Pediatric Updates, Opportunities &
Wednesday, 31 March 2021 | Issue 36
Dear Nevada AAP Members,

Following on the success of our 2020 virtual annual meeting, we’ve decided to plan another virtual event this year to enable attendees from all parts of our great state to gather together. Although we still hope to plan in-person meetings when it is safe to do so, having a virtual CME event assures that all pediatric voices in Nevada can connect and contribute.

Please help us in recruiting possible speakers for our event by sharing this webpage as well as this brief introductory video from Nevada AAP Chapter President Vanessa Slots, MD, FAAP.

Be well,


Leann D. McAllister, Executive Director
Nevada Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Cell 508-685-0918
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2021 Annual Meeting Announced

Nevada AAP Chapter President Vanessa Slots, MD, FAAP Announces the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting in this Brief Video
Blog Update
Since our last email update, we've posted a new blog post Q&A with Debra Hendrickson, MD, FAAP, Chapter Climate Advocate for the Nevada AAP.

For the article, Dr. Hendrickson was interviewed by Nevada AAP Special Projects Intern Leanne Chen about the impact of climate change on children. Please read and share with your families!

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
Climate Q&A with Debra Hendrickson, MD, FAAP

Chapter Climate Advocate, Nevada Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

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A Call to Increase Firearm Public Health
The Nevada AAP proudly joined more than 200 federal and state advocacy groups in urging congressional leaders in both the Senate and the House to provide $50 million in funding to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention.

The letters can be download by clicking on the images.
UNR Project ECHO
On the second Friday of every month, Nevada AAP members are welcome to join UNR's Complex Pediatrics Project ECHO (registration required).

April 9 @ Noon: Understanding Eating Disorders Part 2 featuring Nevada AAP Member Kathryn Eckert, MD, FAAP

May 14 @ Noon: Reducing the Spread of Infectious Respiratory Illness in the Clinical Setting featuring Nevada AAP Chapter President Vanessa Slots, MD, FAAP
April 11: Social Media in the Time of Social Distancing: Protecting your Children, Tots to Teens
For the April 2021 Nevada AAP Walk with a Doc, Candice Fortunato, MD will give a brief, family-friendly talk on Social Media in the Time of Social Distancing and then take parent questions live.

Please share this flyer with patients and send them to to register for our free, virtual event.
Scholarship Opportunity
The Nevada AAP is excited to offer scholarships for chapter members to attend the 2021 AAP Pediatric HIV/AIDS Virtual Training Course.

We are pleased to offer full scholarships to cover the entire registration fee. All members, including Fellows, pediatric residents, and medical students, are encouraged to apply.

The scholarship application deadline is April 26 @ 9 am. The candidates selected will be notified by close of business April 27. 

2021 Pediatric HIV/AIDS Training Course

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

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Stay home. Connect virtually!
Although we are all practicing "social distancing", there are still many online opportunities to "get together" to network and learn together. We may be physically separated, but not emotionally or intellectually. 

Complete Calendar and Details at

Fri Apr 2nd 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
Strategies for Enhancing Physician Wellbeing and Patient Care During COVID Times: Optimizing Sleep and Stress Management

Sat Apr 3rd 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Nevada AB224: Period Poverty

Mon Apr 5th 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
COVID-19 Pandemic: One Year Later. What Do We Know & Where Have We Been?

Wed Apr 7th 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
Pulmonary Hypertension in the Premature Newborn

Wed Apr 7th 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Growth Charts: How to Know When Your Kid is in Trouble.

Fri Apr 9th 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Understanding Eating Disorders Part 2 -- UNR ECHO

Sat Apr 10th 6:00 AM-2:00 PM
AAP 2021 Pediatric Obesity Management: Evidence-based Strategies and Practical Approaches

Sun - Tue Apr 11th-13th
2021 AAP Advocacy Conference

Sun Apr 11th 10:00 AM
FREE Walk with a Doc -- KIDS TIME!

Thu Apr 22nd 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
DE AAP - Advocating for Health Equity for Children

Fri Apr 23rd 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Youth and Nicotine Use/Dependence

Mon Apr 26th 9:00 AM
Deadline for Scholarship Application: AAP 2021 Pediatric HIV/AIDS Training Course

Fri Apr 30th
Deadline: Call for Session Proposals at Nevada AAP Annual Meeting & CME

Mon May 3rd 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Nevada AAP Quarterly Board Meeting

Fri May 7th
Due Date: AAP Call for Plenary Proposals & Keynote Ideas

Fri May 14th 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Reducing the Spread of Infectious Respiratory Illness in the Clinical Setting

Sun May 16th 10:00 AM
Camine Con Un Doctor

Tue - Wed May 18th-19th
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Trends Virtual Course

Tue - Wed May 25th-26th
2021 Pediatric HIV/AIDS Training Course

Sat Oct 23rd
Nevada AAP Annual Meeting & CME