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Sept 15 AAP 2017 NCE Daily Media Highlights


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FRIDAY, Sept. 15:

Photo Op: Pediatricians to Help Spruce Up Chicago Lakefront Parks

Pediatricians arriving in Chicago for the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference will first spend some time sprucing up Jackson Park on Chicago's lakefront. At noon on Friday, Sept. 15, more than 50 pediatricians have registered to join the Chicago Parks Foundation to perform park cleanup at Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave.

Symposium Ignites Efforts to Prevent Doctor Burnout

Leading experts will gather in Chicago before the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference to explore strategies to promote physician health and wellness, which translate into better care for children. The Pediatrics for the 21st Century symposium, "Pediatricians Leading Change in Physician Health and Wellness," begins at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15.   

Research Abstracts Available Online

More than 900 original research abstracts will be presented on topics including the opioid epidemic, child injury prevention, concussions and other topics throughout the conference. Embargoes lift on all abstracts Friday, Sept. 15, when they will be posted in the Conference Planner. News releases on selected abstracts are posted on and in the AAP Press Room.   

More information:

Media who wish to cover the conference should come to the press office to receive credentials. A badge is required for access to all sessions.  

Journalists may obtain embargoed news releases and research abstracts by contacting the AAP Department of Public Affairs at or 847-434-7877. Embargoed news releases will also be posted on (media log-in required). For information about covering the conference, including how to register, media guidelines, press room arrangements and meeting highlights, visit the AAP News Room or contact the AAP Department of Public Affairs.


The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 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