The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Experts Presenting at Annual AAP Conference

Oct 14, 2011, 10:19 ET from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

BOSTON, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Numerous experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will be addressing their colleagues at this year's annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics on topics as varied as vaccine education, fetal surgery, sudden cardiac arrest, and sports injuries, among others.

Paul Offit, M.D., chief, infectious diseases at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital, is a co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, an authoritative voice on vaccine safety issues, and the author of four critically acclaimed books on public health topics.
Rotavirus Vaccine – Sat., Oct. 15 at 10:40 a.m. Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Room 258C
Personal Reflections on the MMR/Autism Debate  (Part of the session "Can Pediatricians Influence the Media? Communicating Science to the Public")Sun., Oct 16 at 2 p.m.
Westin Boston Waterfront  - Douglas
America's anti-vaccine movement – Mon., Oct. 17 at 7 a.m. Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Room 153
Understanding vaccines - testing, safety, development – Mon., Oct 17 at 4:15 p.m. Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Room 159

The Vaccine Education Center, at Children's Hospital will be distributing free copies of a new booklet on teen vaccinations at Booth #1605 in the Exhibition Hall.

J. Todd Lawrence, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia  
Knee Injuries In Children and Adolescents: Has There Been An Increase In ACL and Meniscus Tears In Recent Years? – Sun., Oct. 16 at 8:07 a.m. Westin Boston Waterfront - Otis

Pablo Laje, M.D., pediatric general surgeon, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Ex Utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT) In the Management of Giant Cervical Teratomas – Sat. Oct. 15 (During a "partial-birth" procedure, surgeons remove a giant neck mass while baby is still attached to placenta and umbilical cord.) at 9:55 a.m. Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Room 205

Victoria L. Vetter, M.D., MPH, director of Youth Heart Watch at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Torso Placement of ECG Limb Leads In Children May Result In Over-Diagnosis of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (Left ventricular hypertrophy means that the muscle of the left pumping chamber of the heart is thickened.)Fri., Oct. 14 at 9:45 a.m. Renaissance Waterfront Pacific Grand Ballroom E-H

Differences In the Clinical Presentation, Electrocardiogram At Diagnosis, and Clinical Outcomes of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy In Children by Age, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity (Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick. The thickening makes it harder for blood to leave the heart, forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood.)Sat., Oct. 15 9:45 a.m. Renaissance Waterfront Grand Ballroom
Sudden Death in Children: Can it be prevented? Tues., Oct. 18 at 9:30 a.m. Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Room 209.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 516-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.

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