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Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss at the AAP NCE

Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss at the AAP NCE

For the discerning pediatrician, choosing which sessions to attend at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition (AAP NCE) can be a daunting task. The editors of Consultant for Pediatricians have prepared a list of “must-see” sessions to help narrow down the selection process. The list covers a variety of important topics. The moderators of each session have given presentations at the AAP NCE in the past and all have published in Consultant for Pediatricians (links to their articles online are provided). We hope you enjoy these speakers as much as we did.

Infant Formulas: So Many to Choose From—Separating Hype From Fact—Frank R. Greer, MD reviews early formula choices and prevention of atopic diseases. He also discusses the indications for soy-, protein hydrolysate–, and amino acid–based formulas; additives: what do they add?; and more.

See Dr Greer's article, Recommended Vitamin D Intake in Children: Reasons for the Recent Increase

Difficulties in Toilet Training: Tips for Pediatricians—Alison D. Schonwald, MD provides on overview of the current views of toilet training and uses a case-based approach to help you develop a successful management plan when toilet training doesn’t go as planned.

See Dr Schonwald's article, Toilet Training: Strategies for Success in Children With Developmental Disabilities

Spirometry Workshop—Bradley E. Chipps, MD and John Kelso, MD review the use of spirometry and how to interpret the results of pulmonary function testing in this interactive workshop.

See Dr Chipps' article, Update on the 2007 National Asthma Education and Prevention Program: Guidelines for the Treatment of Asthma in Children

Severe Group A Streptococcal Infections—Stanford Shulman, MD reviews how to recognize and manage these rare but serious illnesses.

See Dr Shulman's response to a reader's question, Recurrent Strep Throat: How Best to Treat

Dealing With the Aftermath of Prenatal Diagnosis: Special Issues for the Pediatrician—Deborah S. Driscoll, MD discusses the state of the art in prenatal testing and provides information needed to deal with the delivery of infants with confirmed diagnoses or with poorly defined abnormalities identified during pregnancy.

See Dr Driscoll's article, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: When to Suspect

Pediatric Emergency Readiness and Pandemic Influenza H1N1—David Schonfeld, MD and Steven Krug, MD review recent institutional and community experiences with pandemic influenza H1N1, including patient surges and practice modifications required by the pandemic. They place this in the context of the current status of emergency and disaster readiness in pediatrics within the United States.

See Dr Schonfeld's commentary, How You Can Assist Parents and Children in Times of National Crisis


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