Region 8

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico

April 2017 Newsletter Article

Regions VII and VIII hosted their annual meeting February 11-13, 2017 in New Orleans during the Southern Regional Societies Meeting.  In addition to original science and clinical case presentations, the meeting included two APA-sponsored workshops.  "Let's Get Social:  Being an Advocate in the Digital World," was presented by Rachel Dawkins (Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital), Lisa Costello (West Virginia University), Elizabeth Meade (Swedish Medical Center), and Jennifer Wolford (University of Pittsburgh), and "Micro to Macro Teaching in the Busy Clinical Setting" was presented by Kim Hoang, Sarah Denniston, and Adam Wolfe (Baylor College of Medicine and the Children's Hospital of San Antonio).  We were very pleased to have Sue Bostwick, APA president-elect, join us during our meeting this year to share an update on current APA activities.  We also enjoyed networking and an update on CORNET by Paul Darden (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center) during our APA breakfast.  Regions VII and VIII gave joint awards for the best case presentations at the Pediatric Clinical Case Symposium.  The following awards were given:

First Place:  Kathleen Richard, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Second Place:  Paul Redmond, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Third Place:  Emily Masoumy, Children's Hospital of Georgia at Augusta

We hope to see you at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting May 6-9, 2017!  If you are making the trip to San Francisco, please plan to join us at your APA Region Breakfast on Monday, May 8 from 7:00-8:00 am in the Marriott Marquis Yerba Buena Salon 13 (Region VII) and 14 (Region VIII).

Region VII Co-Chairs
Adam Wolfe
Amanda Dumas
Stephanie DeLeon

Region VIII Co-Chairs
Deborah Winders Davis
Amy Pattishall
Jaime Pittenger

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Region VIII members,

The 2017 Southern Regional Meeting will be held Saturday, February 11-Monday, February 13 in New Orleans, LA.

Use the following link for more information on the meeting and for registration:;=1030

Past Meetings

Pediatric Academic Societies(PAS) 2014
May 3-6, 2014
Vancouver, Canada

Region VII & VIII Meeting
February 20-22, 2014
New Orleans, LA

Southern Regional Meeting
February 21 - 23, 2013
New Orleans, LA

2012 Southern Regional Meetings (SRM)
February 9-11th, 2012
New Orleans, LA

Regional Meeting
May 3, 2010
At Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Vancouver

Southern Regional Meetings
February 25-27, 2010
Hotel InterContinental
New Orleans, Louisiana

SRM Program

October 2016 Newsletter Article

Greetings Region VIII,

Please save the date for our 2017 Southern Regional Meeting!

The meeting will be held in New Orleans from Saturday, February 11-Monday, February 13.

In addition to opportunities to meet and network with fellow Region VII and VIII members, two APA sponsored workshops will be presented: "Let's Get Social: Being an Advocate in the Digital World," and "Micro to Macro Teaching in the Busy Clinical Setting."
Use the following link for more information on the meeting and for registration:;=1030
We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

Your APA Region VIII Co-chairs,
Deborah Davis
University of Louisville

Amy Pattishall
Emory University

Jaime Pittenger
University of Kentucky

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    Current Region VIII Co-Chairs:

    Deborah Winders Davis, PhD
    University of Louisville
    571 S. Floyd St
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Phone: (502) 588-0846

    Amy E Pattishall, MD
    Emory University
    1645 Tullie Circle NE
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    Phone: (404) -78-7141

    Jaime Pittenger, MD
    University of Kentucky
    800 Rose Street, H404
    Lexington, KY 40536
    Phone: (859) 323-2369

    Chang L. Wu, MD, MSCR
    UAB Division of Hospital Medicine
    1600 7th Ave S
    Birmingham, AL 35233
    Phone: (205) 638-9922



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