American College of Pediatricians

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) is a medical association of pediatricians and other pediatric healthcare professionals in the United States. The College was founded in 2002 by a group of pediatricians, including former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Dr. Joseph Zanga, concerned about the AAP's stances on a number of issues. [1] The College produces policy statements on child development to assist parents and to influence society in the endeavor of childrearing.[2] The American College of Pediatricians also provides continuing medical education to physicians.

Objectives of the College


Issue positions

The positions taken by the American College of Pediatricians are socially conservative. These positions include:

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