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.
Leann DiDomenico McAllister, Executive Director
Nevada Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Nevada Legislature Update
Vaccinations hot topic at December Health Care Committee Meeting
Chapter ED Pro-Vaccine Statement at Meeting
A few days before the December 11 Health Care Committee meetings, the Nevada Legislature posted an agenda that included Immunize Nevada Executive Director Heidi Parker. Ms. Parker asked the Nevada AAP and other allies to join her at the December 11 meeting to show support. Nevada AAP Executive Director Leann McAllister made
a public comment (
you can watch the replay here -- Ms. McAllister starts at point 24:53). Thank you to the Chapter members who sent words of support and helpful input for the public statement.
The next monthly Nevada Legislature Health Care Committee meeting is January 15 at 9 am with locations in both Carson City and Las Vegas. Items on the
published agenda include maternal mortality,universal screening of pregnant women for illicit substances, and addressing childhood obesity. If you cannot attend in person,
meetings are also streamed live online or you can watch the replay at a later date.
Diversity and Inclusion Champion
Chapter Member needed to lead efforts to promote nurturing, inclusive environments and to actively opposing intolerance, bigotry, bias, and discrimination in Nevada.
For Physicians -- LAS VEGAS and ONLINE -- Nevada AAP Chapter Members Jeff Yu, MD and Josue Diaz-Frias, MD invite you to attend UNLV Pediatric Grand Rounds Friday, 1/10/2020, in the 2040 W Charleston Building Classroom 519 from 12-1PM.
Springs Preserve, 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas
For Families -- Las Vegas/Henderson -- Second Sunday of Every Month -- Bring water, comfortable shoes, and sunblock. (Oct - May @ Springs Preserve; June - Sept @ Mount Charleston Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway)
10 - 11 AM
Springs Preserve, 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas (Meet in the Parking Lot near the Main Entrance at 10 am and we'll walk in together)
THIS MONTH: Chapter President Pam Greenspon, MD, FAAP will give a brief, kid-friendly talk called Stop Vaping Now! Why e-cigarette use is never safe around kids and teens.
Click on the image for a downloadable flyer to share with your patients.
Scholarship application deadline is January 15, 2020. The candidate selected will be notified by January 20 to enable the candidate to take advantage of discounts offered for Early Bird Registration which closes on January 31, 2020.
Physician section of our website to learn more and download an application.
Members! Do you have an idea for a project that can advance the health of all children in your community?
The most recent CATCH grant cycle from national AAP is underway.
Each year The CATCH Planning, Implementation, and Resident Grants are administered by the AAP CATCH Program and are made possible through the support of Pfizer Inc, National Dairy Council, and Magic Pebble Foundation, with additional support from individual donations through the AAP Friends of Children Fund.
CATCH projects are led by a pediatrician or pediatric resident and focuses on building strong community partnerships. Projects must serves those who are underserved/experience health disparities and provide access to services that lead to optimal child health and well-being.
At the end of the survey, you'll have a chance to enter your name to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
Meningitis B Action Project Survey
The Meningitis B Action Project is an independent educational initiative by two mothers who each lost a daughter to Meningitis B. The Project works to educate students and parents about the need for two types of meningitis vaccines – MenACWY and MenB – to be fully vaccinated against meningococcal disease, and to encourage healthcare providers to discuss both vaccines with their patients.
The Meningitis B Action Project is conducting a brief survey of healthcare providers to assess how the Meningitis B vaccine is being discussed and used in clinical practice. This survey is for providers who are and who are not routinely recommending the MenB vaccine. All questions are multiple choice and answers are anonymous. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Your answers are critical to help policymakers, researchers and advocates better understand the practical applications of current Meningitis B vaccination recommendations.