Chapter News

NYACP and the CDC Address the Measles Epidemic

The Chapter is working hard to address the fast growing measles epidemic in New York State. During a recent conference call between NYACP and CDC representatives, information was shared about their immediate needs in New York to address the alarming number of measles cases - over 700 to date. All agreed that misinformation about vaccinations needs to be replaced with the wide circulation of accurate immunization messaging.

The Chapter is working with the Medical Society of the State of NY (MSSNY) as part of a coalition of stakeholders to engage the public to vaccinate. A press conference with all stakeholders, Senator Hoylman and Assemblyman Dinowitz, sponsors of legislation to limit vaccination exemptions, is planned for May 6, 2019.

A special thanks to the following NYACP representatives who participated in the April 19 conference call with the CDC: Louis Snitkoff MD FACP – Chapter President, Linda Efferen MD MACP- Chair, Health and Public Policy Committee, Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD, FACP and NYACP Staff.


CDC Toolkit for Measles Outbreak

The CDC has produced a digital toolkit for physicians and patients that contains information regarding measles, including: people at high risk for complications, how to spot evidence of immunity, post-exposure prophylaxis, and more. Please click here to view the CDC's Measles Digital Toolkit.

Attention NYACP Residents and Medical Students: Call for Abstracts

The Chapter is now accepting abstracts online for the NYACP Annual Scientific Meeting poster competition on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Westchester Hilton Hotel in Rye Brook, NY.

The deadline to submit your abstract is Friday, July 12, 2019

If you have worked on a research project or have an interesting clinical case, submit your abstract for a chance to present in the following categories:

  • Research
  • Clinical Vignette

Residents/Fellows and Medical Students will be combined in the following category:

  • Quality, Advocacy and Public Policy Category

Click on each category to learn more: ****Please note: we no longer require a username and password when submitting an abstract

Program/Clerkship Directors will be notified of competition results the week of September 2, 2019. 
NYACP staff DOES NOT notify individuals of the results. 

 


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The Chapter is now accepting abstracts online for the NYACP Annual Scientific Meeting poster competition on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Westchester Hilton Hotel in Rye Brook, NY.

The deadline to submit your abstract is Friday, July 12, 2019

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