All Members are Invited to
APS Day at PAS
Sunday, May 6, 2018 | Toronto, Canada

Sun. May 6, 8-10am - State of the Art Child Health Plenary I: Addressing Health Equity in Preterm Birth Research: The Prematurity Campaign Collaborative

Addressing Health Equity in Preterm Birth Research: The Prematurity Campaign  Collaborative

Sunday, May 6
8am-10am
Convention Center 201 E-F

Session Tracks: Clinical & Translational Research, Developmental Biology, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Public Health, Race/Ethnicity, Social Determinants/Health Disparities, Vulnerable and Underserved Populations, Neonatology

Session Affiliations: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Pediatric Society, March of Dimes Foundation, Society for Pediatric Research, APS Day

Objectives: 1. Describe the importance of multi-faceted research and research funding in preterm birth and the current imbalances that may contribute to persistent disparities. 2. Determine gaps in our knowledge regarding gene-environment interactions and social determinants in preterm birth. 3. Identify research approaches that have proven effective in understanding the complexities of preterm birth to include stress, racial discrimination, and intergenerational effects. 4. Propose new mechanisms for research collaboration offered by the Prematurity Campaign Collaborative and other groups.

Given the persistent racial/ethnic disparities in preterm birth rates in the United States, more needs to be done to address health equity. The Prematurity Campaign Collaborative, aims to leverage the strengths, resources, and expertise of over 200 participating organizations to reduce preterm birth with a particular focus on health equity. The Collaborative includes a wide variety of public, private and nonprofit organizations, from large federal agencies to state hospital systems to small community-based organizations. One of five workgroups within the Collaborative is focused on preterm birth research with an aim to expand discovery and accelerate translation and innovation to reduce disparities in preterm birth. Several experts from the Collaborative, in the field of basic
science, epidemiology, social science, and health services research will make the case for the need for research on both the social and biomedical aspects of preterm birth and health equity.

Session Chairs

Wanda Barfield, Centers for Disease Control
Lisa Waddell, March of Dimes

Presentations

8:00 AM
8:10 AM
Health Equity and the Prematurity Campaign Collaborative
Wanda Barfield, Centers for Disease Control

8:10 AM
8:25 AM
Health disparities, health equity and the challenge of preterm birth
Paula Braveman, University of California

8:25 AM
8:40 AM
Incorporating health equity in the basic science research agenda
David Stevenson, Stanford University School of Medicine

8:40 AM
8:55 AM
How social determinants drive disparities in preterm birth
James Collins, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital

8:55 AM
9:10 AM
The challenge of multi-disciplinary research approaches to preterm birth prevention
Paul Wise, Stanford University

Sun. May 6, 10:15-11:45am - APS Presidential Plenary and Awards

 APS Presidential Plenary and Awards

Sun, May 06
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Convention Center 701 A

Session Affiliations: American Pediatric Society, APS Day

A gathering of APS Council, committees, and members; with presidential address by APS Council President Dr. Elena Fuentes-Afflick. Presentation of the 2018 Norman J. Siegel New Member  Outstanding Science Award, and presentation of the 66th Annual John Howland Award, including a lecture by the awardee.

Session Chairs

President Elena Fuentes-Afflick, UCSF

Presentations

10:15 AM
10:20 AM
Welcome
Elena Fuentes-Afflick, UCSF

10:20 AM
10:25 AM
Introduction – 2018 Norman J. Siegel New Member Outstanding Science Award
Bruce Gelb, Icahn School of Medicine

10:25 AM
10:45 AM
2018 Norman J. Siegel New Member Outstanding Science Award: “Path to New Pediatric Oncology Therapies”
Kimberly Stegmaier, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard Medical School

10:45 AM
11:15 AM
The Courage of Our Dreams
Elena Fuentes-Afflick, UCSF

11:15 AM
11:25 AM
Introduction – 2018 John Howland Award
James Perrin, MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Harvard Medical School

11:25 AM
11:45 AM
66th John Howland Award: “Improving Child Health: New Opportunities”
Thomas Boat, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Sun. May 6, 12-1pm - Members’ Networking Lunch

Members’ Networking Lunch

 All APS members are cordially invited to the 2018 Members’ Networking Lunch.  We will share updates on the Pediatric Scientist Development Program, the New Century Scholars Program and our Strategic Planning Process.

Fairmont Hotel Ballroom, Toronto Canada
Sunday, May 6, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Drop in for lunch and discussion
NO RSVP REQUIRED!

Sun. May 6, 1-3pm - State of the Times Symposium; Implicit Bias in Academic Pediatrics: Et Tu?

Implicit Bias in Academic Pediatrics: Et Tu?

