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National Conference and Exhibition


Section on International Child Health (SOICH) Program
American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition
Sunday, September 17, 2017
McCormick Place, Room W184
Chicago, IL

S​ession Title:
Partnering to Transform Outcomes in Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) and Child Injury in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs):  Insights from the International Community Access to Child Health (ICATCH) Program

This session will explore how NCDs and injuries impact child health in LMICs. We will showcase two programs from among the 65 ICATCH-funded projects spanning 35 countries over 10 years: one aimed to destigmatize epilepsy in Uganda, the other focused on reducing childhood poisonings in Ghana. The session will describe how ICATCH leverages partnership and modest funding to help pediatricians and child health workers in LMICs implement solutions to child health challenges. The Hillman-Olness Award for Lifetime Service and Lasting Contributions to Global Child Health will be presented, along with selected scientific abstracts. Awards will be given for best poster and best global health photograph

Cindy Howard MD, MPH, FAAP
​Steve Warrick MD, FAAP
Donna Staton MD, MPH, FAAP
Ann Behrmann, MD, FAAP

Morning Session

8:00 AM                   Posters and photos available for viewing​
9:00 AM  

Welcome and Introductions, Cindy Howard, MD MPH FAAP SOICH Education Program Chair and Parmi Suchdev, MD MPH FAAP SOICH Chairperson​

9:10 AM                  

Platform Presentations of Scientific Abstracts

Moderated by: Steve Warrick MD FAAP  and Alcy Torres MD FAAP SOICH Abstract co-Chairs


Evolution of a Global Health Grant Program: Lessons Learned from Child Health Colleagues in Limited Resource Settings, Donna Staton, MD, MPH, FAAP

10:45 AM


11:00 AM

Giving Children a Voice: A Medical Anthropologist's Perspective on Engaging Children as Peer Educators to Destigmatize a Noncommunicable Disease in East Africa, Grace Akello-Ayebare, PhD

11:45 AM

Epilepsy, Nodding Syndrome and Other Neurological Challenges in LMICs, Alcy Torres, MD, FAAP

12:15 PM

Panel Discussion, moderated by: Ann Behrmann MD FAAP

  12:30PM        Lunch (Attendees encouraged to buy lunch-to-go and return)

                         Poster and Photo Viewing​

Afternoon Session


View from Washington: AAP Advocacy and Policy Initiatives in Global Health, Aaron Emmel MA


SOICH Friends and Members Meet and Greet, Business meeting and planning new initiatives; all are welcome!  

2:30PM                    Award Presentations: Hillman-Olness; Abstract, Poster and Photo Awards

Occupying Childhood: Why Occupational Health Matters for Children in LMICs,Edith Clarke, MD, MMedSc, MA HMPP
Program Manager Occupational and Environmental Health, Ghana Poison Information Centre, Ghana Health Service

PMB, Ministries


Prevention and Treatmen​t of Pediatric Injury in Resource Limited Areas: What Communities Can Do Now, Stephen Dunlop, MD, MPH

4:15PM                    Panel Discussion, moderated by: Steve Warrick MD FAAP
4:30PM                    Closing Remarks & Announcements     
5:00PM    Posters and photos available for viewing until 5:30PM​


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