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The Latest in Children's Health to be Presented in Washington DC

4/30/2013 For Release: April 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC   Research on bullying, firearms, infant nutrition and other pediatric topics will be presented in Washington, DC, May 4-7 at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. More than 6,500 leaders in academic pediatrics from around the world are expected to attend the meeting, which will feature a keynote address by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Journalists will have access to hundreds of scientists who are conducting original research in children’s health. More than 3,000 scientific papers will be presented on a wide range of topics, from prematurity and infancy, through adolescence and diseases that carry into adulthood.

Highlights of the 2013 meeting include:

  • Secretary Sebelius will deliver the keynote address at 10:25 a.m. ET Monday, May 6, discussing implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

  • A special address by Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, SFHM, FAAP, chief medical officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality.  Dr. Conway’s address, “Quality and Value in Pediatrics,” will take place at 5:45 p.m. ET Saturday, May 4, during the opening session of the meeting.

  • A symposium on firearms safety at 12:30 p.m. ET Saturday, May 4, will focus on guns and youth, violent media, guns and suicide, the pathway to violence, and community efforts to prevent gun violence.

  • A session on childhood poverty at 2:45 p.m. ET Saturday, May 4, will cover a range of issues related to childhood poverty, including its measurement, its impact on child health and potential solutions. Speakers include pediatricians, economists, social scientists and policy experts.

Additional news releases are available on some of the newsworthy scientific abstracts being presented throughout the four-day conference. Embargoed news releases are posted at or may be obtained by contacting PAS Media Relations above. Journalists are invited to cover PAS and may register to attend the meeting in the Press Office (room 141) of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. 

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The Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) are four individual pediatric organizations who co-sponsor the PAS Annual Meeting – the American Pediatric Society, the Society for Pediatric Research, the Academic Pediatric Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Members of these organizations are pediatricians and other health care providers who are practicing in the research, academic and clinical arenas. The four sponsoring organizations are leaders in the advancement of pediatric research and child advocacy within pediatrics, and all share a common mission of fostering the health and well-being of children worldwide. For more information, visit Follow news of the PAS meeting on Twitter at


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