2023 Annual Advances in Pediatrics Syllabus
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2023 Advances In Pediatrics Symposium
May 20, 2023

6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
6.0 ABP MOC Part 2 points

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Thank you for attending our conference. All slides are available below. Please complete the evaluation. CME certificates will be accessible on the PeerPoint site a few days after the conference. We will post the instructions here and email participants when they are ready.  If you are seeking MOC, we are still working on the Conference Pearls document. We will notify all attendees when this process becomes available on this page.


CME Certificates on PeerPoint

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MOC Part 2 - (a two-step process)

Step 1: Review the conference Pearls

Step 2: Complete the Reflective Statements

After completing Step 1 (Having reviewed the conference Pearls), please proceed to complete the Reflective Statements exercise. As stipulated by the American Board of Pediatrics, completion of these two steps count as meeting the requirements to obtain MOC Part 2 for this conference.



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 

                    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

           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

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.
Download Presentation: Healthy Air For Healthy Kids

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


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

  • Board certified pediatric, internal medicine and preventive medicine provider
  • Program Director of UCLA Anti-Vaping Champions
  • Co-leading efforts to improve tobacco screening/cessation
Download Presentation: Tobacco Vaping Use Among Youth

Practice Management Track
Session 1-B

Anthony Moretti, MD, MBA, FAAP

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

  • Former Chair of Pediatrics White Memorial Medical Center
  • Former Chief Medical Officer Dell Children’s Health Plan
  • Regional Medical Director Los Angeles Blue Shield of California
  • Medical Director Utilization Management
  • Associate Professor Pediatric Critical Care
Download Presentation: Utilization Management, Cost, Reimbursement In An Era Of Financial Constraint

Clinical Track
Session 1-C

Jennifer Savitz, MD, FAAP

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

  • Pediatric hospital medicine fellow, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Conducting qualitative research on parent perspectives on shared decision making in care of febrile infants
Download Presentation: Hot Topic Interpreting and Applying the AAP Febrile Infant Clinical Practice Guidelines

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  

  • Clinical Psychologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • La Linterna Mental Health Director
Download Presentation: The Journey of Undocumented, Latinx Immigrant Youth Mental Health Considerations

Practice Management Track
Session 2-B

Anthony Moretti, MD, MBA, FAAP

2-B: Contracts 101

Download Presentation: Contracts 101

Clinical Track
Session 2-C

Mitchell Goldstein, MD, FAAP

2-C: Hyperbilirrubinemia

  • Professor of Pediatrics at Loma Linda University
Download Presentation: Hyperbilirubinemia

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

Advocacy Track
Session 3-A

Corinn Cross, MD, FAAP

3-A: Media Training

  • Advocate and public educator speaking nationally and locally to children and adults on a variety of topics
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Spokesperson
  • Experience giving TV, print journalism and radio interviews
  • Host of peer to peer medical podcasts for Radio MD
Download Presentation: Media Training

Practice Management Track
Session 3-B

Anthony Moretti, MD, MBA, FAAP

3-B: Negotiation & Alignment With Health Insurance Companies

Download Presentation: Negotiation & Alignment With Health Insurance Companies

Clinical Track
Session 3-C

Janet Charoensook, MD

3-C: My Child Needs Help! What Do I Do Now? – How To Handle Psychiatric Emergencies

  • Attending physician, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at CHLA
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Interests include neuropsychiatric illnesses, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, and management of agitation
Download Presentation: My child needs help! What do I do now – How to handle psychiatric emergencies

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

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

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

Closing Remarks and Adjournment

4:10 pm – 4:15 pm

Poster Presentation

The AAP-CA2 Board of Reviewers will select abstract submissions for POSTER presentation at the AAP-CA2 Advances in Pediatrics Symposium 2022. One Abstract will be selected for oral presentation.

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.  LEARN MORE/Visit our website


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

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