Sun, May 06
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Convention Center 802 A

Session Tracks: Academic and Research Skills, Leadership Training, Race/Ethnicity, Social Determinants/Health Disparities

Session Affiliations: American Pediatric Society, APS Day

Objectives: 1. To discuss influence of implicit bias on the academic recruitment process, including
preparation and interpretation of reference letters, and identify mitigation strategies. 2. To review
the gender and ethnic diversity of pediatric researchers and consider the scientific implications of
the lack of diversity. 3. To consider the relationship between implicit bias, wellbeing, burnout, and
career satisfaction.

Implicit bias is recognized as an important, pervasive issue in the clinical setting and programs have
been developed to assess and mitigate its effects. In academic settings we generally believe that we
evaluate people and opportunities in an objective manner but there is evidence to suggest that
implicit bias may affect the recruitment of residents and faculty, the diversity of the scientific
workforce, and physician wellbeing. In this session we will discuss the evidence of implicit bias on
core academic processes and professional wellbeing. As a group, we will identify strategies which
can be implemented to address and mitigate the effect of such bias.

Session Chairs

Chair
Elena Fuentes-Afflick, UCSF

Presentations

1:00 PM
1:10 PM
Welcome and introduction
Elena Fuentes-Afflick, UCSF

1:10 PM
1:35 PM
Implicit bias and the academic pipeline: How do we identify and recruit talented people?
Janice Sabin, University of Washington

1:35 PM
2:00 PM
Diversity in the scientific workforce: Does it influence our science?
Eliseo Perez-Stable, NIH/NIMHD

2:00 PM
2:25 PM
Diversity in the scientific workforce: Does it influence our science?
Regina James, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

2:25 PM
2:50 PM
How do implicit bias and discrimination affect burnout, well being, and professional satisfaction?
David Acosta, AAMC

2:50 PM
3:20 PM
Questions and discussion
Elena Fuentes-Afflick, UCSF

Sun. May 6, 3:30-5:30pm - State of the Art Child Health Plenary II; Navigating Transitions Through a Life Journey in Pediatrics

Navigating Transitions Through a Life Journey in Pediatrics

Sun, May 06
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Convention Center 103

Session Tracks: Academic and Research Skills, Business/Leadership, Career Development, Leadership Training

Session Affiliations: Academic Pediatric Association, American Pediatric Society, APS Day

Objectives: 1. To recognize the Changing World Demography and its Impact on the Work Life of Individuals and Society 2.To understand options for transitions of senior faculty members in Medicine, Science and Beyond 3, to discuss how Professional Organizations and Societies like the SPR, APS, APA and AAP can Enable and Empower Health Care Professionals to Plan for Life Transitions.

Transition planning is important in all walks of life but has special relevance to physicians. There are great joys in being a doctor – and perhaps especially a pediatrician – but there are many stresses that lead some physicians to “burnout” while others seek to remain active in clinical medicine as “late career practitioners”. With life expectancy having increased by thirty years in the past century, it is increasingly important to seek ways to envision and develop careers that are sustainable, flexible and adaptable and that permit us to seek ways of renewing our sense of purpose as well as fostering our networks and communities while also optimizing our health and wellness. While these issues are important throughout the life journey, they take on particular relevance in midlife and beyond. Seeking, fostering and creating new options and opportunities, both inside and outside of medicine, is of importance to each of as professionals, to the patients we serve and to our personal and professional communities. How long we work, what roles we take on and how organizations and professional societies enable and empower health professionals to plan for life transitions is increasingly important. These and related topics will be discussed with the goal of fostering a dialogue that will envision new opportunities and pathways for pediatricians and new blueprint for our profession and community.

Session Chairs

Chair
Philip Pizzo, Stanford University

Presentations

3:30 PM
3:55 PM
The Changing World Demography and its Impact on the Work Life of Individuals
Mark Freedman, Encore

3:55 PM
4:20 PM
Navigating Transitions in Medicine, Science and Beyond
Philip Pizzo, Stanford University

4:20 PM
4:35 PM
The Challenge of Developing Career Pathways for Senior Academic Pediatricians
Judith Hall, BC Children’s Hospital

4:35 PM
4:50 PM
How Can Professional Organizations and Societies Enable and Empower Health Care Professionals to Plan for Life Transitions
Mark Batshaw, Children’s National Medical Center

4:50 PM
5:30 PM
Discussion

Sun. May 6, 7pm - 2018 Members’ & Howland Award Dinner

THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY ANNOUNCES
Dr. Thomas F. Boat
2018 APS HOWLAND MEDAL RECIPIENT
and
CORDIALLY INVITES MEMBERS TO THE APS MEMBERS’ & HOWLAND AWARD DINNER

Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Canada
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Cocktails 7:00PM • Dinner 7:30-9:00PM

RSVP by April 22, 2018
$125 per person

Semi-Formal Attire • Reserved • Seating Limit 250

APS Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
Activities at PAS
Saturday, May 5 – Monday, May 7, 2018
Toronto, Canada

Sat. May 5, 4-5:30pm - Celebration of Diversity & Inclusion Reception

Celebration of Diversity & Inclusion

You are cordially invited to the 2nd annual PAS reception to celebrate Diversity and Inclusion. Sponsored with AAP, APA, and SPR.

