APS Roadmap to PAS 2023

Friday, April 28

APS SPR Journeys Luncheon/Reception

Friday, April 28, 2023
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Convention Center, Level 3 South Pre-Function

APS Advocacy Policy Committee Meeting (invitation only)

Friday, April 28, 2023
12:00-1:30 pm
Marriott Marquis – Shaw

APS Committee on Diversity Equity and Inclusion- CODIE (invitation only)

Friday, April 28, 2023
12:30-1:30 pm
Marriott Marquis – Marquis Ballroom Salon 12

APS & SPR Joint Council Reception

Friday, April 28, 2023
12:45-1:45 pm
Convention Center: 144 Alcove

PAS Joint Presidential Plenary: Measuring the Impact of Research and Science Beyond Bibliometrics

Friday, April 28, 2023
3:45-5:15 pm
Convention Center: Ballroom AB


Lisa Robinson, MD (she/her/hers)
Vice Dean, Strategy and Operations
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Session Description: This session will explore innovative ways to measure the impact of research and science. Presenters will also address how non-traditional, non-bibliometric measures can be operationalized to enhance career progression and the institutional mission and values.


  • Welcome
    Speaker: Judy S. Shaw, EdD, MPH, RN (she/her/hers) – Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
  • Introduction
    Speaker: Kate Ackerman, MD, MBA (she/her/hers) – University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
    Speaker: Lisa Robinson, MD (she/her/hers) – University of Toronto
  • Keynote: Innovation in Researcher Assessment: Measuring Impact Beyond Bibliometrics
    Speaker: Anna Hatch, PhD (she/her/hers) – Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Strategies to Translate and Incorporate Digital Scholarship into Academic Promotion
    Speaker: Traci Wolbrink, MD MPH (she/her/hers) – Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Recognizing and Valuing Promotion-Aligned Activities and Accomplishments as a Component of Incentive Compensation for Faculty
    Speaker: Matthew Davis, MD MAPP – Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • The Science and Scholarship of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Speaker: Jean L. Raphael, MD, MPH – Baylor College of Medicine
  • Q & A
    Moderator: Kimberly Montez, MD, MPH, FAAP (she/her/ella) – Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    Moderator: Maria Rueda Altez, MD (she/her/hers) – Children’s National Health System
  • Closing
    Speaker: Michael Cabana, MD, MPH (he/him/his) – Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Children’s Hosp at Montefiore
    Speaker: Barry Solomon, MD, MPH (he/him/his) – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

From Bystander to Upstander: Choosing Courage Over Comfort

Friday, April 28, 2023
3:45-5:15 pm
Convention Center 140 B


Whitney Cameron, DO, MSc (she/her/hers)
Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellow
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Jamilah Hackworth, EdD (she/her/hers)
Associate Professor/Assistant Chair/Director, Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Ndidi Unaka, MD, MEd
Associate Professor
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Courtney Gilliam, M.D. (she/her/hers)
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Workshop Description: The impact of microaggressions on those who experience them within the healthcare system is well described. Microaggressions are defined as the slights, snubs, and insults, both intentional and unintentional, which communicate offensive or hostile messages to recipient individuals based on minoritized group identities. These microaggressions, which are often rooted in biases held by health care providers, impact care delivery and exacerbate health disparities. Likewise, microaggressions and other forms of racism and discrimination decay clinical learning environments and perpetuate othering and isolation among minoritized groups. Power dynamics between patients and the health care team may make it difficult for patients and/or families to confront microaggressors. Conversely, the role of service provider may make it difficult for health care teams to respond to microaggressions from patients and families. Additionally, microaggressions commonly go unnoticed or unaddressed by members of the healthcare team, particularly if team members do not share the same backgrounds or experiences. In this workshop, we will define and give examples of racial and ethnic microaggressions. Most importantly, participants will learn how to be upstanders – individuals who have a conscientious and immediate protective response and take action to disrupt microaggressions. Participants will be given tangible strategies and tools to disrupt microaggressions and become co-conspirators/upstanders- – individuals who have a conscientious and immediate protective response and takes action to disrupt microaggressions. Finally, they will put newly acquired knowledge and skills to practice using cases and small group discussion.

