CARE Provider ECHO

CARE Training  It takes a team with a coordinated, comprehensive medical response to protect Kansas children from abuse and neglect. In collaboration with Board-certified Child Abuse Pediatricians in Kansas, Child Abuse Review and Evaluation (CARE) Providers are specially trained to recognize abusive injuries and provide a medical evaluation for children under five years of age when abuse is suspected.  Click here for a list of current CARE providers 2023 Schedule Each session is 12 to 1 p.m. CT January 17: TEN4 FACES February 21: Getting to Know our DCF Partners March 21: Skull Fractures in Nonmobile Infants April 18: A Framework for Child Neglect  May 16: KS CARE Provider Mentorship Process June 20: The Significance of Subdural Hemorrhages REGISTER HERE...

Click Here

Pediatricians in Action Grant Application Open!

The 2023 Pediatricians in Action Kansas Kids Fund grant application is now open. This grant of up to $5,000 is available to KAAP members to address a child health initiative in their practice or community. Deadline to apply is March 31st. Click here for the application. Contact Mel Hudelson at mel.hudelson@kansasaap.org for more information.

Click Here

It’s a Wrap!

To the attendees, presenters, and exhibitors at Progress in Pediatrics Fall 2022, thank you so much for making this event a success. It was wonderful to see you all again! [gt3-gallery id="11957"]

Click Here

Child Abuse Review and Evaluation (CARE) Training

It takes a team with the coordinated, comprehensive medical response to protect Kansas children from abuse and neglect. In collaboration with Board-certified Child Abuse Pediatricians in Kansas, Child Abuse Review and Evaluation (CARE) Providers are specially trained to recognize abusive injuries and provide a medical evaluation for children under five years of age when abuse is suspected. CARE Provider Training We would like to have a CARE provider in your community! CARE providers are trained to provide a comprehensive child abuse exam. Led by Board-certified Child Abuse Pediatricians, the two-day training is open to any physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner in the state of Kansas. At the training, attendees will learn how to perform a CARE exam and how to become...

Click Here

Congratulations New KAAP Officers!

Dr. Kreisler and Dr. Brouillette have both been actively involved in Kansas Chapter initiatives and have served on the KAAP Board of Directors. They will bring a wealth of knowledge and unique perspectives to their positions.Here are your KAAP officers for July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024:President: Gretchen Homan, MD, FAAPPresident-Elect:  Kelly Kreisler, MD, MPH, FAAPTreasurer: Grace Brouillette, MD, FAAPImmediate Past-President:  Kristie Clark, MD, FAAP

Click Here

Building Vaccine Confidence in Families

Navigating difficult conversations with families on vaccine hesitancy is possible when you have the right tools. Join Karen Ernst, MA, Executive Director of Voices for Vaccines, for an interactive webinar on how to apply active listening, empathy and affirmation to help families with concerns about vaccines reach acceptance.  Thursday, April 21, 202212 to 1 p.m. CTZoom REGISTER HERE Presented by Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics; Immunize Kansas Coalition; Kansas Association of Local Health Departments; Kansas Academy of Family Physicians; and Kansas Hospital Association. Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Colorado Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0...

Click Here