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The 2019 AAP National Conference

The 2019 AAP National Conference brought together over 10,000 health care professionals from all over the United States where they discussed and educated health professionals on the important, relevant and modern updates that have happened in pediatrics. This year’s conference was Oct. 25-29, 2019, in New Orleans, LA.

Children’s Minnesota was excited to not only have speakers at the conference, but also to have had a booth in the exhibit hall, staffed with our experts throughout the weekend. We were at booth #544 where we talked with professionals about how Children’s can help nurture healthy, happy, amazing kids.

Children’s affiliated presenters

Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD, Pain and Palliative Care

Dr. Friedrichsdorf, director of the department of pain medicine, palliative care and integrative medicine at Children’s, was part of the H2132 Joint Program: Section on Integrative Medicine, Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and Section on International Child Health session from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. His presentation, Stop the Pain! An Overview of Integrative Options, started at 2:30 p.m. This session took place in the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Grand Salon 7 & 10.

Melanie Brown, MD, Integrative Medicine

Dr. Brown, program director of integrative medicine at Children’s, presented on Friday, Oct. 25, during the C1021 Peds 21: Opioids Through the Ages: Caring for Children and Families in the Wake of the Opioid Crisis session from 1-5:30 p.m. Her presentation, The Mind-Body Connection and Biobehavioral Techniques That Everyone Can Use, began at 4:40 p.m. This session took place in Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, La Nouvelle AB.

Anne Griffiths, MD, Pediatric Pulmonology

Dr. Griffiths, pediatric pulmonologist at Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialists and associate director of the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Center at Children’s, presented on Monday, Oct. 28, during the session H4023 Section on Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine Program from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. At 9:15 a.m., she presented on Contemporary Diagnosis of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia. This session was located in Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 223.

Find the full conference schedule here

Experts at booth #544

We had many of our experts at booth #544 to visit with. Here is who was there:

  • Thomas George, system medical director, neonatology: Saturday, Oct. 26 from 12:30-2 p.m.
  • Anne Griffiths, pediatric pulmonologist: Saturday, Oct. 26 from 12:30-2 p.m.
  • Rodrigo Rios, pediatric cardiologist: Sunday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Melanie Brown, program director, integrative medicine: Sunday, Oct. 27 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Minnesota Networking Reception

On Sunday, Oct. 27, from 5:45-7:15 p.m. at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in the Steering Room there was a networking reception with fellow health care professionals from Minnesota. This reception was an opportunity to meet and share ideas with colleagues and friends during the 2019 AAP National Conference. We gathered informally for light appetizers and conversation.

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Alexandra Rothstein