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Children’s Minnesota is attending the 2023 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

Will you be in Washington D.C. for the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting in April 2023? Children’s Minnesota will be! PAS is the premier national meeting for pediatric research at every career stage. 

PAS connects thousands of pediatricians and other health care providers worldwide. It offers opportunities to share research, explore new ideas, build career opportunities, and collaborate on future projects. 

Our booth in the exhibit hall 

Children’s Minnesota will have a booth – booth #532 – in the exhibit hall during the conference. We’ll have our kid experts staffing the booth and they will be available to chat with you. We will also have a recruiter at our booth to discuss open positions and opportunities at Children’s Minnesota.

Children's Minnesota experts at our booth at AAP 2022

Children’s Minnesota’s open positions

We invite you to join us at booth #532 to talk with our Children’s Minnesota recruiter. You will be able to learn more about working here and interview for our open positions. If you want to learn more, check out all of our open positions and apply today! 

Children’s Minnesota kid experts staffing our booth 

The kid experts from Children’s Minnesota will be staffing our booth – come to visit and learn more! 

  • Dr. Emily Chapman, SVP medical affairs and chief medical officer, will staff our booth on Saturday, April 29, at 3:30 p.m.  
  • Dr. Aimee Sznewajs, medical director of our pediatric hospital medicine program, will staff our booth.

Networking opportunity 

Save the date! On Sunday, April 30, 2023, from 7-9 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis, we – along with the University of Minnesota Medical School – will be hosting a Minnesota Networking Reception with fellow health care professionals from Minnesota. 

The networking reception will be located in the Marquis Ballroom Salon 1.

Children’s Minnesota presenters at PAS 

See below for the kid experts from Children’s Minnesota that are presenting at PAS. 

Friday, April 28:

  • Anupam B. Kharbanda, MD
    Clinical VP, chief of critical care services and a pediatric emergency medicine physician 

    • Dr. Kharbanda contributed to the research for the poster session was part of the research for the poster session titled: Biomarkers for pediatric bacterial musculoskeletal infections in Lyme disease endemic region. 
    • This poster session is 5:15-7:15 p.m. 
  • Kelly Bergmann, DO
    Director of research for the department of emergency medicine, ED staff physician 
    • Dr. Bergmann contributed to the research for the poster session titled: Emergency department management and disposition of low-risk febrile infants with and without a documented primary care physician. 
    • This poster session is 5:15-7:15 p.m. 
  • Erin King, MD
    Director of graduate medical education 
    • Dr. King contributed to the research for the poster session titled: iSPOT an Improvement: Improving and Standardizing Peer Observation and Feedback in PHM Teams. 
    • This poster session is 5:15-7:15 p.m. 
  • Andrew Kiragu, MD
    Physician at Childrens Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists 
    • Dr. Kiragu contributed to the research for the poster presentation titled: The Impact of COVID-19 on Burns Presenting to Pediatric Emergency Departments. 
    • This poster session is 5:15-7:15 p.m. 
  • Andrew Kiragu, MD
    Physician at Childrens Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists 
    • Dr. Kiragu contributed to the research for the poster presentation titled: The Impact of COVID-19 on Fractures Presenting to Pediatric Emergency Departments. 
    • This poster session is 5:15-7:15 p.m.
  • Heidi Kamrath, DO 
    Staff physician of neonatology 

    • Dr. Kamrath contributed to the research for the poster presentation titled: Pediatric End of Life Care Skills: An Interprofessional Workshop to Build Competence and Resilience. 
    • This poster session is 5:15-7:15 p.m. 

Saturday, April 29

  • Kelly Bergmann, DO
    Director of research for the department of emergency medicine, ED staff physician 
    • Dr. Bergmann contributed to the research for the presentation titled: Optimizing anaphylaxis observation periods based on reaction severity: a 30-center retrospective cohort study. 
    • This presentation is 11-11:15 a.m. 
  • Kelly Bergmann, DO
    Director of research for the department of emergency medicine, ED staff physician 
    • Dr. Bergmann contributed to the research for the presentation titled: Household transmission dynamics from asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infected children: a multicenter multinational prospective controlled cohort study. 
    • This presentation is 11:15-11:30 a.m. 
  • Ariel B. Stein, MD
    Physician PEM Fellow 

    • Dr. Stein is presenting the poster titled: At-home administration of opioid analgesia in children discharged from the emergency department after reduction of forearm fracture. 
    • The other Children’s Minnesota kid experts who contributed to the research for this session are: Shea Lammers, MS; Dr. Henry Ortega; Dr. Samuel R. Reid. 
    • This poster session is 3:30-6 p.m. 
  • Kiran Dwarakanath, MBBS
    Staff physician of neonatology 
    • Dwarakanath, along with others, contributed to the research for the poster session titled: Advancing care of neonates with acute kidney injury utilizing the Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Consortium Database. 
    • This poster session is 3:30-6 p.m. 

Sunday, April 30

  • Kelly Bergmann, DO
    Director of research for the department of emergency medicine, ED staff physician 
    • Dr. Bergmann contributed to the research for the presentation titled: Race, ethnicity, language and the emergency management of low-risk febrile infants. 
    • This presentation is 8:15-8:30 a.m. 
  • Aimee Sznewajs, MD
    Medical director of the pediatric hospital medicine program at Children’s Minnesota  
    • Dr. Sznewajs is a co-leader of a presentation titled: Knowing Me, Knowing You: The Art of Managing Up in Medicine. 
    • This presentation is 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
  • Ann Downey, MBBS
    Staff physician of neonatology at Children’s Minnesota 

    • Downey, along with others, contributed to the research for the poster session titled: Behind the Screens: Using Quality Improvement to Implement Depression and Anxiety Screening in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 
    • This poster session is 3:30-6 p.m. 

Monday, May 1

  • Kelly Bergmann, DO
    Director of research for the department of emergency medicine, ED staff physician 

    • Dr. Bergmann contributed to the research for the poster session titled: Identification of children with anaphylaxis who may not require ED care: a 30-center retrospective cohort study. 
    • This poster session is 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
  • Kelly Bergmann, DO
    Director of research for the department of emergency medicine, ED staff physician 
    • Dr. Bergmann will be the presenting author of the poster session titled: Impact of Clinical Practice Guidelines and Racemic Epinephrine Recommendations on Hospital Utilization in Children with Croup. 
    • This poster session is 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Talk to our experts 

Questions about pediatric care? By calling our Children’s Minnesota Physician Access line 866-755-2121, we can assist you with: 

  • Connections with pediatric specialists. 
  • Referrals, admissions and critical care transport services. 
  • General information on our services, programs and locations. 
  • Patient updates and connections to attending providers. 

Children’s Minnesota Physician Access is your 24/7, live connection to the expertise and assistance within Children’s system. Are you a health professional? Learn more here. 

Alexandra Rothstein