Montana AAP: Annual Pediatric Roundup Conference - October 11-13th in HELENA

Fall 2012 Chapter Newsletter

We are looking ahead to Round-up 2012 at Chico Hot Springs resort in the next week.  Round-up promises to be an exciting event and we already have a large number of members registered to attend.  I am looking forward to seeing many of you there. Remember that we will be voting for a new secretary-treasurer and new members at large.  If you are interested, or know someone who is, please send Molly Taylor their name and contact information at mollytaylormtapp@gmail.com

National Opportunities

This is the time of year when the National American Academy of Pediatrics seeks members for many positions.  I have included several that are recently advertised.  Please let me know if you are interested in being nominated.

  1. Bioethics
  2. Drugs
  3. Development
  4. Fetus and Newborn
  5. Nutrition
  6. Pediatric Education
  7. Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health

In addition, several journals are looking for editors.  Most recently they include calls for help with PREP ICU and PREP E-Med.   Throughout the year I will get other calls for editorial help.   I this is an area of interest, please let me know and I will keep your name on file and forward email solicitations that may be of interest.   Please let me know on either of these areas at sidzerda@aol.com.

Immunization Up-date

 We had over 70 participants at our Immunization meeting in May 2012.   In addition, the state Health Department has revised its exemption forms.  In combination with the updated computer tracking imMTrax, we are making progress at improving immunization rates across Montana.   I would like an update on local perceptions of this issue at our members meeting at Round-up so please reflect on this an query your fellow practitioners.   If you are not going to be at Round-up, please email me your situation at sidzerda@aol.com.

Nurse Practitioners

 We are looking for a nurse practitioner to sit on executive committee.  This will be part of our election at Round-up, so please nominate a nurse practitioner that is interested.