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2020 AAP Virtual National Conference & Exhibition

August 21, 2020

The 2020 AAP Virtual National Conference & Exhibition took place Oct. 2-5. Registered attendees can access session recordings through Jan. 31, 2021.

Expert shares advice on providing ADHD care in busy practice
The co-author of AAP’s clinical practice guideline on ADHD outlines how pediatricians can implement key action statements.



Unraveling breastfeeding problems tied to ankyloglossia
Nursing mothers may encounter two opposing camps on ankyloglossia, offering extreme solutions that delay appropriate care.


Dr. Offit discusses managing expectations for a COVID-19 vaccine
Paul A. Offit, M.D., FAAP, provides perspective on improving confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and the safety systems that will be monitoring vaccines that receive emergency use authorization.


How you practice can survive, thrive during COVID-19 pandemic
Experts discuss how the pandemic has impacted pediatric practices and health systems, and how to meet ongoing challenges.



Addressing racism with patients: How pediatricians can promote health, healing
Research has shown that racism can have adverse psychological and physiological effects in children and teens. Studies also have identified strategies that are protective.


Featured speaker Kendi to pediatricians: Consider racism 'a diagnosis'
Ibram X. Kendi discussed how pediatricians can approach anti-racism in patient care, workplace interactions and their communities during the closing plenary.



Plenary speaker returns 10 years later with similar message: Nature vital to human health
In hisaddress at the closing plenary, Richard Louv called on pediatricians to acknowledge the intersection between human health and environmental issues and advocate for incorporating nature into their patients’ daily lives.



Journalist Jacob Soboroff describes reporting painful policy of child separation
During a session at the Virtual National Conference, Jacob Soboroff shared his journey as one of the first national reporters to break the story on the conditions faced by children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.



Plenary speaker: Pediatricians need to provide more than health care
Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo M.D., M.P.H., explained the four E’s of socially responsive medicine — engage, empower, establish community resources and encourage action — during her plenary address Monday.



Expert calls on pediatricians to speak out about trauma caused by overpolicing
Pediatricians can use a grand rounds approach to help the country address the trauma that Black and Hispanic children experience from overpolicing, Cornell William Brooks, J.D., M.Div., said during his plenary speech Sunday.



Trauma-informed care: How to promote safe, stable, nurturing caregiving
In her plenary address Sunday, Moira A. Szilagyi, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, shared how pediatricians can teach positive parenting strategies that will help promote resilience in children who experience toxic stress.



Dr. Fauci: COVID-19 vaccines for children 'must strike a balance'
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., a key figure in the pandemic response, addressed attendees of the Virtual National Conference Saturday, saying the AAP will play a key role in consulting on pediatric vaccine trials.



Dr. Goza praises AAP, pediatricians for meeting challenges during trying year
During her plenary address Saturday, AAP President Sara “Sally” H. Goza, M.D., FAAP, outlined how pediatricians confronted myriad issues from COVID-19 to racism.




8 must-see sessions highlighting latest knowledge on COVID-19

Experts in infectious diseases, neonatology and practice management are among the faculty who lead sessions to help pediatricians address the health of their patients, practices and communities.



Peds 21 program to shine spotlight on why racial, health equity are vital
Program focuses on equipping pediatricians to advance child health equity by applying an anti-racist lens to the systems shaping health and medicine.



Picture this: How to diagnose dermatoses in children of color
Session led by a pediatric dermatologist reviews skin and hair conditions that pediatricians are likely to encounter in patients from birth through adolescence.



Expert offers guidance on helping families navigate chemicals of concern
Chair of the AAP Council on Environmental Health shares strategies for providing evidence-based advice to parents on how to avoid chemicals of concern while building rapport with them.



Learn best practices for getting insurance claims paid promptly
Claim denials are a growing problem due in part to the complexity of coding and payment for telehealth services during the pandemic, according to the chair of the AAP Payer Advocacy Advisory Committee.



Wandering a major problem among children with autism: What you can do
A developmental behavioral pediatrician aims to raise awareness of elopement by children with autism, which puts them at risk of dangers such as open water, traffic and weather.



Find out how to help families overcome culture of obesity
Presenter focuses on how the marketing of unhealthy food to children and the development of unhealthy food preferences early in life can lead to obesity.




Have a special area of interest? Check out section, council programs
"H" programs delve into advances in pediatric specialties or provide information to those at a specific stage in their career. They are open to all attendees.


How to take nonpharmacologic approach to care of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome
Pediatric hospitalist discusses the benefits of nonpharmacologic care and how to maximize such care regardless of resources.




Pediatric cardiology fellow to share how severe heart condition shaped his life
Thomas M. Glenn, M.D., was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He credits his pediatric cardiologist with motivating him to pursue his goals and helping him develop resilience. Dr. Glenn will present the Stockman Lecture “Navigating the Chronic Disease Journey as a Patient and Clinician” at Sunday's plenary session.


How to find your niche and embark on a career in pediatrics
Among the topics discussed during the session are how to develop a mentor team, stay up to date on the literature and manage time.




Sleep specialist urges pediatricians to keep eyes open for narcolepsy
Find out how to differentiate hypersomnia from fatigue due to lack of sleep and what steps to take if you suspect hypersomnia.




Get out the vote: Using your voice to speak up for kids
Chair of the AAP Committee on Federal Government Affairs will discuss how voting in the November election can be a powerful way to advocate for children and how to get involved in the Academy’s Get Out the Vote campaign.



Global health program, translated sessions aim to draw diverse audience
Sessions address COVID-19, racism, immigrant children and careers in global health.





Learn how to speak up effectively for children in immigrant families
Speakers draw on their own immigrant experiences as they work to ensure all children can thrive.




Anti-hunger advocate shares some food for thought
Speaker calls food insecurity one of the most pervasive and damaging toxic stressors among families.




Developmental pediatrician to take anxiety out of psychpharmacology
Session to cover treatment of anxiety, depression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.




ABCs of CBD: Increase your knowledge of cannabidiol
Integrative pediatrician discusses physiologic effects, risks, benefits and regulatory landscape.





Welcome to #AAP2020: Prepare to be wowed
Charge your device, grab some snacks and get ready to immerse yourself in the 2020 AAP Virtual National Conference & Exhibition.


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