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Members, Earn Free CME for Watching Videos from MNAAP's Hot Topics in Pediatrics Conference!

Build your knowledge of resources to increase immunization rates in teens and help adolescents address depression and anxiety.


MNAAP members can earn up to 3.0 free CME units for watching videos on the topics below and satisfactorily completing the corresponding post assessments and evaluations. 

Increasing Low Immunization Rates Among Adolescents


EMERALD: A Pilot Collaborative Program in Primary Care for Teens with Depression


Moving from ANXIETY to Optimal WELLNESS: Clinical Pearls for the Pediatric Provider


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AAP Seeking Nominees for National Committee Openings

Interested in leadership opportunities in a particular area of pediatrics? Consider representing our region as a member or chairperson of a national committee. 


Committees are focused on a variety of child health topics. Terms begin July 1, 2016.


Please notify to request a chapter letter of support at least 3 days prior to nomination deadlines. For more information, visit the AAP National Committee Appointments page.

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Clinic Opportunity: Project to Increase HPV Immunization Rates

On behalf of the MNAAP, Vijay Chawla, MD and Deborah DeMarais, MD, MS are co-leading a project to improve HPV rates among 11-12 year old youth in the state. 


The project is part of a larger effort in collaboration with MDH, 7 other AAP chapters in the Midwest, AAP and CDC. CME and MOC4 are available to participants in addition to a clinic stipend. 


This effort will begin this fall and be available through June 2016.


If your clinic is interested in learning more about how to participate, please contact for more information. 



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Fall and Winter CME

A number of local pediatric-related CME conferences, workshops and webinars are taking place in September. Check them out at

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Remember our Foundation on Giving Tuesday: December 1

There's Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Minnesota Academy of Pediatrics on Tuesday, December 1.


Currently the Foundation is leading several projects aimed at improving immunization rates, promoting safety and quality improvement among local pediatric hospitals, increasing access to care for mental health services, and screening for food and nutrition insecurity in clinics. 


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Pediatricians' Day at the Capitol
1-4 p.m.
Capitol Grounds


Friday, May 20, 2016
Hot Topics in Pediatrics Conference
Morning and afternoon session preceding the annual dinner 
Marriott Hotel, Bloomington 


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Fix PA Now -- Your Help is Needed

Prior authorization of prescription medications is intended to help ensure that patients receive high-quality, cost-effective therapies, however, it can also be source of great frustration to patients and physicians alike.


Provide your input by checking out the Fix PA now website at


Second, to support efforts to improve the prior authorization process, specific examples of the hassles physician clinics and patients experience due to medication prior authorization are needed. Please visit HERE and provide information if you have a story to share.


Information provided by the Minnesota Medical Association.

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