Region 6

Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

December 2017 Newsletter

Thank you, Region VI, for an outstanding year!

Our PAS 2017 breakfast meeting was very well-attended and marked the end of Matthew Broom’s tenure as Co-chair. Matt’s organization, innovation, and leadership helped Region VI continue as the home for academic pediatricians in the Midwest. Thank you so much for all of your time and hard work, Matt!

Philip Abraham stepped into the Co-chair role following the PAS breakfast meeting and has hit the ground running. Phil is a pediatric hospitalist at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Phil became immediately engaged in planning the Region VI meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, bringing great suggestions and insights to the planning team.

The Region VI meeting in Omaha, Nebraska was a great success! For the first time in many years, the meeting occurred outside of Kansas City or St. Louis - thanks to Arwa Nasir at the University of Nebraska Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. The location, speakers, and presentations were outstanding. We are so grateful for Arwa, UNMC’s hospitality, and all of the speakers and organizers that helped us plan and execute the meeting.

In the new year, please make plans to attend PAS 2018 in Toronto, Canada! This is an excellent opportunity for academic pediatricians to learn more about their scholarly interests and to network with like-minded pediatricians. There will be a Region VI breakfast during the meeting - please come! We will conduct a quick business meeting, meet the new region Co-chair, and discuss ongoing programs throughout the APA - including SIGs, research networks, and scholarly programs.

If you are interested in becoming more involved in the APA, and are interested in applying for a Region VI Co-chair position - please stay tuned - we will be sending information around the listserv very soon!

Also, if you or your institution is interested in hosting the Region VI meeting in Fall 2018, please contact us. After such a great time in Omaha, we would love to bring the meeting to another new location next year!

Thank you for all of your scholarly work, involvement, and collaboration. Have a safe and happy holiday season, and a happy new year.

Region VI Co-Chairs,

Philip Abraham, MD,
Jessica Bettenhausen, MD,
Grace Brouillette, DO, MBA,

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    Current Region VI Co-Chairs:

    Philip Abraham, MD
    Washington University School of Medicine
    660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 0000
    St. Louis, MO 63110
    Phone: (609) -86-0066

    Jessica Bettenhausen, MD
    Children's Mercy Hospital
    2401 Gillham Rd.
    Kansas City, KS 64108
    Phone: (913) 708-1365

    Grace Brouillette, DO
    University of Kansas Medical Center
    3901 Rainbow Boulevard
    Kansas City, KS 66160
    Phone: (913) 588-6329



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