American Academy Of Pediatrics Holds National Conference And Exhibition In New Orleans, November 1-5

NEW ORLEANS - Some 5,300 pediatricians and other health care professionals are expected to attend the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2003 National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans Nov. 1-5. The meeting features over 300 sessions on issues such as childhood obesity, poison prevention and treatment, ADHD, advertising and addiction, pain management, and environmental health. The keynote speaker is Harvey Fineberg, MD, PhD, FAAP, president of the Institute of Medicine. Other featured speakers include Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, US Surgeon General, and E. Stephen Edwards, MD, FAAP, 2002- 2003 AAP president. Many press briefings, abstract presentations and sessions also will be held at the NCE. Here are some highlights. Please note: all times indicated are Central Time. All press briefings will be held in Room 256 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. For press credentials, please visit the press room, Room 255 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. For a complete copy of news releases on press briefing subjects, contact staff as indicated at the end of this document, or preview the NCE electronic press kit at Tuesday, November 4 Press Briefings: 9:30 am: Vaccine Update: What Every Family Should Know 1:00 pm: Strategies for Treating Children with Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Additional Tuesday Session Highlights: 9:30-11:30 am Abnormal Sexual Development: Precocious Puberty and Delayed Adolescence 9:30-11:30 am Recent Modifications to Infant Formulas: What's the Science? 9:30-10:20 am Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The Line Between Use and Abuse 1:00-3:00 pm Update on New Antibiotics and New Issues Regarding Antibiotics 2:00-2:50 pm Assessing Suicide Risk in Children and Adolescents 3:45-5:45 pm Disasters and Terrorism: The Psychological Impact on Children Wednesday, November 5 Wednesday Session Highlights: 9:30-10:20 am Putting Violence Prevention Into Practice CONTACT: From Nov. 1-5 contact Carolyn Kolbaba, Hollis Heavenrich-Jones or Audrey Finkel in New Orleans at 504-670-6807. After Nov. 5, please contact AAP Communications: 847/434-7877.

PRNewswire -- Nov. 5

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