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  Children’s National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference
October 19, 2012

New Orleans—Pediatric experts from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, which runs from October 20 – 23 in New Orleans. Experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines will discuss relevant and timely topics for child health practitioners. 

Select topics include:
  • Combatting Health Disparities – Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA
  • Pregnancy Testing Rates Among Adolescent Emergency Department Patients – Monika Goyal, MD
  • Treatment of Anxiety and Depression – Adelaide Robb, MD
  • Breastfeeding-Related Maternity Care Practices – Sahira Long, MD
  • Moving from Novice to Expert Robotic Surgeon – Craig Peters, MD
Additionally, pediatric cardiology fellow Brandon Harden, MD, is participating in the Young Investigator Competition for his research, “Increased Postoperative Respiratory Complications in Heterotaxy Congenital Heart Disease Patients with Respiratory Ciliary Dysfunction. 
For a complete list of presenters and topics, visit  

For interviews, contact Emily Dammeyer in New Orleans at 202.689.4969 or Paula Darte in DC at 202.476.4500.

About Children’s National Medical Center:

Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Home to Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. Children’s National is a Magnet® designated hospital. With 303 beds and eight regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of acute pediatric services in the Washington metropolitan area. For more information, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.