Opportunities for Networking and Development
Every year, WIAAP develops and implements two large-scale, high-quality events dedicated to creating opportunities and space for professional networking and development. Our annual open forum is an open enrollment activity that brings a diverse group of pediatric professionals from all around Wisconsin together to review key strategic topics affecting the pediatric landscape. Speakers from a variety of specialties present on topics affecting children’s healthcare and attendees are invited to create an open dialogue regarding these topics. Our annual advocacy day is built around creating better avenues for pediatric professionals to get involved in advocacy. This is not only a networking opportunity, but a way for pediatric professionals to learn more about the legislative process, meet with representatives and legislators, and discuss key issues affecting children’s healthcare and well-being.
The WIAAP administration works diligently to ensure these events are planned to make participation as easy as possible. WIAAP aims to provide early registration dates, powerful speakers, and meaningful content to help professionally enrich all who attend.
WIAAP Statewide Open Forum
WIAAP hosts an open forum every year that gathers important stakeholders throughout Wisconsin to evaluate opportunities to advance the quality of care for infants, children, youth, adolescents, and young adults. Members meet with a diverse group of pediatric professionals to network and share ideas. All are welcome, this is not a closed event.
Attendees receive access to all materials from each presentation at the conference to use for self-guided education after the conference closes. These materials are available for attendees only.
Past event topics include:
- Adolescent Health
- Immigrant and Refugee Health
- Healthy Food for All Families
- The Future of Quality Improvement
- Oral Health
- Early Childhood and Brain Development
We’ll cover what’s new in QI initiatives in pediatrics, including speakers, networking and afternoon World Café session – and a 2-2-2 session before lunch.
Kicking off the day will be a presentation from the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) on the past, present and future of maintenance of certification and how QI fits into pediatric practice requirements. We’ll also explore current QI initiatives and Wisconsin public health activities.
Who should attend:
- Primary care providers
- Public health representatives
- Health systems
- School health
For more information on presenting, exhibiting and supporting the conference, contact us at KLaBracke@wiaap.org.
WIAAP Annual Pediatric Advocacy Day
WIAAP holds a yearly Pediatric Advocacy Day at the Wisconsin State Capitol that includes prominent speakers from the House of Representatives and the Wisconsin Medical Society. Our members have the opportunity to learn about child advocacy, the legislative landscape of Wisconsin, and visit prominent legislators.
Other Events of Interest
Primary Care Conference: Pediatric Mental Health in Primary Care
WIAAP is a member of the planning committee for the upcoming Pediatric Mental Health in Primary Care conference held in Pewaukee, WI. Attendees are eligible for MOC Part II credits.
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
- Allied Health Care Professionals
The CE learning objective is to increase PCPs’ capacity to recognize and treat mental and behavioral health needs of children and adolescents in their care. The medical home is a setting with which families are familiar and comfortable, and they trust their primary care providers. Therefore, pediatric mental health education for primary care is critical in allowing patients and families to get the mental health care they need. The specific goal is to educate PCPs in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of children and adolescents with mild-to-moderate mental and behavioral health problems.