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PedsWest 2015

The REACH Institute Presents
Pediatric Primary Psycho Pharmacology Course

  • March 6-8
    00 Americana Blvd.
    Boise, Idaho
    Peregrine Room
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2015 Strengthening Families Training Institute

Hereditary Angioedema
Clinical Update: Implementing Recommendations for Diagnosis and Management

Hereditary Angioedema Clinical Update: Implementing Recommendations for Diagnosis and Management

  • April 9
    Berryhill & Co.
    121 North 9th Street, Plaza 121
    Boise, ID 83702
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2015 Creating Healthy Communities Summit

Concussion Symposium 2015

2015 Concussion Symposium

  • April 25
    St. Luke's Boise Medical Center
    South Tower, Anderson Center, Rooms Ada 1-3
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Shot Smarts 2015

  • May 4
    Idaho Sate University
    Pocatello, ID
  • May 6
    Boise Sate University
    Boise, ID
  • May 8
    North Idaho College
    Coeur D'Alene, ID
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2015 Highway Safety Summit

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2015 Idaho Oral Health Summit

PedsWest 2015

Pediatrics West 2015: Changes, Trends, and Your Practice

Immunization Summit


Awards and Recognitions

  • Pediatrician of the Year – Kathy Stevens, MD FAAP
  • Child Advocate of the Year – Larraine Clayton
  • Organization of the Year – March of Dimes, Idaho Chapter

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Starting January 1, 2015, Idaho Medicaid will be using the new 2015 CPT® code 99188 for application of fluoride varnish for children in the physician's office. If you have questions, contact Arlee Coppinger CPC, Alternative Care Coordinator for Idaho Medicaid at (208) 364-1958.

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Child Abuse Prevention

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Iron Lung

How blessed we are to have access to safe vaccines?

During the Idaho Immunization Coalition Summit I had the privilege to experience briefly the Iron Lung. Let's bear in mind I chose to go in and new my friend Buck would be quick to release me from the chamber if needed. I inhaled the first breath as the lung was exhaling for me and a bit of panic set in as my chest expansion was quickly halted by the lung. A few more breaths and I was in sync and it was less worrisome. A patient suffering polio disease would have to be in the lung 2-20 hrs per day and sometimes continuously to support their respiratory function. Read More >>

Idaho Lead Advisory Committee

We need your help!The Idaho Chapter of the AAP is looking for a physician for the Idaho Lead Advisory Committee.If you are interested please contact Sherry Iverson at or call 208-381-3033.More››



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Idaho Health and Wellness Collaborative for Children (IHAWCC)

We use local, state, and nationwide networking to address the healthcare needs and priorities of children.

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Idaho Voices for Children

Nourishing Idaho’s Children

Oral Health

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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 Use, and E-Cigarettes

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Toxic Stress

  • We all will be hearing more about toxic stress in the future. This topic is one of the AAP's strategic initiatives on the national level. 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. Pediatricians practice preventative health very well; the hope is that advancements in our understanding of toxic stress will help us improve our practice of preventative mental health.

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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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