2024 Annual Advances in Pediatrics

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. 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.

  • 8 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: 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.

Attention 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. Details to come. We look forward to having you at our event.

Registration Opening Soon
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Confirmed Speakers (More to come!)

               Richard Pan, MD, FAAP

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


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

Welcome and Announcements

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

              David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP

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

Desired Outcomes

  • Outline the common symptoms of adjustment reactions in children and adolescents that may occur in response to a crisis.
  • Appreciate 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

S. Michael Marcy, MD, FAAP Memorial Lecture:
Chris Landon, MD, FAAP, FCCP, FRSM - 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

Desired Outcomes

  • Understand the evolution of treatment from harmful vaccines to present day
  • Learn about 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 

Visit the Exhibits | Research Posters | Meet the Professors

            Jeffrey Birnbaum, MD, FAAP

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

Desired Outcomes

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


Business Meeting | Visit the Exhibits | Research Posters | Ped's Rap Podcast Live Recording

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.


Accreditation and Designation Statements and Disclosure Report

AAP-CA2 35th Annual Advances in Pediatrics Symposium

PeerPoint Medical Education Institute accreditation pending.