Saturday, April 29

Child Advocacy in Action: Success Stories to Build On

Saturday, April 29, 2023
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Convention Center: 204 AB


Tina Cheng, MD, MPH
Chair of Pediatrics, CMO, Director of the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Session Description: Child health professionals are natural advocates. We recognize the great potential of each child and the importance of investing early for healthy children and the adults they will become. We witness social inequities affecting child health and are advocates in practice and policy on the individual, family, community, state, federal, and global levels. We are a trusted voice for the stories of the children and families we serve.
This session highlights success stories in child advocacy through case studies of child advocacy in action. The session will address timely issues of importance: mental health, racism, firearm safety, alternative healthcare payment models, and tobacco.

A review of successful public health advocacy efforts identified four ingredients of success: 1) Highly credible scientific evidence that persuades policy makers and withstands attack from those whose interests are threatened; 2) Passionate advocates who are committed and unrelenting; 3) Partnership with the media for public awareness and action; and 4) Law and regulation. These areas will be explored and lessons learned discussed. The session will focus on skills and tools for effective advocacy.

To create change it has been said that we need the three “W’s”: the Wisdom, the Will and the Wallet for effective child advocacy. This session hopes to inspire the wisdom and will and strengthen the voice of children, adolescents, and families.

11:00 AM – 11:12 AM – Community Advocacy: Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis
Speaker: David M. Keller, MD (he/him/his) – University of Colorado School of Medicine

11:12 AM – 11:24 AM – Institutional Advocacy: Addressing Racism
Speaker: Joseph L. Wright, MD MPH – University of Maryland Schools of Medicine and Public Health

11:24 AM – 11:36 AM – State Advocacy: Making Maternal Child Health a Priority in Maryland
Speaker: Tina L. Cheng, MD, MPH – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, University of Cincinnati

11:36 AM – 11:48 AM – Federal Advocacy: Firearm Safety
Speaker: Lois K. Lee, MD, MPH (she/her/hers) – Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

11:48 AM – 12:00 PM – Global Advocacy: Tobacco
Speaker: Jonathan Klein (he/him/his) – University of Illinois at Chicago

12:00 PM – 12:12 PM – Advocacy in Academics: Programs and Policies Required to Engage
Speaker: Lisa J. Chamberlain, MD, MPH (she/her/hers) – Stanford Univeristy School of Medicine

APS Coaching in Academic Pediatrics

Saturday, April 29, 2023
12:45-2:00 pm
Renaissance: Rock Creek Salon B

Join the APS Career Support Committee for This Special Session at PAS 2023

APS members and their colleagues are invited to participate in this 75-minute session to engage in a discussion about coaching and how it differs from mentoring and advising. Session faculty will discuss basic coaching fundamentals and participants will practice applying coaching principles in small groups. Further discussion will include a conversation about establishing and advancing coaching within academic pediatrics.


Aaron Friedman, MD
Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics
University of Wisconsin and
University of Minnesota

Maryellen Gusic, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Education
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University
Professor of Biomedical Education
and Data Science
Professor of Pediatrics

Elaine Schulte, MD, MPH
Vice Chair, Academic Affairs and Faculty Development
Professor of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

APS Presidential Plenary – Pathways and Partnership in Academic Pediatrics: The Power of Possibility and the 2023 Howland Award


Saturday, April 29, 2023
2:00- 3:30 PM
Convention Center: 207 B

APS Presidential Address: APS Lisa A. Robinson, MD, FRCP(C), FASN, University of Toronto

  • Pathways and Partnerships in Academic Pediatrics: The Power of Possibility
    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed societal and systemic inequities that disproportionately impact the wellbeing of children from different communities. As we “build back better” it is critical to recognize the importance of developing an academic pediatric workforce that reflects the children and communities we serve. A multi-pronged approach is required including support and development of pathway programs that empower the next generation. More inclusive approaches to celebrate and recognize the impact of diverse forms of scholarship are also needed. We have a unique opportunity to develop and empower emerging pediatric scholars and our institutions to meet the needs of the children and communities we serve.

