Children’s National Experts Presenting at Pediatric Academic Societies Conference April 30, 2013

Washington, DC—More than 120 pediatricians and researchers from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2013 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, which runs from May 4 through May 7 in Washington, DC. Experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines will discuss current findings in their research.

Select topics include:

  • Best Practices in Designing and Conducting Clinical Trials of Drugs in Children – Edward Connor, MD
  • Pragmatic Conduct of Multi-Center Clinical Research in the Acute Care Setting – John Berger, MD
  • Emergency Medicine: Scholarly Succession Planning in Pediatric Emergency Medicine – Joseph L. Wright, MD
  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism with Neurologic Impact – Marshall Summar, MD
  • Role of Glial Progenitors in Brain Injury – Vittorio Gallo, PhD
  • Can You Bake Your Cake and Have Time to Eat it Too? The Challenges of a Two Professional Family – Karen O’Connell, MD

Children’s National, 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 within Children’s that lead to improved understanding, prevention, treatment, and care of childhood diseases.

Contact: Emily Hartman or Paula Darte, 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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