Advances in the

Practice of Pediatrics


Presented by Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine


Overall Conference Evaluation


We would like to welcome you to San Diego for our 30th Annual Advances in the Practice of Pediatrics Conference. This program is designed for pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and allied health professionals caring for children.

We are honored to have Drs. John Stirling, Christina Chambers, and Michael Gottschalk as our plenary speakers this year. In addition, we are honored to have Dr. Susan Feigelman and Dr. Basil Zitelli as guest speakers and world-renowned faculty experts in their fields. As always, our own nationally recognized faculty will cover subspecialty topics in Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Behavioral Medicine, Neuro-oncology, Endocrinology, and Genetics. The conference addresses a number of important pediatric issues including the role of behavioral health in pediatric care; controversies surrounding use of diagnostic imaging and hyperlipidemia management; and the future of genetics, genomics, and the intestinal microbiome in clinical pediatrics. The conference combines lectures with case-based learning.

Attending our course will provide the latest clinical updates in “hot” pediatric topics and evidence-based medicine. You will have the opportunity to learn about the future of pediatric medicine as well as the newest approaches for pediatric management and diagnosis, and to network and discuss cases directly with the faculty and peers.


  • Describe the role of behavioral health in pediatric care
  • List 5 ways modern genetics and genomics will change pediatric practice
  • Review the challenges of and approaches to reduce barriers to vaccinating youth
  • Review the challenges to treating childhood brain tumors and the promise of modern techniques and approaches to improve outcomes
  • List and describe misconceptions regarding diagnostic imaging and radiation
  • Review the challenges facing youth with Kawasaki’s disease and heart failure

We hope you will join us in this excellent educational meeting in San Diego!

Jeannie S. Huang, MD, MPH
Course Director
Director, Continuing Medical Education
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego

Irwin Kaufman, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego


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