CHOP at 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

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From May 6 – 9, 2017, representatives from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will be in attendance for the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting in San Francisco.

Find us at booth #722. Stop by to pick up materials with new details about our research, clinical programs and more.

We thank you for your ongoing partnership and look forward to seeing you in California!

Alumni reception

Join Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia alumni for a reception on Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., at the InterContinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom A.

The reception is hosted by Joseph W. St. Geme III, MD, Physician-in-Chief; Chair, Department of Pediatrics, and Cindy W. Christian, MD, President of the Alumni Organization.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 21, 2017, by calling 267-426-6457 or via email at Please indicate number of those attending and their names.

CHOP experts at PAS

Many faculty and staff will be in San Francisco to represent Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, both at the booth, as participants and as speakers and presenters.

A sample of presenters and presentation topics include:

  • Fran Balamuth, MD, PhD: Estimating the Risk of Shock in ED Pediatric Patients with Suspected Sepsis — Derivation of a Prediction Rule using the PERSEVERE Biomarkers
  • Julie Brothers, MD, and Steve Paridon, MD: Exercise and Sports Participation for Children with Congenital Heart Disease — Discussion of New AHA Guidelines
  • John Chuo, MD, MS: Telemedicine in Healthcare
  • Danielle Cullen, MD, MPH: How Secure are we About Food Insecurity? Screening Families in the Pediatric ED
  • Brian Fisher, DO, MPH: Update on Infectious Diseases in the Immunocompromised Child — Risk Stratification for Children with Chemotherapy-induced Neutropenia Who Present with Fever
  • Eron Friedlaender, MD, MPH: Analgesia Administration for Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Emergency Department
  • Erum Hartung, MD, MPH: Imaging to Measure Renal Function: How Good are our Estimates?
  • Patricia Hicks, MD, MHPE: Accelerating Medical Education Scholarship: From Idea to Publication
  • Christina Master, MD: The Participation of Children and Adolescents in Organized Sports — From the Pre-participation Examination to Return to Play Policies
  • David Rubin, MD: Emerging Issues of Healthcare Coverage and Access for Children in Low and Moderate Income Families in the United States
  • Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD: The Evolution of the High-Risk Child for Developing Allergic Disease
  • Joe Zorc, MD, MSCE: Balancing Standardization Versus Individualization and Future Directions for Bronchiolitis Therapies

Resources for clinicians

Visit for more. If you have questions or would like to request any educational materials, please contact us at any time.


Below are just a few of our many educational videos developed for both physicians and patient families. Check out our YouTube channel for a full library of videos from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Exam Demonstrations

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Vaccine Education

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Around CHOP

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Contact us

Have a question about CHOP’s participation at PAS? Email

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