A message from Dr. Sally Goza, AAP President

Dear Colleagues,

Today, the Academy is launching a new virtual community for all of us to connect directly with one another about everything related to the novel coronavirus, from the impact on your practice to PPE to telehealth.

We have heard from many of you these past two weeks with questions and ideas about how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. As physicians, we are challenged by having to sort through too much information from many sources but not the right information we may need at the right time.  We are trying to respond appropriately and adapt while there is unprecedented strain on our pediatric workforce.

Our new discussion board will facilitate direct peer-to-peer engagement, and I look forward to participating myself. Share your questions, helpful tips, practice pearls, clinical conundrums or just offer support and encouragement for all of us. In the discussion board you will find:

  • Different topics, including: clinical care, diagnosis, PPE, practice management/payment, and telehealth
  •  A resource library to upload helpful resources you’ve come across that could help your colleagues

Please take a moment to log in and add your voice to this community. And let us know how it’s working and what might be missing. Our goal is always to provide you with what you need most in this time of crisis, and we welcome your feedback.

Tomorrow is National Doctors’ Day. In the midst of a global health pandemic, there could not be a more meaningful moment to recognize the doctors and medical professionals who are risking their lives to keep their patients and communities healthy. Happy #NationalDoctorsDay, and thank you for all you do!

We’re all in this together.


Sally Goza, MD, FAAP