Montana AAP members are engaged in a number of programs and activities supporting the health and well being of children and families in Montana.
HPV Grant and Education
We recently received a grant for HPV Education! Please stay tuned.
Here is an article entitled “Making the C.A.S.E for the HPV vaccination.”
HPV slides = HPV-cancer-presentation
August 23, 2012 at the Red Lion Colonial in Helena, MT
Keynote speaker: Patrick Donohue, Esq. – National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan
• Dr. Nathan Munn – University of Montana, Helena
• Dr. Benjamin Phipps – Ortho Montana, Billings
• Dr. Sue Forest – Child Development Center, Missoula
Panel Discussion: Reducing Brain Injury Among Montana Athletes
• Casey Fitzsimmons, NFL, Detroit Lions (Retired)
• Brian Michelotti, Montana High School Association
• Mike Cole, Peak Performance – LAT
For more details go to: http://www2aap.org/attachments/BrainInjuryCME-07-27-10-17-52.pdf
We had our largest attendance yet at Round-up this year in Chico. On Oct 1-3 , 2010 we hosted a meeting that included lectures about nephrology, neonatology, cochlear implants, neurology and immunization rates. We had a workshop on CPR with the opportunity to try the Laryngeal Mask Airway and the Intra-osseus gun. In addition, we were able to introduce Dr. Yang, metabolic specialist from Shodair, Dr. Bakdash, neurology from Billings, and Dr. Smith, pulmonology and critical care from Missoula.
Dr. Angie Ostrowsky, Butte, is our current young physicians chairperson. She organized a lunch for young physicians from across the state to meet and network at Round-up. In addition, with a grant from the AAP obtained by Cathy White, we had a dinner meeting and talk in Billings on Jan. 18th 2011. We met to socialize and discuss topics of work-life balance and opportunities to participate in AAP activities. We hope to hold a similar meeting in May 2011 in Missoula to meet with young physicians from the western part of the state. If you are younger than 40 or have been in practice less than 5 years, you are a young physician. Please contact Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a young physician. She is trying to make sure our current list is complete, so please contact her to be sure you are on the list.
This year’s legislature is full of new politicians. There are a number of bills being introduced that will have direct impact on us as pediatricians. One includes a bill to expand religious exemptions from immunizations. Our current state budget cuts Medicaid reimbursement to the Medicare level – an 18% drop. These and many other matters are of grave importance for us. We need ongoing representation to MCMCH – Montana Council on Maternal Child Health. This group and the Alliance for a Healthy Montana meet by telephone conference. In addition, Steve Yeakel will send you a summary of ongoing bills in the legislature to keep you up to date on legislative matters. Please contact Sheila Idzerda email@example.com or Molly Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be included in these emails or teleconferences.