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

Misinformation, concerns regarding MiraLAX prevail despite lack of proof

September 21, 2017
CHICAGO — The increasing news coverage of gastrointestinal conditions and their treatments have spurred the spread of misinformation…
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Epinephrine commonly administered by unlicensed school staff

September 20, 2017
CHICAGO —  As many as one in five anaphylactic events among children without known allergies are treated with epinephrine administered by…
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Few ED physicians counsel families on firearm injury prevention

September 20, 2017
CHICAGO — Although most pediatric emergency medicine providers believe that proper counseling could prevent firearm injuries sustained by…
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Climate crisis expected to contribute to global disease burden

September 19, 2017
CHICAGO — Asthma, malaria and cholera, among other chronic and acute conditions, are expected to rise in prevalence as a result of climate…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Opioid-related ED visits rose 53% among children within 5 years

September 19, 2017
CHICAGO — Every day in the United States, approximately 117 children in EDs test positive for opioid abuse or dependence, with reported annual…
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Supporting Medicaid, CHIP through political advocacy

September 19, 2017
“One thing that I want pediatricians to understand is that we are teachers,” Lynda Young, MD, FAAP, chair of the AAP Committee on…
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Pediatricians urged to promote gun safety legislation, protect kids

September 18, 2017
CHICAGO — Although the AAP has been on the frontline of defending children against legislation that would promote unsafe gun use and storage…
Meeting NewsPerspective

AAP offers guidelines to reduce risks linked to body art in teens

September 18, 2017
CHICAGO — Parents of teenagers considering tattoos, piercings or scarification — cutting, burning or branding the skin — are…
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Girl soccer players 400% more likely to return to play after concussion

September 18, 2017
CHICAGO — Although concussion guidelines recommend not returning to play the same day an injury is sustained, girl soccer players were 414%…
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Lack of golf cart guidelines pose serious injury risk to children

September 17, 2017
CHICAGO — Although severe pediatric injuries resulting from the use of all-terrain vehicles – such as skull fractures, concussions and…
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