This conference will bring together pediatric medical and mental health providers from across the state for an in-depth look at the post-pandemic state of child mental health. Gain a clear understanding of the impact of the pandemic on child and adolescent mental health disorders while recognizing strategies and available resources in Nebraska.

Child Health Advocacy Day at State Capitol – Wednesday, March 1

The Nebraska Advocates for Child Health – a collaborative advocacy effort of the Nebraska Chapter AAP and the Nebraska Regional Council of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ROCAP) – invite you to attend our Second Annual Advocacy Day at State Capitol. Now more than ever, it is important for lawmakers to hear from pediatric health experts as they make decisions that will impact health care and the health of Nebraska’s children and adolescents.

Make your voice heard.

Open to seasoned advocates and anyone wanting to learn more about advocating for child health.


8:45 AM – Meet in Children’s Admin Parking Lot (for those wishing to carpool to Lincoln)

10:00 AM – Meet at Nebraska State Capitol, south side entrance

10:30 AM – Group Visits with State Senators

12:00 – Lunch & Morning Recap in Capitol Cafeteria

1:00 PM – Observe Legislative Hearing or Meet with Senators

3:00 PM – Leave Capitol

The visits are conducted in groups that will include both experienced advocates and those learning the advocacy process.

To register – please call Laura Polak (402) 393-1417.

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Advocacy Training Session for Child Health Providers 12/1

Nebraska AAP and the Nebraska Regional Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry invite you to hone your advocacy skills at two online training sessions. These sessions are open to all NEAAP and ROCAP members as well as medical students and residents.

The next session, December 1 from 6-7 PM, will feature former Senator Sara Howard providing a lawmaker perspective on to help sharpen your skills and increase your advocacy effectiveness.

We hope you will join us.

2022 Advocacy Sessions - 12/1

2021 Spring Conference Series

NEAAP & NEAACAP invite all pediatric and adolescent healthcare and behavioral health providers to attend this collaborative series.


Sessions via Zoom 6:00-7:00 PM


Motivational Interviewing & Treatment for Nicotine Use: Options for Physicians Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults

Ken Zoucha, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician & Addiction Medicine Physician

Register for Session 1


COVID-19 Pediatric Health Disparities

Joan Daughton, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Sharon Stoolman, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Hospitalist

Register for Session 2


Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is accredited by the Nebraska Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Children’s Hospital & Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of one (1.0) AMA PRA Category I Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Children’s Hospital & Medical Center’s medical education policy requires independence and objectivity for all educational activities. All faculty and planning committee members are expected to disclose to the planning committee and audience any significant relationships or financial interests. No member of the planning committee has listed a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation that world be considered a conflict of interest.

2020 NEAAP Fall Conference

Friday, October 30, 2020


  • 8 AM: Grand Rounds: Environment & Child Health
    Presented by Elizabeth Friedman, MD, MPH
  • 9 AM: Environmental Health: Endocrine Disruptors, Lead and other Factors
    Presented by Elizabeth Friedman, MD, MPH
  • 10 AM: Nebraska Chapter AAP Update
  • 10:20 AM: BREAK
  • 10:30 AM: COVID-19 & Kids – An Update on What We Know
    Presented by H. Dele Davies, MD, MHCM
  • 11:00 AM: Subspecialty Update: Pediatric Cardiology
    Presented by Jason Christensen, MD
  • 11:30 AM: Subspecialty Update: Pediatric Gastroenterology
    Presented by David Freestone, MD
  • Noon: Adjourn


This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on pediatric providers, the Nebraska Chapter AAP is making this educational opportunity available to all pediatric providers and is waiving all registration fees. There is no cost to register.

CME Pending.

2020 Virtual Fall Conference Registration

  • Indicate where you would like to receive conference materials.

“Advocating for Children and Adolescents on a National Level”

Thursday, December 3 at 7 PM CT
Zoom info emailed to NEAAP

Tamar Magarik Haro
Senior Director, AAP Federal and State Advocacy

Devin Miller
AAP Advocacy and Communications Manager

This session is for pediatric providers – whether new to advocacy or a seasoned child advocate.

National pediatric advocacy professionals will discuss ways to magnify your voice and advocate for children’s health on a national level. The session will also dive into tips and strategies for utilizing social media as an advocacy tool.

SAVE THE DATES: Advocacy Basics for Pediatric Providers Webinar Series

Brief 20-30 minute virtual sessions designed to help pediatric providers advocate for their patients.

Friday, Aug 7 @ Noon
Understanding the Legislative Process

Presented by:
Nebraska Senator John Arch &
Liz Lyons, Director of Advocacy & Government Affairs Administration for Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

Thursday, Sept. 17 @ 7 PM
Introducing Yourself to Your Lawmakers

Presented by:
Karla Lester, MD

Friday, Oct. 9th @ Noon
Writing Letters & Testifying Basics

Presented by:
Beth Ann Brooks, MD

This series was developed in partnership with the Nebraska Regional Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists.

Details to come.