2017 is a big year for the specialty of Med-Peds as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary.  As celebrate our many accomplishments over the past 50 years and plan for the upcoming 50 years, this is the MPPDA’s central hub for your 50th Anniversary information.  Please check back here for updates on MPPDA’s celebration of the 50th anniversary.

CELEBRATING 50 years of Med-Peds

As many of you know, we will all join together as one large Med-Peds family in Chicago during the AAP conference, and we hope to see you all there!!!!!

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

2017 Annual Meeting of the National Med-Peds Resident Association
Location: University of Chicago
Donnelly Biological Sciences Learning Center
924 E 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

  • Join the medical students and med-peds residents from around the nation as part of the 2017 Annual meeting.  The meeting includes clinical presentations, break out sessions, and a poster session highlighting the accomplishments of our med-peds junior colleagues.

Med-Peds 50th Anniversary Gala
Hosted in conjunction with NMPRA and the AAP Section on Med-Peds
Location: Zed 451
739 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Time: 6:00 PM – WHENEVER!

  • Dinner and OPEN BAR from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Featuring The Eddie Brookshire Quartet, including our very own Dr. Gary Onady
  • Dance the night away with a live DJ, dancing, and Dr. Allen Friedland Emcee-ing the event!

Registration: $100 for Attendings (for NMPRA registration and/or Gala Dinner): LINK

Sunday, September 17th

AAP Section on Med-Peds Annual Meeting

Location: McCormick Place West, S103A (Session H2112)
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

  • Presented by Dr. Dale Newton and Dr. Niraj Sharma
  • Participants will learn about recent changes in AAP and American College of Physicians recommendations as well as other key studies affecting the practice of med-peds, how to incorporate these into practice in ways that are suited to the med-peds practitioner, and how to understand the limitations of these new findings. Participants also will learn the history and evolution of the combined practice and certification of med-peds physicians.

Supporting Letter for our 50th Anniversary

To mark the the 50th Anniversary of the specialty of Med-Peds, our sponsoring and collaborating organizations generously wrote letters of congratulations to show their support for our training pathway.  Please click the links below to review these letters.

American Board of Pediatrics

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Academy of Pediatrics

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine

Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine

American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians

Med-Peds at 50: Our History

History of Med-Peds slides from the plenary address from our national meeting in 2017 below:

50th Anniversary of Med Peds First 30 years by Dr. Dale Newton

50th Anniversary of Med-Peds Last 20 years by Dr. Allen Friedland

Legends of Med-Peds

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, let’s take a look at the leaders that have made the specialty of Med-Peds what it is today:

Gary Onady, MD, PhD
Tommy Cross, MD, MPH
Dale Newton, MD
Barbara Schuster, MD
Mary Ciccarelli, MD

Med-Peds: Our Impact over the past 50 years

Here are some highlights of the impact that we have made as a specialty to medicine and pediatrics.

Med-Peds Impact on Adult Congenital Heart Disease