It is my great honor to serve the Nevada Chapter of the American Academy of pediatrics, as it's current President. Together, with our amazing Executive Board, I envision a period of growth and change for our current membership and the children we all serve.
The Nevada chapter of the AAP is a professional membership organization committed to child health advocacy and support to not only the chapter members, but also all providers who offer care to the children of Nevada. It is our goal, to provide a foundation for our members and our many chapter partners to advance and improve the health of our states children with the ultimate goal of seeing them become happy, healthy adults.
While we are constantly looking for ways to strengthen our membership, we currently are active in several key long-term activities. Currently planning for the upcoming chapter CME meeting is actively underway, and as always we are excited to provide several amazing speakers. In addition, we are continuing to support childhood literacy through partnership with Reach Out and Read at many locations statewide. We continue our support of resident and medical student education and hope that we will increase the number of excellent pediatricians joining the states workforce, and finally, we are making Nevada's voice heard by participating in national leadership meetings and legislative discussion in an effort to push the needs of children to the forefront.
As always, we are still looking for more strong voices to help in our ever-expanding agenda for the state's children. If you are interested in participating on any level, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you for all the work you do on a daily basis on behalf of children.
Kami Larsen, MD, FAAP
President, Nevada Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics