More than 70 Experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Participate in the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

CHOP Clinicians Join Thousands of Colleagues Worldwide for Annual Conference

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Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting Reception CHOP BoothOver 70 experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) traveled to San Francisco for this year’s Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting. The gathering brought together thousands of pediatricians and other health care providers united by a common mission: 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:

  • 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

CHOP congratulates three team members received important awards presented at the meeting.  Sagori Mukhopadhyay, MD, received the Society for Pediatric Research Physician Scientist Award. Barbara Schmidt, MD, accepted the William A. Silverman Leadership Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Perinatal Pediatrics and Aletha Y. Akers, MD, was honored with the Society of Pediatric Research New Member Outstanding Science Award. 

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