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  Children’s National Experts Presenting at Pediatric Academic Societies Conference
April 30, 2013

Washington, DC—More than 120 pediatricians and researchers from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2013 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, which runs from May 4 through May 7 in Washington, DC. Experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines will discuss current findings in their research. 

Select topics include:
  • Best Practices in Designing and Conducting Clinical Trials of Drugs in Children – Edward Connor, MD
  • Pragmatic Conduct of Multi-Center Clinical Research in the Acute Care Setting – John Berger, MD
  • Emergency Medicine: Scholarly Succession Planning in Pediatric Emergency Medicine – Joseph L. Wright, MD
  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism with Neurologic Impact – Marshall Summar, MD
  • Role of Glial Progenitors in Brain Injury – Vittorio Gallo, PhD
  • Can You Bake Your Cake and Have Time to Eat it Too? The Challenges of a Two Professional Family – Karen O’Connell, MD
Children’s National, through research conducted by Children’s Research Institute, the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National, conducts and promotes translational and clinical medical research and education programs within Children’s that lead to improved understanding, prevention, treatment, and care of childhood diseases.

Contact: Emily Hartman or Paula Darte, 202-476-4500

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.