Introduction, 2023 John Howland Award Recipient: Mary Leonard, MD, Stanford University 

2023 John Howland Award Recipient Presentation: Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity, Taube Endowed Professor of Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Professor of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology and Population Health
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases,Stanford University School of Medicine

  • A Career in Pediatric Vaccines and Global Child Health
    As a pediatric infectious diseases epidemiologist, Dr. Maldonado has spent her career studying the prevention of severe pediatric viral infections, most notably HIV, measles, polio and now COVID-19. She will discuss lessons learned over her career in community-based research in the United States but especially among diverse global populations to support ongoing efforts to improve global child survival.

Sunday, April 30

APS Presidential Plenary: Embracing the Diversity of our Mission and the 2023 Siegel,  Avery, and Nichols Awards

Sunday, April 30, 2023
8:00–9:30 AM
Convention Center: 207 B

Welcome: APS Lisa A. Robinson, MD, FRCP(C), FASN, University of Toronto

Introduction, 2023 Norman J. Siegel New Member Outstanding Science Award Recipient: President-elect Michael DeBaun, MD, Vanderbilt University

2023 Norman J. Siegel New Member Outstanding Science Award Recipient Presentation: Chris Feudtner, MD PhD MPH HEC-C, Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, The Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania

  • The Specialty of Generalism: What Is It and Why We Need It for Challenges Ahead
    While many of the dazzling advancing in pediatric medicine and improvements in child health have been the result of focused specialized knowledge and care, many of the most daunting challenges ahead will also require the tools and skills of the specialty of generalism.

Overview of the APS SPR Mary Ellen Avery Award: SPR President, Kate Ackerman, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center

Introduction, 2023 Mary Ellen Avery Award Recipient: Lisa Joss-Moore, MD, University of Utah School of Medicine

2023 Mary Ellen Avery Award Recipient Presentation: Kurt H. Albertine, PhD, FAAAS, FAAA, Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine (Adjunct), and Neurobiology & Anatomy (Adjunct), Edward B. Clark Endowed Chair IV in Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine

  • A Journey Unexpected
    My journey unexpected started in the field of ARDS during my postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, Cardiovascular Research Institute, involving both human and adult sheep studies. Abruptly, in 1990, entered Dick Bland, who offered the high-risk, high-benefit opportunity to move from Philadelphia to the University of Utah to co-create the preterm lamb model of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). This risk was accompanied by a second risk: I was not trained in preterm neonatal biology or pathobiology. Subsequent risks involved leading the model to differentiate pathogenic mechanisms between invasive versus noninvasive respiratory support of preterm lambs followed by further morphing the model to identify pathogenic mechanisms leading to long-term consequences to the lung. A devasting flood of my lamb intensive care unit led to another risk: to create a neo-neuro lab for former preterm lambs. The latter creation is letting us differentiate long-term consequences to neurobehavior among former preterm lambs that were managed by invasive versus noninvasive respiratory support while preterm. Our findings led us to an epigenetic hypothesis for the pathogenesis of BPD, its co-morbidities, and its long-term consequences, particularly in the brain. Along the way, my lamb intensive care unit became a unique training facility. To date, 282 trainees, including undergraduate students, medical students, pediatric residents, and neonatology clinical fellows, gained unique physiological, morphological, biochemical, and molecular research experiences that are facilitating their careers and responding to the national need to fill the pipeline of pediatrician-scientists and basic scientists. I would do this journey again.

Overview of the David G. Nichols Health Equity Award :  APS President Lisa A. Robinson, MD, FRCP(C), FASN, University of Toronto

Introduction of  David G. Nichols: Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH, University of Maryland

Introduction of the 2023 David G. Nichols Health Equity Award Recipient: David G. Nichols, MD, MBA, FAAP, Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Former President and CEO, The American Board of PediatricsD

2023 David G. Nichols Health Equity Award Recipient Presentation: Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, Former CA Surgeon General

  • Combatting Root Causes of Inequities at Scale
    The talk will focus on applying the science of ACEs and toxic stress to implement solutions at scale, both in clinical practice and in policy.

Enhancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Reception

Sunday, April 30, 2023
10:00-11:00 am
Convention Center: TBD

A DEI networking event sponsored by all 4 PAS Partners: AAP, APA, APS, and SPR

The Interplay of Racism, Climate, and the Environment on Children and Adolescents

Sunday, April 30, 2023
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Convention Center: Ballroom A


Tamera Coyne-Beasley, Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH
Vice-Chair, Community Engagement, Division Director, Adolescent Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Leslie Walker-Harding, MD (she/her/hers)
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

Session Description: Environmental conditions, or the quality and state of the environment, are an inescapable part of daily life. While many conditions of the environment are naturally occurring, the quality and impacts of the environment are often affected by historical, economic, and sociopolitical factors. Recent environmental crises in the US have disproportionately impacted people of color, people with disabilities or health conditions, low-income communities, tribal communities, immigrants, the elderly and children. Many aspects of the environment are expected to fluctuate with climate change, which is characterized by rising temperatures and shifting weather patterns across the globe. These include exacerbations of extreme weather events, shifts in food production, and changes to local built environments. As a result, climate change is expected to cause new and worsening public health challenges, especially among disadvantaged communities. We will highlight and discuss the environmental antecedents that impact health and the emergency management infrastructure in place at local, state and federal levels to support those communities. We will also focus on the interplay between racism and the environment, and our nutritional, physical and mental health.

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM – The Interplay of Racism, Climate, and the Environment on Children and Adolescents
Speaker: Tamera Coyne-Beasley, Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH – University of Alabama at Birmingham

11:10 AM – 11:25 AM – The environmental impacts on physical and mental health and it disproportionate impact on communities
Speaker: Leslie Walker-Harding, MD (she/her/hers) – University of Washington School of Medicine

11:25 AM – 11:40 AM – Infrastructure to support community preparation for, mitigation of, response to, or recovery from extreme weather events
Speaker: Joelle Simpson, MD, MPH – Children’s National Health System

11:40 AM – 11:55 AM – The impacts of climate change and the environment on nutrition and physical activity habits in children and adolescents.
Speaker: Aida Miles, EdD, RDN, LD, CSP, FAND – University of Alabama, Birmingham

11:55 AM – 12:10 PM – The impact of the environment and climate change on employment and other social determinants of health
Speaker: Sheela Sathyanarayana, MD MPH – University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital

APS Member Networking Luncheon

Sunday, April 30, 2023
12:30-2:00 pm
Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 6

All APS members are cordially invited to the 2023 Members’ Networking Lunch.

Drop in for lunch and discussion

Increasing Underrepresented Scholars in Pediatrics

Saturday, April 30, 2023
2:00-3:30 pm
Convention Center: 143 ABC


Brian Sims, MD/PhD
Trussville, Alabama


Tamera Coyne-Beasley, Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH
Vice-Chair, Community Engagement, Division DIrector, Adolescent Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

James Jarvis, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Member, Genetics, Genomics, & Bioinformatics Program
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York

DeAnna Adkins, PhD (she/her/hers)
Scientific Review Officer
Austin, Texas

Workshop Description: There are many programs designed to increase underrepresented students in medicine, including at both the college and high school level around the country. The difficulty in increasing these numbers is substantial and here we will address some of the difficulties and examine successful programs in the country. Linking individuals with appropriate tools and information may aid in a more targeted approach and allow people avenues to increase the proportion of underrepresented students. We are all stronger together and are targeting the same audience. Understanding how to increase the audience that we target and having a better understanding of the mechanisms in place that can assist in programming like the NIH mechanisms, R15 and R25 are valuable tools. The panel assembled is comprised of subject matter experts who also represent pediatric academic societal leadership and are committed to the incorporation of basic and translational research in the reduction of health disparities and advancement of equity.

2023 APS Howland Gala

PAS 2023 Meeting ~ Sunday, April 30, 2023
Reception 6:30 pm ET | Program & Dinner 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

*Separate ticket purchase required

APS Members are invited to attend the APS Howland Gala honoring the 2023 Howland Award Recipient,

Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity
Taube Endowed Professor of Global Health and Infectious Diseases
Professor of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology and Population Health
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Stanford University School of Medicine

Monday, May 1

Defining Long COVID in Children: RECOVER (Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery), an NIH-Funded National Initiative

Monday, May 1, 2023
8:00-9:30 am
Convention Center: Ballroom A


Rachel Gross, MD, MS (she/her/hers)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Population Health
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
New York, New York

