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Idaho Perinatal Project 2018 Winter Conference

Idaho Perinatal Project 2018 Winter Conference

Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis CME Program

  • February 22
    6:30 PM – 7:30 PM MST
    Hampton Inn & Suites Boise—Downtown
    Boise, ID
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2018 Pediatric Care Symposium: Quest for Excellence

Advanced Respiratory Conference

2018 Immunization Summit

  • October 18
  • St. Alphonsus
    Boise, ID
  • 2018 Immunization Summit

Idaho’s 10th Early Years Conference

Idaho's 10th Early Years Conference

Marijuana Exposure in Pediatric Populations

  • Ongoing
  • Online
  • This course qualifies as continuing education for physicians, nurses, certified health education specialists and other professionals provided by the Centers for Disease Control and its partners.
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Stop, Look, Listen: Separating Fact from Fiction in Evaluating Child Abuse

  • Ongoing
  • Online
  • An online interactive intervention for pediatric clinicians funded by the NICHD.
  • SLL offers 8 Category I AMA PRA CreditsTM, with an additional 10 points of Category 2 MOC available through a self-assessment from the AAP.
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OPENPediatrics ACCME Accredited Courses


Awards and Recognitions

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics proudly presents a “Special Achievement Award” to Aaron Gardner, MD, MS, FAAP, Idaho Chapter for distinguished service and dedication to the mission and goals of the academy for forming the Mountain States Pediatric Disaster Coalition to protect children in the event of a disaster.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics proudly presents a “Special Achievement Award” to Eda-Cristina Leio Abuchaibe, MD FAAP, Idaho Chapter for distinguished service and dedication to the mission and goals of the Academy for working with the Idaho Medical Association and other stakeholders to secure mandatory CCHD screening implementation.

Chapter Awards

  • Pediatrician of the Year – Tom Rand, MD
  • Outstanding Organization of the Year – The Ronald McDonald House
  • 2016 Child Advocate: Jerry Hirshfeld Special Achievement Award – George Groberg, MD

2016 Special Achievement Awards

  • Aaron Gardner, MD FAAP for forming the Mountain States Pediatric Disaster Coaltion to protect children in the event of a disaster
  • Amy Barton, MD FAAA for working to change Idaho laws to protect children involved in trial cases of child sexual abuse
  • Eda-Cristina Leon-Abochaibe, DO FAAP for working with the Idaho Medical Association and other stakeholders to secure mandatory CCHD screening implementation

Other Awards

  • Idaho Nurse Practitioner of the Year – Dr. Anne Church
  • Special Achievement Award – John Ullery, MD
  • Special Achievement Award – Paul Douglas McPherson, MD, FAAP
  • 2014 Chapter Excellence Award – Presented to the Idaho Chapter for an outstanding annual program effectively furthering the objectives of the Association
  • CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award – Lisa Marie Barker, MD, FAAP
2014 Chapter Excellence

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Child Abuse Prevention

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Transitioning to Adult Health Care

  • Practice Tools & New Website
    The Center for Health Care Transition Improvement - Got Transition recently released The Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition (2.0), which define components of transition support and are based on the clinical report, "Supporting the Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home", developed by the AAP (led by the Council on Children with Disabilities), the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physicians.

    Three transition tool packages are available for: 1) practices serving youth who will transition out of pediatric care into adult care; 2) practices serving youth who will remain with the same provider but need to transition to adult-focused care; and 3) practices accepting new young adults into adult care. Each package includes sample tools that are customizable and available for download.

    A new website,, includes an interactive health provider section, FAQs developed by and for youth/young adults and families, information for researchers and policymakers, and lists of transition resources.

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Healthy Teen Relationships

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HRSA Launches Health Workforce Connector to Help Health Care Professionals Find Jobs

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has created a new online tool called the Health Workforce Connector to help health care professionals, including pediatricians, find jobs at more than 20,000 sites and health care facilities in the communities across the country.

To learn more about the Connector, visit

Idaho HPV Facts
Quality Improvement (QI) activities that were conducted through the Children’s Healthcare Improvement Collaboration (CHIC) and Idaho Health and Wellness for Children (IHAWCC), are developing further and moving forward through St. Luke’s Children’s and St. Luke’s Health Partners. Be on the lookout for more information.

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Perinatal Issues

Text BABY to 511411

Three free text messages are sent to your patient's cell phone each week timed to the due date or baby's birthday. Messages start at pregnancy and go through the baby's first year. Tips include information on prenatal and infant care, immunizations, postpartum depression, nutrition, oral health, quit smoking, safety, and more.

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Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Adolescent Resources (website)
    A treatment guide that highlights the clinicians' role in identifying and supporting treatment and recovery, an online module that provides videos on best practices for screening teens at risk for or struggling with drug abuse, and a step-by-step resource that helps identify and manage SUD in teens.

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Smoking, Nicotine, E-Cigarettes, and Marijuana

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Toxic Stress

  • It should come as no surprise that adverse childhood experiences (or ACEs) such as child abuse, neglect, or living with parents with drug or alcohol abuse causes stress, the hormone-mediated flight-or-fight response that we all know about. However because the ACEs are usually chronic in nature, the stress response from ACE's is never turned off. This prolonged "toxic" stress, especially when experienced in the first several years of life, has been shown to cause observable changes in brain structure and function, as well as epigenetic changes in a child's DNA. The effects not only cause childhood problems such as poor impulse control, emotional dysregulation and developmental delays, but it also has been linked to adult diseases such as heart and lung disease.

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