Updates, Events, & Opportunities
Friday, 28 February 2020 | Issue 17
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
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UPDATES
Census Blog Post
Special thanks to Nevada AAP Immediate Past President Betsy Huang, MD, FAAP on her recent blog post on the importance of counting every child in the 2020 US Census .

From the post : As pediatricians, it is our job to care for children and their families. We have to help educate our patients, our colleagues, and the community at large at the importance of an accurate count of the census

Have something to say? Nevada AAP Chapter Members are encouraged to contact Executive Director Leann McAllister at LDMcAllister@AAP.net with your idea for a blog post.
Nevada AAP Supports AAP Federal Advocacy
The Nevada AAP joined colleagues at AAP and fellow chapters to sign onto two critical advocacy letters to protect sleeping infants.
Joint comment letter in support of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) proposal on Infant Sleep Products that would remove dangerous products from the market.
Sign-on letter urging the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to remove dangerous crib bumpers from the market. This letter was submitted for the record of the CPSC’s Crib Bumper Forum. 
Complete Calendar and Details at NevadaAAP.org/calendar .

Mon Mar 2nd
Mental Health Crisis Holds -- Free CME
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
Renown Regional Medical Center – Mack Auditorium

Wed Mar 4th
FREE CME -- SVT in Children: Mechanisms and Management
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
Renown Regional Medical Center – Mack Auditorium

Wed Mar 4th
Family Health Festival -- For Families -- FREE
3:30 PM- 6:30 PM
1090 Bresson Ave, Reno, NV

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

Fri Mar 13th
Project ECHO -- Complex Pediatrics -- For Physicians -- FREE
Noon - 1:00 PM
Webinar

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

Sat Mar 28th
Physician Impact on the Happiness of Critically Ill Children in Nevada FREE 2 CME
8:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Optum/UnitedHealth Group, 2716 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV

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

Fri May 1st
BabyFest Immunizations & Health Fair Free for Families
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

OPPORTUNITIES
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
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AAP STAR Center Website
The AAP Screening Technical Assistance & Resource Center ( STAR Center ) helps pediatricians learn about the process for identifying and managing maternal depression, developmental concerns, and social determinants of health and the importance of family-centered patient care. Visit the Screening Time website and practice having effective, family-centered conversations through simulations or learn more about the early childhood screening process while participating in a free CME/MOC Part 2 training. Contact screening@aap.org with any questions.
The Conversations About Care Podcast, created by AAP Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight in partnership with Bright Futures, highlights pragmatic and lively conversations between health care providers about important themes. They identify practical, practice related strategies associated with healthy childhood weight and share resources to support patient-centered care within the changing landscape of medicine and social norms.
New Episode!
Conversations About Care
In this conversation Sandy is joined by Natalie Muth, MD, FAAP, a dual-board certified pediatrician, registered dietitian, obesity medicine physician and a lead author of the AAP policy titled "Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents". Dr. Muth is also the current Chair of the AAP Section on Obesity. Sandy and Natalie discuss current recommendations and strategies for addressing sugary drink consumption with families in a primary care setting. They also discuss national policy and advocacy recommendations that are on the horizon.

To listen, visit the podcast webpage https://ihcw.aap.org/Pages/Podcast.aspx .