Educational Videos

What’s New in Cerebral Palsy: A Guide to the General Pediatrician
Lynn F. Davidson, MD, FAAP

Presented by New York Chapters 2 and 3
and the Committee on Children with Disabilities

Date Recorded: May 28. 2024
VIEW ONLINE:  Link to the Webinar

“Advocating for Special Education Services During the Covid-19 Pandemic”
From the New York Chapters 2 and 3 Committee on Children with Disabilities

PDF of the slide presentation

Date Recorded: October 7, 2020

Overview:  On Oct. 7, 2020, the NYS AAP – Chapter 2 and 3 Committee on Children with Disabilities held a virtual Town Hall on “Advocating for Special Education Services During the Covid-19 Pandemic.”  Janyll Canals-Kernizan, an Attorney and Director of the Robin Hood Project at Advocates for Children of New York, discussed patients’ rights to special education services during the pandemic and how we can improve advocacy for our patients. 

Speaker:  Janyll Canals-Kernizan is the Director of the Robin Hood Project at Advocates for Children of New York (AFC). AFC’s Robin Hood Project partners with roughly 20 other Robin Hood-funded, poverty-fighting organizations to provide advocacy and technical assistance for families who are struggling with education-related issues.  As Project Director, Ms. Canals-Kernizan supervises the Robin Hood Project staff, provides legal representation to families experiencing school-related difficulties, conducts trainings and workshops on a variety of education-related issues and provides ongoing technical assistance to partnering agencies.  Prior to serving as Project Director, Ms. Canals was a staff attorney on the Robin Hood Project for 6 years.  Prior to joining AFC, Janyll served as an Educational Opportunities Project (EOP) Legal Fellow with Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, DC.

Complimentary CME from the CDC

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    1. Enhance Collaboration in Opioid Prescribing
  1. Prevent Violence

Don’t Be Lost in Transition:
Prepare & Efficiently Transfer Youth with & without
Special Health Care Needs to Adult Medical Care

Presented by: New York State American Academy of Pediatrics (NYS AAP) – Chapters 2 & 3
Date Recorded: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuition: No charge for Chapter members

This webinar is geared towards general pediatricians and pediatric specialists interested in improving their processes of care around transitioning children with and without special healthcare needs to adult care.


At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    1. Identify methods to assess and address readiness to transition among adolescents/young adults and their families.
    1. Identify best practices around identifying and building relationships with adult providers.
  1. Identify best practices around transferring a child’s care to adult providers.


Lynn F. Davidson, MD, FAAP is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, (CHAM). Her published research and passion focus on improving provider practice in preparing youth for transition to adult medical practices. Dr. Davidson serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Executive Committee of the Council on Children with Disabilities (COCWD). She has been the Co-Chair of the NYS AAP – Chapter 3 Committee on Children with Disabilities since 2007, and has been a Chapter member for 20 years.

Sophia Jan, MD, MSHP, FAAP is the Chief of General Pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center and Medical Director of Northwell Health’s Health Homes Serving Children Case Management Program. Her research examines health outcomes and variations in care as adolescents and young adults with chronic conditions, particularly those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, transition from pediatric to adult healthcare systems. Prior to joining Northwell Health, Dr. Jan spent 8 years at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she founded and became the medical director of a multidisciplinary consult service helping pediatric patients navigate and transition to adult care.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jessica Geslani at

Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies:
Preventing Prematurity at the Well Child Visit

Presented by: New York State American Academy of Pediatrics (NYS AAP) – Chapters 1, 2 & 3
In Collaboration With: NYS Academy of Family Physicians
Time: 1 Hour (View on Demand)
Tuition: No charge and CME available for NYS AAP Chapter members.

     This 1 hour, pre-recorded webinar describes the IMPLICIT Toolkit – a simple tool to help facilitate screening for maternal depression, tobacco use, multivitamin/folic acid intake, and family planning (interconceptional care).  CME is available for members of the NYS AAP – Chapters 1, 2 & 3 at no charge.


At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the impact of maternal depression and tobacco use on the entire family and the positive impact that preventative screening has.
    1. Describe the IMPLICIT model of interconception care and its practical implementation in a primary care office.
  1. Describe how integrating the Implicit Tool into Pediatric Primary Care improves their work in Value Based/Pay for Performance Health Care Service Delivery System.


Scott Hartman, MD, FAAFP is a family physician with extensive maternity care expensive who practices for the University of Rochester Medical Center Primary Care Network and is also faculty the center’s Family Medicine Residency program. He currently serves on the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission of Health of the Public and Science and is the Chair of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians Public Health Commission. He additionally serves on the Leadership Council of the IMPLICIT Network, and he has helped administer March of Dimes grants focused on the implementation of interconception care programs in Monroe County. His work in community health and health advocacy has primarily focused on health equity and health disparities in maternal-child health.

