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Dynamic speakers on tap at National Conference plenary session :

September 16, 2019

Get ready to be inspired, informed and entertained at the 2019 AAP National Conference & Exhibition Oct. 25-29 in New Orleans.

The plenary session lineup includes dynamic speakers covering important pediatric issues such as newborns exposed to substances, advances in CAR-T cell therapy, physician burnout and youth suicide.  

The opening keynote address “The Power of One Caring Adult” on Saturday, Oct. 26 will feature Josh Shipp, a former foster child who now is an author, speaker and youth empowerment expert. Shipp aims to reach as many youths as possible through his social and emotional learning curriculum, newsletter, books and presentations.

On Sunday, Oct. 27, U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, M.D., FAAP (D-Wash.), will deliver an address titled “There’s a Pediatrician in the House: My Journey From the Clinic to the Capitol.” Dr. Schrier is the first pediatrician to be elected to Congress and the only female physician serving in Congress.

The closing keynote address “PERIOD and the Menstrual Movement” on Tuesday, Oct. 29 will be given by Nadya Okamoto, a college student, author and chief brand officer of a Generation Z marketing agency. At age 16, Okamoto founded the nonprofit organization PERIOD to make menstrual care a basic right.

To see the full plenary schedule, visit Register for the National Conference by Sept. 13 for the lowest rates at

 Get into groove with stellar CME in ‘Music City’ 

Tune in to Practical Pediatrics CME in Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 13-15, for an opportunity to hear from pediatrics’ most prominent faculty and catch performances on country music’s famous stage, the Grand Ole Opry.

This course features sessions covering developmental and behavioral pediatrics, genetics, pulmonology, infectious diseases, dermatology and cardiology.

Discuss pediatric asthma’s presenting signs and symptoms, long-term course and prognosis, and common adverse effects, with Veda L. Ackerman, M.D., FCCP, FAAP.

Review pharmacologic options available to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, with Carol Cohen Weitzman, M.D., FAAP.

Discover which three genetic syndromes have behavioral phenotypes consistent with autism spectrum disorders, with H. Eugene Hoyme, M.D., FACMG, FAAP.

Identify factors associated with an incomplete presentation of Kawasaki disease and discuss algorithms for diagnosis, with Preeti Jaggi, M.D.

Recognize and manage skin infestations in pediatric patients, with Daniel P. Krowchuk, M.D., FAAP.

Apply revised guidelines to diagnose and manage children with hypertension. Articulate primary vs. secondary causes of hypertension in children. List pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for hypertension, with Angela M. Sharkey, M.D., FAAP.

Register by Nov. 15 to save $150. Earn up to 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits and 17 Maintenance of Certification Part 2 credits. Visit

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