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Children’s National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

October 19, 2012

New Orleans—Pediatric experts from Children’s National will present at the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, which runs from October 20 – 23 in New Orleans. Experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines will discuss relevant and timely topics for child health practitioners.

Select topics include:

  • Combating Health Disparities – Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA
  • Pregnancy Testing Rates Among Adolescent Emergency Department Patients – Monika Goyal, MD
  • Treatment of Anxiety and Depression – Adelaide Robb, MD
  • Breastfeeding-Related Maternity Care Practices – Sahira Long, MD
  • Moving from Novice to Expert Robotic Surgeon – Craig Peters, MD

Additionally, pediatric cardiology fellow Brandon Harden, MD, is participating in the Young Investigator Competition for his research, “Increased Postoperative Respiratory Complications in Heterotaxy Congenital Heart Disease Patients with Respiratory Ciliary Dysfunction.

For interviews, contact Emily Dammeyer in New Orleans at 202.689.4969 or Paula Darte in DC at 202.476.4500.

About Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It 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 the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. 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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