The AAP National Conference & Exhibition took place Oct. 25-29 in New Orleans.
Plenary speaker: Pediatricians can use their influence to promote a more equitable societyGail Christopher, D.N., N.D.,called on pediatricians to join her in the journey to reject the notion that some people are superior or inferior based on their physical characteristics.
Monday photo slideshowCheck out photos from the Friends of Children Fund Fun Run & Walk, plenaries, Exhibit Hall, Connections Corner, and more.
Pediatrician turned congresswoman fighting for health care, gun safety, protection for immigrants“Kids don’t get to vote but they are subject to every decision we make, and I’m so honored to go to bat for them every day,”U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, M.D., FAAP, told the crowd.
Plenary speaker: Rx for homelessness requires solutions grounded in equityQuality, stability, affordability and location are the four walls that support a healthy home foundation for children, according to Megan Sandel, M.D., M.P.H.
Effects of gamified media take toll on kidsJenny Radesky, M.D., FAAP, wants to demystify the digital environment in which kids and adults are constantly immersed.
Sunday photo slideshowCheck out photos from the James W. Bass Pediatric Bowl, Sunday plenaries and New Orleans Experience! at The National World War II Museum.
Justice Sotomayor: Ask people what makes them differentJustice Sotomayor fielded questions about her new book and her experiences with diabetes from her mentor, U.S. District Court Judge Martin L.C. Feldman of Louisiana, as well as from several local children.
Trust in Academy strengthens its voice against challengesAAP President Kyle E. Yasuda, M.D., FAAP, said the Academy confronted these challenges head on, building relationships to advance child health.
Tough and tender approach helped keynoter rebuild trust in adults after foster careAfter a lifetime of being let down, abandoned and raped while living in foster care, Josh Shipp learned it only takes one caring adult to turn things around.
Saturday photo slideshowCheck out photos from the President's Welcome Reception, Peds 21, Community Cares, Kids' Camp and plenary talks.
Check out video previews of some of the top talks at the National ConferencePreview talks on gun safety, autism, teen behavior, sleep and negotiations.
Tips on navigating the conference without getting overwhelmedMembers of the National Conference Planning Group offer expert advice.
Take in the sights and sounds of New OrleansBuild some time into your schedule during the AAP National Conference to take advantage of all the Big Easy has to offer.
Opioids crisis topic of Pediatrics for the 21st Century programExpert presentations will address neonatal abstinence syndrome, unintentional exposures, high-risk youths and pain management.
Take the guesswork out of ordering labs for infectious diseasesID specialist to provide guidance on ordering the correct test and interpreting the results.
Probiotics are big business, but do they deliver for patients?Experts to lay out evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of probiotics, as well as caveats to consider.
Endocrinologist to discuss diagnosis, management of PCOSPolycystic ovary syndrome affects approximately 10% of reproductive-aged women.
Differentiate incidental from concerning findings on neuroimagingExperts will present cases, and attendees will use a response system to indicate what they think the correct diagnosis and treatment options are.
Learn strategies to help teens get some Zs Video|StoryDevelopmental behavioral pediatrician to discuss how to help overscheduled night owls get enough sleep.
What will it take to spark your interest in firearm safety? Video|StorySession to outline four ways you can protect children from gun violence.
Listen up: Excessive noise is a public health issueFind out what you can do to protect children’s hearing.
What anesthesiologists want you to know about preoperative preparationInformation provided by general pediatricians can change the course of anesthetics.
Child psychiatrist to offer guidance on how to address emotional concerns in primary careData suggest the rate of psychiatric diagnoses in young children is comparable to asthma.
How should you counsel pregnant, breastfeeding women on marijuana use?Pediatricians likely to be asked questions as more states legalize marijuana.
Plenary to focus on supporting moms, babies exposed to opioidsSpeaker to emphasize the importance of looking at the opioid crisis from a public health standpoint.
Learn how to deliver quality preventive care more efficientlyCo-chairs of the Bright Futures Steering Committee will explain how to use tools, forms and the Periodicity Schedule to structure well-child visits.
Learn how to elucidate underlying cause of limp in childInfectious disease specialist, orthopedic surgeon team up to discuss evaluation and management of limping child.
Expert to help navigate challenging adolescent behavior(video preview)Learn how to identify behavioral disorders and decide when patients require a referral to a mental health professional.
Take first step to mitigate social risks that affect child healthPediatricians likely to be asked questions as more states legalize marijuana. Learn how to address social determinants of health using quality improvement approaches, community partnerships.
Look at life circumstances when ADHD medications stop workingDevelopmental behavioral pediatrician aims to help pediatricians become more confident in providing care to patients with ADHD.
Interactive session to focus on how and why to negotiate effectivelyVideo|StoryPractice techniques during an interactive session.
Psychologist to discuss how chronic illness impacts siblings, what you can doSession aims to bring needs of siblings to the forefront.
Controversies in Pediatrics session to focus on Baby-Friendly Hospital InitiativeGet an update on the research behind the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
Environmental planner turned pediatrician to discuss children's health in warming worldPlenary speaker to urge pediatricians to become climate activists.
Special diets may deprive children of essential nutrientsBoost your nutrition know-how during an interactive session.
Child abuse pediatrician to take mystery out of handling potential abuse casesSession to explore situations in which a child may disclose abuse and questions pediatricians should ask the child.
Which CBC abnormalities require urgent referral?Pediatric hematologist to discuss how to use CBC parameters to effectively interpret cytopenias.
Find out how you can join virtual mentoring program to improve autism careVideo|StoryThe ECHO Autism program links primary care physicians with autism experts via videoconferencing.
Infectious disease expert to discuss diagnosis, treatment of acute flaccid myelitisGet an update on research into this emerging condition and likely causes.
How to set your patients on a path toward a lifetime of physical activityHelp patients hone abilities, confidence, desire to be physically active.
Fill in practice gaps during interactive sessionFaculty will present case scenarios based on content from PREP Self-Assessment.
Neonatologist, obstetrician to review updates to perinatal group B strep guidanceAAP, ACOG issued separate but aligned documents on care for these infants.
Kinship caregivers face myriad challenges; how you can helpLearn about interventions and resources to help relatives who have taken on parental responsibilities.
Plenary speaker will explain how to fit advocacy into a busy scheduleFind out how you can advocate for children in as little as 5 minutes.
Psychiatrist to discuss youth suicide crisis, how to intervenePlenary to focus on pediatricians' role in identifying young people who are at risk and implementing evidence-based strategies.
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