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SPUC APLS Course Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) Immersive
Simulation Course
Thursday & Friday, May 10-11, 2018
Nemours Children’s Hospital

Target Audience: Physicians who treat pediatric patients especially those in urgent or emergency care settings Credits Offered: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ – 15.00; CE – 15.00; CEU – 15.00; FL Bureau of Emergency Medical Svcs – 15.00

The Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) course was developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Emergency Physicians. This interactive two-day program that will allow participants to experience immersive learning, practice with high fidelity simulation and
become more confident in their ability to manage acute presentations.  Click here for additional information.


Welcome New Board Members!
Meet the newest members of the Society for Pediatric Urgent Care’s Board of Directors.

Tiffany Addington MD
Kansas City, MO
Tiffany Addington, MD is a Pediatrician and Medical Director at Children’s Mercy Urgent Care East in Kansas City, MO.  Dr. Addington has been extremely active in the society, serving for two years as Co-Chair of the SPUC Program committee.  Dr. Addington has spent countless hours carefully planning the SPUC annual conference in Seattle and now for the 2018 in Orlando, FL.


Theresa Guins MD
Virginia Beach, VA
Dr. Theresa Guins is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Doctor in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dr. Guins is Medical Director for Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.  Through advocacy and education, both regionally and at the state level, Dr. Guins hopes to improve the care that pediatric patients receive from pre-hospital providers.


Academic Urgent Care Fellowship Opportunity

The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s National is accepting applications for a Childrens Nationalfellow in Academic Urgent Care for 2018-19 academic year

This fellowship program will train general pediatric residency graduates/general pediatricians in aspects of clinical care, procedural skills, teaching strategies, quality improvement and research fundamentals related to the emerging field of pediatric urgent care. The goal of the fellowship is to facilitate the integration of pediatricians into all pediatric environments—emergency departments, fast track, urgent care, private practice and develop future leaders in the field.
Fellows spend dedicated blocks of time learning from specialists in disciplines such as orthopedics, radiology and ENT and gaining experience in sedation, ultrasound, and procedural skills.  Regularly occurring didactics and a course in quality improvement is provided and fellows are encouraged to participate in departmental teaching activities, administrative committees, research, and quality improvement projects depending on interest.
Suitable candidates must have completed a residency in pediatrics.  Interested practicing pediatricians are also encouraged to apply.  This one-year fellowship is designed for pediatricians interested in practicing in either an academic or community setting who desire additional clinical and procedural pediatric training. Fellows will work alongside Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty at both campuses of the Emergency Department at Children’s National.
Children’s National is the only free-standing Children’s hospital and the only Level 1 Pediatric trauma center in Washington DC.  Children’s National has two emergency departments, a 40 bed ED located at our main campus and a 15 bed ED at United Medical Center in Southeast Washington DC. Between the two campuses we see >130,000 pediatric ED visits a year. Our large and diverse faculty consists of successful clinicians, educators, scientists and advocates. Our physicians have full faculty appointments in the George Washington School of Medicine.
To apply or for additional information, please contact the program directors by Feb 15, 2018.

Ioannis Koutroulis MD, PhD, MBA                         Deena Berkowitz MD, MPH                                        

 SPUC Call for Nominations – Board of Directors

The SPUC Nominating Committee is seeking nominees to fill two (2) At-Large Director positions on the Board of Directors. All SPUC members may submit the name of a full member in good standing, or you may submit your own name.  All nominations, accompanied by a photo and a CV or bio, should be sent to Carolyn Moffatt at: by December 1, 2017. Nominees will be contacted to confirm their willingness and availability to serve.

Board of Director Responsibilities

  • The Board of Directors shall have full responsibility for the management, direction and control of the business, policies and affairs of the Society for Pediatric Urgent Care.
  • Members of the Board of Directors are required to observe and promote the highest standards of ethical conduct in the performance of their responsibilities to SPUC.
  • Members of the Board of Directors will serve a 3 year term. The two open positions will be filled immediately with a term that ends in the fall of 2020.
  • Members of the Board of Directors shall participate in four (4) Board meetings each calendar year. These meetings consist of three (3) teleconference meetings and one (1) face-to-face meeting during the Annual Meeting.
  • Members of the Board serve as a Board Liaison on SPUC committees, as assigned by the President, in order to facilitate communication between the Board and the committees. Regular contact between the Chair of the Committee or Activity and Board Representative is required. Board Representatives keep the Board informed of progress on charges and activities, and work with the chairs to ensure that charges are completed in a timely manner.
  • Members of the Board of Directors should expect to incur financial responsibility for meeting attendance and pay membership dues at the founder level