YOUR MEMBER NEWS & UPDATES

Break the Cycle Kick-off!
NJCCAP is proud to have kicked off the first regional Break the Cycle event at the Summit Area YMCA on May 6. It was a tremendously successful event with Dr. Andrés Martin and a full room of energetic spin cyclists. Thank you to all who donated, participated, and helped to organize. In particular I'd like to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of Drs. Debra Koss, Wil Yeung, and Anne Frederickson for the incredible amount of work and energy they put into all the logistical details, including marketing and sponsorships. My wife thanks you for getting me to exercise.

It's not too late to get involved with Break the Cycle. Read all about our efforts to break the cycle of children's mental illness and make a donation at https://goo.gl/vbpdnd. As part of NJCCAP's regional efforts we are encouraging our members to make a presentation this fall at a child serving organization or school. Let us know if you are interested in presenting in your community. We have a PowerPoint presentation already prepared or you can develop your own.

Last month, child and adolescent psychiatrists from around the nation participated in AACAP's Legislative Conference. With all the confusion and uncertainty regarding healthcare, it's a critical time to be involved.
 
Take a moment to check out our website at njccap.com. Contact us if you would like to post meeting, office, or job announcements as a free member benefit!

As always, feedback and suggestions are welcome: kaiping_wang@yahoo.com.

All the best,
Kai-ping
NJCCAP President
 
Events
NJCCAP Fourth Annual Summer Family Event
African Adventure
NJCCAP Fourth Annual Summer Family Event
Sunday, July 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location:  Turtle Back Zoo 
Bring your family and meet your colleagues for an all-ages fun day at the zoo

Fall CME Dinner Meeting
On The Border

Fall CME Dinner Meeting
Includes a presentation by Professional Risk Management Services
Wednesday evening, September 13, 2017
Location:  On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina51 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Regeneration, the one-woman show 
of AACAP Member Nancy Rappaport

Regeneration, the one-woman show of AACAP Member Nancy Rappaport
Monday, October 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m. (first two shows sold out) 
Location:  The United Solo Theater Festival, West 42nd Street, New York, NY
Dr. Rappaport shares her ordeal with breast cancer. For more information, a video trailer, and tickets click here.

Break the Cycle Logo
8/17 - 10/23/2017

Children's mental illnesses are REAL, COMMON, and TREATABLE. Yet today in the United States, this vulnerable population is caught in a vicious cycle of limited access to care, delayed treatment, and worsening illnesses.

Break the Cycle is an effort to raise awareness and support to fund new research initiatives, increase the number of child and adolescent psychiatrists, and help ensure that children suffering in silence get the treatment they need.  Read all about NJCCAP's efforts to Break the Cycle of children's mental illness and make a donation at https://goo.gl/vbpdnd.

Andrés Martin, MD, MPH, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and prominent member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), is leading this cross-country bike ride (route) from Washington state to Washington, DC, starting in the summer of 2017, to raise awareness of these challenges faced by children with mental illnesses. 
Members in the News
Lorraine Chiorazzi, MD and Charles Wuhl, MD 
Drs. Lorraine Chiorazzi and Charles Wuhl have represented the Child Study Group of Bergen County, and for 16 years have periodically held meetings of interest to child and adolescent psychiatrists. If you would like to be on our list, please send your email information to chiorazzz@gmail.com.
 
Advocacy
Policy Statement on Marijuana Policy Statement on Marijuana:  In addition to the growing trend toward legalization of marijuana, there has been a decrease in perception of harm associated with use as well as an increase in marijuana use. These trends are . . . (more)

Prior Authorization and Utilization Management Reform Principles

Prior Authorization and Utilization Management Reform Principles: A planned course of treatment is the result of thoughtful deliberation and collaboration between patient and physician. Yet patients and physicians often face significant barriers to implementing evidence-based, patient-centered care. Utilization management programs . . . (more)