Earn CME and MOC at FPP2019!

The Future of Pediatric Practice 2019 offers physicians 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and 16.5 MOC part 2 points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Nurses can earn up to 16.5 contact hours. Download the full accreditation statement here.

Register by July 1, 2019, for the best rate! Visit the conference website and register today!

Don’t forget to make your room reservation at Disney’s Yacht Club and purchase tickets to Walt Disney World’s theme parks after registering! Special room rates are available for conference attendees. Make your room reservation here. FPP2019 attendees may purchase specially priced tickets at the current rates until 4:00pm EST on Monday, July 15, 2019. After that date, new increased prices will go into effect. Purchase tickets here


Rally for Gun Violence Research

Rally with Gabby Giffords for Gun Violence Research in Orlando!


On Saturday, June 29th at 11am we’ll be at the rotunda in the Orlando Museum of Art for a rally to tell the Senate: Congress must fund gun violence research!


Why? It’s simple: The NRA has lobbied to keep gun violence research underfunded for the past 20 years. In fact, gun violence research is estimated to receive less than 2 percent of the funding it should based on the scope of the issue. We’re putting an end to that.


If we’re serious about making our country safer, we need to better understand the causes of gun violence. Funding federal research would vastly increase what is known about gun violence and support lifesaving policy reform.

The House allocated $50 million to study gun violence — the first dedicated funding in 20 years. We can’t let this vital funding be gutted by senators who care more about the gun lobby than public safety.


Will you join us June 29th? RSVP Here.

Please share this event on Facebook too!

FCAAP Early Career Physicians Committee – Needs Assessment Survey

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Zika 101 – New Topics!

Two New Topics, Two Additional Hours of CME!

Join pediatric infectious disease experts, Dr. Mobeen Rathore and Dr. Ivan Gonzalez, on May 22 and May 23 for two new Zika presentations to help improve your understanding of the Zika virus, when and how to test, how to counsel families, and the available referrals and resources for patients who test positive for Zika.

Counseling and Testing, presented by Dr. Mobeen Rathore
May 22, 2019, 5:00pm E
T  – Live webinar
Approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
View the accreditation information here. View the viewing instructions for the live webinar here.
Email info@fcaap.org for a calendar invite.


Referrals and Resources, presented by Dr. Ivan Gonzalez
May 23, 2019, 5:00pm ET – Live webinar
Approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
View the accreditation information here. View the viewing instructions for the live webinar here.
Email info@fcaap.org for a calendar invite.

The Florida Pediatrician, Spring 2019

Read the Spring 2019 Florida Pediatrician here! Featured articles include:

  • Addressing Knowledge Gaps in Sickle Cell Disease Through Networking and Project ECHO Telementoring
  • Skin Care: Sunshine & Bug Bites
  • Teens in Need
  • Survey for Smiles: The Role of Structured Oral Health Counseling in the Pediatrician’s Office


2019 Regional Glances Series

The 2019 Future of Pediatric Practice Regional Glances Series

This year’s series features 5 venues, each including dinner, networking, and presentations by pediatric experts. Each event in the series is FREE to attend; however, pre-registration is required. Learn more about each event below and register for one or more by clicking the images below. Space at each event is limited, so register early!






























Join the #HHSVaxChat on March 13!

Join the #HHSVaxChat on March 13!
Vaccinations save lives, protect our children, and are one of our greatest public health achievements. Join leaders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the #HHSVaxChat on Wednesday, March 13 at 1:00 p.m., Eastern. Hosted by @HHSVaccines, the Twitter chat will highlight the recent New York Times opinion piece on the importance of vaccines, discuss common questions about vaccines across the lifespan, and raise awareness about this important public health issue. Tweet questions in advance to #HHSVaxChat!

Call for Nominations: 2019 Schiebler and Lichtblau Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Audrey Lincourt Schiebler, FAAP, and Gerold Schiebler, MD, FAAP, Advocacy Award and the Phillip O. Lichtblau, MD, Award!


Audrey Lincourt Schiebler, FAAP, and Gerold Schiebler, MD, FAAP, Advocacy Award
This award is given annually to a physician who has worked beyond the profession, educated local and state legislators, and diligently advocated to improve the health and welfare of Florida’s children. Recent past recipients of this award include: 2018 – Jeffrey P. Brosco, MD, PhD, FAAP; 2017 – Lisa Cosgrove, MD, FAAP; 2016 – John Curran, MD, FAAP; and 2015 – Louis St. Petery, Jr., MD, FAAP.


Phillip O. Lichtblau, MD, Award

This award is given annually to a pediatric surgeon or pediatric surgical specialist who has contributed significantly either regionally or statewide to the Children’s Medical Services Program. The 2018 recipient was David W. Kays, MD, FAAP.



The awards will be presented during The Future of Pediatric Practice 2019 on August 31, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.

Submit your nominations by 5:00pm EST on Monday, April 15, 2019, by following this link.

Issues with Medicaid?

The new Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) contracts were rolled out in December 2018, January 2019, and February 2019. Providers experiencing issues with proper payments from plans or other issues related to the roll out are encouraged to first attempt to resolve the issue with the SMMC plan directly. SMMC plan contacts can be located here. Should the SMMC plan fail to correct the error in payment or otherwise resolve the issue in a timely manner, a formal complaint should be submitted to the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Filing a formal complaint is the only way AHCA can track complaints to identify a pattern of behavior by a plan. Information on filing a formal complaint with AHCA is available here. Complaints may be submitted online or by calling 1-877-254-1055 Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm EST.