Children’s National Specialists Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, CA September 29, 2014

Washington, DC – Children’s National Health System has a number of physicians presenting on various topics next month during the 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, Calif. During the five-day conference, starting on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, Children’s National presentations will include:

  • Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
    • The Wave of the Future: Building a Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Program – Alyssa Abo, MD, Joanna Cohen, MD
    • Academic Entrepreneurship: How to Bring Your Innovation to the Marketplace – David Mathison, MD, MBA, FAAP
    • Financial Model for a Point-of-Care Ultrasound Program in a Pediatric Emergency Department – Joanna Cohen, MD 
  • Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
    • Hot Topics in Respiratory Allergy – Hemant Sharma, MD, MHS 
    • Time-Course of Treatment-Emergent Adverse Events Following Administration of Methylphenidate Extended-Release Oral suspension (MEROS) – Adelaide Robb, MD (also on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014) 
  • Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
  • Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
    • ADHD and Sleep, an Under Recognized Relationship? – Judith Owens, MD, FAAP 
    • Pediatric Psychotropic Polypharmacy: Too much, Too soon? – Adelaide Robb, MD
    • Consensus Quality Metrics for Community-Acquired Pneumonia from the Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network – Kavita Parikh, MD, FAAP
    • The Difficult Airway in Transport – Jamie McElrath Schwartz, MD, Liz Berg, RN, BSN, CCRN, Jen Schuette, MD, MS (also on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

For a complete list of presenters and topics, visit  

Contact: Leah Parker at 202-476-4500.

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