Innovative Pediatric Medical Research Presented by Children’s National Health System Experts at 2016 PAS Annual Meeting Key topics include challenges in neonatal and fetal medicine, mobile health strategies, plasma biomarkers of brain injury, care disparities, and ‘Zika on Our Doorstep’ April 30, 2016

BALTIMORE, Md – (April 30 to May 3, 2016) – Research scientists affiliated with Children’s National Health System will moderate sessions, present academic posters, and lead a special symposium about the Zika virus during the 2016 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, held from April 30 through May 3, 2016 in Baltimore, Md.

“Research scientists affiliated with Children’s National Health System are involved in at least 145 events during this year’s PAS annual meeting. We’ve never had a higher number of active participants,” said Mark L. Batshaw, MD, Children’s National Executive Vice President, Physician-In-Chief, and Chief Academic Officer. “This strong showing is a testament to the world-class research that occurs at our institution and that improves the quality of patient care.”

Children’s National experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines will discuss their research and relevant topics over the course of the three-day meeting, the largest international meeting focused on research in child health.

Daily highlights follow:

Sunday, May 1, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
  • Plasma Biomarkers of Brain Injury in Neonatal HIE (Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy): An N. Massaro, MD; Yvonne W. Wu; Theo K. Bammler; Amit Mathur; Robert C. McKinstry; Taeun Chang, MD; Dennis E. Mayock; Sarah Mulkey; Krisa Van Meurs; Lawrence Dong; Roberta Ballard; and Sandra Juul.

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About the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting
The Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting
brings together thousands of individuals united by a common mission: To improve child health and wellbeing worldwide. This international gathering includes pediatric researchers, leaders in academic pediatrics, experts in child health, and practitioners.

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