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2017 Hot Topics in Pediatrics Conference & Annual Dinner
Friday, May 12, 2017 | Hyatt Regency, Bloomington

More than 150 people are expectd to attend MNAAP's Hot Topics in Pediatrics Conference and Annual dinner, covering everything from strategies to address poverty and health disparities to LARC, mental health, immunizations and child abuse. CME credit (up to 7.5 units) is available.






Tentative agenda

9-9:30 a.m. Planning Ahead: What do Minnesota's Demographic Changes Mean for Pediatrics? Susan Brower, PhD, MN State Demographer
9:30-10 a.m. Practical Tools to Address Poverty in the Clinic: Bridge to Benefits and Reach out and Read Stephanie Hoganson, Children's Defense Fund; Rachel Tellez, MD, Park Nicollet; Nathan Chomilo, MD, Park Nicollet
10-10:30 a.m. Implicit Bias: Change Begins With Us: Stories from the Field Michelle Van Ryn, Partners in Equity and Inclusion
10:30-11 a.m. Break/exhibits  
11-11:30 a.m. Screening for Social Determinants of Health (NowPow Pilots) Ellie Zuehlke, MPH, Director of Community and Benefit Engagement, Allina; Nicole Truniger, Allina Pediatrics Clinic Coon Rapids Manager
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) -- Beyond the Myth, More Than Just Uterus Shanda Dorff, MD, HealthPartners
12:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch/exhibits  
1-1:30 p.m. Child Abuse Expert Panel Alice Swenson, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota; Mark Hudson, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota; Nancy Harper, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital ; Terrance Stark, Hennepin County Human Services
1:30-2 p.m. Supporting Babies by Screening Mamas Brian Lynch, MD, Mayo Clinic and Tessa Wetjen, Minnesota Department of Health
2-2:30 p.m. Break/exhibits  
2:30-3 p.m. Trauma-Informed Care in Pediatrics L. Read Sulik, MD, PrairieCare
3-3:45 p.m.

Growing up with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: What to Expect at Times of Transition

Elizabeth Reeve, MD, HealthPartners and Gillette
3:45-4:30 p.m. Updates from the Governor's Children's Cabinet Melvin Carter and Kelly Monson
4:30-5:30 p.m. Open Bar and Networking
Student/Resident Abstract Competition
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Annual Dinner: "Playing Fair: What Kids Can Teach Policy Makers about Equity"

Updates from National AAP District XI Representative Pam Shaw, MD

2017 Distinguished Service Award
2017 Pediatric Advocate Award

Abstract Competition Winners

Comedy and enlightening discussion by The Theater of Public Policy, Anne Edwards, MD, and Ed Ehlinger, MD, Commissioner of MDH





This Live activity, MNAAP 2017 Hot Topics in Pediatrics Conference, with a beginning date of 05/12/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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