A practicing physician in pediatric care and sleep medicine, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva possesses more than two decades of medical experience and serves as an associate executive director for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva and other medical professionals associated with the AAP are preparing for the AAP 2016 National Conference & Exhibition in October.
The 2016 National Conference & Exhibition invites physicians, medical students, practice managers, and other medical personnel to participate in a wide range of educational experiences. It creates an opportunity for members of the pediatric care community to network and exchange ideas while advancing their knowledge of pediatric topics. Educational highlights of the conference include the opportunity to participate in the AAP Continuing Medical Education (CME) program and the chance to earn CME and Continuing Professional Development credits.
In addition to hosting numerous educational sessions, the AAP National Conference will offer a plethora of special events and exhibit hall attractions. Exhibit hall activities include a product and medical device showcase and an AAP Resource Center that connects participants with renowned authors and editors within the pediatric community. Individuals who arrive a day early may also sign up for a series of pre-conference sessions and special events, such as the President’s Welcome Reception and a kids’ camp for children of registered attendees.
Registration prices for the conference vary according to membership with the AAP and student status, with AAP members saving 30 percent on registration fees. Early bird registration prices are also available until September 10, 2016. Additional fees apply to special education courses and workshops, and a Family Registration option allows AAP attendees to bring their families at a discounted price. However, family registrants cannot attend educational sessions.
The AAP National Conference and Exhibit will take place October 22 to October 25, 2016, in San Francisco, California. Pre-conference sessions and events will take place October 21, 2016.
Health care executive Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva is an associate executive director with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a professional organization serving 64,000 pediatricians in the United States. In his leadership role with the organization, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva oversees initiatives such as the AAP Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI).
A national program, CPTI sets out to increase the quality of advocacy and community health training during the pediatric residency. For more than 10 years, the program has trained the next generation of pediatricians to become leaders and strong voices for child health. Since 2005, CPTI has partnered with over 100 pediatric residency programs in the United States.
To advance community pediatrics, CPTI encourages residents to leave the hospital setting and practice in the community, gaining a firsthand look at the need for community health. The initiative also partners with community organizations to improve health outcomes at the local level. In addition to building a network of community advocates who will speak out on child health, CPTI stresses the importance of advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels.
Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva is an experienced medical executive and pediatric expert currently serving as the associate executive director for the American Academy of Pediatrics, a professional membership association made up of over 64,000 doctors. In this role, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva has established several new program areas at the academy, including the Department for Subspecialty Pediatrics and the Division of Innovation.
Responsibilities of the Division of Innovation at the American Academy of Pediatrics include managing grants and programs are related to the use of new technology in healthcare practice, such as tele-health. Additionally, the division works toward the academy’s mission to achieve optimal healthcare for all individuals through its many programs.
The division’s programs include several that are youth-centered, such as the Center for Children and Youth with Epilepsy, the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, and the Quality Improvement Innovation for Youth with Endocrinology Needs. Other programs include technology-focused efforts ranging from a tele-health section to practice transformation efforts to an ECHO Superhub. As a Superhub, the division works with the ECHO care management model and fosters ongoing learning throughout the physician community. Together these programs work in direct alignment and support of the academy’s mission.
The Project ECHO Model
Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva is an expert in the medical field with over three decades of experience. Currently the associate executive director for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva is responsible for duties including oversight of operations and strategy, and he founded the Department for Subspecialty Pediatrics at the organization. Recently, Dr. Sachdeva served as a panel member at an international meeting for MetaECHO.
Held in New Mexico in April 2016, the MetaECHO panel was hosted by the ECHO project and focused on the utilization of new technologies to affect health populations on a global scale. Project ECHO is an effort of the University of New Mexico and stands for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes; it is a medical and care management model with the aim of enabling doctors to provide the best possible care to their patients.
The model itself focuses on training doctors and front line clinicians to provide better care in underserved areas, and enable them to provide more specialty care services. The model uses academic facilities, known as Hubs, to accomplish this training and education. These efforts work toward goals that include enabling patients to get quality, timely care at lower costs and with improved outcomes.
DR. RAMESH SACHDEVA - AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS EXECUTIVE LEADER