Pediatrics for the 21st Century (Peds 21)



Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD): Building Brains, Forging Futures

Friday, October 25, 2013
Pre-conference Symposium
11:30 am -   Networking and Poster Session

12:35 pm -  Welcome & Presentation of the Arnold P. Gold
                    Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award at the
                    American Academy of Pediatrics
                    Presented by: AAP President Thomas K. McInerny, MD, FAAP

Educational Program
12:45 pm -   Opening Remarks

SESSION I: The Basic Science of EBCD
1:00 pm -    Early Brain Development and the Impact of Stress
Pat Levitt, PhD, University of Southern California

1:40 pm -   Epigenetic Responses to Stress
Moshe Szyf, MSc, PhD, McGill University

2:20 pm - Toxic Stress and the Public Health Implications
Andrew Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP, University Hospitals Medical Practice

3:00 pm - BREAK (and questions for speakers)

SESSION II: Promoting EBCD in the Medical Home
3:15 pm - Parental and Caregiver Support
John C. Duby, MD, FAAP, Akron Children’s Hospital

3:55 pm - Early Childhood Exposure to Electronic Media
Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH, FAAP, Seattle Children’s Hospital

4:35 pm- Strengthening Early Relationships and Literacy
Perri E. Klass, MD, FAAP, NYU Journalism Institute

5:15 pm - Panel Discussion and Conclusion

Pediatrics for the 21st Century (Peds 21) is a pre-conference symposium held every Friday before the start of the AAP National Conference & Exhibition.

NEW! The new Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD) Web site

This site contains information on:
Toxic Stress
Basic Developmental Science of EBCD
Translating the science into clinical practices
Advocacy and education tools
Provider and family resources
And much more!


Contact Us

Phone 1-866-843-2271 (Customer Service)
or 1-847-434-7890
Questions to CME program manager
and sponsorship inquiries

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