Region 10

Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia

2016 Region IX/X Meeting
Saturday January 30th-Sunday January 31st
Monterey, CA

Final Program

April 2016 Newsletter Article

APA Region IX/X Meeting in Monterey, California January 30-31, 2016

We would like to celebrate the 2016 Region IX/X APA Meeting in Monterey, California.  Due to some last minute security issues, the meeting was moved to the Hyatt Regency Monterey.  Thanks to Michelle Thompson, Region IX Co-Chair for coordinating last minute arrangements to ensure the meeting's success, and thank you to all attendees for your flexibility!

Highlights of this year's meeting were the record number of abstracts, works in progress, and workshop submissions, all of which were of excellent quality.  The final schedule of presentations can be found here (2016 Final Schedule). Congratulations to Hilary Stempel (Fellow, University of Colorado) and Lindsay Thimmig (Research Assistant and Pre-Medical Student, University of California San Francisco) on receiving the Paul Young Travel Awards for best abstract oral presentations given by trainees.  They will receive their awards and will present their abstracts at the PAS APA Region IX/X breakfast (Monday, May 2nd 7:00am-8:00am Hilton Baltimore Hotel Key Ballroom 11).  The meeting was introduced by APA Past President Mark Schuster who gave an update on the APA.  Dr. Fernando Mendoza gave the key note speech on "Diversity: Why is it Important to Pediatrics", and Dr. Jenny Reese gave a presentation on "Resilience for Health Care Providers."

What makes this meeting special in addition to the high quality of scientific presentations is the format that allows for each author to present their abstract or work in progress in a table-top small group session to solicit feedback and facilitate networking among APA region members.  We hope to see continued growth at next year's meeting and look forward to seeing the incredible scientific contributions being made by APA Region IX/X members!  Thank you to those meeting attendings that completed the meeting survey.  We will certainly incorporate your suggestions as we plan next year's meeting.

Details for next year's meeting will be available this fall on our APA Region IX/X page.

Thank you to everyone who participated!  Please feel free to get in touch with your region IX/X Co-Chairs at any time.  We hope to see you at PAS in Baltimore!

New Region IX Co-Chair Opportunity

Region 9 is looking for a new Co-Chair to replace Gina French who is completing her term. This is a great opportunity to sample more involvement in the APA at a relatively low time cost. You'll get to work with some fun people, plan a small meeting and see if you have interest in further leadership opportunities in the APA. Every other year the APA provides a free leadership conference at the PAS for us too. If you have any interest in this, want more info or ready to nominate yourself, please contact Gina or Michelle at:

Gina French, MD
Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children
Director, Pediatrics Outpatient Clinic
Division Director, Community Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
1319 Punahou Street
Honolulu, HI 96826

Michelle Thompson
Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC

REGION X Co-Chairs
Mandy Allison
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics | General Academic Pediatrics
Pediatrics Co-Director, Primary Care Research Fellowship
Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS)
University of Colorado School of Medicine | Children's Hospital Colorado

Jenny Reese, MD
Medical Director | Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics |Pediatric Hospital Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Inpatient Medical Director | Children's Hospital Colorado

Photo: APA Region IX/X Meeting--January 30-31, 2016
Monterey, California

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Past Meetings

Region IX & X - Joint Meeting
January 25-26, 2014
Monterey, CA

Click here to view the Final Program

January 26 - 27, 2013
Monterey, CA

APA Joint Region IX and X Meeting, the Pediatric CARE (Community, Advocacy, Research and Education)
January 28-29, 2012
Monterey, California
Meeting Schedule

Content from 2008 meeting

APA - Region IX and X - 2007 Annual Meeting
February 24th, 2007

Previous Newsletters

    Current Region X Co-Chairs:

    Rochelle Cason-Wilkerson, MD
    University of Colorado, Denver
    6965 South Addison Ct
    Aurora, CO 80016
    Phone: (512) 965-3631

    Sunitha Kaiser, MD, MSc
    University of California San Francisco
    550 16th Street, Mission Hall, Box 3214
    San Francisco, CA 94158
    Phone: (415) 476-3392

    Jennifer Reese, MD
    Children's Hospital Colorado
    13123 E 16th Ave
    Aurora, CO 80045
    Phone: (720) 201-5200



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