Arkansas Chapter | American Academy of Pediatrics

Annual Educational Conference

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September 6 – 7

Cultivating Tomorrow, Today:

Creating Healthy Futures for Kids

Robinson Center, 426 W Marham St, Little Rock, AR

Meeting Schedule

Friday, September 6th

8:30 – 11:30a Dr. Lander – Pre-Conference Coding Workshop

11:00a Conference Doors Open, Vendors

11:30a – 12:00p Lunch, Vendors

12:00 – 12:10p Welcome Address

12:10 – 1:00p Keynote – Legislative Panel

1:00 – 1:30p Evanna Ojeda, Jenna Ronquest, and Tori Scott – “Beyond Legislation: Unveiling Public Perceptions of Garrett’s Law and Its Impact on Prenatal Substance Use and Child Neglect in Arkansas”

1:30 – 2:00p Dr. Latch – “The State of Medical and Pediatric Education in Arkansas”

2:00 – 2:30p Dr. Virmani – “How Milk Banking in Arkansas Supports Neonatal and Maternal Health”

2:30 – 2:45p Q&A for 3 presentations

2:45 – 3:00p Break, Vendors

3:00 – 3:30p Dr. Lyon – “5 Articles That Changed the Way I Practice”

3:30 – 4:00p Dr. Oden – “Updates in Type 1 Diabetes Prevention”

4:00 – 4:30p Dr. Nolder – “Pediatric Tongue and Oral Ties: Controversies and Best Practices”

4:30 – 5:00p Dr. Tran – “The Informatics Edge in Pediatric Hematology”

5:00 – 5:30p Q&A for 4 Presentations

5:30 – 7:30p Poster presentations, Chapter business presentation, evening reception

6:15 – 7:45p Shot in the Arm Documentary Screening

Saturday, September 7th

7:30a Doors open

7:30 – 8:00a Breakfast, Vendors

8:00 – 8:15a Welcome Day 2

8:15 – 9:15a Keynote – Dr. McKay “Gun Violence and the Role of the Pediatrician”

9:15 – 9:30a Break, visit vendors

9:30 – 10:00a Dr. Repp – “Safe and Healthy Digital Habits”

10:00 – 10:30a Dr. Edge – “Minimizing the Impact of Maternal Depression on Young Children”

10:30 – 11:00a Panel Discussion – “Trauma Informed Care: What We Learned”

11:00 – 11:15a Q&A for 3 presentations

11:15 – 11:45a Dr. Macferran and Amanda Fender – “Resources for Children with Disabilities”

11:45a – 12:15p Dr. Cleveland and Dr. Flake – “Collaborative Models for Differential Diagnosis and Screening of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in State and Federal Programs”

12:15 – 12:30p Q&A for 2 presentations

12:30p Closing

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