NYU Langone Medical Center Hosts AAP Visiting Lectureship Program

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Newswise — NEW YORK – October 3, 2012 – NYU Langone Medical Center is pleased to announce the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Visiting Lectureship Program on October 3, 2012. The program will begin with opening remarks by Thomas Farley, MD, MPH Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The program will also host guest speaker, Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH, FAAP from the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Winickoff is a practicing pediatrician, a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Winickoff has made significant contributions to reducing children's exposure to secondhand smoke through the development of the Clinical and Community Effort against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE) program.

Nationally, an estimated 53.6% of young children (aged 3–11 years) are exposed to secondhand smoke daily. Children exposed to secondhand smoke experience more frequent and severe cases of ear infections, respiratory infections and asthma attacks. The roles of childcare providers are key to educating parents on the effects of secondhand smoke and preventing further exposure.

The Visiting Lectureship Program will begin at 8:00 AM with opening remarks by Dr. Farley. The program will also hold workshops, lectures and panel discussions from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It will be located at the NYU Langone Medical Center Faculty Dining Room – Smilow Lower Lobby, 550 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

WHO: NYU Langone Medical Center Pediatric staff
WHAT: AAP Visiting Lectureship Program with guest Dr. Jonathan Winickoff
WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
WHERE: 550 1st Ave, Faculty Dining Room - Smilow Lower Lobby, New York, NY 10016

For more information on the Visiting Lectureship Program on October 3, please contact Lorinda Klein, 212.404.3533 or Diana Zraik at Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Program at 646-501-2529 or diana.zraik@nyumc.org.

About NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one on the nation’s premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; Hassenfeld Pediatric Center, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children’s health services; and the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the world’s first university-affiliated facility devoted entirely to rehabilitation medicine– plus NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center’s tri-fold mission to serve, teach and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.NYULMC.org.

The Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Program (MTCP) is a grant-funded program through the New York State Department of Health Tobacco Control Program. Housed at NYU Langone Medical Center, Department of Population Health, MTCP assists partnering health care organizations to develop and implement tailored systems that prompt clinicians to routinely ask every patient about tobacco use, advise smokers to quit, and assist smokers in their quit attempt through referral resources, and pharmacotherapy.


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