SPUC Newsletter

Fall/Winter 2019 Issue

President's Message

DiasBy Magna Chang Dias, MD
SPUC President

It is hard to believe 2020 is fast approaching.  It seems like yesterday we were together in Fort Worth.  Sincere thanks to everyone who attended, spoke, and planned the annual SPUC 2019 conference in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Cook Children’s Medical Center is a beautiful hospital. Dr. Parul Martin and her team members were wonderful hosts. The conference included great talks on innovations in urgent care as well as hands on simulations and workshops.  It was also a great opportunity to hear about research that is going on in urgent care with over 18 posters which were presented. 



Antimicrobial Stewardship – Study Results Coming Soon!

ABoveruseWe cannot wait to share results of the SPUC collaborative study  on Antimicrobial Stewardship!  Results will be presented January 9, 2020. 

In addition, get ready for round two of the study!  Join us in January for a free webinar to learn more about ways you can improve antibiotic stewardship in pediatric urgent care and earn MOC!


OUCH 2017

Results Posted in the Member Section of the SPUC Website

OUCH 2017



The OUCH database continues to grow and is the only one of its kind characterizing pediatric urgent care.   Please share your group’s data with the current OUCH survey in progress.  Contact Amanda Montalbano, MD, MPH at [email protected] for more information so that you can be included!”

Amanda Montalbano, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director of Scholarly Activities | Division of Urgent Care
Medical Director | Patient & Family Engagement
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
UMKC School of Medicine | KU School of Medicine
[email protected]



AAP Introduces the Provisional Section on Urgent Care Medicine (SOCUM)

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The American Academy of Pediatrics welcomed the inaugural meeting of the Provisional Section on Urgent Care Medicine at the 2019 AAP National Convention and Exhibition (AAP NCE) in New Orleans this past October.




Pediatric Urgent Care Fellowship Core Competencies

The fellowship in pediatric urgent care medicine is a one-year fellowship designed to provide additional clinical, academic, administrative, and teaching experience for a general pediatrician who desires to provide high-quality patient care in the urgent care or emergency department setting. 

In addition to the requirements for general pediatrics board certification set forth by the American Board of Pediatrics, fellows will be expected to meet the core competencies of Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, and Systems-Based Practice, as related to the field of pediatric urgent care medicine.


Michael Moran Scholar Award

Mike MoranThe Michael Moran Scholar Award is an annual award given to a pediatric resident or fellow training in the field of pediatric urgent care (MD/DO, NP, PA) with the goal of enhancing clinical research in pediatric urgent care.  The scholarship will provide travel expenses and conference fee for the fall SPUC CME conference of the submission year.




Other Conferences


PUCC 2020

Pediatric Urgent Care Conference
February 5-7, 2020
Los Angeles, CA





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2020 Annual Conference

Save the Dates for SPUC's
Sixth Annual Conference!

October 14-17
Nashville, TN



SPUC 2019

Thank you all who contributed to the SPUC 2019 conference at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Sept 26 - 29.  Your participation and presence made this conference a great success. A special thanks to the 2019 Program Planning Committee and faculty and staff at Cook Children’s Medical Center, our wonderful 2019 conference host.





Poster winnersCongratulations to our 2019 p oster presenters.  The walk around poster reception was a conference highlight. Thank you for sharing you work with attendees. 

Our top five Abstract Award recipients had a chance to share their work in depth during a well attended lunch podium presentation session.





Join SPUC experts for free lunchtime webinars and earn CME!

Join SPUC and CHW for weekly webinars designed to equip providers with knowledge of best practices for common Pediatric Urgent Care conditions.  


Nurses corner

Making Inroads Toward Nursing Perspectives

We would like to welcome you to an exciting new opportunity within SPUC, a section devoted specifically to our nursing colleagues.  As pediatric urgent cares become a growing mainstay on the healthcare landscape, we hope to more clearly define our role as nurses in that environment.




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Magna Dias, MD
Nivedita Krishnan MD
Jennifer Johnson, MD, FAAP
Emily Montgomery, MD
Dana Whalen
Carolyn Moffatt

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