Session Description: This session is a presentation by pediatric RECOVER (Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery) research investigators. RECOVER is an NIH-funded national multi-site observational study to learn about the long-term effects of COVID in children, with >100 sites across the US, actively recruiting ~20,000 caregiver-child dyads between birth and 25 years old, with ~6,000 being followed longitudinally for up to 4 years. RECOVER includes diverse recruitment efforts (e.g., community-based, health care-based, and pregnancy cohorts) and data collection methods (e.g., surveys, direct assessments including neurocognitive and anthropometric, and biospecimen collection), which will foster research in multiple scientific domains across the life course. RECOVER aims to understand recovery from a COVID infection and develop a pediatric definition of Long COVID or PASC (post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2).

This session brings together national experts from RECOVER to describe what is known about Long COVID in children, why it is important, and how RECOVER is addressing the limitations of prior COVID-related studies. The session will describe the RECOVER initiative and will summarize the existing evidence related to: 1) What is the RECOVER initiative?; 2) What are the prevailing characteristics to date of Long COVID in children?; 3) What are the potential risk and resiliency factors associated with developing Long COVID?; 4) What is known about how long COVID affects child physical health, mental health and development and how will RECOVER data help to ultimately elucidate mechanisms of impact?; and 5) What is known about how prenatal exposure to SAR-CoV-2 during pregnancy affects infant health and development?

8:00 AM – 8:20 AM – What is the RECOVER Study and How Will It Fill Critical Scientific Gaps in Our Knowledge About Long COVID in Children?
Speaker: Rachel S. Gross, MD, MS (she/her/hers) – New York University Grossman School of Medicine

8:20 AM – 8:35 AM – What are the Prevailing Characteristics of Long COVID in Children and How Will RECOVER Enhance This Definition of Long COVID?
Speaker: Sindhu Mohandas, MD, MRCPCH (she/her/hers) – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

8:35 AM – 8:50 AM – What Risk and Resiliency Factors Are Associated with Long COVID in Children and What Will RECOVER Add to This Evidence?
Speaker: Kyung (Kay) E. Rhee, MD, MSc, MA (she/her/hers) – University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

8:50 AM – 9:05 AM – How Does Long COVID Affect Child Health and Development and How Will RECOVER Ultimately Elucidate Mechanisms of Impact?
Speaker: Melissa Stockwell, MD MPH (she/her/hers) – Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

9:05 AM – 9:20 AM – How Does Exposure to SAR-CoV-2 During Pregnancy Affect Infant Health and Development and How Will RECOVER Study This?
Speaker: Valerie J. Flaherman, MD, MPH – University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

APS Career Support Committee Meeting (invitation only)

Monday, May 1, 2023
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Marriott Marquis: Pentagon Room

Associate Chair for DEI: Setting up for Success or Failure

Monday, May 1, 2023
1:00-2:30 pm
Convention Center: 201


Gary Freed, MD, MPH
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Jean Raphael, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Session Description: Many departments of pediatrics have created leadership positions (e.g., Vice or Associate Chair,) centered in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Great variability exists in the required qualifications, strategic portfolios, duties, scope of authority, reporting structure, mentorship, financial and administrative support, and performance expectations associated with these positions. This variability has led to a wide range of experiences of those holding these leadership positions regarding their success or failure in the role. While the potential for career growth and meaningful impact is great, success may be undermined in how these positions are structured and who is appointed into the role. Experiences range from senior faculty appointees with significant financial and administrative support to junior level faculty with little or no guidance or resources. This Hot Topic Symposium takes on the challenges and opportunities facing DEI leaders. Through the experiences of four speakers who hold, or have held these roles, we share a range of outcomes, success and failures, and lessons learned. Finally, the perspective of a department chair who recently developed such a role, with success in mind, will be shared.

