Nebraska DHHS Releases Recommended Method For Newborn Screening For Critical Congenital Heart Disease
Effective September 6, 2013, LB 225, as passed in the 2013 Legislative Session, requires screening of all Nebraska newborns for critical congenital heart disease.
Nebraska DHHS has released the approved screening methods. The methods and protocol recommended by Nebraska DHHS are consistent with those endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Congenital Heart Defects, Children's National Hospital and Children's Hospital Omaha, Nebraska's expert panel on Critical Congenital Heart Disease, and Nebraska's Newborn Screening Advisory Committee.
For additional information contact Julie Luedtke, Julie.Luedtke@nebraska.gov or 402.471.6733.
NRCME DOT TRAINING DATES
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has established a National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners which requires all medical examiners who conduct physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers to complete a training course and pass a certification examination prior to May 21, 2014. The Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and Nebraska state chapters are working together to offer multiple training sessions. AAFP credits is available. For more information, please call the NAFP office.
January 4, 2014 -- Kearney, Nebraska
University of Nebraska at Kearney, Student Union -- 7:45 am to 12:30 pm
February 15, 2014 -- Salina, Kansas
Kansas Wesleyan University, Science Hall, Room 201 -- 7:45 am to 12:45 pm
March 29, 2014 -- Omaha, Nebraska
Embassy Suites Old Market -- 7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Dr. Randy T. Kohl, Firth, Nebraska, named NAFP 2013 Family Physician of the Year
|Carol Finley, Dr. Brian Finley, NAFP President, Dr. Randy Kohl, Judy Kohl, Dale Michels, MD, Chair of the Public Affairs Committee|
The NAFP Congratulates Robert L. Wergin, MD, FAAFP for being Elected the 2013 AAFP President-elect!
Robert L. Wergin, MD, FAAFP
2013 AAFP President-elect
Brian J. Finley, MD, Bellevue, Sworn in as NAFP President
|Daniel Spogen, MD, AAFP Board of Director, installs Brian J. Finley, MD, Bellevue, as NAFP President at the 65th Annual Meeting & Scientific Assembly. Pictured from left to right: Dr. Brian Finley and his wife Carol, and Dr. Daniel Spogen.|
New Officers Elected at 65th Annual Meeting & Scientific Assembly
|Pictured from left to right: John R. Jacobsen, MD, Geneva, President-Elect, Joseph S. Miller, MD, Lexington, Vice President, Kathleen A. Bliese-Walk, MD, Atkinson, AAFP Delegate, Mark J. Butler, MD, Lincoln, AAFP Alternate Delegate, Aaron Lanik, MD, Hebron, Director, and Ryan Becker, MD, Resident Director. Not pictured: Bradley G. Sawtelle, MD, Blair, Director|
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
March 27-29, 2014
66th Annual Meeting & Scientific Assembly
Embassy Suites Old Market
October 20-25, 2014
2014 AAFP Congress of Delegates & Scientific Assembly
September 28-October 3, 2015
2015 AAFP Congress of Delegates & Scientific Assembly