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2018 Hot Topics in Pediatrics Conference & Annual Meeting
Friday, May 11, 2018 | Wilder Foundation, St. Paul



8:30-9:00 a.m.
Using Data to Identify and Reduce Disparities

Julie Sonier, President, Minnesota Community Measurement

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Managing an Office Emergency - The First 5 Minutes
Manu Madhok, MD, MPH, emergency medicine physician at Children's Minnesota; Karen Mathias, MSN, RN; Samreen Vora, MD

10:00-10:30 a.m.
Addressing Poverty and Literacy: Food Insecurity Screening and Reach out and Read
Lisa Cinar, MD, FAAP, pediatrician, North Memorial Health Maple Grove Clinic


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Panel: Clinic and Community Strategies to Improve Immunization Rates
Imam Hassan Jama, executive director of the Islamic Association of North America;
Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP, Children's Minnesota; Asli Ashkir, MPH, RN, PHN, Minnesota Department of Health

12:00-12:30 p.m.
Updates from Chapter leadership and presentation of MNAAP's 2018 Distinguished Service Award to Linda Thompson, MD.

12:30-1:00 p.m.
3 Simple Steps to Becoming an Effective Tweetiatrician 
Nusheen Ameenuddin, MD, pediatrician, Mayo Clinic

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Table Discussions
Healthy Families, Healthy Children: Guidance and Resources for Caregivers

Chris Mehus, PhD, LAMFT, University of Minnesota; Heather Winesett, MD, FAAP, ABIHM, St. Luke's; Janelle Leppa, Simpson Housing Services; Maria Veronica Svetaz, MD, MPH, FSAHM, FAAFP, Hennepin Healthcare

2:00-2:30 p.m.
Hot Topics in Emerging Infectious Diseases

Ruth Lynfield, MD, FAAP, State Epidemiologist and Medical Director, Minnesota Department of Health

2:30-3:00 p.m.
The Impact of Sleep Loss in Childhood

John Garcia, MD, Sleep Medicine Specialist, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

3:00-3:30 p.m.

3:30-4:00 p.m.
Key Pediatric Advocacy Issues and How You Can DO Something
Nate Chomilo, MD, FAAP, Park Nicollet

4:00-4:30 p.m.
Safe Spaces: Injury Prevention Hot Topics

Andrew Kiragu, MD, FAAP, MNAAP President

4:30-5:00 p.m.
Disaster Planning for Clinics and Hospitals
Paula Kocken, MD, FAAP, Medical Director of Emergency Medical Services for Children - Minnesota, Children's Minnesota


5:00-6:00 p.m.
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Exhibitors include:

Children's Minnesota | Crescent Cove | Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare | Hennepin County Child and Teen Checkups Program | Mayo Clinic | Merck Vaccines | Minnesota Department of Health -- Immunization Program | Minnesota Department of Health - Newborn Screening Program | Minnesota Department of Health - One and Only Campaign | Pediatric Home Service | Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL) | Reach out and Read Minnesota | Shriner's Hospital for Children - Twin Cities | The Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health | Twin Cities Medical Society | University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

MMA logoThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and Minnesota Academy of Pediatrics Foundation. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Minnesota Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 7 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

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