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

Key topics include mental health, adolescent sexual health, and neonatology October 23, 2015

Washington, DC— Pediatric experts from Children’s National Health System will present at the 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, which runs from October 24 – 27 in the District of Columbia.

Experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines will discuss relevant topics for child health practitioners including experts from the Children’s gastroenterology, neonatology, and neurology programs, which were each ranked among the top 10 programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report this year. Other Children’s National specialties that will be represented at AAP this year include cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, pediatrics, orthopaedics, and rheumatology.

Select topics being presented by Children’s National experts include:

  • Implementing Mental Health Screenings in Pediatric Primary Care — Lee Beers, MD, Melissa Long, MD, Leandra Godoy, PhD
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Peninsula Region Medical Center— Nahid Rostami, MD
  • Patient Satisfaction in Academic Clinics — Benjamin D. Martin, MD
  • Parental Stress Before and After Skin-to-Skin Contact in the NICU — Natalia Isaza, MD
  • The Gluten-Free Diet: Not for Everyone — John Snyder, MD
  • Universal STI Screenings for Teens in Pediatric Emergency Departments — Monika Goyal, MD, MSCE
  • Update on Epilepsy Treatment — Dewi Depositario-Cabacar, MD

The AAP National Conference and Exhibition is the premier annual pediatric educational forum for physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, and allied health members to discuss practical updates and reviews of pediatric practice, research, and advocacy.

For a complete list of presenters and topics, visit  

Contact: Lauren Lytle 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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