Region 6

Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

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September 8, 2017
Omaha, NE
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Registration Submission Deadline: September 4, 2017
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October 2016 Newsletter Article

Thank you to all the wonderful region VI members able to join us at our fall regional meeting. The event took place in St. Louis, MO with Saint Louis University School of Medicine at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital serving as the event host with networking event the evening of September 29th followed by the conference on September 30th. We had a jam packed day of exceptional speakers with our regional lucky to have Dr. Mary Ottolini present ground rounds: "Failure: How to Turn Challenges into Stepping Stones for Success." This grand rounds was attended by roughly 120 students, residents, faculty and eager learners. The day then proceeded with a fabulous workshop by Dr. Angela Sharkey and Dr.  Lisa Moscoso titled: "Mentorship, Sponsorship and Academic Advancement." This was then following nicely by "Lifelong Learning in End of Life Situations" by Rebecca Benson to end our morning activities. The afternoon then concluded with two final workshops titled: "Work-Life Balance" by Dr. Mary Ottolini and "Stress and Burnout in Academic Pediatric Practice: Challenges and Opportunities" by Dr. Staurt Slavin.  And back by popular demand, an exceptional leadership panel took place that allowed for interactive questions and answers from our panel which included: Dr. Rebecca Benson, Dr. Lisa Moscoso, Dr. Mary Ottolini, Dr. Stuart Slavin and Dr.  Robert Wilmott.

During our meeting we also had 26 poster presentations from medical students, residents and faculty members. Final judging took place on poster presentations with two awards awarded to trainee abstracts to Priya Parikh in the clinical case report category and Taryn White in research/quality improvement category.  As part of their winning package, they will now enjoy one year of APA trainee membership! It is always a wonderful experience to network within the region and see work that our colleagues and trainings are doing.

If you were not able to join us this year, we hope to see you next year at our regional meeting, tentatively to take place again in the fall.

As the winter months approach, make sure you mark your calendars for PAS where APA members from our region will once again be networking, presenting inspiring workshops and sharing projects taking place at their various institutions.  We look forward to seeing our fellow APA members there!

Region VI Co-Chairs,

Jessica Bettenhausen, MD,
Matthew Broom, MD,
Grace Brouillette, DO, MBA,

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Past Meetings

2016 Fall Regional Meeting
Friday, September 30, 2016
St. Louis, MO

APA Region VI Fall Meeting
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
St. Louis, MO
September 19, 2014

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 and look around to learn information about the service prior to its use at the meeting. Alternatively, you can go to 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:

    Philip Abraham, MD
    Washington University School of Medicine
    660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 0000
    St. Louis, MO 63110
    Phone: (609) -86-0066

    Jessica Bettenhausen, MD
    Children's Mercy Hospital
    5107 W 69th St
    Prairie Village, KS 66208
    Phone: (913) 708-1365

    Grace Brouillette, DO
    University of Kansas Medical Center
    3901 Rainbow Boulevard
    Kansas City, KS 66160
    Phone: (913) 588-6329



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