Pediatric Updates, Opportunities &
FRIDAY, 25 JUNE 2021 | Issue 38
Dear Nevada AAP Members,

Before you explore this newsletter which is full of Nevada Chapter updates, member opportunities, and events, I encourage you to think about language because:

Words Matter

The AAP Board of Directors has recently approved a new document that will guide the use of language at the AAP, helping to communicate more inclusively and effectively. This document is called Words Matter, and it’s published now on along with other resources and materials related to the AAP equity agenda at

I encourage you to read this guidance, share it with your practices, and help the AAP to champion the use of inclusive language that invites everyone to the conversation.

As Dr Beers says, this guidance is not intended to be a strict set of “do’s and don’ts.” Instead, it’s meant to guide the AAP to be more intentional and aware of the words we are using, so that we can create connection and trust with all our audiences. More information about Words Matter can also be found in an AAP News article here.

Thank you for all you do to improve pediatric care in Nevada!

Be well,


Leann D. McAllister, Executive Director
Nevada Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Cell 508-685-0918
Connect with me on LinkedIn
Mob Museum Event
THANK YOU to the Nevada AAP Chapter members who attended our networking event to welcome the new UNLV pediatric residents on June 18 at The Mob Museum in Las Vegas!

Now that we are all vaccinated, it's wonderful to meet in person again! That said, it's interesting to note that Nevada AAP members voted overwhelmingly to have our Annual Meeting and CME virtual again this year. We'll have more information on that virtual event soon. In the meantime, we are also working on an in-person networking event in Reno as well as looking to bring back in-person Walk with a Doc in Las Vegas and Reno after the first of the year when kids of all ages should have access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Chapter members wanting to volunteer for any of our events are encouraged to contact Executive Director Leann D. McAllister on her cell 508-685-0918 or by email
UNLV New Resident Welcome June 2021

26 new photos added to shared album

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New Blog Post
A big thank you to Nevada AAP Secretary/Treasurer and Gun Violence Prevention Advocate Terence McAllister, MD, FAAP who worked with our Special Projects Intern Leanne Chen to produce a new blog piece on Guns in the Home. In addition to the blog post, Dr. McAllister also spoke with Nevada parents at a recent Walk with a Doc on safe gun storage at home.

The Nevada AAP Blog gives Chapter Members an opportunity to take state-wide, national, and international health news and best practices, and focus it specifically on improving pediatric healthcare in Nevada. All chapter members are welcome to contribute!

To read all our past blog pieces or to signup to receive instant notifications each time a blog post publishes, visit
Guns in the Home Q&A with Major Terence R. McAllister,...

Interview by Leanne Chen, Nevada AAP Chapter Intern from Barnard College, Columbia University

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Mask Mandate in School
Masks remain a simple but powerful tool to protect against COVID-19, especially for children too young to get the vaccine yet.

Here in Nevada, school districts have given into parents who are spreading misinformation about untrue "dangers" of wearing masks and, against AAP recommendations, are not requiring masks in school for some younger children.

The Nevada AAP applauds the Chapter members working to keep universal masks in place and offers resources to help support your efforts:

Chapter Scholarships
The Nevada AAP is excited to offer scholarships for Chapter members wanting to attend two upcoming conferences:

The Future of Public Health in Nevada: Resiliency , Health Equity, and Empowering Change in Nevada
September 13-15, 2021
7:45 am - 12:30 pm

OCTOBER 8-12, 2021
Philadelphia OR Virtually

Click the links to learn more and apply!

Scholarship Application Deadline August 22, 2021

Full Virtual Conference Scholarship and Partial Travel Scholarship Open to all Members of the Nevada AAP

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Applications for Three AAP Awards for Early Career Physicians
Special thanks to Nevada AAP Member Mitali Sahni, MBBS, FAAP for sharing with us a new set of awards from the AAP Section on Early Career Physicians (SOECP).

Click on the links below for more information about each award and to apply. 

Safer Disinfectant Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) program has created resources for families safely reduce the spread of COVID-19. The resources include a Safer Disinfectant Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic fact sheet and infographic. Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the resources provide information on safer disinfectant use during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fact sheet and infographic can be used by health care professionals, families, schools, and/or early care and education professionals and offer guidance on cleaning surfaces safely, properly disinfecting to kill germs, and how to make safer, effective disinfection choices. They are both available in English and Spanish. Visit the PEHSU website to learn more!
Chapter Calendar

Complete Calendar and Details at

Wed Jun 30th
Using Health Information Technology and Communication Efforts to get Patients to Start and Continue Their Vaccinations

Thu Jul 8th
Next AAP Town Hall: COVID-19 Updates

Fri Jul 9th
UNR Project ECHO Complex Pediatrics -- Second Friday of Every Month -- Free CME

Sun Jul 11th
FREE Walk with a Doc -- KIDS TIME!

Wed Jul 14th
The Science of ACEs and Toxic Stress

Sun Aug 1st
Deadline: Applications for Three AAP Awards for Early Career Physicians

Mon Aug 9th
Nevada AAP Quarterly Board Meeting

Sun Aug 15th
DEADLINE: Scholarship Application to Attend the 2021 Nevada Public Health Association Virtual Conference

Sun Aug 15th
Camine Con Un Doctor

Sun Aug 22nd
DEADLINE: Nevada Chapter NCE Scholarship Application

Mon - Wed Sep 13th-15th
2021 Nevada Public Health Association Virtual Conference

Fri - Tue Oct 8th-12th
AAP Experience

Sat Oct 23rd
Nevada AAP Annual Meeting & CME