American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition

Healio brings you the highlights from American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from AAP's NCE, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
Meeting News

Patients prefer epinephrine nasal spray over auto-injector

November 5, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Results of surveys collected from patients with severe allergies suggested they significantly preferred an epinephrine nasal…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Bariatric surgery safe for pediatric patients with obesity

November 4, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Pediatric patients with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery between 2015 and 2017 had low rates of readmission…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: How students can promote HPV vaccination to their peers

November 1, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — At the AAP National Conference & Exhibition, researchers reported on the steps and struggles associated with running a…
Meeting NewsPerspective

85% hepatitis B vaccine coverage for infants: ‘It takes a lot to get there’

October 31, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Quality improvement projects focused on education and multidisciplinary cooperation have been successful at improving hepatitis B…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Bariatric surgery can address severe obesity epidemic

October 31, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — The AAP issued a policy statement and technical report aimed at improving access to metabolic and bariatric surgery for young…
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Initiative reduces low-risk pediatric cardiology referrals to 0%

October 29, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — A six-step initiative embedded in electronic health records dropped the percentage of low-probability cardiology referrals among…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Children in rural areas at highest risk for lawnmower injuries

October 29, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Lawnmower injuries disproportionately affect children in rural areas compared with those living in urban areas in the United…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Managing the effects of opioid use for the whole family

October 28, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — At the AAP National Conference & Exhibition, Stephen W. Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, associate professor of pediatrics and health…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Kids’ treatment for acute gastroenteritis in ED depends on race, study shows

October 28, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Children with acute gastroenteritis with dehydration receive unequal treatment in the ED because of race, according to a…
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Pediatricians lead the way in making microwaves safer for kids

October 28, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Summarizing a successful effort to make microwave doors “child-resistant” to protect kids from scalds, researchers…