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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Doctors from the Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children’s National explain how they can create organ replicas through the use of 3D printers to help doctors develop strategies for operating on children.
Two pediatric medical device innovators, Velano Vascular and REBIScan, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a $50,000 award in a competition held by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation as part of its second annual symposium focused on pediatric surgical innovation.
Children’s National Health System’s Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation is developing a novel robotic system for minimally invasive procedures in pediatric surgery, such as connecting blood vessels, to be more effective, improve patient care, and reduce costs.
Considerable progress has been made to advance pediatric drug research and to ensure appropriate drug product labeling for children but much still needs to be done for pediatric device research and development. On October 24, 2014, physician-scientists, pediatric surgeons, engineers, policy makers, and government officials will gather in the Knight Conference room at Washington, DC’s Newseum to discuss the critical issues pertinent to pediatric device development. Margaret Hamburg, MD, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will deliver the Opening Keynote address.