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2023 Annual Advances in Pediatrics
In Person Event

Sponsored By UCLA Child And Family Health Leadership Training Program


UCLA Carnesale Commons
Set to take place at UCLA Carnesale Commons in the heart of the UCLA Campus.

  • 14 exceptional speakers
  • Network with fellow pediatricians
  • State of the art conference center/Free WI-Fi/Great food
  • Parking included with paid registration

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Conference Center Address: 251 Charles E Young Drive West, Los Angeles, CA

Sunset Village Parking Lot Address: 227 De Neve Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095. Parking free with valid tuition. Validation instructions will be mailed to register attendees. Please follow the signs from the parking structure to Carnesale Commons. Parking not included for attendees with waived tuition.

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Grant Christman, MD, MACM, FAAP
President, AAP-CA2

Welcome and Announcements

8:00 am – 8:10 am

  • AAP-CA2 president, 2022-2024
  • Director of Education, Division of Hospital Medicine, CHLA
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, USC Keck School of Medicine

              Jonathan Warus, MD, FAAP

Gender-Affirming Care: The Role of the Pediatrician

8:10 am – 8:50 am

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Clinical Provider in the Center for Trans youth Health and Development at CHLA
  • Medical Director of Biomedical HIV Prevention at CHLA 

Desired Outcomes

  • Recognize common clinical presentations and parental concerns surrounding gender diversity in youth.
  • Outline clinical guidance and consensus recommendations for supporting gender diverse youth and their families.

                    Cheryl Green, MD, PHD

The Crisis in Adolescent Girls’ Mental Health: How Lifestyle Psychiatry Can Help

8:50 am – 9:30 am

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • Medical Director of the Shield and Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Programs
  • Focuses on combining traditional medicine with alternative therapies such as mindfulness

Desired Outcomes

  • To highlight recent data on the current crisis in child and adolescent mental health
  • To introduce the new fields of Lifestyle Medicine and Lifestyle Psychiatry
  • To provide some take home guidelines with which pediatricians can complement the work of psychiatrists in preventing, treating, and reversing mental disorders in their patients

           Ken Zangwill, MD, FAAP

S. Michael Marcy, MD, FAAP Memorial Lecture: The New Infection Prevention: Pediatricians and Possibilities Post-COVID

9:30 am – 10:10 am

In 2014, the medical community lost a brilliant professional, and a friend. Dr. S. Michael Marcy was a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. A Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at both USC and UCLA, Dr. Marcy had the distinction of having served actively in the education and research activities at the 4 major teaching programs in Los Angeles. In his honor, and now in its ninth year, AAP-CA2 established the S. Michael Marcy Memorial Lecture. This year’s lecture will feature Ken Zangwill, MD, FAAP

Desired Outcomes

  • To appreciate how fundamental tenets of infection prevention have and will continue to change, post COVID.
  • To discuss how pediatric providers may assist parents and local institutions on infection prevention needs.

Morning Break 

Visit the Exhibits | Research Posters | Meet the Professors

10:10 am – 10:40 am

Catherine J. Karr, PhD, MD, MS 

Healthy Air For Healthy Kids

10:40 am – 11:20 am

  • Pediatrician & air pollution research to practice leader.
  • Researcher investigating climate change, air pollution, and child health linkages.
  • Practitioner with strategies for patient, program and policy approaches to reducing the impacts of air pollution on child health.

Desired Outcomes

  • Discuss the role of air pollution on child health.
  • Utilize strategies for reducing adverse exposures to air pollution in children.

Kamaal A. Jones, MD, FAAP

From SoCal to Sacramento: Updates of Advocacy

11:20 am – 12:00 pm

  • AAP-CA2 Policy and Legislative Affairs Analyst
  • Pediatrician at the High Desert Regional Health Center Hub/SCAN Clinic
  • Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship Alumnus

Desired Outcomes

  • Update membership on progress of key AAP-CA2 policy priorities

  • Discuss upcoming chapter advocacy programming and goals


Business Meeting | Visit the Exhibits | Research Posters

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

BREAKOUT SESSION 1 | 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Advocacy Track
Session 1-A

Hannah Kwak, MD, FAAP

1-A: Tobacco/Vaping Use Among Youth

Desired Outcomes
Identify the health impacts of tobacco use and vaping in youth. And, identify clinical and advocacy tools.

Practice Management Track
Session 1-B

Anthony Moretti, MD, MBA, FAAP

1-B: Utilization Management, Cost, Reimbursement In An Era Of Financial Constraint

Desired Outcomes
Explain the emergence and purpose of NCQA and state its goals and participants.

