2024 Annual Advances in Pediatrics

Sponsored By UCLA Child And Family Health Leadership Training Program

5.0 CME Credits - 5 ABP MOC Part 2

UCLA Carnesale Commons
Set to take place at UCLA Carnesale Commons in the heart of the UCLA Campus. This year’s event is bigger and better than ever. Checkout below for the full rundown of what you can look forward to at this year’s Symposium.

  • 7 lectures with exceptional speakers and panels
  • Network with fellow pediatricians
  • State of the art conference center/Free Wi-Fi/Great food
  • Live recording of the Ped’s Rap Podcast
  • Industry exhibitors and product demonstrations
  • Parking included with paid registration
  • In-person event with Zoom options

Conference Center Address: 740 Charles E. Young Drive West Los Angeles, CA 90095

Sunset Village Parking Lot Address: 330 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.

Free for Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees

Are you a medical student, pediatric resident, or currently enrolled in a pediatric fellowship program? If so, we are waiving the cost of registration for you. We look forward to having you at our event. TRAINEES ONLY, click HERE to register.

Registration is Now Open!

In-Person Attendance

Chapter Member, In-Person Attendance:$149

Guest/Non-Member, In-Person Attendance: $179

Special offer to non-members: 50% discount offer on chapter membership if joining the chapter on the day of the event ($97 value. In-person attendees only).

Zoom Only

Chapter Member, Virtual Only (Zoom): $85

Guest, Non-Member, Virtual Only (Zoom): $115

April 27, 2024


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

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM - Welcome and Announcements - Palisades Ballroom

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

                     Minnelly Luu, MD

8:10 AM - 8:50 AM - Atopic Dermatitis: Practical Tips From The Bedside

  • Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Center At CHLA
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Learning Objectives

  • State the most recent AAP Guidelines.
  • Identify and describe the morphology of atopic dermatitis.

                David J. Schonfeld, MD, FAAP

8:50 AM - 9:30 AM - Supporting Children, Families, And Ourselves In The Aftermath Of Crisis

  • Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, USC Keck School of Medicine

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the common symptoms of adjustment reactions in children and adolescents that may occur in response to a crisis.
  • State the importance of professional self-care in the aftermath of a community crisis event and the principles of compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization.

      Chris Landon, MD, FAAP, FCCP, FRSM

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM - S. Michael Marcy, MD, FAAP Memorial Lecture: RSV Evolution Of Treatment

This year’s lecture topic will feature Dr. Chris Landon discussing RSV Evolution of Treatment.

  • Pediatrics at Ventura County Medical Center, CEO of Landon Pediatric Foundation, and Technology Development Center
  • Member of FathomWerx and serves as an advisor to Bodimetrics, Vironix, ABM Respiratory Care, and Bentley Biomedical
  • Published in sleep, remote patient monitoring, asthma, COPD, multiple sclerosis, artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technology, and artificial intelligence

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the evolution of treatment from harmful vaccines to the present day.
  • Recall the evolution of medical intervention.

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 tenth year, AAP-CA2 established the S. Michael Marcy Memorial Lecture.

Morning Break 

10:10 AM - 10:45 AM - Visit the Exhibits | Research Posters | Meet the Professors

              Jeffrey Birnbaum, MD, FAAP

10:45 AM - 11:25 AM - Pediatric Firearm Injuries: Examining Trends and Opportunities for Harm Reduction

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician-Educator), University of Southern California
  • Emergency Medicine Trauma Liaison, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Learning Objectives

  • Define the scope of the pediatric firearm epidemic.
  • List evidence-based firearm injury prevention measures into actionable guidance.

                    Richard Pan, MD, FAAP

11:25 AM - 11:55 AM - Keynote Speaker: Richard Pan, MD, FAAP - Voting As A Social Determinant Of Health

  • This year’s symposium is excited to welcome former Senator Dr. Richard Pan as the keynote speaker.
  • Following the keynote address, Dr. Pan will participate in a panel with representatives from various committees to discuss current legislation impacting children today.
  • Look for more information coming soon.

Learning Objectives

  • List current legislation that impacts population health.
  • Describe courses of options and how they affect child health.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Voting As A Social Determinant Of Health Panel Discussion With Dr. Pan


12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Business Meeting | Visit the Exhibits | Research Posters | Ped's RAP Podcast Live Recording

                Helen Setaghiyan, BA

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Research Awards and Presentation Promoting Service Access and Equity in Inland Southern California

  • Third-year medical student
  • UC Riverside School of Medicine

                                Marsha Elkhunovich, MD

2:30 PM - 3:10 PM - Hocus Pocus: Emerging Use Of POCUS In Pediatrics

  • Director, Emergency Point of Care Ultrasound
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Member Of National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Pediatrics

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the indications for use of POCUS in an ill child.
  • Record the technique and reliability of POCUS for diagnosis of soft tissue and lung infections.

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

3:10 PM - 3:20 PM - Closing Announcements And Adjournment

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

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Reception In Palisades Foyer

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.

Trainees receive professional development and summer stipends up to $4,000 along with additional financial support to attend conferences and training opportunities. Tuition and fees may be covered based on need.


The conference will take place in the Palisades Ballroom, in the Carnesale Commons building at UCLA.

PARKING. Cost is included with paid registration. You will receive a code to enter when obtaining your parking permit.

Parking for this event will be at:
Sunset Village Lot (PSV)
330 De Neve Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Ride share/Lift/Uber (Use this destination)
Robin and Albert Carnesale Commons
740 Charles E. Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90095

For detailed instructions on arriving at the Sunset Village Lot, check out this Parking Instruction Video. Please use this document to access the Parking Coupon Code Instructions.


Exhibit Opportunities

Spaces are still available to exhibit at this year’s event. Table space is $800. Please contact Will Barboza for details at wbarboza@aapca2.org.
You may return to this page to process your payment after submission and acceptance of your exhibitor form.
Click the “Pay Exhibit Fee” button below.

Accreditation and Designation Statements and Disclosure Report

AAP-CA2 35th 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 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.