Over 50 Experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Participate in AAP Annual Meeting

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Over 50 experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) addressed colleagues on current issues in orthopaedics, emergency medicine, gastroenterology, otolaryngology, telemedicine and neonatology, among others, at this year’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The meeting draws more than 10,000 professionals and offers over 400 sessions in 70 topic areas, from interactive, hands-on workshops to thought-provoking plenary sessions.

Specific CHOP research highlights included:

Division of Emergency Medicine

  • Food for Thought: Caregiver Preferences for Food Insecurity Screening and Resource Referral (Cullen D, et al.)

Division of Orthopaedics

  • Orthopaedic Outcomes of Prenatal versus Postnatal Repair of Myelomeningocele (Horn BD, et al.)
  • Urban versus Rural Lawnmower Injuries in Children: A National 13-Year Study (Shah R, et al.)

Pediatric Thyroid Center

  • Bilateral papillary thyroid cancer in children: Risk factors and frequency of postoperative diagnosis. (Baumgarten H, et al)

In addition to presentations, several experts were honored with awards:

  • Jacquelyn Evans, MD, was awarded the Neonatal Pioneer Award. This distinction recognizes the pioneering achievements and contributions Dr. Evans has made to the health and well-being of newborns and infants.
  • Barbara Schmidt, MD, was the recipient of the Virginia Apgar Award. The award is distributed annually by the Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is reserved for an individual whose career has had a continuing influence on the well-being of newborn infants.

Find more highlights from the conference and additional resources here.

Additionally, experts were on hand at Children’s Hospital’s exhibit booth to talk with attendees and provide helpful resources, educational materials and other clinical resources.


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