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November 1, 2016

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Get Involved in Your Chapter- Join a Committee

Want to have a direct impact on the work and direction of the Louisiana Chapter? Now you can by joining a committee that peaks your interest or specialty. Chapter committees give members the opportunity to collaborate with others, share different perspectives and ideas all while working together to see LA AAP thrive.
Visit LA AAP’s website for more information on each committee.  Click here and scroll to "Chapter Committes" There you will find infomraiton on each committee and a join now option.
The Chapter succeeds with the help of its membership and we thank you for your support. 



Date:               Thursday, 11/3/2016
Time:              12:00 noon – 1:00 PM
Presenter:      Bryan G. Sibley, MD, FAAP; President LA AAP
Title:               “Physician Wellness in the 21st Century”
Disclosure:     Nothing to Disclose
Location:        Riverboat Room at Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children
Can’t be there in person?  Attend and receive credit from your computer via Go To Meeting.
Access Code: 840-389-117
Refreshments will be served.  Space is limited please arrive on time.
If you arrive after the door has closed, please proceed to the overflow room in Building 4740, Suite 120.  Please do not interrupt a lecture in progress!
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
1. Attendees will gain an understanding of Physician Well-being.
2. Attendees will develop familiarity with physician burnout and its consequences.
3. Attendees will develop familiarity with methods of coping with stress, maximizing their well-being, and enhancing their overall quality of life.
4. Attendees will understand the results of their own well-being.


ACIP Updates Vaccine Recommendations on HPV, HepB & MenB

Adolescents under age 15 years need only two doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine instead of three under a new recommendation from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) committee. See all changes along with explanations here
For more helpful vaccine information, visit the Chapter’s Adolescent Vaccine Toolkit here


AAP Adjusts Recommendations for Media and Screen time for toddlers

​Media is everywhere. TV, Internet, computer and video games all vie for our children's attention. Information on this page can help parents and pediatrician understand and communicate about the impact media has in our children's lives, while offering tips on managing time spent with various media. Read more on the updated recommendations.

AAP Media and Children Communication Toolkit

PediaPAC News

Thank you to those that donated to the LA PediaPAC in October:
Paul Cooper (Shreveport)
Greg Gossen (Lafayette)
Eddie Lau (Lafayette)

News & Noteworthy

Gov. Edwards, Our Lady of the Lake Announce New ER in North Baton Rouge

Gov. John Bel Edwards held a news conference Wednesday (9/21/16) to officially announce the state's agreement with Our Lady of the Lake (OLOL) to open a new emergency room in north Baton Rouge. 

The ER will be added on to OLOL's existing LSU Health Urgent Care Clinic on Airline Highway and will be staffed by emergency physicians 24/7 with a full-service lab and will be an extension of the main OLOL campus on Essen Lane. The deal is part of the state's renegotiated contract with the OLOL system to provide charity care in Baton Rouge.  Read the article


FastVaxFacts App

FastVaxFacts is a free app, developed by that Ohio AAP Chapter, helps providers and parents navigate anti vax conversations. Below are some features.
For Providers:
  • Information on immunization safety concerns to share with parents on a tablet in your office
  • The ability to share facts and resources directly from the app screen 
  • Conversation tactics to combat refusal
For Parents:
  • A series of short videos recorded by a pediatrician on targeted topics that address the most common immunization questions and concerns.
  •  An interactive immunization schedule customized by child’s age
  •  Trusted answers to frequently asked questions
  •  Breaking news alerts on outbreaks, new research and other important immunization headlines
  • Pediatrician-approved links and resources
  • Ability to share reliable facts and resources with friends and family at the push of a button
More on FastVaxFacts

Healthy Louisiana News

Healthy Louisiana Informational Bulletins
Recently added:
Informational Bulletin 16-20: Open Enrollment for Healthy Louisiana Plans

Find all  Informational Bulletins here

Health Plan Advisories
Recently added:

HPA 16-31: Retroactive Member Enrollment Claims Processing

HPA 16-30: Global Maternity Procedure Codes

HPA 16-29: Pharmacy copayment exemptions for preventive medications

HPA 16-28: Intranasal Flu Vaccines for 2016-2017

Find all Health Plan Advisories here

Upcoming Events

Fit NOLA Forum 
The Fit NOLA Steering Committee and the New Orleans Health Department invite you to join the decision-making processes that will strengthen and align our communities. 
  • Friday, November 4, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Abundance of Desire Community Center 
  • 3600 Desire Pkwy, New Orleans, LA 
Please complete the following survey to indicate your desire to attend

Impact of Experiences on Chronic Disease and Mental Health in Children

Please join the Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Louisiana School-Based Health Alliance for a day discussing the impact that experiences have on children and how we can promote community awareness and support. Register here

