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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
    • Hospital Medicine Program – Collaborative Guideline Implementation and Learning – Kavita Parikh, MD, FAAP
    • Fun with Pediatric Critical Care Simulation – Jamie McElrath Schwartz, MD 
  • 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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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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