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 http://www.healthychildrenexpo.org.
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
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, HealthyChildren.org, 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 www.aap.org.