Clinical Track
Session 1-C

Jennifer Savitz, MD, FAAP

1-C: Hot Topic: Interpreting and Applying the AAP Febrile Infant Clinical Practice Guidelines

Desired Outcomes
Appraise quality of evidence presented in clinical practice guidelines. Distinguish key updates in the 2021 AAP Febrile Infant Clinical Practice Guidelines and apply these recommendations to patient cases.

BREAKOUT SESSION 2 | 1:40 PM - 2:10 PM

Advocacy Track
Session 2-A

Natalie Cruz, PSY.D.

2-A: The Journey of Undocumented, Latinx Immigrant Youth: Mental Health Considerations  

Desired Outcomes
Identify current immigration statistics and trends in the United States. Describe traumatic experiences and mental health considerations of undocumented, Latinx immigrant children. Review resilience factors and mental health treatment approaches for working with immigrant youth and families.

Practice Management Track
Session 2-B

Anthony Moretti, MD, MBA, FAAP

2-B: Contracts 101

Desired Outcomes
Define a contract, and difference between enforceable and unenforceable contracts, and list Essential Elements of a Physician Employment Contract.

Clinical Track
Session 2-C

Mitchell Goldstein, MD, FAAP

2-C: Hyperbilirrubinemia

Desired Outcomes
Recognize the current hyperbilirubinemia guidelines and apply the latest management options

BREAKOUT SESSION 3 | 2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Advocacy Track
Session 3-A

Corinn Cross, MD, FAAP

3-A: Media Training

Desired Outcomes
Succeed in navigating the pitfalls of media interviews.

Practice Management Track
Session 3-B

Anthony Moretti, MD, MBA, FAAP

3-B: Negotiation & Alignment With Health Insurance Companies

Desired Outcomes
Define a DOFR and Risk Corridor, and describe how the integration of data metrics can leverage alignment with health payors.

Clinical Track
Session 3-C

Janet Charoensook, MD

3-C: My child needs help! What do I do now? – How to handle psychiatric emergencies

Desired Outcomes
Be able to define what would constitute a psychiatric emergency. Be able to discuss appropriate management of a child or adolescent with suicidal ideation.

Afternoon Break – Visit the Exhibits | Research Posters

2:50 pm – 3:05 pm

Sophia Yen, MD, MPH 

Reproductive Health: "Now That Roe Is Gone"

3:05 pm – 3:40 pm 

  •  Clinical Associate Professor in Adolescent Medicine in the Dept of Pediatrics Stanford Medical School.
  •  CEO/Founder of Pandia Health, the ONLY Doctor-Led, Women-Founded and Women-Led birth control delivery company.
  •  Founded  The Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women. 

Desired Outcomes

  •  List educational and financial resources for patients seeking medication abortion
  • Discuss the 4 different options for Emergency Contraception and BMI limitations
  • Discuss the non contraceptive benefits of hormonal contraception

Kelly Garrity, MD, FAAP

Research Awards And Presentation: Adolescent and Young Adult Onset Glomerular Disease Outcomes, the Social and Clinical Implications 

3:40 pm – 4:10 pm

  • Second year pediatric nephrology fellow at UCLA with interests in glomerular disease treatment.

Desired Outcomes

  • Recognize that glomerular disease has a significant impact on educational attainment
  • Realize that glomerular disease may impact women’s liklihood of a successful live birth
  • Recognize that socioeconomic status impacts liklihood of progression to end stage kidney disease
  • Describe the impact of race on liklihood of progression to end stage kidney disease and achieving prolonged sustained remission of kidney disease off treatment 

Grant Christman, MD, MACM, FAAP
President, AAP-CA2

Closing Remarks and Adjournment

4:10 pm – 4:15 pm

Symposium Sponsor

The Child & Family Health Leadership Training Program provides interdisciplinary training in maternal and child health (MCH) practice, research, and policy analysis for health professionals and public health professionals enrolled in either the masters of public health (MPH) or doctoral (PhD, DrPH) program at the UCLA School of Public Health.

Leadership development is accomplished through coursework, mentoring, leadership seminars, and participation in local community-based planning organizations serving children and families.

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Accreditation and Designation Statements and Disclosure Report

AAP-CA2 34th Annual Advances in Pediatrics Symposium

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and the American Academy of Pediatrics – CA2. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates the live format for this educational activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Live activity date(s): May 20, 2023 – May 20, 2023