- At the 1953 meeting of the American Pediatric Society and Society for Pediatric Research (APS-SPR), Barbara Korsch convened an informal gathering of individuals who shared the notion that outpatient care deserved more attention. Chairs, including those who were “not stereotyped with ambulatory pediatrics,” such as Saul Krugman and Emmett Holt, attended, validating ambulatory pediatrics as “worthy of attention.”1 Informal meetings ensued annually for several years. By the end of the decade, the sentiment of individuals such as Loren MacKinney was that it was time “to actually do some work.”2 Barbara Korsch surveyed the meeting participants to determine what that work might be.
- It is indeed an honor and a privilege for UNICEF to be asked to present the Armstrong Lecture to the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), especially as you celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the APA, and I accept this honor on behalf of the new UNICEF executive director, Mr Anthony Lake. I will start by briefly highlighting key milestones in UNICEF’s 64-year history, then go on to talk about the current status of child and maternal health, the major UNICEF program areas, and the way forward.
- Vaccination with tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) is recommended for adults who have close contact with infants aged <12 months to protect young infants from infection due to Bordetella pertussis. This study assessed the acceptance of Tdap vaccination among parents bringing their newborn to a pediatric office during the first month of life.
- Multidose adolescent-targeted vaccines, for example the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, require parents and adolescents to have repeated interactions with the physician's office. We sought to evaluate parental views on participating in frequent vaccine-related encounters and their preferences for how these encounters should ideally be implemented.