Pediatric Updates, Opportunities &
WEDNESDAY, 14 JULY 2021 | Issue 39
Dear Nevada AAP Members,

Thanks to the COVID vaccine, many of us, myself included, are thankfully busy this month with travel and vacation! At the same time, I am hearing from members that you are seeing in your offices what we know to be true: That the COVID positivity rate in Nevada is growing rapidly.

The Nevada AAP is working hard to spread the word that if we reduce the COVID disease through all of our measures – vaccine, wearing masks, co-administration of vaccine, etc. -- the virus won’t have a chance to mutate as much.

At this time I ask that you take a few minutes away from your July vacation to review our updates, opportunities and events all aimed at improving pediatric outcomes in Nevada. In particular, I ask that all doctors who treat kids in Nevada (Nevada AAP members and prospective members alike) to complete this survey by Aug. 1 so that we can learn more about how to best support pediatric healthcare providers to increase the vaccination rate in Nevada.

Now, back to my vacation...

Be well,


Leann D. McAllister, Executive Director
Nevada Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Cell 508-685-0918
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Nevada AAP
Immunize Kids Project

Crystal Oden
Medical Student Representative, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Nevada AAP Immunization Representative
UNLV Grand Rounds
Nevada AAP members, and co-pediatric chief residents at The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, Pavan Rakhra, DO and
Gretchen Schaub, DO, invite all area pediatricians to grand rounds on Friday, July 16 at 7:30 am. Nevada AAP Board Member Oriaku Kas-Osoka, MD, MEd, FAAP (aka Dr. Kas) will present on Sex Positivity & Confidentiality.

Attendees are welcome in person as well as over Zoom (details in the Nevada AAP Chapter Calendar). To learn more or to volunteer to give a future grand rounds at UNLV please contact

COVID Vaccine -- What Parents Need to Know
Available in both English and Spanish, our advocacy partners at Immunize Nevada have created handouts for families on what parents need to know about the COVID vaccine. Providers are welcome to share broadly.

In addition, Immunize Nevada asked that we help spread the word that COVID-19 Vaccines May Now Be Coadministered so that parents don't postpone the COVID vaccine for their kids 12 and older fearing missing back-to-school (and sports) vaccines.
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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Discount at California AAP Conference in Las Vegas
The Nevada Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is a small AAP Chapter with less than 200 voting members throughout the whole state. As a small Chapter, we accomplish quite a bit to be proud of and we will celebrate our accomplishments at our virtual Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 23 (SAVE THE DATE).

In contrast, however, with four AAP Chapter representing over 3500 voting members, our friends in California utilize their size to pull together a great annual conference each year -- and they hold it in Las Vegas! This year, the California Chapters are inviting Nevada Chapter members (70% of which live in Clark County) to attend their multi-day conference at Caesars Palace at the same discounted California Chapter member rate. Simply check the box that says you are a Chapter member (right now the form just says California members, but I've been told they are going to update that to also read Nevada Chapter) when you register. Early bird pricing ends September 7.

Events - American Academy of Pediatrics California

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Chapter Calendar

Complete Calendar and Details at

Wed Jul 14th 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Early Bird Gets the Worm: How Moving to Vaccinate at Age 9 Can Revolutionize Cancer Prevention

Wed Jul 14th 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Precocious Puberty-Diagnosis and Management

Wed Jul 14th 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Vaxelis: A New Combination Pediatric Vaccine

Wed Jul 14th 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Climate for Health Ambassadors Training with the American Academy of Pediatrics

Wed Jul 14th 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
The Science of ACEs and Toxic Stress

Fri Jul 16th 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
Sex Positivity & Confidentiality

Fri Jul 16th 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
The Right to Self-Determination: Consent Process

Wed Jul 21st 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Climate for Health Ambassadors Training with the American Academy of Pediatrics

Thu Jul 22nd 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Next AAP Town Hall: COVID-19 Updates

Tue Jul 27th 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Overlooked: A Panel on Gun Violence in Indigenous Communities

Wed Jul 28th
Deadline: Member Comments on AAP Resolutions

Wed Jul 28th 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Climate for Health Ambassadors Training with the American Academy of Pediatrics

Sun Aug 1st
Survey Deadline: What Do Pediatricians Need

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

Sun Aug 8th 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
FREE Walk with a Doc -- KIDS TIME!

Mon - Fri Aug 9th-13th
HIMSS21 Global Health Conference and Exhibition

Mon Aug 9th 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Nevada AAP Quarterly Board Meeting

Fri Aug 13th 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Sport Preparticipation

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

Sun Aug 15th 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Camine Con Un Doctor

Sun Aug 22nd
DEADLINE: Nevada Chapter NCE Scholarship Application

Wed - Wed Aug 25th-Sep 8th
Voting Open for AAP President

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

Tue Sep 21st 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Comprehensive Atopic Dermatitis Care: Enhancing Patient Care through Collaborative Management

Thu Sep 30th
Survey Deadline: Help Us Shape the Parent Survey

Fri - Tue Oct 8th-12th
AAP Experience

Sat Oct 23rd
Nevada AAP Annual Meeting & CME

Thu - Sun Nov 18th-21st
AAP CALIFORNIA 42nd Annual Las Vegas Seminar