Focus on your patients and family
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The American Board of Pediatrics: Certifying excellence in pediatrics for a healthier tomorrow
Dear Colleagues, 
The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) thanks each and every pediatrician for the exceptional commitment to caring for children during the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that these are truly unprecedented times and want to do everything we can to allow you to focus on what is most important: your patients and your families. Our commitment is that no pediatrician will lose their ABP certification because of the extraordinary patient care pressures associated with this pandemic.   
Pediatricians across the country are learning about COVID-19, applying what they learned to their practice setting, and adapting their approach to better care for patients at an unprecedented rate. The ABP will recognize diplomates for these contributions through the MOC program. No action is required on your part. Additionally, if you are unable to participate in MOC activities or MOCA-Peds because of the demands of this pandemic, it will not jeopardize your certificate or your ability to re-enroll in MOC when your cycle is due for renewal. 
I thank you again for the incredible commitment to our profession and to the children under your care. The extraordinary dedication, service, and courage on display by board-certified pediatricians during this crisis are in the highest and best traditions of our profession. Our intent is to support you in a shared mission of protecting the health of children during a global crisis. We will communicate regularly as this crisis evolves. 
David G. Nichols, MD, MBA 
President and CEO