June 2019 SIG Meeting

Topic: DBMH Quarterly SIG Meeting (see agenda below)
Time: Jun 11, 2019 530 PST/8:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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1. Position statement updates (Integration timeline was for group to submit statement draft by summer 2019;  PNP Role in Supporting Infant & Family Well-Being During First Year of Life timeline was to submit statement draft by 6/30)
2. Milestones Autism Research Collaboration Project: goal is to sponsoring an educational session at their June 2020 conference (either aimed at professionals or lay public). We are soliciting members for a workgroup who would be interested in drafting an abstract per the guidelines we have received from Milestones for 2019 (conference director Leslie Rotsky said they will be similar for 2020). Ideas from the group for topics?  (Makenzie)
3. NAPNAP/SDBP Joint Symposium Update (Kim)

4. Advocacy for NP autism diagnostics (Makenzie)
5. 2020 Conference Planning: Raising a Healthy Tweenager presentation at local Long Beach area Middle School (? Hamilton) (Shannan Stephenson Terry)

Kim Erlich
Dawn Mason
Makenzie Wesner
Kat Johnson
Stephanie Hosley
Lorrie Stewart
Sallie Porter
Avis Johnson-Smith

 1. Position Statement Updates: Susan van Cleve working on the Integration one this summer with goal to submit to national by the end of the summer. Beth Heuer had been the lead on the one titled: PNP Role in Supporting Infant & Family Well-Being/Early Care & Education...due to changing life circumstances, she is unable to continue as the lead. She is requesting that one of the others in the workgroup (ideally, Linda Frye, Angie Nash, Diana Inman, or Sallie Porter could take the lead). If none of those folks are willing/able, we should solicit other interested folks. 

2. Milestones: Goal is to submit a talk for their annual conference in June 2020 in Cleveland, OH. SIG board has a set of guidelines we can share and we discussed as a group several possible topical areas, including the "Medical Track," and the "Patient, Family & Caregiver Track," among others. Member Lorrie Stewart has expressed interest in spearheading a workgroup who will submit an abstract on our SIG's behalf. Submissions open early November and close mid-January. I am advocating for starting work on this now to have it ready to go when submissions open, rather than dragging it out through the winter holidays. We need to solicit for others interested in joining Lorrie in the workgroup...Makenzie, are you interested in being in the workgroup? Maybe as a facilitator, rather than a content-writer, if that feels more do-able for you? I suggest this because you are the person who has the relationship with Leslie Rotsky already, and we'd need to leverage that in building this partnership. 

3. NAPNAP/SDBP: 9/13-9/16 in Washington, DC. Pre-conference day when symposium will be held is 9/13. We have a great trio of presenters again this year: Alison Schonwald, MD (DBP physician), Carrie Mauras, PhD (clinical psychologist), and our very own Dawn Garzon-Maaks! Content will focus heavily on psychopharm with ~5 hours of that content for CE within the 8 hour CE day.

Action Items for Kim:
1. Find out if SDBP will have the option again this year for non-SDBP members to register for entire conference at the member rate, as they did last year.
2. Find out if SDBP has negotiated a NP rate for joining that organization.

4. Advocacy for Autism Diagnostics:
Danielle Altares Sarik is our NAPNAP health policy Rep and she had reached out to our SIG board to ask if there is anything we wanted brought forward to their health policy conference call. Makenzie interested in brining forward issue of NP diagnostics for ASD. I am wondering how we can tackle this if lots of the specifics depend on state of practice. Sallie Porter brought up excellent point that we might want to try to tackle via federal legislation: Autism Cares Legislation (measure H.R.1058). Makenzie to bring to Danielle's attention. One member suggested it might be helpful to have letters written from NPs who are successfully doing this in their state (e.g., member Kat Johnson from WA, which is a full practice authority state).

5. 2020 Conference Planning: Raising a Healthy Tweenager presentation at local Long Beach area Middle School (? Hamilton) (Shannan Stephenson Terry)-work in progress