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Save the Date: Healthy Children Conference and Expo Comes to Rosemont, Ill., March 8-9, 2014

12/18/2013 For Release: December 18, 2013

Parents, grandparents and caregivers in the Chicago region can learn from the nation’s most respected pediatric experts at a live educational event hosted by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Healthy Children Conference & Expo -- March 8-9, 2014, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. – offers both in-depth educational sessions and an interactive expo floor.

A full conference agenda, as well as registration information, is posted at 

Attendees can learn about the latest recommendations in nutrition, fitness, behavior, development and mental health, as well as up-to-date advice in managing chronic conditions like asthma and allergies. The expo will feature four pavilions of interactive displays and demonstrations, including:

  • Healthy Living – Information on children’s nutrition, fitness, oral health and emotional wellness;

  • Safety and Prevention –  Tips to keep children safe at home, on the road and at play, and advice on immunizations;

  • Family life – Information on family dynamics, parenting, and managing your family’s health;

  • Health Issues – The latest advice on common health conditions facing children today, including allergies, learning disabilities, obesity, eating disorders and acne.

“We know parents want the most up-to-date information to keep their families healthy, and this event gives them the chance to interact one-on-one with some of the top experts in pediatrics,” said pediatrician Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP. Dr. Shu, who is the medical editor of the AAP website for parents,, will present two sessions at the expo, including a seminar on the latest recommendations in caring for newborns.

The show will feature an active play area for kids, a learning zone, family-friendly cooking demonstrations, and live family entertainment. Special programming is planned for children and child care providers. The expo floor will include children’s hospitals, parks, retailers, service providers, camps and more, with many product giveaways and raffles.

Produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the largest medical organization dedicated to the health of children, the expo is anticipated to draw more than 5,000 families. All conference sessions are free to attendees with paid admission.


The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit


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