CPF Newsletter October 2
CPF Board Election - VOTING OPEN!
Voting in the 2020 CPF Board Election is now open. This year, there are (2) Community-based Board seats on the ballot and (5) nominees, of which members are asked to make 2 selections. 

The nominees are:
  • Tobi Adeyeye Amosun, MD, Academy Children's Clinic
  • Jennifer Ess, MD, Academy Children's Clinic
  • Dontal Johnson, MD, The Meharry Clinic
  • Vicky Phillips, MD, Old Harding Pediatric Associates
  • Toni-Ann Wright, MD, Rivergate Pediatrics
Election Ballots have been sent through email. If you did not receive one, please use the link below to request a ballot. CPF Board members are determined by majority vote of the physician membership. Please view the nominee profiles at the link as well!
Request a CPF Board Election Ballot
View CPF Board Nominee Profiles
COVID-19 Resources
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met on Sept. 22 to discuss the development status of the COVID-19 vaccine candidates and the priority groups who will receive the vaccine first. View the slides from the meeting at the link:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DOD) released two documents on Sept. 16 outlining for state, tribal, territorial, and local public health programs and partners how to plan and implement a strategy to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine. 
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 is tracking a number of school-related measures and providing resources to help guide the return to school for childern:
TDH also continues to post regular COVID-19 updates related to case reporting, triage and assessment, exposure for healthcare providers, lab testing options, and more:
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
Did You Miss Our Recent CMEs? Find the Videos and Slides Here
"Pediatric Thyroids and Head & Neck Masses: Recent Advances and Current Treatment Strategies" 
VIDEO and SLIDES (Recorded Sept. 24)
Dr. Ryan Belcher, Assistant Professor in Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at VUMC, led a webinar presentation this week discussing recent advances and current treatment strategies related to pediatric thyroids and head and neck masses, including management in primary care.  
Pediatric Thyroids and Head & Neck Masses VIDEO
Pediatric Thyroids and Head & Neck Masses PRESENTATION SLIDES
"Returning to Sports Post-COVID Infection"
VIDEO and SLIDES (Recorded Sept. 10)
Dr. English Flack, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Cardiology at VUMC, and Dr. Ashley Karpinos, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Sports Medicine at VUMC, presented earlier this month on the return to youth sports, including updates on the impact of COVID-19 on the heart and new screening recommendations for returning to play post-infection. 
Returning to Sports Post-COVID VIDEO
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
Patient Handout: Influenza - Child Care and Schools
Pediatric Patient Handout Database
CPF Career Center
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
CPF Career Center
Resume: Primary Care NP Looking for Position in Nashville Area
Resume: Pediatric Nurse Manager Moving to Nashville Area
TNAAP Tennessee State Pediatric Conference 
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, TNAAP's annual Tennessee State Pediatric Conference has been transitioned to a series of online webinars focused on topics relevant to issues facing pediatricians. Sessions Still to Come:

Oct 15 - 6 to 7:30 PM: Immunizations in 2020: COVID-19, Flu, and the Anti-Vax Movement
Speakers: Kathy Edwards, MD, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, VUMC; Michelle Fiscus, MD, Medical Director, Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Immunization Program, TDH

Registration is FREE for current TNAAP members. Non-members pay $125 for the series or join the chapter.
Register for TNAAP Pediatric Conference and Learn More 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
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