PEDS 21 Archives
The Pediatrics for the 21st Century (PEDS 21) Symposium Series is an AAP initiative designed to address emerging issues that will impact the practice of pediatrics and pediatric care in the 21st century. Each symposium will focus on a specific topic and will feature a keynote speaker of national or international stature. Other expert speakers will be invited to give scientific and scholarly presentations on key content areas or issues related to the specific symposium's theme.
The goal of the symposia is two-fold. First, the symposia seek to enhance the visibility, clout, and leverage of pediatrics to promote health care policy and decisions that are in the best interest of children. Policymakers, the public, the media, health care payers, health care providers, and other stakeholders will be targeted. Second, the symposia will offer practical guidance and information for the practicing pediatrician on issues that will have a substantial, material effect on their practice and child health.
Archives by Year/Topic
2011 Ending Obesity Within a Generation -
2010 Health Information Technology and Quality: Promises and Perils
2009 Fostering Healthy Futures: Optimizing Health and Well-Being for Children in Foster Care
2008 Oral Health in the 21st Century: Something to Smile About - Your Role in Oral Health
2007 Determinants of Child Health: The Role of the Pediatrician Community Pediatrics for the 21st Century
2006 Disaster Preparedness
2005 Connecting for Children's Sake: Integrating Physical and Mental Health Care in the Medical Home
2004 Fact, Fiction, or the Future of Pediatric Obesity
2003 The New Science of Prevention