Children’s National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference Children’s National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference October 14, 2011

October 14, 2011

Topics range from fetal imaging, to bullying, and SIDS


Washington, DC—Pediatric experts from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, which runs from October 14 – 18 in Boston. Experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines will discuss relevant and timely topics for child health practitioners.

Select topics include: Additionally, Dr. Moon will participate in a press briefing on SIDS prevention and safe sleep practices for infants. The briefing will be held on Monday, October 17 at 11 am, and is embargoed until October 18.

Also on October 17, Dr. Wright will be honored with the 2011 Fellow Achievement Award for his work on the Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention. As part of the honor, he will provide the keynote address, “The Role of the Emergency Department in Youth Violence Prevention,” during the Council’s session.

For a complete list of presenters and topics, visit www.childrensnational.org/AAP.

For interviews, contact Emily Dammeyer in Boston at 202-689-4969 or Emily Hartman in DC at 202-476-4500.


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About Children’s National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National’s hospital is Magnet designated, and is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. With a community-based pediatric network, eight regional outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two emergency rooms, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children.

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