American Academy of Pediatrics Fall 2012 SOMSRFT District VI Newsletter Fall is Back! Hello District VI! Fall is back, we have finished school physicals for the year, new interns are starting to feel comfortable in their white coats, and the annual NCE is just around the corner. It has been a busy year as we try to spread the word that as pediatricians we will vote for kids in November, and AAP Charlie has been making the rounds in District VI. In Iowa the residents recently uploaded a bunch of pictures of Charlie with their families, friends, and co-workers on Facebook during a photo contest for the Iowa Chapter, and we have scattered some of these photos throughout this newsletter for your enjoyment. We look forward to seeing those of you that are able to attend the NCE next week and look forward to hearing how things have been going in your programs! Jessie and Maggie AAP Apps Available in the iTunes and Android Markets! The AAP has released several apps that are available for download in both iTunes and Android Markets. These apps include a Healthychildren.org app that is a great resource for families as well as the AAP Red Book app which is a free download for all AAP Members! Search for AAP in your marketplace to see the other apps they Contact Info: District Coordinator – Jessie Marks Jessieemail@example.com “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” – John Quincy Adams Assistant District Coordinator: Maggie Kuehler firstname.lastname@example.org SOMSRFT Program Section on Medical Students, Residents & Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) Educational Program Saturday, October 20, 2012 7:30-8:00 am: Registration & Breakfast 8:00-8:10 am: Introductions & Welcome 8:10-8:20 am: Report from the Section on Young Physicians Chair 8:20-8:30 am: Anne E Dyson Child Advocacy Award Presentations 8:30-9:15 am: Keynote Address Kenneth Roberts, MD, FAAP 9:15-9:25 am: Welcome from the AAP President-Elect 9:25-9:45 am: Speeches and Elections of Section National Officers Vice Chair & Secretary Candidates 9:45-9:55 am: Section Annual Advocacy Project 9:55-10:15 am: Overview of the AAP Resolution Process 10:15-10:30 am: Move to NCE Opening Plenary Session 10:30 am-12:00 pm: NCE Opening Plenary Session 12:00-12:10 pm: Return for Breakout Sessions 12:10-5:00 pm See Resident and Fellowship Trainess or Medical Student Sections 5:00 pm: Adjourn 5:00-5:30 pm: New Officer Orientation – for newly elected SOMSRFT Officers 6:00-7:00 pm: SOMSRFT Reception & Poster Display Mardi Gras World – Mansion (Transportation provided – please meet promptly in the Hilton Lobby at 5:45pm) For Residents and Fellowship Trainees: 12:10-2:00 pm: District Breakout Sessions Election of District & Assistant District Coordinators Development of resolutions 2:00-2:45 pm: Concurrent Educational Workshop Sessions: (Choose one) Multimedia Session to Improve Your Cardiac Auscultation Skills Strategic Financial Planning Concepts for Young Doctors 2:45-3:30 pm: Legislative Advocacy Update 3:30-5:00 pm: Debate & Voting on Resolutions For Medical Students: 12:10-2:00 pm: MS Plenary Session This session will highlight the important components of being a successful residency applicant. It promises to be a valuable opportunity for attendees to ask questions about the entire residency application process, from preparing to apply to successfully matching. 12:00-12:20 pm: Exploring Pediatrics & the AAP Lisa Costello, MD, MPH, SOMSRFT MS Subcommittee Chair 12:20-1:00 pm: Keynote Address Jeffrey McKinney, MD, PhD, FAAP Director, Residency Program, UT Southwestern Dept. of Pediatrics 1:00-2:00 pm – Expert Panel Discussion Jeffrey McKinney, MD, PhD, FAAP; Rachel Dawkins, MD, FAAP; Lynn Gardner, MD, FAAP; Teri Turner, MD, MPH, MEd, FAAP 2:00-2:45 pm: Pediatrics 101 This session will provide medical students with the opportunity to learn more about the field of general pediatrics from a practicing general pediatrician. A general overview of pediatric practice and interactive pediatric examination tips will be shared. Rachel Dawkins, MD, FAAP 2:45-3:30 pm: Legislative Advocacy Update (With Residents and Fellowship Trainess) 3:30-5:00 pm: Exploring Pediatrics Subspecialties This session will offer students the opportunity to meet with faculty from various popular pediatric subspecialties,learn more about these fields, and why the faculty enjoy them and ultimately chose them for a career. Didyouknowthe AAPispresenton Twitterand Facebook? AAPPresidentDr.Blockhasa veryactiveTwitterfeedthat enablesAAPmembersaswell asotherswithchildhealthand wellbeinginmindkeepupto dateonwhatishappeningwith federallegislation,child advocacy,andtheAAP.The AAPfacebookpageisanother wayofkeepinguptodateand therearemultipleareasofthe AAPwithpagesincludingthe SOMSRFTsection!Manyofthe stateAAPchaptershavepages nowtoo,sogotoFacebook, browsetheoptions,and“like” asmanypagesasyoucan! HelpfulToolsatwww.AAP.org TheAAPadvocacyguideisavailablethroughtheState AdvocacytabatAAP.org.Thesetrainingmodulescanhelp youpreparetospeekoutforchildrenatalocal,state,and federallevel.Whenyouclickonthetrainingmoduletabyou havetheoptionofviewingapowerpointoropportunitiesto usethisskill.Theseopportunitiesarebrokendowninto thingsyoucandoifyougave5minutes,lessthan30minutes, ormorethan30minutes.Ifyouhavemorequestionson AdvocacyfeelfreetocontactyourSOMSRFTleadershipor yourstateAAPchapter.IfyouarenotgettingAdvocacy Traininginyourresidencyorfellowshipletyourtraining coordinatorsknowitissomethingyouareinterestedin.