SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Pediatrics will present its updated 2016 recommendations on creating a safe sleeping environment for infants during a news conference Monday, Oct. 24, during its National Conference & Exhibition taking place in San Francisco. National experts on SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths will speak and answer questions about what new evidence shows about keeping babies safe. Speakers include authors of the Academy's policy statement, a father whose baby died of SIDS, and the acting director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
WHEN: 10:15-11 a.m. PT, Monday, Oct. 24
WHERE: Room 125, Moscone Center North, 730 Howard St, San Francisco, Calif. Media must first register in AAP Press Office (room 134).
WHO: Fern R. Hauck, MD, MS, FAAP, co-author of the AAP policy statement, "SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment"
Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH, FAAP, liaison from the AAP Section on Breastfeeding to the AAP Task Force on SIDS
Samuel Hanke, MD, FAAP, founder, Charlie's Kid's Foundation
Catherine Spong, MD, Acting Director for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
WHY: On Oct. 24, 2016, the AAP will publish the policy statement, "SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment" and a supporting technical report "SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Evidence Base for 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment."
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit www.aap.org and follow us on Twitter @AmerAcadPeds.
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SOURCE American Academy of Pediatrics