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  Children’s National Experts Presenting at Pediatric Academic Societies’ Conference
April 30, 2012

Washington, DC—More than 20 pediatricians and researchers from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2012 Pediatric Academies Societies Annual Meeting, which runs from April 28 to May 1 in Boston. Experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines will discuss relevant and current findings in their research.

Select topics include:
  • Women and Minorities in Academia: Not Just Surviving but Thriving – Denise Cora-Bramble, MD
  • The Challenges and Benefits of Developing Treatment Networks for Rare Diseases in Pediatrics – Mark Batshaw, MD
  • Management of Viral Infections during Pregnancy and Prevention of Mother-to-Child – Barbara Ann Jantausch, MD
  • Diagnostic and Management Controversies in Pediatric Encephalitis – Roberta DeBiasi, MD
  • Managing Drugs and Bugs: How Every Physician Can Be an Antibiotic Steward – David Yungdam Hyun, MD
  • Activating Learners: Innovative Methods To Increase the Depth and Breadth of Learning in Many Venues – Mary Ottolini, MD, and Dewesh Agrawal, MD

Children’s National Medical Center, 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 that lead to improved understanding, prevention, treatment, and care of childhood diseases.

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For interviews, contact Emily Dammeyer or Emily Hartman: 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. With 303 beds, more than 1,330 nurses, 550 physicians, and seven regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of acute pediatric care in the Washington metropolitan area. Children’s National has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® designated hospital, the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve. For more information, visit, receive the latest news from the Children's National press room, or follow us Facebook and Twitter.