Jack Levine, MD, FAAP is a general pediatrician with subspecialty certification in developmental behavioral pediatrics. He has been a general pediatrician for over 25 years in Queens, New York. He is a member of the Department of Pediatrics at Nassau University Medical Center and the Director of the Center for Autism. Dr. Levine is the chair of NYS AAP – Chapter 2 Committee on Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, a member of the State Early Childhood Development Committee and a member of the executive committee of the National AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Levine is a member of the advisory board for the Postpartum Resource Center of New York and a member of the Nassau County Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) Task Force.

Elie Ward, MSW is the Director of Policy, Advocacy & External Relations for Chapters 1, 2 & 3 of the New York State American Academy of Pediatrics (NYS AAP). She is responsible for all legislative and policy work on behalf of more than 5,000 pediatricians across the state. She is the NYS AAP’s primary legislative liaison and also plays a key role in nurturing relationships with state and city agencies and the Mayors’ and Governor’s office in the areas of children’s health and well-being. Ms. Ward has participated in NYS’s Medicaid Reform Work Group, the State’s VBP Roadmap, the Children’s VBP Work Group, the Maternity Clinical Advisory Group (CAG), the Children’s Behavioral Health MRT Work Group and many other task forces and work groups focusing on children and family issues. Ms. Ward is also responsible for developing and maintaining external relationships for the NYS AAP with city, county, state and national public and private organizations working with and for children and families.

SUPPORTED BY: This program is supported by a generous grant from the March of Dimes New York State.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT:     This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of the Westchester Academy of Medicine (WAM) and the NYS American Academy of Pediatrics Chapter 3. WAM is accredited by MSSNY to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

The Westchester Academy of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The Westchester Academy of Medicine and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) relies upon planners and faculty participants in its CME activities to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias. In this spirit and in accordance with the guidelines of MSSNY and the ACCME, anyone with the potential to control the content of a CME activity are expected to disclose the existence of any relevant financial interest or other relationship the faculty member (spouse or partner) or provider has with the manufacturer of any commercial product discussed in an educational presentation.

The planners and faculty participants do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Contact Jessica Geslani at

AAP District II has endorsed a webinar on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.  The webinar with the links to their presentation and supplements are below.  Look for more in the near future.

  • July, 2018 – “A Disability by Any Other Name: Why Children with Fetal Alcohol Neurodevelopmental Disorder Have Not Been Diagnosed and Treated (and what you can do about it)”
    Presenter: Douglas Waite, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician’s Approach in Addressing Teens Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is excited to announce that the recording of an important webinar is now available.  The webinar is called:
“Patient-Centered Contraceptive Counseling: A Shared Decision Making Approach”

This engaging and informative webinar focuses on strategies for effective contraceptive counseling.  The webinar, which was presented live in June, 2016, was facilitated by Dr. Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS, and sponsored by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Click here for the link to the webinar, to which you will be taken after a short survey.

For more information about Dr. Dehlendorf see below:
Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS
Associate Professor in Residence
Director, Program in Woman-Centered Contraception
Departments of Family & Community Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, and Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of California, San Francisco

The Effectively Engaging Families: How Motivational Interviewing can be used to Improve Asthma Management with Patients and their Families webinar  was presented by the AAP Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma, Allergy and Anaphylaxis (MHCCPAAA).  If you were able to join us for the live event, we hope you found the webinar valuable.  The webinar recording and presentation slides are now available on the MHCCPAAA program webpage.

Educational Video: An Overview of Alternative Payment Models

The American Academy of Pediatrics Practice Excellence (APEX) is hosting a four part webinar series focused on Alternative Payment Models.  This webinar series will be focused on payment transformation in the medical home.  The following topics will be presented:

  1. An Overview of Alternative Payment Models
  2. Contracting with Provider ACOs, Integrated Delivery Systems and IPAs
  3. Value Based Contracting with payers
  4. How to prepare your practice for implementing Alternative Payment Models

To view our most recent webinar, please click An Overview of Alternative Payment Models.  To view and register for upcoming webinars, please go to Practice Excellence webinars.  Our webinar recordings will be available CC in Spanish.

Educational Video: Occupational Therapy in Early Childhood: A Guide for Pediatricians and Caregivers

SUNY Downstate occupational therapy students Moriah Carroll, Jamie Turkell, and Molly Wagman, as part of their curriculum, have produced a short educational video for pediatricians about occupational therapy services in early childhood.  They have collaborated with Dr. Harris Huberman, a developmental pediatrician and the Division Chief of Child Development and Developmental Disabilities at SUNY Downstate to ensure that the content of the video is relevant and beneficial to the education of pediatricians.

The video is being distributed to pediatric residency programs in New York State, early intervention agencies, and the NYC Department of Health. The video contains a wealth of information to increase awareness and knowledge of the role that occupational therapists play in early childhood development, which in turn can benefit families and children in need of services. Furthermore, it provides information to help guide pediatricians in the referral process.

You can view the link to the video on either the American Occupational Therapy Association website, or via