American Academy of Pediatrics 2012 National Conference & Exhibition

American Academy of Pediatrics 2012 National Conference & Exhibition | AAP 2012

The American Academy of Pediatrics 2012 National Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel. Moved by our mission, “the health and well-being of all children,” we’ll address child health inequities in a special conference track, beginning with our pre-conference PEDS 21 signature event.

Conference Coverages

Tracking Immunizations in Your Practice and Community
Tracking Immunizations in Your Practice and Community
Automated vaccine tracking systems that use barcodes to record vaccine lot numbers and expiration dates, as well as monitor patients' immunization records, can increase vaccination rates and decrease vaccine-preventable diseases.
The Gut Microbiome in Pediatric Health and Disease
Complex intestinal microflora may play a larger role in a range of diseases and conditions than previously thought. Studies show that the use of prebiotics and probiotics to affect the composition of the gut microbiome may be effective in managing several conditions.
Diagnosis and Management of Asthma: It's Not as Complicated as the Guidelines
Use spirometry to assess asthma severity and monitor treatment effectiveness, minimize asthma triggers, use inhaled corticosteroids for short-term management, and long-acting beta agonists and leukotriene modifiers for long-term control.
Confronting the Risks of Endocrine Disruptors: What Can Pediatricians Do?
Session at AAP 2012 discusses the dangers of endocrine disruptors. These chemicals and compounds can produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects, and are increasingly prevalent in everyday products and the environment.
Guidance on Newborn Screening Tests and Procedures
There are a variety of useful resources available to assist pediatricians in screening newborns for genetic disorders, interpreting test results, and communicating with parents.
Growing Trend of Vaccine Refusal Is Contributing to Outbreaks of Previously Controlled Diseases
Paul Offit, MD, speaking at AAP 2012, said that, despite overwhelming evidence showing that vaccines are safe, more and more parents are choosing not to vaccinate themselves and their children, putting them and others at great risk of infectious diseases.
Practice-level Quality Improvement Initiatives that Can Lead to Better Outcomes in Pediatrics
Making meaningful improvement in pediatric health outcomes requires practices to improve the structure and process of delivered care.
Communication and Treatment Strategies for Chronic Pain in Children
Focusing on the biopsychosocial nature of chronic pain enables clinicians to better understand patients' pain and devise more effective management plans.
Management of Acute Urinary Tract Infections in Infants
New guidelines discussed at AAP 2012 cover assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of urinary tract infections in children up to two years of age.

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