Pediatric Academic Societies 2019 Meeting features the latest advancements in pediatric research

Thousands of pediatric researchers and health care providers will convene in Baltimore on April 27-30. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician and public health advocate who exposed the Flint water crisis, will deliver the keynote address.

BALTIMORE – The Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, the largest and most prestigious pediatric research meeting in the world, will feature the latest advancements in child health research that address today’s most pressing issues in pediatrics. This international gathering, taking place on April 27-30 in Baltimore, brings together thousands of pediatric researchers, leaders in pediatric academics, clinical care providers and community practitioners. The meeting will feature over 4,000 scientific presentations.

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, founder and director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, will deliver the keynote address during the Opening General Session on Saturday, April 27. Joshua Sharfstein, MD, vice dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will interview Dr. Hanna-Attisha as part of the opening session.

Dr. Hanna-Attisha exposed the Flint, Mich. water crisis and wrote about her experiences in the fight for justice in the book, What the Eyes Don’t See. Her research revealed how children in Flint were exposed to lead. Dr. Hanna-Attisha courageously publicized the water crisis in Flint despite facing a brutal backlash.

“We are excited to welcome esteemed researchers and physicians from around the world to Baltimore to share the latest discoveries in pediatric research,” said Thomas P. Shanley, MD, the 2019 PAS Program Chair. “The meeting features an expansive conglomeration of scientific minds, whose contributions broaden attendants’ perspectives with respect to pediatric medicine.”

F. Bruder Stapleton, MD, senior vice president of Scientific Affairs at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and professor at the University of Washington, will receive the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award, which recognizes a pediatrician who is a role model for others to emulate as a clinician, an educator and/or an investigator.

The PAS is grateful for the continued support of its sponsors, including its Platinum Sponsor, Mead Johnson, and Gold Sponsors, Sobi and Mallinckrodt.

The PAS 2019 Meeting will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center (1 W Pratt St). The event features new scientific session formats designated as “PAS Labs,” which include a basic-clinical-translational roundtable, debate pro-con discussion and a panel discussion. Pre-conference events will begin on April 24 and run through April 26, with post-conference events held on May 1.

Attendees can track sessions, speakers, abstracts, topic areas and more through the online program guide and PAS Meeting mobile app. For more information about the PAS 2019 Meeting and to register, please visit http://www.pas-meeting.org.

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About the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

The Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting is the premier North American scholarly child health meeting. The meeting brings together thousands of pediatricians and other health care providers united by a common mission: to improve the health and well-being of children worldwide. This international gathering includes pediatric researchers, leaders in pediatric academics, clinical care providers and community practitioners. Presentations cover issues of interest to generalists as well as topics critical to a wide array of specialty and sub-specialty areas. The PAS Meeting is produced through a partnership of four pediatric organizations that are leaders in the advancement of pediatric research and child advocacy: American Pediatric Society, Society for Pediatric Research, Academic Pediatric Association and American Academy of Pediatrics. For more information, please visit http://www.pas-meeting.org. Follow us on Twitter @PASMeeting and #PAS2019, and like us on Facebook.

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