In this episode Sarah Denny, MD, FAAP, lead author of the AAP’s Prevention of Drowning Policy Statement, offers updated guidance from the latest technical report. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Kevin Messacar, MD, a member of the CDC Acute Flaccid Myelitis Task Force, about ways to recognize and report the condition.
Sarah Denny, MD, FAAP
Sarah Denny, MD, FAAP, works as an attending physician in the Division of Pediatric Primary Care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University School of Medicine. She is Co-Chair of the Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention Committee for the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. At the national level, she served on the Executive Committee for the Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention for the American Academy of Pediatrics and was the lead author on the Prevention of Drowning Policy Statement. Dr. Denny sits on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is the co-chair of the Chapter Advocacy Committee.
Kevin Messacar, MD
Kevin Messacar, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is an attending pediatric hospitalist and infectious disease consultant at Children's Hospital Colorado. Dr. Messacar's research interests focus on improving the use of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases with a focus on central nervous system infections. In 2014, Dr. Messacar received the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Astute Physician Award for recognition of the association between acute flaccid myelitis and enterovirus D68 in Colorado children, and he is currently a member of the CDC Acute Flaccid Myelitis Task Force.
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The interviewees have no conflicts of interest to disclose
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