CPF Newsletter August 21
Davidson County reported 195 new COVID-19 cases in children age 5-18 over the last 14 days, the most of any county in the state. Links to related reports and resources can be found in the newsletter below. 

CPF Board Election - Call for Nominees! 
2 Community-Based Seats Open

Submit a CPF Board Seat Nomination - or - Learn More
CPF is currently accepting nominations for (2) Community-based pediatricians to join its Board of Directors. 

The CPF Board has 8 voting members - (4) Community-based pediatricians, and (4) Vanderbilt-based representatives. This year, there are (2) Community-based seats open, as current CPF Board members Dr. Mike Ladd of Green Hills Pediatric Associates and outgoing President Dr. Deepak Mehrotra of Children's Clinic East are finishing their terms. 

CPF Board term lengths are 3-years, during which members are asked to help guide the Foundation in its overall direction and programming. CPF Board members are elected through a majority vote of the membership, which will be conducted via RedCap survey once nominees are submitted.

If you are interested in running for a CPF Board seat, or would like to nominate a colleague for a Board seat - or if you would just like to learn more about the responsibilities of the role, please email us using the link below.

To be eligible for a CPF Community Board seat, you must be a CPF member and practicing community pediatrician.
Submit a CPF Board Seat Nomination - or - Learn More
View CPF's Current Board
COVID-19 Resources
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: K-12 Guidance
The Tennessee Department of Health 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
"Returning to Sports Post-COVID Infection" Thursday, Sept 10 - 6 PM
Dr. English Flack of VUMC Pediatric Cardiology and Dr. Ashley Karpinos of VUMC Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Sports Medicine, will be leading a webinar presentation on Thursday, Sept, 10 at 6 PM, discussing new screening recommendations for athletes before returning to sports post-COVID infection. 

The presentation is approved for CME and MOC Part 2 credit for live attendees.
Register for Returning to Sports CME Webinar
"Pediatric Thyroids and Head & Neck Masses: Recent Advances and Current Treatment Strategies" 
Thursday, Sept 24 - 6 PM
Dr. Ryan Belcher of VUMC Pediatric Otolaryngology will be leading a webinar presentation discussing recent advances and current treatment strategies related to pediatric thyroids and head and neck masses, including management in primary care and preventive care.  

The presentation is approved for CME and MOC Part 2 credit for live attendees.
Register for Pediatric Thyroids CME Webinar
CPF Peer Questions
Any CPF member can anonymously submit a Peer Question and survey the membership. If you would like to submit a Peer Question, email CPF Program Manager Preston Spencer at

This week, a question was submitted related to online job postings: 
  • "Where do you advertise openings for jobs - and are you getting good results?"
View All Answers to Job Postings Peer Question
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
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American Board of Pediatrics Auto-Awards MOC Part 2 and 4 Points
The American Board of Pediatrics has awarded MOC points for COVID-19-related learning and improvement. Your commitment to lifelong learning that has been on display the last 6 months has absolutely been recognized!

For pediatricians with cycles that end in 2020, all remaining Part 2 and 4 requirements have been satisfied. For those with cycles not ending in 2020, the ABP has awarded 25 Part 2 points and 25 Part 4 points.
ABP MOC Points - Learn More Here
CPF Education Series - Finding Your Transcript
CPF's CME Education Series also offers MOC Part 2 points to attendees in addition to CME credit. Interested in finding your transcript and certificates for those talks? 
  1. Visit
  2. Sign In - Top Left on Menu 
  3. Once signed-in, on the Top Right of Menu - Click "My CE" - (the Orange Button)
  4. Click "Transcript" or "Evaluations & Certificates" depending on need
Note: MOC Part 2 Points populate on the VUMC Transcripts quarterly, and will update before the end of current MOC cycles. Any questions can be submitted to CPF Program Manager Preston Spencer at
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: Critical Updates on COVID-19

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