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2014 Hot Topics in Pediatrics Conference

Friday, June 13, 2014
Hilton Hotel, MSP Airport-MOA

  • It was MNAAP's largest conference yet with educational sessions on everything from food insecurity and fatty liver disease to HPV vaccine and health disparities. More than 150 people registered to attend part or all of the conference held June 13.
  • Dr. Renee Jenkins, our annual dinner keynote speaker, discussed how AAP is making a concerted effort to address the rising child poverty rate and its negative impact on child health.
  • Other notable guests included Senator Amy Klobuchar, Representative Kim Norton and MDH Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, who praised Minnesota pediatricians for being vocal advocates for children. 
  • Dozens of trainees participated in our annual scientific poster competition. The winners were announced in the November issue of Minnesota Medicine.
  • This year Daniel Broughton, MD , a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic, was presented with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award for his work on behalf of abused and neglected children. The 2014 Child Advocate Legislator of the Year Award was presented to Representative Kim Norton (Rochester), who served as the chief author of the newborn screening restoration bill, MNAAP's top legislative priority. And a special 2014 Newborn Screening Parent Advocate Award was presented to three parents and a patient who boldly shared their newborn screening stories with House and Senate committees, the media, and anyone else who would listen.

Practical Approaches for Managing and Preventing Pediatric Obesity

Max of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Co-hosted by the Minnesota Pediatric Obesity Consortium

Undernourished and Overweight: The Link Between Food Insecurity and Obesity
Diana Cutts, MD, HCMC

Identifying and Treating Fatty Liver Disease
Nissa Erickson, MD, Minnesota Gastroenterology/Children's/UMP

Understanding Dyslipidemia in Obese Children
Julia Steinberger, MD, MS, UMP

Panel Discussion: Multi-cultural Approaches to Weight Management
Muna Sunni, MBBCh, UMP; Weining Hu, MD, CentraCare; Seema Kumar, MD, Mayo Clinic; Julie Boman, MD, and Cesar Guitierrez Garcia, Children's Hospitals and Clinics; Damon Dixon, MD, UMP.  Moderated by Jessica Larson, MD, Fairview Clinic

Related materials/resources: Coverage for pediatric obesity services | Summer food service facts

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Lunch and Learns

Max of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

HPV - Skill Building for Strong Provider Recommendation
Nate Herr, MD; Stephanie Lauden, MD; Logan Newman, MD, University of Minnesota Pediatric Residency Program

Results from Medical Home/HCH Learning Collaborative for Clinics-Hospitals-Health Plan
Abe Jacob, MD, MHA, Amplatz Children's Hospital; Amy Burt, DO, Medica Health Plan; Rob Payne, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota; Erin Knoebel, MD, Mayo Clinic Children’s Center; Mary Braddock, MD, MPH, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.

Eliminating Health Disparities: Pediatric Challenges and Successes

Max of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Welcome, and How Are the Children?
Charles Oberg, MD, MPH, UMP

Advancing Health Equity: The Central Challenge for Minnesota                                                                           
Edward Ehlinger, MD, MSPH , MDH Commissioner

Minnesota State Response
MN Governor's staff - Lauren Gilchrist; MN Department of Education - Melvin Carter; MN Department of Human Services - Jeff Schiff, MD, MBA

Children’s Defense Fund-MN: Creating Positive Change for Minnesota’s Children
Peggy Flanagan, Children's Defense Fund – Minnesota

Clinics and Resources addressing Health Equity and Disparities
Marilyn Peitso, MD, CentraCare;  Fatumo Abdulkadir, CentraCare; Diana Cutts, MD, HCMC; Nathan Chomilo, MD, University of Minnesota Pediatric Residency Program; Deborah Smith-Wright, MD, Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Twin Cities

MNAAP Annual Meeting and Dinner

Max of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Remarks from Senator Amy Klobuchar

7:15 - 8:15 p.m.  

Poverty and Child Health: Can Pediatricians do Anything to Help?             
Renée Jenkins, MD, FAAP past president of AAP and Professor of Pediatrics at Howard University College of Medicine

Medical Student/Resident Abstract Competition

Max of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

People's Choice: 
Peter Schoettler and Tiffany Wang (University of Minnesota)
Glut-1 Deficiency Syndrome Misdiagnosed as Febrile Seizures

Medical Student Vignette:  
Megan Peterson (University of Minnesota)
Amantadine-Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in an Adolescent with End Stage Renal Disease

Medical Student Research:
Thuy Duong Nguyen-Tran (University of Minnesota)
Reduction of Pediatric Head CT Rates at a Community General ED-A  Preliminary Report

Resident Research/QI:
Lindsey Yock, MD (Mayo Clinic)
Improving the Consistency of Screening for Syphilis and Human  Immunodeficiency Virus in Expectant Mothers Cared for at Mayo Clinic-Rochester

Resident Vignette:
Magdalena Kappelman, MD (University of Minnesota)
The link between erythema multiforme major, Mycoplasma infection, and incomplete Kawasaki disease

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP). The American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 10.00 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 10.00 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

This program is accredited for 10.00 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 0.25 contain pharmacology (Rx) content, (0 related to psychopharmacology), per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines.