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Full Schedule

  • Friday, April 30, 2021
  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM US CT
    PAS Ethics Course for Fellows and Junior Faculty: Ethical Principles Foundational to Medical Professionalism

    Chair: John Lantos, MD – U Missouri-KC

    Education Pathway

    Core Curriculum for Fellows

    Clinical Bioethics

    Career Development Pathway

    Academic and Research Skills

  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM US CT
    PAS Postgraduate Course: Neo NutGut: A Postgraduate Course Covering Neonatal Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Physiology

    Chair: Sarah Taylor, MD, MSCR – Yale University School of Medicine

    An overview of our current understanding and latest discoveries in basic, translational, and clinical science of nutrition and metabolism from fetal metabolism to preterm infant post-discharge nutrition. In addition to delivering an overview of current research advances, each presentation will include ideas for development of research or quality improvement projects and with a career development pearl. Basic Science & Translational Science
    9 am Intrauterine growth restriction - Laura Brown, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine
    10 am Necrotizing enterocolitis - Misty Good, MD, MS, Washington University in St. Louis
    11 am Metabolomics - Camilia Martin, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Noon one hour break
    Clinical Science
    1 pm Nutrition and especially human milk for infants with cardiac disease - Amy Hair, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital
    2 pm Approaches to growth faltering in very low birth weight infants - Brenda Poindexter, MD, MS, Cincinnati Children's
    3 pm Post-discharge nutrition for preterm infants - Sarah Taylor, MD, MSCR, Yale University School of Medicine

    Breastfeeding/Human Milk

    Neonatology

    Pediatric Nutrition

    Gastroenterology/Hepatology

  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM US CT
    PAS Postgraduate Course: Neonatal Neurology: HIE-focused Project-Based Learning

    Chair: Taeun Chang, MD – Children's National Medical Center

    9 am Etiologies of Encephalopathy in the Newborn: 45-minute lecture with interactive cases throughout that will allow problem solving and questions to ensure active learning for adult learners.
    Andrea Pardo, MD, Interim Director, Neurocritical Care, Lurie Children's Hospital Taeun Chang, MD, Director of the Neonatal Neurology Program at Children’s National Hospital
    10 am The Hammersmith Neonatal Neurological Exam: a mini workshop about the principles of the comprehensive and standardized neonatal neurological exam. A didactic portion (20 min) about use and findings in HIE will be followed by a video demonstration and “how-to” (15 min); A scoring portion will challenge the audience to notice abnormal findings on a dictionary of videos (15 min).
    Hammersmith-approved workshop will be taught by SPR Junior member Kristen Benninger, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital
    11 am Acute Symptomatic Seizures in the Newborn: 45-minute lecture with interactive cases throughout that will allow problem solving and questions to ensure active learning for adult learners.
    Courtney Wusthoff, MD, Director, Neurocritical Care at Stanford Children's Hospital
    Noon – 1 hour break
    1 pm Outcomes in HIE: This will be a two-part 45 - min symposium followed with an additional 10 min throughout with questions and polling from the audience. The first part of this section will be prediction based on NICU treatment and neuroimaging results; the second will be on new interventions that change trajectories of development after the NICU. A case discussion will thread through the two parts, with a patient followed from birth to two years with imaging, predictions and MRI. This case will tie into the next part of the course.
    This workshop will be taught by Sandra Juul, MD, Seattle Children's, and Nathalie Maitre, MD PhD, Nationwide Children's Hospital.
    2 pm Giving Diagnoses & Prognosis after Neural Insults: a 55- min interactive workshop. This will start with a 10-min recorded video testimony from the parent in the previous section talking about how she experienced hearing the news about her child’s HIE in the NICU. It will be followed by a 20-minute lecture on literature and practical principles of giving serious diagnoses. Finally, in an interactive 25-min experience, the audience will see first a conversation that goes poorly between a physician and parent, then with the help of the moderator, will be able to change the conversation by sending in recommendations, to have a more supportive, honest, direct and hopeful conversation.
    The course is led by Garey Noritz, MD, Chief of Complex Care and Director of the Comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Center at NCH, with participation of other faculty.
    3 pm Designing a Research Question: 40-minute panel discussion with three experts. This Panel will refer to the SPR HIE symposium (Session #379488) with Yvonne Wu, MD and Sandra Juul, MD PhD. This session will breakdown the process of 1) identifying a question 2) designing a pilot study to test the hypothesis and 3) suggest the next funding/research step after the pilot. The three topics for the panel will be Animal models, Translational and Clinical Trials.
    The three speakers will be Tommy Wood, BM BCh, PhD, University of Washington, Yvonne Wu, MD, MPH, University of California San Francisco, and Sunny Juul, MD, Seattle Children's, and there will be a moderator to ensure that questions from the audience can be passed seamlessly to the three speakers.

    Neonatology

    Neurology

  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM US CT
    PAS Postgraduate Course: Neonatal Pulmonology: Bridging the Gap in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

    Chair: Vineet Bhandari, MD, DM – Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper/CMSRU

    Chair: Rita M. Ryan, MD – Case Western Reserve University

    A postgraduate course covering the latest clinical, translational, and clinical research and practice in BPD. Basic and Translational Science - Moderator: Rita Ryan, MD 9 am – Antecedents to BPD and BPD-associated pulmonary hypertension - Steven Abman, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine 10 am – Microbiomics and Metabolomics in BPD - Namasivayam Ambalavanan, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham 11 am – MicroRNAs in BPD - Vineet Bhandari, MD, DM, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Noon – one hour break Clinical Science - Moderator: Vineet Bhandari, MD 1 pm – Antioxidants and BPD - Trent Tipple, MD, University of Oklahoma 1:30 pm – A Primer on Severe BPD: Data from the BPD Collaborative - Leif Nelin, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital 2:00 pm – Pharmacotherapy of BPD and BPD-associated pulmonary hypertension - Rita Ryan, MD, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital 2:30 pm – Ventilation Strategies in Severe BPD - Martin Keszler, MD, Brown University 3 pm – Post-discharge Pulmonary Outcomes of BPD - Jennifer Landry, MD, MSc, McGill University 3:30 pm – Antenatal Approaches to Prevent BPD - Cynthia McEvoy, MD, MCR, Oregon Health & Science University

    Pulmonology

    Neonatology

    Basic Science Pathway

  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM US CT
    APA Past Presidents Meetup
  • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM US CT
    APA's 10th Annual Conference on Advancing Quality Improvement Science for Children's Health Care
    This conference focuses on providing training to child health researchers on the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions aimed at improving the health care services provided to children. Speakers and participants will focus on state-of-the-art methods to facilitate the conduct of rigorous QI research and implementation science. Selected abstracts will be presented in a virtual poster format at the conference. The author(s) of the top scoring abstracts will be invited to present during the virtual closing platform presentation session.

    Conference participants will engage in highly interactive breakout sessions led by leaders in the fields of pediatric Implementation Science and Quality Improvement research. Attendees will learn when and how to use specific methodologies for the design and analysis of intervention studies. They will also explore facilitators and barriers to implementing these methods.

    Keynote speakers: Dr. Jean Raphael, Director of the Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine; and Dr. Rinad Beidas, Founding Director of the Penn Implementation Science Center (PISCE@LDI) and Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Medical Ethics & Health Policy; and Medicine.

    Breakout Sessions include:
    Interactive Virtual Poster Sessions
    Anatomy of a Quality Measure
    QI Shark Tank: Works in Progress
    Publishing QI Research: SQUIRE 2.0 and Beyond
    Complexity Science in QI Research
    How to be a Critical Consumer of QI Research
    Interrupted Time Series Analysis
    AND MORE!

    Quality Improvement/Patient Safety

  • 11:00 AM – 4:15 PM US CT
    APPD/PAS Fellows' Core Curriculum: Track I

    Workshop Leader: Bruce Herman, MD – University of Utah School of Medicine

    Three tracks with three sessions (90 minutes each). The sessions will focus on skill and knowledge acquisition to provide a comprehensive core curriculum for fellows that address areas of academic development identified in the American Board of Pediatrics Guidelines for Fellowship Training. The topics covered are appropriate for individuals at the fellowship level of training and provide a foundation for those who may not have had exposure to some required topics, as well as those who wish to pursue a topic in greater depth in the future. It is intended that these themes will repeat each year so individual curriculums can be created to complement education provided by local fellowship training programs. Certificates of completion will be available for participants.

    Trainee Pathway

    Core Curriculum for Fellows

  • 11:00 AM – 4:15 PM US CT
    APPD/PAS Fellows' Core Curriculum: Track II

    Workshop Leader: Bruce Herman, MD – University of Utah School of Medicine

    Trainee Pathway

    Core Curriculum for Fellows

  • 11:00 AM – 4:15 PM US CT
    APPD/PAS Fellows' Core Curriculum: Track III

    Workshop Leader: Bruce Herman, MD – University of Utah School of Medicine

    Trainee Pathway

    Core Curriculum for Fellows

  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM US CT
    APS & SPR Virtual Journeys in Pediatric Research- Session 5

    Presenter: Chris Gunter, PhD – National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

    APS & SPR Virtual Journeys in Pediatric Research- Session 5

    Academic and Research Skills

  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM US CT
    APA BORN Meeting
  • 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM US CT
    APS SPR Joint Plenary Session: Leading with Science, Bending the Curve

    Cross-Disciplinary Pathway

  • 4:30 PM – 6:15 PM US CT
    PAS Opening General Session, Debbie Anagnostelis Keynote Speaker, and Joseph St. Geme Leadership Award

    Cross-Disciplinary Pathway

  • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM US CT
    Neonatology Virtual Dinner Roundtable
    Breakthrough data on the clinical benefits of Evivo (activated B. infantis EVC001) in the NICU
    Presented by Evolve BioSystems
    Join us for an in-depth discussion with neonatal experts feeding Evivo (activated B. infantis EVC001) in their NICUs

    Our speakers will share:
    ● The unique clinical benefits and mechanism of feeding Evivo to infants in the NICU
    ● Published research on the strain superiority of activated B. infantis EVC001, the specific strain of bacteria used in Evivo
    ● Candid accounts of their experience implementing Evivo as a standard of care in their NICUs
    ● Clinical outcomes reported and observed with the use of Evivo

    Dinner Speakers:

    Mike Fitzgerald, MD
    Attending Neonatologist
    Medical Director, Elmhurst NICU
    Co-Founder, DuPage Neonatology Associates
    Dr. Fitzgerald trained at Loyola Medical Center in Chicago for pediatrics and neonatology and then went on to co-found DuPage Neonatology Associates, an academic, private practice group in Chicago. Dr. Fitzgerald continues to practice neonatology full time, has become a nationally and internationally recognized expert on infant nutrition, and is frequently asked to speak at the local, national, and international level.

    Heaven Holdbrooks, RN, MSN, PNP, CNS, RNC-NIC
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Health System in Southern California
    Heaven is a board-certified neonatal nurse and clinical nurse specialist working in a Level III NICU at a large healthcare system in Southern California. She has worked in the NICU for the past 10 years and is well versed in quality improvement initiatives.

    Bethany Henrick, PhD
    Director of Immunology & Diagnostics
    Evolve BioSystems
    Bethany is an immunologist with extensive experience investigating maternal and infant immunity as well as a decade of experience designing, optimizing, and bringing to market rapid point-of-care diagnostics focused on improving the lives of individuals globally. In addition to her position at Evolve, Bethany also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Food Science and Technology Department at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Prior to joining Evolve, she managed international, multi-discipline scientific projects at UC Davis as Associate Director of the Foods for Health Institute. Bethany received her Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, specializing in Infection and Immunity, from McMaster University.
  • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM US CT
    Cincinnati Children's Alumni and Friends Reception
    Join alumni and friends of Cincinnati Children's for our annual social gathering during the PAS Conference. If you have issues connecting day of please reach out to alumni@cchmc.org.
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM US CT
    ASPN Student-Resident Mentoring Session