Everyone Welcome!

Fairmont Hotel Library, Toronto Canada
Saturday, May 5, 2018
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Sun. May 6, 1-3pm - APS State of the Times Symposium; Implicit Bias in Academic Pediatrics: Et Tu?

Implicit Bias in Academic Pediatrics: Et Tu?

Sun, May 06
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Convention Center 802 A

Session Tracks: Academic and Research Skills, Leadership Training, Race/Ethnicity, Social Determinants/Health Disparities

Session Affiliations: American Pediatric Society, APS Day

Objectives: 1. To discuss influence of implicit bias on the academic recruitment process, including
preparation and interpretation of reference letters, and identify mitigation strategies. 2. To review
the gender and ethnic diversity of pediatric researchers and consider the scientific implications of
the lack of diversity. 3. To consider the relationship between implicit bias, wellbeing, burnout, and
career satisfaction.

Implicit bias is recognized as an important, pervasive issue in the clinical setting and programs have
been developed to assess and mitigate its effects. In academic settings we generally believe that we
evaluate people and opportunities in an objective manner but there is evidence to suggest that
implicit bias may affect the recruitment of residents and faculty, the diversity of the scientific
workforce, and physician wellbeing. In this session we will discuss the evidence of implicit bias on
core academic processes and professional wellbeing. As a group, we will identify strategies which
can be implemented to address and mitigate the effect of such bias.

Session Chairs

Chair
Elena Fuentes-Afflick, UCSF

Presentations

1:00 PM
1:10 PM
Welcome and introduction
Elena Fuentes-Afflick, UCSF

1:10 PM
1:35 PM
Implicit bias and the academic pipeline: How do we identify and recruit talented people?
Janice Sabin, University of Washington

1:35 PM
2:00 PM
Diversity in the scientific workforce: Does it influence our science?
Eliseo Perez-Stable, NIH/NIMHD

2:00 PM
2:25 PM
Diversity in the scientific workforce: Does it influence our science?
Regina James, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

2:25 PM
2:50 PM
How do implicit bias and discrimination affect burnout, well being, and professional satisfaction?
David Acosta, AAMC

2:50 PM
3:20 PM
Questions and discussion
Elena Fuentes-Afflick, UCSF

Mon. May 7, 1-3pm - Diversity in the Scientific Workforce: Why Is This Important in Pediatrics?

Diversity in the Scientific Workforce: Why Is This Important in Pediatrics?

Mon, May 07
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Convention Center 104 AB

Session Tracks: Advocacy/Public Policy, Leadership Training

Session Affiliations: American Pediatric Society, Society for Pediatric Research

Objectives: 1. Describe the importance of diversity in the scientific workforce. 2. Determine gaps in
our knowledge regarding diversity in the Pediatric scientific workforce. 3. Identify approaches that
have proven efficacy in enhancing diversity.

In the 2014 NIH Physician Scientist Workforce Working Group report, diversity in the scientific
workforce was identified as a major concern. For instance, women make up only ~25% of physicianscientists
who are NIH grant awardees. This session addresses a number of timely questions in the
Pediatric Scientific Workforce: What is the evidence that diversity is important? What are crucial
“holes” in our data regarding workforce diversity and how may they be addresed? Are there proven
strategies that work for improving diversity? What can institutions and individuals do to help
promote diversity? This session will feature 4 speakers with leadership experience in helping to
create and promote diversity in the scientific environment. Co-sponsored by the SPR and APS
Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI).

Session Chairs

Chair
Maureen Su, UNC CH

Presentations

1:00 PM
1:10 PM
Moderator and Introduction
James Guevara, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

1:10 PM
1:30 PM
Diversity in Academia: Why Is this Important?
Joan Reede, Harvard Medical School

1:30 PM
1:50 PM
After STEM Education: Promoting Diversity in Science and Medicine Careers
Jamie Lohr, University of Minnesota

1:50 PM
2:05 PM
Gender Disparities in Academia
Cassidy Sugimoto, Indiana University Bloomington

2:05 PM
2:35 PM
Gender Disparities in Academia
Vincent Larivière, University of Montreal

2:35 PM
2:55 PM
Diversity in the Government Healthcare Workforce
Wanda Barfield, Centers for Disease Control