Children’s National Experts Presenting at Pediatric Academic Societies’ Conference April 30, 2012

Washington, DC—More than 20 pediatricians and researchers from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2012 Pediatric Academies Societies Annual Meeting, which runs from April 28 to May 1 in Boston. Experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines will discuss relevant and current findings in their research.

Select topics include:

  • Women and Minorities in Academia: Not Just Surviving but Thriving – Denise Cora-Bramble, MD
  • The Challenges and Benefits of Developing Treatment Networks for Rare Diseases in Pediatrics – Mark Batshaw, MD
  • Management of Viral Infections during Pregnancy and Prevention of Mother-to-Child – Barbara Ann Jantausch, MD
  • Diagnostic and Management Controversies in Pediatric Encephalitis – Roberta DeBiasi, MD
  • Managing Drugs and Bugs: How Every Physician Can Be an Antibiotic Steward – David Yungdam Hyun, MD
  • Activating Learners: Innovative Methods To Increase the Depth and Breadth of Learning in Many Venues – Mary Ottolini, MD, and Dewesh Agrawal, MD

Children’s National Medical Center, through research conducted by Children’s Research Institute, the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National, conducts and promotes translational and clinical medical research and education programs that lead to improved understanding, prevention, treatment, and care of childhood diseases.

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For interviews, contact Emily Dammeyer or Emily Hartman: 202-476-4500.

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Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is ranked in the top 20 in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report; one of only four children’s hospitals in the nation to earn this distinction. Designated a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital and a two-time recipient of Magnet® status, this pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers. 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. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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