2022 Arkansas AAP Conference

2022 Conference

The Building Blocks of Health and Wellness

August 26th and 27th, 2022

UAMS I. Dodd Wilson Education Building


August 26th and 27th, 2022 Doors open at 11:30 am

Friday, August 26

12:00 – 12:30p

Visit Vendors / Pick Up Lunch


12:30 – 12:45p

Welcome Susan Averitt, MD, ARAAP President

Anna Strong, MPH, MPS ARAAP Executive Director


12:45 – 1:00p

AAP President’s Address Moira Szilagyi, MD, PhD, FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics


1:00 – 2:00p

Paddling upstream: Is it possible to stem the tide of child abuse/neglect cases? Karen Farst, MD


2:00 – 2:15p

Bio Break/Visit Vendors


2:15 – 3:00p

Breakout sessions Maternal Screening for Infections:
Heather Young, MD

Don’t Sleep on Sleep:
Supriya Jambhekar, MD

Preventing the Escalation of Over- the-Counter

Medication Self-Poisoning in our Adolescents:
Erica Liebelt, MD

Outpatient Management of Bacterial

Respiratory Infections:
Steven Dahl, MD


3:00 – 3:15p

Bio Break/Visit Vendors


3:15 – 4:15p

State of Children’s Oral Health in Arkansas
Natalie Burr, MD, Sarah Crawford, MPA

4:15 – 5:15p

Historical and Contemporary Racism in Children’s Health Care in Arkansas, Gwen White, MD


5:15 – 5:45p

Resident Poster Presentations


5:30 – 7:30p

Evening Reception Hill Station in Hillcrest

Saturday, August 27

8:00 – 8:30a

Visit Vendors / Pick Up Breakfast


8:30 – 9:30a

HealthySteps in Arkansas: A Panel Discussion HealthySteps Specialists and Pediatricians


9:30 – 10:45a

Psychological Trauma in Young Children: An Overview of Development, Sequelae and Diagnosis

Lindsey Roberts, PhD, Joy Pemberton, PhD, Allison Smith, MA


10:45 – 11:00a

io Break/Visit Vendors


11:00 – 11:45a

Breakout sessions Services Available for Children with ASD:
Karan Burnette, MA, CCC-SLP

2020 NIH Asthma Guidelines:
Larry Simmons. MD

Gastroenterology Presentation: TBD

This event is made possible in part by an AAP educational grant supported by Abbott Nutrition a proud supporter of the AAP

Learn the Signs. Act Early: Parent-Provider

Partnership for Developmental Surveillance:
Dr. Angie Scott, MD, PhD


11:45a – 12:15p

Bio Break/Visit Vendors / Pick Up Lunch


12:15 – 1:30p

Burnout Proof Penelope Hsu, MD
The Happy MD


1:30 – 2:30p

Business Meeting and Awards, Closing

ARAAP Staff and Board