Virtual In-Person Event

67th Annual Pediatric Spring Conference

67th Annual Pediatric Spring Conference Thursday, April 25 | 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Friday, April 26 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Hybrid (in-person & v

67th Annual Pediatric Spring Conference


Thursday, April 25 | 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Friday, April 26 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.



Hybrid (in-person & virtual option)

Zoom link to be sent Monday, April 22


In-Person Location

Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Education & Research Center (ERC)

Virginia Thompson Auditorium

1415 Woodland Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309


*If you are using GPS, make sure you chose Des Moines and not West Des Moines

*The ERC is located on Level 1 of the Iowa Methodist Medical Center parking garage on the west side of the campus

*Park in parking garage and take southeast elevators to Level 1

*Traffic can be very busy in the mornings in this area, so we suggest leaving early/giving yourself plenty of time to reach the conference venue.

*Conference center is large and temperature control can be difficult. We recommend dressing in layers or bringing a sweater/jacket for your comfort.


Intended Audience

Healthcare professionals who practice/participate in pediatric medicine.


Purpose

To enable the learner to apply evidence-based information and the tools learned to provide a positive outcome for all providers and their pediatric patients.


Tentative Agenda

Day 1: Thursday, April 25th | 8:15 am – 4:15 pm

 

7:30 – 8:15 | Registration

8:15 – 8:30 | Welcome & Announcements

Wendy Woods-Swafford, MD, MPH - Vice President and Medical Director | Blank Children’s & Women’s Services

8:30 – 9:30 | Current Scientific Landscapes of RSV Prevention: From Monoclonals to Vaccines

Luis Castagnini, MD, MPH - Pediatric Infectious Disease | The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

9:30 – 10:00 | Break/Exhibitors

10:00 – 11:00 | Congenital Infections: A to Z-phylis

Luis Castagnini, MD, MPH - Pediatric Infectious Disease | The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

11:00 – 12:00 | Medical Management of Obesity in Children

Shipli Relan, MD - Pediatric Endocrinology | Blank Children’s Hospital                                  

12:00 – 1:00 | Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:00 | Surgical Management of Obesity in Children

Matthew Alexander, MD - Pediatric Surgery | Blank Children’s Hospital

2:00 – 3:00 | Eating Disorders

AJ Ballantyne, MD - Adolescent Medicine | Blank Children’s Hospital      

Brittany Beal, RDN, LD - Pediatric Outpatient Dietitian | Blank Children’s Hospital

3:00 – 3:15 | Break/Exhibitors

3:15 – 4:15 | Eating Disorders

AJ Ballantyne, MD - Adolescent Medicine | Blank Children’s Hospital

Brittany Beal, RDN, LD - Pediatric Outpatient Dietitian | Blank Children’s Hospital

4:15 – 4:30 | Closing Remarks

4:30 – 6:30 | Social Event – Kelley Conference Room

 

Day 2: Friday, April 26th | 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

 

7:30 – 8:00 | Registration

8:00 – 8:15 | Welcome & Announcements

8:15 – 9:15 | Vaccine Hesitancy and Vaccinophobia in the Modern Era

Luis Castagnini, MD, MPH - Pediatric Infectious Disease | The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

9:15 – 10:45 | Child Health Advocacy in the Academic Medical Center

Joseph Wright, MD, MPH - Chief Health Equity Officer and Senior Vice President of Equity Initiatives | American Academy of Pediatrics

10:45 – 11:00 | Break/Exhibitors

11:00 – 12:00 | Health Equity: At the Nexus of Science & Social Justice

Joseph Wright, MD, MPH - Chief Health Equity Officer and Senior Vice President of Equity Initiatives | American Academy of Pediatrics

12:00 – 1:00 | Lunch Break                                  

1:00 – 2:00 | Pulmonolgy & Sleep Medicine

Matthew Dennis, MD - Pediatric Pulmonology, Asthma Center and Sleep Medicine | Children’s Nebraska  

2:00 – 2:15 | Break 

2:15 – 3:15 | Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine

Matthew Dennis, MD - Pediatric Pulmonology, Asthma Center and Sleep Medicine | Children’s Nebraska

3:15 – 3:30 | Closing Remarks


Continuing Education


UnityPoint Health – Des Moines is accredited by the Iowa Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Hours TBD.


Registration

Deadline to register is Monday, April 15, 2024 at 9 a.m. Registration is online only.

*No refunds will be given.


Hotels

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

333 S.W. 11th Street

Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: 515-657-8181

Click here to book!


Staybridge Suites

201 East Locust St.

Des Moines, IA 50309 United States

Phone: 515-280-3828

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Photos

Your registration gives us consent to take photos at the conference. Photos may be used on our website or at future conferences.


Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Talia Greve at talia.greve@unitypoint.org

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