CHOP at AAP 2016 National Conference in San Francisco

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Golden Gate bridge In October 2016, many representatives from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) were in attendance for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco.

CHOP experts at AAP

Many faculty and staff represented Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in San Francisco, both at the booth, as participants and as speakers and presenters. Presenters included:

  • Kathy Abel, DNP, RN APNC, and John Chuo, MD: Can Telemedicine Replace the First Post Op Visit for Knee Arthroscopy in Adolescents?
  • Anne Ades, MD: NRP and PALS Case-based Discussions
  • Kristy Arbogast, PhD: Panel: The Intersections of Technology and Injury: How It Can Help, How It Can Hinder
  • Lee Brooks, MD: Other Chest Wall Deformities: Can We Fix It? Should We Fix It?
  • Jennifer Chuang, MD, MS: Improving Pediatric Resident Preparedness in Psychiatric Emergencies
  • Jennifer Chuang, MD, MS, and Eleni Lantzouni, MD: Reducing Electrolyte Monitoring for Refeeding Syndrome in Adolescents with Disordered Eating
  • John Chuo, MD, and Janet Lioy, MD, FAAP: Telemedicine Visits Improve Transition to Home for Infants Requiring Complex Care
  • Michelle Dunn, MD: Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Program
  • Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE: The Medium Is the Message: How Electronic Media Are Transforming Our Patients’ World
  • John Flynn, MD: ORIF for the Irreducible Supracondylar Humerus Fracture Varies by Surgeon, Not Years of Experience
  • J. William Gaynor, MD: Neurocognitive Considerations
  • Michelle Ho: Hoverboard Safety: Lessons Learned from the First Year of Injuries
  • Tiffani Johnson, MD, and Kathy Shaw, MD, MSCE: Unconscious Racial Bias in Academic Pediatrics
  • J. Todd Lawrence, MD, PhD:
    • Top 10 Best Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Articles of 2016
    • Teaching the Basics: Development and Validation of a Distal Radius Reduction & Casting Model
  • Susan Levy, MD, MPH: Update on Screening from Diagnosis to Treatment: the Critical First Transitions
  • Lauren Marlowe, MD, and Rashida Pittalwala, MD: Reducing the Rate of Blood Culture Collection in Pediatric Patients with Uncomplicated Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Presenting to a Community Hospital Emergency Department
  • Christina Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM: Vestibular and Visual Dysfunction as Predictors of Prolonged Recovery Following Pediatric Concussion
  • Oscar Mayer, MD: Follow-up After Repair: Does Fixing the Bones Help the Lungs?
  • Jodi Mindell, PhD: Helping Babies Sleep: Research and Evidence Behind Behavioral Interventions
  • Paul Offit, MD, FAAP: Talking to Parents: Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
  • Mary Pipan, MD: Sleeping Through the Night
  • Olivia Podolak: Prevalence of Vestibular and Vision Problems Following Concussion in Children Under 12
  • Elizabeth Prout, MD, MSCE: Reducing Obesity through Stress Management
  • Matthew Ryan, MD: When in Doubt, Blame Reflux!
  • Steven Sobol, MD, MSc, FRCS(C): Noisy Breathing: Benign or a Cause for Concern
  • Eileen Storey: The Use of Functional Near-infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) for the Assessment of Vestibular Oculomotor Task-related Brain Activity in Concussion
  • Nicholas Tsarouhas, MD: Course on Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care Transport Medicine (course director)
  • Huayan Zhang, MD, PhD:
    • Improved Growth and Infant Participation in Developmental Activities after Tracheostomy Placement in Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
    • Caring for Infants with Severe Chronic Lung Disease (CLD) — Five Year Experience of a Multidisciplinary Care Program

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Vaccine Education

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