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We had a wonderful Region VI Fall Meeting in Kansas City, MO on September 20th. With about 14 members in attendance, the meeting consisted of lunch followed by four fantastic keynote speakers. We had the pleasure of first hearing an APA overview and update from David Jaffe, Immediate Past President of APA. With our growing organization, it was impressive to know that there are so many Committee and SIG chairs from our very own Region VI. Brandan Kennedy, University of Missouri-Kansas City, discussed how to effectively use tablets and iPADs in patient care and resident/medical student education. Most of the members brought their own tablets and were able to experiment with different apps during Brandan's talk. Dawn Ebach, University of Iowa, then gave a talk on evidence based clinical practice in pediatrics. She discussed how to develop a PICO question (i.e. patient or populations, intervention, comparison group and outcome) and different easy to access websites to find EBM answers. Our last speaker was Bernard Eskridge, University of Missouri-Columbia, who discussed the environmental management of pediatric asthma. We all learned how to better identify and control possible environmental triggers of asthma. With that, this great meeting came to a close.
At the meeting, we also discussed the possibility of having the Fall Regional Meeting at a consistent time every year to allow members to plan in advance. We could alternate between a face-to-face meeting and a virtual meeting, having one type each year. Although, no trainees were present at this year's meeting, we would invite trainees and junior faculty to present their scholarship at the meeting as well. The region co-chairs invite feedback from Region VI members about future fall meetings.
PAS Meeting May 3-6 2014 Vancouver, Canada
Region VI Breakfast Monday May 5th
PAS Abstracts Deadline: 11/14/2013
News from Our Members
Matthew Broom, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University, has successfully renewed his Happy Mothers, Healthy Families! grant from the Maternal, Child and Family Health Coalition of Metropolitan St. Louis. As principal investigator on this award, Broom has overseen the recruitment of over 40 mothers with mild to moderate postpartum depression and their treatment through social support services, motivational interviewing (including text messages!), and psychological counseling.
Broom also received funding on a two-year project as co-principal investigator (with Stuart Slavin) via the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Institute on Medicine as a Profession program entitled An Integrated Approach to Enhancing Resident and Medical Student Professionalism at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. The program involves development of a diverse curriculum to be used as an educational intervention focusing on professionalism, mindfulness and avoiding burn-out in graduate medical education.
Rashmi Narayan, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University, was awarded a Fleur de Lis grant to explore the feasibility and utility of motivational and educational text messages to reduce weight in overweight and obese African-American teenagers. She is looking forward to recruiting subjects in the coming weeks.
Donna Halloran, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University, was awarded the Dr. Terry Leet Researcher Award by the Maternal, Child and Family Health Coalition for her significant contributions to maternal and child health.
Danis Pediatrics is the clinical home for all of the APA members at Saint Louis University. In addition to seeing our own patients in this academic setting, we also supervise all of our pediatric residents with their continuity clinics in Danis Pedaitrics. This summer, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center held the first annual Glennon Gallop - A Wine, Dine, and Divot Affair! The St. Louis Polo Club, Fifth Third Bank, Nieman Marcus and A. Bommarito Wines hosted a fundraiser for Danis Pediatrics - OUR CLINIC! We combined a polo event with a fabulous wine auction and delicious cuisine. We even sold out the VIP tent! All proceeds will directly benefit the children and families who receive services at Danis Pediatrics. We can't wait to start spending the money - new otoscopes, new patient tables We are happy to offer advice to any other clinics wanting to hold a similar fundraiser. It was a huge success!
We are trying to solicit more information from around the region for the newsletter. Please let us know of any awards, promotions, publications, and new programs from your institution or other professional updates so we can share the good news with our region.
Region 6 Virtual Meeting
Held via WebEx (available online, as a download for your PC/MAC, and on your iDevice)
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on March 10th
Please visit www.webex.com and look around to learn information about the service prior to its use at the meeting. Alternatively, you can go to http://www.webex.com/go/us_quick_tour to view a brief overview of the service. At least being oriented to the software will be a great head start.
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Current Region VI Co-Chairs:
The University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1009
Phone: (319) 353-7762
Anita Moonjely, MD
University of Iowa Children's Hospital
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: (356) 852-8524
Sharon Wilkerson, MD
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 234-3892