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the elements and components of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
  • Explain the immediate consequences that adverse childhood experiences have on the child at the time of the events, at various periods of growth, and on the child’s adulthood
  • Identify support strategies for the children and families at all stages
  • Demonstrate how to properly use of the ACE Questionnaire and how to record responses
  • Recognize and be able to explain how the characteristics of different groups impacts the interest and involvement of communities throughout the state of Louisiana
  • Discuss and be familiar with the way in which all data collection sites will be assigned numbers
  • Demonstrate the way in which each site will select the proper code for each student/patient ACE score to de-identify the information at the state level, and
  • Explain how each site/provider can seek assistance, if needed,  with coding student/patient information
This educatioal event is appropriate for nurses, social workers, healthcare providers ano other allied health professionals. 

November 10th |  Willis Knighton Innovation Center Exhibit Hall- 2105 Airline Dr., Bossier City
November 11th |  Kinkaid Room, Cabrini Mediplex- 3351 Masonic Dr., Alexandria
November 17th |  New Orleans- Locaiton TBD
November 18th  |  Our Lady of the Lake Heart and Vascular Institute- 5000 Hennessey Blvd., Baton Rouge

9:00 – 9:30 am  Registration
9:30 am – 12:30 pm  Adverse Childhood Experiences
12:30 – 1:00 pm  Lunch (provided) 
1:00 – 3:00 pm  Data and Documentation
3:00 – 3:30 pm Q&A, Wrap Up, Evaluations

Continuing education:
Credits have been applied for medical professionals (CME), social work (CEUs), licensed professional counselors (CEUs) and nursing (CEUs).


Innovations in Primary Care: Relations, Developmental and Substantial Approaches to Children an Families

ZERO TO THREE and Healthy Steps are proud to announce a special event for pediatric primary care clinicians and early developmental thought leaders. Taking place in conjunction with ZERO TO THREE’s Annual Conference, this unique forum features a panel of top industry experts, who will lead participants in an interactive discussion of coordinated primary care.
  • Earn 6.5 CME credits
  • Wednesday, December 7, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 .m.
  • Hilton Riverside New Orleans

Join your colleagues for an in-depth exploration of innovative primary care models, screening and relational techniques to support the family system. Understand the science behind and navigate the complexities of implementing trauma-informed care, screening beyond the child, relational medicine, and care coordination. Get practical tips on available tools, resources, clinic-based interventions, implementation strategies, and upcoming payment models. 

LA AAP is a co-sponsor of the pediatric forum on December 7th.
More Information
Farbod  Bahadori-Esfahani MD
George  S Ellis Jr. MD
Amanda England MD
Elise Fontenot MD
Jessica Jang MD
Christine Kasbarian MD
Annika Kreye MD
Diana Munoz Mendoza  MD
Tierney W Piotter MD
Loveita  Raymond MD
Dhipu Sebastian MD
Amanda Katherine Smith MD
Anusha  Vuppala MBBS
Christopher Webb MD
Lurah Welch MD
Randall White MD
Tara Ashley Andrews MD
Cecilia Antunez MD
Teresa Backes MD
Lisa Michelle Barbiero MD
Rachel Bernard DO
Jennifer Almacen Bisquera MD
Jennifer Alane Boustany MD
Kali Broussard
Hyo-Jung Choi
Emily Claire Davis
Phuong Dinh MD
Amanda Garnett MD
Mary Margaret Gleason MD
Toni Bowie Grant MD
Christina Holmes MD
Kerry Colleen Hopes PPCNP-BC
Michael K Judice MD
Ashley ClaireKiefer
Terry Dean King MD
Ashley M Kosier MD
Abiodun O. Kuku MD
Katherine Laycock MD
Jordan Andrus LeJeune MD
Chih Hao Lin MD
Elizabeth B LindsayMD
Rachael Maria Maciasz MD
Anh Vy Mai MD
Chad Manuel
Jay Robert Maust IIMD
Joshua Earl Mizell MD
Brittany Mock DO
Moustafa Sirajedin Am Nachabe MD
Vijay Nijjar
Linda Marie Nix
Staci Marie Olister MD
Gretchen Gillyard Petterway MD
Sheila G. Pitre MD
Jessica Roybal MD
Todd Sanderson MD
Neva Ducote Seago MD
Tammy Mendoza Senentz MD
Steven BrianSpedale MD
Lauren AdelaTeverbaugh MD
Poonam S ThakoreMD
Stephen Malcolm Weimer MD
Melinda Willis MD
Pamela Woods MD
Amy Zeringue MD

Acadiana Potpourri

August 18-20, 2017
Lafayette, LA


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