Pediatric Updates, Opportunities &
Events
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 | Issue 22
Dear Chapter Members,

Thank you for being a member of the Nevada AAP and for all you are doing for children in Nevada. The AAP and our Chapter are focused not only on the current consequences of the pandemic on the health of children, but on advocating for pediatricians' health, including physical, mental, and fiscal. Our chapter is currently 276 members strong (a record for our chapter) and growing! Thank you to the many of you who have contributed to the efforts described in this update.

Be well,
Lee
Leann D. McAllister, Executive Director
Nevada Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Cell 508-685-0918
Connect with me on LinkedIn
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UPDATES
Nevada AAP In the News
Nevada AAP Chapter President Pam Greenspon, MD, FAAP, has responded to multiple interview requests from local media over the past month. You can read the stories on our In the News page.

The Nevada AAP will continue to provide timely and accurate information to parents and the media on a wide range of pediatric health topics. Chapter members who want to serve as a media spokesperson are asked to email LDMcAllister@AAP.net to schedule media training.
Worth a Read
Take a moment to read our latest Nevada AAP Blog Post from Nevada AAP State Medical Student Representative '19-'20 Taylor Gillis on the Collaborative Care Model . Taylor learned about the model at the AAP National Conference in New Orleans in October.

The Nevada AAP Blog gives us 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 write for the Blog.
OPPORTUNITIES
AAP Spring Virtual Career Fair
As our daily lives continue to change during COVID-19, we want to extend our support to AAP Members and continue to be a career and community resource for our pediatricians during this crisis. We are committed to providing members the best career service and support possible and are making it easier for job seekers to explore virtually current career opportunities and interview during these challenging times. Live text-chat with recruiters from the nation's top employment networks. This online event is happening Wednesday, May 20 (noon–6 pm EST) through Thursday, May 21 (11 am–2 pm EST) and remains accessible to registrants 30 days after event close. Register at https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/aap/e/XB5ke .
National AAP Election
The AAP national election begins on Tuesday, May 26. Grab your coffee, log in, vote, and share your voting selfie on our social media channels.

The AAP national election begins on Tuesday, May 26.  Learn more  about the candidates and plan to vote early! Voting ends on June 9.

Are you an informed voter? Check out the 2020 AAP Election Guide  information  and read more​ about the candidates. Voting starts on May 26!
Nevada COVID-19 Support Line for Clinicians & First Responders
Curbside Nevada is a group of volunteer psychiatric physicians sponsored by the Nevada Psychiatric Association (NPA). Volunteers are there for you, the medical professional, when you feel overwhelmed and need someone to talk to. Licenced professionals are available to chat with you about your emotional concerns generated by the stress of caring for patients with COVID-19. They can also offer curbside type consultation regarding your patients’ mental health needs, including answering questions about psychotropics, via free, confidential phone support, but we are not a treatment or referral agency.

Click on the image to download a flyer to learn more.

877-493-0001, Option 2
Identifying and Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Course for Pediatric Clinicians
Available through April 2023
Developed by the AAP Council on Children with Disabilities Autism Subcommittee, this FREE self-paced online PediaLink course educates pediatric clinicians about evidence-based practices in caring for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The course consists of 7 units, each grounded in recommendations from the AAP clinical report, “Identification, Evaluation and Management of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Learners may complete all units or select specific units they would like to complete based on their needs, capacity, and professional interests. Units within the course are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 points
Although we are all practicing "social distancing", there are still 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 NevadaAAP.org/calendar .

Wed May 13th
COVID-19 and Mental Health: Recognizing and Addressing Mental Health Issues in Youth
Free -- For Pediatric Providers -- Must Register
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
Webinar

Wed May 20th
AAP Spring Virtual Career Fair Day 1
For Pediatricians -- Free -- Must Register
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Online

Thu May 21st
AAP Spring Virtual Career Fair Day 2
For Pediatricians -- Free -- Must Register
8:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Online

Fri Jun 12th
Project ECHO -- Complex Pediatrics
For Pediatricians -- Free -- Must Register
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
Online

Sun Jun 14th
Walk with a Doc -- KIDS TIME!
FREE -- For Families
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Zoom

Sat Oct 24th
Nevada AAP Annual Meeting
8:30 AM- 4:00 PM
M Resort Spa Casino, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Henderson, NV 89044