UPMC Children's at AAP 2023

October 20-24, 2023

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is a global leader in the treatment of childhood conditions and diseases, a pioneer in the development of new and improved therapies, and a top educator of the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. UPMC Children’s is named consistently to several elite lists of pediatric hospitals, including ranking #8 on the U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals for 2023-24.

We’re excited to be attending AAP 2023 and would like to officially invite you join us for several UPMC Children's experts presenting at speaking sessions throughout the conference and sharing their research abstracts.

*UPMC Children’s names are bolded.

Friday, Oct 20


H1002: Section on Urology Program: Day 1

Evaluation & Management of Incontinence in Children


Friday, October 20, 2023 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM US EDT Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, Independence Ballroom Salon D CME 7.50


Paul Austin, MD; Therese Collett-Gardere; Walid Farhat, MD; Israel Franco, MD; Jose M. B Netto; Kaitlyn Murphy, MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC; Anka Nieuwhof-Leppink, PhD; Jason Van Batavia; Ubirajara Barroso


Saturday, Oct 21


H2016: Section on Urology Program: Day 2

Laparoscopy/Robotics Course; AAP/SOU Business Meeting


Master Class Symposium:


GU Trauma


8:00 AM – 4:30 PM US EDT Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, Independence Ballroom Salon D CME 6.50


Programming will be led by Moderators, Craig Peters, MD, FAAP; David Hains, MD, FAAP; Anthony Casale, MD; and Jonathan Groner, MD, FAAP and will feature three major Symposia, to include: 1. An expert panel on complex Laparoscopy and Robotic Urologic Surgery 2. A multidisciplinary Joint panel with Nephrology on VUR/UTI Guidelines, management of recurrent UTI and BBD, up-to-date standards for defining UTI, and uropathogens & community bacterial patterns 3. A multidisciplinary Joint panel with Pediatric Surgery on GU Trauma including evaluation and management of blunt renal trauma, lower urinary tract and genital trauma, and penetrating abdominal trauma.


Christina Ching, MD; Lars Cisek; Hillary L. Copp, MD, MS; Daniel Dajusta, MD (he/him/his); Walid Farhat, Patricio Gargollo; Michael Grasso, III, MD; Hans G. Pohl; Bruce J. Schlomer, MD; Nader Shaikh, MD, MPH; Raj Thakkar; Ching Man Carmen Tong, DO


Sunday, Oct 22


L3208: Otoscopy: State-of-the-Art Examination of Pediatric Ear Pathology

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM and 2:00-3:00 PM


US EDT Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 143 CME 1.50


Topic(s): Otolaryngology; Diagnostic Skills

Otoscopy is an important diagnostic skill for pediatricians to be able to diagnose middle ear fluid, perforations, cholesteatomas, and retraction pockets. This workshop will provide an overview of common ear pathologies and systematic approaches. Participants will then transition to station-based learning areas where skills can be put to the test.


Jeffrey P. Simons, MD, MMM, FAAP, FACS; Thomas Q. Gallagher, DO


H3022: Joint Program: Section on Simulation and Innovative Learning Methods, Section On Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and Committee on Continuing Medical Education


The Medical Educator’s Digital Toolbox

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM US EDT Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, Georgetown University CME 2.25


Topic(s): Simulation; Medical Education


This program provides a practical, hands-on introduction to commonly used educational technologies.


Rahul Damania; David Kaelber; Tony R. Tarchichi, MD, FAAP; Toby Terwilliger, MD; Patricia Tran, MD, MS, FAAP; Traci Wolbrink, MD, MPH


S3503: Can’t Get Enough ZZZZ’s: Sleep Hygiene, Impact on Behavior, & Supplements

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM US EDT Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 151A CME 1.00

Topic(s): Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics; Children with Disabilities


This session will focus on non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment for common sleep problems. Using cases, participants will identify common sleep patterns vs. sleep disorders, discern when evidence-based strategies may be appropriate versus pharmacology, and when to refer. Behavioral and developmental consequences for inadequate and disrupted sleep will be discussed.


Devin J. Mcguier, PhD