1:00 PM – 1:10 PM – View from the Chair: Setting up the Position for Success
Speaker: Matthew Davis, MD MAPP – Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

1:10 PM – 1:20 PM – DEI Leadership: Aligning Perception with Reality
Speaker: Angela M. Ellison, MD, MSc (she/her/hers) – Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

1:20 PM – 1:30 PM ET- Reflections from a Senior Faculty Member: First Year on the Job
Speaker: Karen D. Hendricks-Muñoz, MD,MPH (she/her/hers) – Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine & Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU

1:30 PM – 1:40 PM – Career Advancement and Mission Advancement: Achieving Multiple Goals
Speaker: Marietta Vázquez, MD – Yale University – Pediatrics

Other Sessions of Interest

Friday, April 28

PAS Opening General Session, Debbie Anagnostelis Keynote Speakers, and Joseph St. Geme Leadership Award

Friday, April 28, 2023
2:00-3:30 pm 
Convention Center: TBD

Saturday, April 29

Applying Equity and Anti-Racism in Academic Pediatrics: A Multipronged Approach

Saturday, April 29, 2023
8:00-9:30 am
Location TBD


Joseph Wright, MD MPH
Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer
University of Maryland Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland

Jessica Hippolyte, MD MPH (she/her/hers)
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow
Children’s National Health System
Children’s National Hospital
Washington, District of Columbia

Session Description: The last several years have seen an emphasis on addressing the systemic challenges that fuel inequities in patient care delivery and that drive disparate and deleterious health outcomes for marginalized and minoritized communities. Leveling the clinical playing field through identifying and dismantling race-based algorithms and practice guidelines is a critically important step towards establishing equitable systems of care. However, a comprehensive approach to broadly applying an equity and anti-racism lens in academic pediatrics also necessitates implementing reforms across all educational, research and teaching environments. Only through authentic institutional commitment and disruptive resolve can the longstanding structures that undergird and support ongoing bias in all corners of academic medicine be called out, unwound and replaced. This transformational work must be carried out simultaneously on multiple fronts. A concerted, multipronged approach is necessary for the generational horizon of healthy academic relationships, novel transdisciplinary partnerships, and re-envisioned science to be fully realized.

The assembled panel is comprised of trainee, junior, mid-career and senior faculty whose perspectives are representative of the synergistic value of differential lived and professional experiences, and representative of the diverse spectrum of academic leadership required to move ahead. The panel’s collective scholarship has contributed foundational research to exploring implicit bias, microaggressions and the experiences of those underrepresented in medicine. They are also providing recognized leadership to the advancement of equity and anti-racism within, and across, all of the Pediatric Academic Societies partner organizations.

8:00 AM – 8:07 AM – Introduction: Policy is not enough
Speaker: Joseph L. Wright, MD MPH – University of Maryland Schools of Medicine and Public Health

8:07 AM – 8:22 AM – Trainee Perspective: The Impact of Dysfunctional Hierarchy
Speaker: Jessica Hippolyte, MD MPH (she/her/hers) – Children’s National Health System

8:22 AM – 8:37 AM – Education leadership perspective: The lens through which we train”
Speaker: Aisha Barber, MD MEd (she/her/hers) – Children’s National Hospital

8:37 AM – 8:52 AM – Faculty perspective: Your silence will not protect you
Speaker: Tiffani J. Johnson, MD, Mac (she/her/hers) – University of California, Davis, School of Medicine

8:52 AM – 9:07 AM – Research and development perspective: Re-envisioning science with equity at its core
Speaker: Monika Goyal, MD, MSCE (she/her/hers) – Children’s National Health System

Dr. Taeun Chang Memorial Symposium on Neonatal Neuromonitoring

Sunday, April 30, 2023
8:00-9:30 am
Location TBD


An Massaro, M.D. (she/her/hers)
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
Children’s National Health System
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Emily Tam, MDCM, MAS, FRCPC (she/her/hers)
Associate Professor
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Session Description: This symposium is presented in honor of the late Dr. Taeun Chang, a major contributor to the field of neonatal neurology. The symposium will cover a topic she championed during her career, with speakers whose work was deeply influenced by her wisdom, collegiality, and mentorship. Speakers will address the latest knowledge regarding indications for and utility of neuromonitoring tools used in the neonatal intensive care unit for the care of newborns at risk for brain injury, including continuous electroencephalography (EEG), amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG), and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Controversies regarding the use of these tools will be discussed.

