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2015 Hot Topics in Pediatrics Conference

Friday, May 1, 2015
Hilton Hotel, MSP Airport-MOA

This event is geared toward pediatricians and pediatric specialists, but is open to all providers and health professionals.

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8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Slipping Through the Cracks: Slowing Rates of Childhood Poverty and Disparities

Poverty rates in MN are four times as high for American Indian children, and nearly five times as high for African American children as for white children. This session will focus on poverty and disparities with regard to obesity, immunizations and other issues. Gain practical resources you can share with families in order to get them connected to the care and services they need.
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12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
OMG, I Need More Shots? Increasing Low Immunization Rates Among Adolescents

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1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Protecting Young Brains and Bodies: Identifying Mental Health and Safety Resources

Studies estimate that mental health problems affect one in five young people at any given time. In terms of physical health, injuries and accidents are a leading cause of death and hospitalization. Hear strategies, resources and anticipatory guidance to protect young brains and bodies.
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5:00-6:00 p.m.
Fourth Annual Student/Resident Abstract Competition

Once again this year, MNAAP will hold a resident and medical student abstract and poster competition preceding the annual dinner. The goal of the competition is to foster community among pediatric trainees across the state. Abstracts should number no more than 450 words and must be submitted electronically by April 1. Authors will be judged by Minnesota pediatricians; winners will receive a prize and their projects will be published in Minnesota Medicine. Pediatrician judges are needed! If you are a pediatrician, please indicate if you are willing to be a judge on your registration form or contact

6:00-9:00 p.m.
MNAAP Annual Meeting and Dinner: Building Strong Connections to Prevent Child Maltreatment

Major gaps in Minnesota’s child protection system have been exposed. Now what? Hear about state and national efforts to improve prevention and detection strategies, promote positive parenting, and foster healthy, resilient children. This is a great opportunity to re-connect with colleagues and learn more from those who are leading the way to protect and enhance the health of Minnesota’s children. Keynote speakers include Brandon Stahl, the Star Tribune investigative reporter who exposed a number of holes in Minnesota's child protection system, and Vincent Palusci, MD, MS, FAAP, NYU School of Medicine.
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Learn from and network with experts at a variety of health systems and organizations, including Mayo Clinic, Essentia Health, University of Minnesota, Prairie Care, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and more!

Early-bird rates through March 25!

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Hennepin County Medical Center is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Hennepin County Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other healthcare providers who participate in this CME activity may submit their statement of attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. Participants are responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Past conferences: 2014 | 2013