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2013 Annual Meeting


FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013
THE COMMONS HOTEL
U OF M CAMPUS, MINNEAPOLIS

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Motivational Interviewing Mini Workshop

Motivational interviewing is used in a number of clinical settings, and research demonstrates statistically significant outcomes in behavior change when using MI with issues of substance abuse, mental/behavioral health, and primary health care, among others. This introductory workshop was educational as well as experiental, giving practitioners hands-on exposure to the spirit and principles of MI along with hands-on practice of some common techniques.

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1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Practical Approaches for Managing and Preventing Pediatric Obesity

Co-hosted by the Minnesota Pediatric Obesity Consortium
This session highlighted evidence-based practices for managing and preventing pediatric obesity. Attendees learned how to apply 5210 into their discussions with families and leverage AAP's new "Next Steps" toolkit for theme-based office visits. Presentations also focused on complications of pediatric obesity, including depression, pre-diabetes, and sleep disorders.

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6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
MNAAP Annual Meeting

Pediatric leaders discussed the latest issues affecting Minnesota's pediatricians with a special emphasis on changes to the state's newborn screening program. They also voted on their favorite student/resident posters and presented three awards to those who have made a significant impact in child health over the past year.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Nearly 100 pediatricians, pediatric residents, medical students and allied health professionals gathered for MNAAP's 2013 annual meeting on Friday, May 31 at The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis. For some in attendance, the event concluded a day of CME events. For everyone, it was an opportunity to network with community organizations, vote for their favorite student/resident poster, and hear from pediatric leaders about child health issues MNAAP is advocating for. View all photos

  • MNAAP welcomed two new board members: L. Read Sulik, MD and Anupam B Kharbanda, MD, MSc
  • Twenty five medical students and pediatric residents submitted scientific posters. The winners were: Adam Foss, MD (Clinical); Wade Schulz (Medical Student); Olufunmilayo Salami, MD, MSc (Research); and Tim Ulrich, MD (People's Choice)
  • An excellent keynote presentation titled "Newborn Screening: What We Have Accomplished So Far, What we Could Accomplish in the Future (If They Let Us Do it) was given by Piero Rinaldo, MD, PhD, Director of the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. Listen to the audio
  • MNAAP recognized three award winners: Thomas Scott, MD received the 2013 Distinguished Service Award; Senator John Marty received the 2013 Child Advocate Legislator of the Year Award; and Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand received the 2013 Child Advocacy Award
  • Senator Al Franken taped a special message for those in attendance (click on the image below). He sent his regrets so he could be present for the birth of his first grandchild!