SPUC Newsletter

Winter 2017 Issue

President's Message

Looking Ahead

Keith Tansey, MD, PhDBy Magna Dias, MD

I hope our SPUC family has survived the worst of winter.  This dangerous flu season has likely affected you, your colleagues and family.  Like most of you, I am ready for spring.

SPUC is planning ahead, getting ready for our 2018 Annual Conference in sunny Orlando, Florida. The meeting will kick off with our leadership summit on



Newly Elected!

Welcome New Board Members!

Tiffany Addington, MD and Theresa Guins, MD are the latest addtions to the SPUC Board of Directors. Welcome them!



Ouch Survey Results Coming Soon

Ouch SurveyOUCH 2016 data has been collected and is being analyzed. The results will be presented at the upcoming PUCC in Orlando. There will be an opportunity for SPUC members to make suggestions of what they would like to see on the next OUCH survey.

QI efforts in a multi-institutional fashion are not coming together as expected.  We may try a different approach with a "plug and play" QI project for each individual site to run and then collate data on the back end.

More urgent care research has been accepted to the 2018 Pediatric Academic Society meeting this May in Toronto. Therese Canares will be presenting her work in fee for service versus capitated patients outpatient healthcare utilization.   More information will be available at the SPUC Conference next fall.


Opportunities Available

Academic Urgent Care Fellowships

Children's NationalAs the field of pediatric "urgentology" continues to grow, you may have noticed that there are one-year fellowships popping up around the country.  SPUC members have been the pioneers in developing such fellowships currently in existence--programs at PM Pediatrics headed by Eric Weinberg and at Emory led by Amy Pattishall.  Here's another SPUC


News Feature

Update from Ireland:
Building a Pediatric Urgent Care Center from the Ground Up

Plans and construction for Ireland’s first Pediatric Urgent Care center continue at full speed.

You may recall previous SPUC features on the plans in Ireland and Dr. Ciara Martin, whom we met when she attended SPUC’s conference in Seattle last fall. SPUC Past President Peg Orcutt-Tuddenham later visited Dr. Martin in Ireland where she spoke


Events of Interest

Upcoming Conferences

PUCC Conference

March 21-23, 2018
The Pediatric Urgent Care Conference
Caribe Royale, Orlando, FL

UCAOA Convention

May 6-9, 2018
Evolution 2.0
2018 UCAOA Urgent Care Convention & Expo

Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV


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Call for Abstracts
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We are excited to announce the 2018 Annual Conference for SPUC. This year’s meeting will be hosted by Nemours Children’s Hospital, October 5-7.  The meeting will open with a Precourse Leadership Summit held at the nearby Resident’s Inn on Thursday, October 4th.  Nemours Children’s Hospital is hosting the meetings and workshops as well as providing an opportunity



We invite you to support the Society for Pediatric Urgent Care's 3rd Annual Conference in Orlando. There will be opportunities to exhibit and/or advertise. You may also partner with SPUC in 2018 through sponsorship and educational grants.

For more information, please contact Dana Gibson, Director of Corporate and Educational Support

Dana Gibson
Director of Corporate & Educational Support
Telephone 804.338.6958
Fax 804.282.0090




Educational Opportunity

Immersive Simulation Course

APLS Course


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Jennifer Johnson, MD, FAAP
Emily Montgomery, MD
Dana Whalen

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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Reading recommendations for Pediatric Urgent Care Providers




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Members in the News…

Let us know what’s new and exciting at your Pediatric Urgent Care.  Please submit any articles, updates, awards, and members in the news information to carolyn@urgentcarepeds.org  

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AAP Subcommittee on Urgent Care Updates

We encourage anyone who is an AAP member to join this subcommittee and help support the developing field that is "pediatric urgentology". Becoming an AAP member within this subcommittee is another great way to get involved!