Updates, Events, & Opportunities
Friday, 6 March 2020 | Issue 18
Dear Chapter Members,

These emails are for Chapter members to stay on top of updates, events, and other opportunities. Send your feedback on this and other Chapter activities to me at LDMcAllister@AAP.net .

Be well,
Leann DiDomenico McAllister, Executive Director
Nevada Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Released on February 28, read the AAP News article, " AAP offers response and updates for members on COVID-19 "
AAP Responds to COVID-19
Ann-Christine Nyquist, MD, FAAP, a member of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, offers the following guidance:
  • Keep children out of the health care system if it’s not necessary.
  • Provide parents with succinct messages. See the HealthyChildren.org article authored by H. Cody Meissner, M.D., FAAP, for examples.
  • Community pediatricians should work in collaboration with hospitals and health systems on their local response.
  • AAP chapters should work with local and state health departments in partnership to inform community and state-specific responses.
  • Community-based pediatricians should review infection-control measures. Stress that individuals should stay at home if they’re sick.
  • Hospitals should prepare for surges.
HR 2339 Passes to Protect Kids
Nevada AAP joined fellow leading Nevada advocates to urge Nevada Congressional Representatives to support H.R.2339 - Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019 which passed the House on Feb 28.

The U.S. House of Representatives took an important step forward for children's health by passing the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act. Pediatricians call on the U.S. Senate to immediately follow suit.

Complete Calendar and Details at NevadaAAP.org/calendar .

Sun Mar 8th
FREE Walk with a Doc -- KIDS TIME
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Springs Preserve, 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

Mon Mar 9th
Renown Pediatric Grand Rounds
8:00 AM- 9:00 AM
Mack Auditorium, Renown Regional, 1155 Mill ST., Reno, NV

Fri Mar 13th
Project ECHO -- Complex Pediatrics
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

Tue Mar 17th
Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and Section 504
1:30 PM- 2:00 PM

Sat Mar 28th
Physician Impact on the Happiness of Critically Ill Children in Nevada
8:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Optum/UnitedHealth Group, 2716 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV

Tue Apr 21st
Board Meeting
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Fri May 1st
Southern Nevada BabyFest Immunizations & Health Fair
11:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Southern Nevada Health District, 280 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

Sat Oct 24th
Nevada AAP Annual Meeting
8:30 AM- 4:00 PM
M Resort Spa Casino, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Henderson, NV
Responsibilities of an E-cigarette Chapter Champion

  • Attend an in-person training on July 12-13, 2020 at AAP Headquarters to learn clinical and advocacy approaches to address e-cigarette use with youth and families.
  • During this training, you will be guided through the process of building a Chapter-level Action Plan of educational and advocacy activities that can be implemented in your Chapter over a period of 1 year
  • Based on the activities detailed in the Action Plan, lead education sessions and communication activities in your chapter, with ongoing support and technical assistance from AAP staff and peer support from other Chapter Champions
  • Serve as the main point of contact to promote e-cigarette prevention and addiction support activities
  • Network with stakeholders, such as schools and state health departments, to disseminate the AAP e-cigarette curriculum content, share resources, and exchange best practices related to youth e-cigarette use prevention and addiction support
  • Participate in quarterly virtual meetings with AAP National Staff
  • Report to AAP staff on activity progress via an annual report, template provided by AAP staff AAP Staff Contact
 E-cigarette Chapter Champion
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) aims to identify one pediatric “Champion” in each chapter to lead local advocacy and educational initiatives related to youth e-cigarette prevention and addiction support.

Candidates for this volunteer effort will be selected by Chapter leadership and make an initial commitment of 12 months, with the option every 2 years to continue in this role.

Benefits of being an E-cigarette Chapter Champion
  • Be among the first to have access to the Academy’s new evidence-based e-cigarette curriculum during an in-person training at AAP Headquarters, where Champions will earn MOC Part 2 and/or CME credit (pending approval) for participation
  • Participate in a hands-on media and communications training that prepares Champions for interviews with local and regional media outlets, writing of letters, blogs and op-eds, and social media posts
  • With the help of AAP staff, identify sustainable strategies to engage chapter members in activities to address the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use

To apply, please send CV and letter of interest to LDMcAllister@AAP.net by March 20
Call for Speakers, Posters and Exhibitors is happening now for our Annual Meeting on October 24, 2020 at the M Resort titled Pediatric Update: What We Envision for Children