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.

About Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is #1 for babies and ranked in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report and has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. 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.

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