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM – Introduction in memory of Dr. Taeun Chang
Speaker: An Massaro, M.D. (she/her/hers) – Children’s National Health System

8:05 AM – 8:25 AM – Current neuromonitoring tools in the NICU
Speaker: Tammy Tsuchida, MD, PhD – Children’s National Health System

8:25 AM – 8:45 AM – Controversies of cEEG and seizure treatment in neonates
Speaker: Janet Soul, MDCM (she/her/hers) – Boston Children’s Hospital, Dept of Neurology

8:45 AM – 9:05 AM – The enduring role of amplitude-integrated EEG
Speaker: Mohamed El-Dib, MD – Harvard Medical School

9:05 AM – 9:25 AM – NIRS monitoring in the NICU
Speaker: Valerie Y. Chock, MD, MS Epi (she/her/hers) – Stanford University School of Medicine

9:25 AM – 9:30 AM – Q&A
Speaker: Emily WY Tam, MDCM, MAS, FRCPC (she/her/hers) – The Hospital for Sick Children

The Future of Pediatric Primary Research

Saturday, April 29, 2023
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Location: TBD


Alex Fiks, MD, MSCE (he/him/his)
Professor of Pediatrics, Distinguished Endowed Chair in Pediatrics
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
Merion Station, Pennsylvania

Session Description: Optimizing pediatric primary care through research and translation into practice has the potential to affect the health and well-being of the 74 million US children. Despite the potential of evidence-based innovation, the US lacks a focused pediatric research agenda attuned to primary care. To address this gap, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau has supported the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network, which is partnering with AAP’s Committee on Pediatric Research (COPR), to outline research priorities.

US children are increasingly diverse, by race and ethnicity, immigrant background, economic circumstance, and geography. Developing strategic research priorities that address their needs is our challenge. There are widespread inequities in care access, delivery, and outcomes. Mental health problems compromise child well-being; needed services are often scarce. Mistrust threatens established primary care practice in areas such as vaccination and gender affirming care. New promising technologies have emerged to support child health, but lack strong evidence on effectiveness and implementation. Emerging genomic data has the potential to inform patient risk and treatment opportunities, offering insight into personalized medicine to address chronic disease such as obesity, but families and providers may be wary.

Symposium goals: (1) frame priority issues for a pediatric primary care research agenda, (2) highlight emerging opportunities identified through PROS primary care pediatricians and COPR, (3) foster robust discussion between panelists and the audience to advance a pediatric primary care research agenda informed by, and responsive to, primary care stakeholders.

11:00 AM – 11:57 AM – Framing a pediatric primary care research agenda and then, following all talks, engaged audience discussion
Speaker: Alex G. Fiks, MD, MSCE (he/him/his) – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

11:57 AM – 12:08 PM – Why primary care research is Important and needs to be intentional
Speaker: Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH (she/her/hers) – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

12:08 PM – 12:19 PM – The role of primary care research in bolstering diversity, equity, and inclusion
Speaker: Michael Cabana, MD, MPH (he/him/his) – Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Children’s Hosp at Montefiore

12:19 PM – 12:30 PM- Perspectives on the future of primary care research from the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Speaker: Michael D. Warren, MD MPH – Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services

Monday, May 1

Pediatric Policy Council Legislative Breakfast: Unpacking the Politicization of Child Health

Monday, May 1, 2023
7:00–8:00 am
Convention Center: 144 ABC

The Dobbs Decision: How Will It Impact Children and Pediatric Practice?

Monday, May 1, 2023
8:00-9:30 am
Location TBD

David Keller, MD (he/him/his)
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Susan Baker, MD, PhD (she/her/hers)
Professor of Pediatrics
University at Buffalo

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM ET
What is the Dobbs decision, and how does it change the “settled law”?
Speaker: Naomi Cahn, Cahn, J.D., LL.M. – University of Virginia School of Law

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM ET
What are the likely implications for infant and maternal care and mortality?
Speaker: Scott A. Lorch, MD, MSCE (he/him/his) – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM ET
What are the likely implications for adolescent medicine practice? (Part 1)
Speaker: Catherine M. Gordon, MD, MS (she/her/hers) – Baylor College of Medicine

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM ET
What are the likely implications for adolescent medicine practice? (Part 2)
Speaker: Tamera Coyne-Beasley, Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH – University of Alabama at Birmingham