SPUC Newsletter

Winter 2021

President's Message

Dr. Hogencamp

Toni Clare Hogencamp MD

While many of us were anxious to leave 2020 behind, I wanted to reflect on some silver linings and positive change driven by the global pandemic.  

Telemedicine utilization accelerated at light speed, being adopted by providers and patients alike.  We have witnessed science being challenged, and we have watched it prevail.  We have seen global collaboration for the development and distribution of vaccines to the world. 



Thank You, Dr. Dias!

Dr. Dias

Magna Dias MD

The leadership and members of the Society for Pediatric Urgent Care extend a deeply appreciative and enthusiastic thank you to Magna Dias MD who, since 2017, has been our influential and highly effective President of the Board of Directors.  Leading with her warm and inclusive personality, she increased membership by 18%. 



Applications Now Open for Editor/Co-Editor, SPUC Newsletter

EditorAfter many years of leading SPUC’s Communications Committee as Editors of SPUC’s newsletter, Emily Montgomery MD and Jennifer Johnson MD FAAP will refocus their energies in support of the society.  This creates a rare opportunity for those in the pediatric urgent care field to lend their expertise and creativity as Editor and/or Co-Editor. 


Mike Moran Scholar Award

Mike MoranThe Mike Moran Scholar Award is presented annually to a pediatric resident or fellow in training in the field of pediatric urgent care (MD/DO, NP, PA), with the goal of enhancing clinical research in pediatric urgent care.  
Mike Moran MD was a founding member of Society for Pediatric Urgent Care.



Pediatric Urgent Care Fellowships

The rapid growth of urgent care and proliferation of pediatric specific urgent care centers over the past several years has created a growing need for providers trained in this developing pediatric specialty.

Academic urgent care fellowships join the growing ranks of one-year fellowship programs. Currently, four pediatric urgent care (PUC) physician fellowships exist at children's hospitals in the US and an additional four are in development.



Research Corner


Thank you to all who tuned in to get a ‘hot off the presses’ look at OUCH 2019 data and early Covid-19 effects on Pediatric Urgent Care.  We look forward to publishing an infographic of the 2019 data in early 2021, to be posted on the website for all SPUC members.  We are continuing to finalize contracts to get the staffing and salary information.



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7th Annual Conference

Save the Dates for SPUC's
Seventh Annual Conference!

September 15-17, 2021


A Summary of SPUC's 6th Annual Conference

Dr. John

Susan O. John MD

Thank you to everyone who joined us for SPUC’s 6th Annual Conference!  As with so many things in 2020, we were forced to pivot and change to a virtual format for our conference this year.

The virtual conference spanned two days with access to all the lectures made available to attendees even after the live conference dates. 




Thank you! SPUC 2020

Thank you

Thank you to all who contrubuted to SPUC's 6th Annual Conference. Your participation and presence made this conference a great success.

Special thanks to SOLV, our progressive and valuable Exhibitor who pivoted with us to virtual format.




Congratulations to Our Abstract Winners!

Read the winning abstracts from SPUC's 6th Annual Conference.




Members! How to Claim Complimentary CME for Archived Weekly Webinars

In addition to the live Weekly Webinar series, SPUC Members also have the benefit of logging into the Members section and watching any 2021 enduring material topic at any time that fits your schedule.

  1. Log into the Member section. A password reminder button is included on that page.
  2. Select the bullet point titled Archived Weekly Webinars.
  3. Select a month in 2021 for a list of the webinar topics already posted.
  4. Click the title of the webinar to watch the recorded video.
  5. After watching the video, click the link next to 'Claim CME for enduring material' to take the survey.
  6. Score 60% or higher on the post-webinar survey, then cut and paste the link at the end of the quiz to be directed to the MCW CME page.
  7. Click the green bar called REGISTER/TAKE COURSE.
  8. Log into your MCW Ethos account (first-time users will create an account) for CME credit.

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Jennifer Johnson MD FAAP
Emily Montgomery MD

Welcome New Members


SPUC is pleased to announce the following new members who will add strength, expertise and vitality to our association.
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