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
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 www.eurekalert.org 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.
Follow news of the PAS
meeting on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PedAcadSoc.
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 www.pas-meeting.org. Follow news of the PAS meeting on
Twitter at http://twitter.com/PedAcadSoc.