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FYI: Peanut allergy addendum, vaccine research conference, and more :

March 28, 2016

Comment on peanut allergy addendum

April 16 is the deadline to comment on the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ 2016 Addendum to the 2010 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States. The addendum includes three recommendations to prevent peanut allergy in infants.

According to the 2015 Learning Early About Peanut Allergy trial, allergy-prone infants had reduced development of allergy with early introduction of peanut-containing foods. The addendum includes suggestions for early peanut introduction to infants prone to eczema and egg allergy, including the age of introduction. It also discusses the timing of introduction of other solid foods. For infants without eczema or any food allergy, it suggests age-appropriate free introduction of peanut-containing foods together with other solid foods, and “in accordance with family preferences and cultural practices.”

Review the draft addendum and register comments at http://1.usa.gov/1QXL5Uf.

Spring AAP Virtual Career Fair

Whether you’re a graduating resident or fellowship trainee looking for your first job or a seasoned professional looking for new challenges, there’s no better or more convenient way to meet top physician recruiters than at the new AAP Virtual Career Fair.

Held in tandem with the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting, April 30-May 2, the virtual fair offers live group and private chats with employers. Find answers to your career questions and learn what to expect in the current job market. Join chats on April 30 from 1-4 p.m. ET, May 1 from 2-4 p.m. and May 2 from 2-4 p.m.

Registration is free. Visit www.aapcareerfair.org for live chat and sign-up details. Attending the PAS meeting? Pick up a spring 2016 Career Opportunities Guide at the AAP Career Center Booth #1013.

Online motor delay tool 

Physical Developmental Delays: What to Look For is an interactive tool available at http://motordelay.aap.org/ for parents of children ages 5 and under to use when they are concerned about their child’s motor development.

The tool lists physical activities by the age at which they are typically performed. If parents are concerned that their child has not achieved a certain milestone or if there have been setbacks, they can click on boxes next to activity descriptions. This creates a list — with space for notes — that can be taken to the next pediatrician appointment.

Pediatricians seeking answers to parents’ questions can reference the AAP clinical report Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation, http://bit.ly/1TeldUh. The report includes an algorithm to guide developmental surveillance and screening, red flags signaling a need for prompt referral and recommendations on appropriate testing.

Shop AAP

Updated 3-in-1 first aid, choking and CPR 11X17 two-sided wall chart (HE0540, members: $49 for pack of 100), http://shop.aap.org/First-Aid-Choking-CPR-Chart-100pk.

Pediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines & Policies paperback with CD (MA0793; members: $126.95), http://bit.ly/1oPCruh

Medicolegal Issues in Pediatrics book, Pediatric Telephone Protocols, 15th Edition and Pediatric Nurse Telephone Triage package savings of $30 (MA0807; members: $174.85), http://shop.aap.org/Medicolegal-and-Telephone-Care-Package

Access Red Book Online free as a member benefit. Purchase print and e-book versions at 50% discount (MA0749; members: $75), http://bit.ly/21HlNPe.

Vaccine research conference

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Annual Conference on Vaccine Research, April 18-20, in Baltimore features research and development of vaccines, technologies for disease control and input from a variety of disciplines.

Topics include universal influenza vaccine, reemerging diseases, combatting antimicrobial resistance with vaccines, maternal immunizations, HIV vaccines and lessons learned from Ebola.

Earn up to 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. To register, visit http://bit.ly/1TeuU5g.

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