More than 150 Experts from CHOP Participate in the 2018 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

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Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting Over 150 experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) traveled to Toronto for this year’s Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting. The gathering brought together thousands of pediatricians and other healthcare providers united by a common mission: to improve the health and well-being of children worldwide. Presentations covered issues of interest to generalists as well as topics critical to many specialty and subspecialty areas.

Specific CHOP presentation highlights included:

  • Danielle Cullen, MD, MPH: "Food Insecurity and Resource Engagement: How Can We Close the Gap?"
  • Nadia Dowshen, MD, MSHP: "Trends in Prevalence of Medical Claims Related to Gender Dysphoria among Children and Adolescents in the US from 2010 to 2014"
  • Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD: "Antibiotic Stewardship Interventions to Address Allergy Labels in Pediatric Outpatients"
  • Kathleen Chiotos, MD: "Fighting Back: New Antibiotics, New Diagnostics, and Antimicrobial Stewardship"
  • Siobhan Gruschow, MPH, MEd: "Pediatric Primary Care Provider Knowledge, Attitudes, and Skills in Caring for Transgender Youth"
  • Scott Lorch, MD, MSCE: "The Impact of Interventions on Mitigating Health Disparities in the Neonatal Population"
  • Christina Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM: "Risk and Youth Sports Participation"

Read more about these presentations and the research behind them on the CHOP Research Institute’s Cornerstone blog.

CHOP also congratulates two team members who were recognized at the meeting. Elizabeth Bhoj, MD, PhD, received the Physician Scientist Award for her work in translational genomics. Dr. Bhoj has been instrumental in the discovery of several new syndromes, including one that was partially named for her in recognition of her work. In addition, Barbara Schmidt, MD, was chosen as 2018 Lung Club Lecturer. This recognition celebrated a distinguished clinician or scientist in the field of neonatal pulmonary medicine.

Additionally, CHOP was represented in an exhibit booth at the conference to help spread awareness of the breakthrough work happening at the Hospital each day. Clinical experts were on hand to talk with attendees and provide educational materials and other helpful resources.

Learn more about CHOP’s participation at PAS.

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