Children’s National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference 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 interviews, contact Emily Dammeyer in Boston at 202-689-4969 or Emily Hartman in DC at 202-476-4500.

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