
Register for PEARS
'Discover' Highlight: Project ADAM Saves Lives
VUMC's new 'Discover' online publication highlighted Project ADAM this week. Project ADAM supplies AEDs and live-saving training to schools in Tennessee. Nearly 400 schools in middle Tennessee have earned 'Heart Safe' designations through the program.
Project ADAM - Discover Highlight
FREE Access to AAP Point-of-Care Solutions
Did you know? Your CPF membership comes with a free subscription to the
AAP's Point-of-Care Solutions, giving you easy access to well-care guides, patient education, pediatric coding, RedBook Online, and much more!

Use CPF's log-in to access (use the institutional log-in at top right corner of Point-of-Care home page): 
Username: cumberland
Password: Cpf2017
AAP Point-of-Care Solutions
AAP Toolkits - Includes ADHD, Autism, Bright Futures, Many More!
Pediatric Patient Handout Database
Follow CPF on Social Media!
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Families First Workshops
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Families First Workshop series has programming both for caregivers to connect with each other and for families to learn from experts. Great for parents! Upcoming sessions include:
  • Oct 23 - 3:30 PM: Managing Self - The Need for Caregivers to Take Care of Themselves During This Time
    • Hosted by VKC Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders - 45-minute caregiver guided discussions to network and share tips
  • Oct 31 - 9 AM: Sleep Tips 
    • 30-minute online education to provide tips
VKC Families First Workshops: Learn More and Registration Link HERE
TN Healthcare Symposium - Nov 10-12
The 2020 Tennessee Healthcare Symposium is a collaborative event between the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) and major insurance carriers to help practice managers, coders, billers, auditors, and other medical office staff focus on efficiency and financial success.

This year, the Symposium will be virtual with full remote access, more than 20 unique educational sessions, and up to 17.5 CEU and CME credits for full participation.

Cost: $99 for TMA members, $149 for non-members
View TN Healthcare Symposium AGENDA
Learn More and Register HERE
Pediatric Mental Health Minute
The AAP started a new video series to support pediatricians in their care for children with mental health disorders. The short, expert-led videos are designed to provide tips to help manage through the COVID crisis and in general, everyday practice. 
AAP Mental Health Minute Video Series
This Week's Mental Health Minute: Psychosocial Treatment

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