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Post-Election Pediatrics and Advocacy

The election is over. Regardless of the result, our role as pediatricians will be to continue to advocate strongly for all children.


So, what can pediatric providers and advocates expect from newly elected leaders and a Republican majority? MNAAP Lobbyist Eric Dick explains.


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December 15 Webinar: Fractures and Child Abuse

A free webinar for MNAAP members and their colleagues

Thursday, December 15 | 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

When is a fracture cause for alarm? Distinguish signs of an accident versus signs of suspected abuse. 


·         Increase knowledge on identification of “concerning” fractures

·         Develop care/evaluation plan for concerning fractures

Presented by Arne Graff, MD, child abuse specialist, Mayo Clinic

Details/register now


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Save the Dates!

Block these dates off now and plan to join MNAAP!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Pediatricians' Day at the Capitol - Register now!
St. Paul, MN  

Friday, May 12, 2017

MNAAP Hot Topics in Pediatrics Conference & Annual Meeting

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We're Listening: MNAAP Membership Survey

More than 150 members took our annual membership survey -- thank you. The information will be used to guide discussions among MNAAP's board and work groups. 


View infographic of top concerns


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Coming up...

Friday, December 2, 12:15-1:00 p.m.
Membership and Communications Work Group Conference Call


Thursday, December 8, 12:15-1:00 p.m.
Mental Health Work Group Conference Call


Thursday, December 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
MNAAP Board Meeting


Thursday, December 15, 12:15-1:00 p.m.
Fractures and Child Abuse Webinar - Register now!


Tuesday, December 20, 12:15-1:00 p.m.
Poverty/Disparities Work Group Conference Call


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Leadership Opportunities: AAP National Committees

Interested in leadership opportunities in a particular area of pediatrics? Consider representing our region as a member of an AAP national committee. Open member positions are for terms beginning July 1, 2017.


Deadline: Feb. 24, 2017. Please notify to request a chapter letter of support at least 3 days prior to nomination deadline. For more information, visit the AAP Member Center.


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AAP Adds Two Pediatricians with MN Roots to Senior Leadership Team

AAP has hired two pediatricians for senior leadership posts. MNAAP Policy Chair and Past President Anne Edwards, MD, FAAP has been named senior vice president of Primary Care and Subspecialty Pediatrics. 

Dr. Edwards will lead pediatric practice-related initiatives and programs for AAP members. She currently practices at Park Nicollet Health Services in Minneapolis in general pediatrics and serves as chair of pediatrics and co-chair of children's health initiatives at HealthPartners. She received her medical degree and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota.


Additionally, Debra B. Waldron, MD, MPH, FAAP has been named senior vice president of Child Health and Wellness. Although she now practices in Iowa, she previously worked as medical director for pediatric quality at HealthPartners and obtained her master's in public health from the University of Minnesota.


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Addressing Member Priorities: Work Group Updates

MNAAP has 4 work groups that meet on a regular basis to identify concerns, address barriers and provide resources on members' top priority issues.


Mental Health | Chair: Read Sulik, MD
Meets by conference call on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12:15 p.m.


Poverty/Disparities | Co-chairs: Sarah Atunah, Jay, MD and Rachel Tellez, MD
Meets by conferrence call on the 1st Monday of each month at 12:15 p.m. 


Immunizations | Chairs: Vijay Chawla, MD; Deborah DeMarais, MD; Dawn Martin, MD
Meets by conference call on the 1st Thursday of each month at 12:15 p.m.


Child abuse/maltreatment | Chairs: Mark Hudson, MD and Michael Partington, MD 
Meets by conference call on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:15 a.m.


To learn more information or how you can get involved, email 

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