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Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Southern California, Utah

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April 2017 Newsletter Article

Dear Region IX and X APA Members,

Thank you to all who came out for the annual Region IX & X APA meeting in Monterey, California in early February.  This year's meeting was well attended by 80+ physicians and trainees.  The meeting proved to be a lively one with excellent oral abstract presentations plus roundtable discussions of both scientific abstracts and works in progress.

The keynote addresses this year were both insightful and informative.  We heard from Dr. Lisa McLeod on how to translate QI into impact on patient care through effective dissemination and implementation. Dr. Alan Schroder spoke about "safely doing less," reminding us to continually evaluate our medical management choices to minimize patient harm and avoid overdiagnosis/overtreatment. Our four invited workshops covered a variety of essential topics: Intro to Survey Design, Fun with Logistic Regression, Engaging Digital Learners, and Strategies for Teaching Humanism.

We also had the privilege of honoring four trainees with the Paul C. Young, MD Trainee Research Award
Award. The award recognizes the top scoring trainee original research abstracts at the region meeting.  Congratulations to the recipients: Michael Bentz, Laura Chappell-Campbell, Chelsea Garnett, and Sara Pavitt!

Lastly, we are looking forward to networking with you all again at PAS in San Francisco. Please join us at the APA Region IX & X Breakfast on Monday, May 8th from 7am - 8am in Yerba Buena 10 & 11 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.  Two of the Paul Young award recipients will be presenting their abstracts at the breakfast. We hope to see you in San Francisco!

Your region co-chairs,

Region IX
Patricia R. Castillo, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Keck School of Medicine of USC | Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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

Region X
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

Rochelle Cason-Wilkerson MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Pediatrician-Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics

Sunitha Kaiser, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

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Past Meetings

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

Final Program

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

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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 at the Naval Post Graduate School
Meeting Schedule

Content from 2008 meeting

Previous Newsletters

    Current Region IX Co-Chairs:

    Patricia R Castillo, MD
    Children's Hospital Los Angeles
    4650 Sunset Blvd, MS #76
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
    Phone: (323) 361-2113

    Gina M French, MD
    Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
    47-431 Hui Nene
    Kaneohe, HI 96744
    Phone: (808) 239-6519

    Michelle Thompson, MD, MAcM
    Children's Hospital Los Angeles
    4650 Sunset Blvd MS #68
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
    Phone: (323) 361-2122



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