BOSTON The latest scientific research in children's health will be presented in Boston April 28-May 1 at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. More than 6,500 leaders in academic pediatrics from around the world are expected to attend the meeting at the Hynes Convention Center.
Journalists will have access to hundreds of scientists who are conducting original research in children's health. More than 3,000 scientific papers will be presented on a wide range of topics, from prematurity and infancy, through adolescence and diseases that carry into adulthood. Highlights of the 2012 meeting include:
Saturday, April 28:
Astronaut Discusses His Experiences on the International Space Station
NASA astronaut and mission specialist Gregory E. Chamitoff, PhD, will deliver the keynote address at 5:40 p.m. ET in the Hynes Convention Center. He will discuss his time on the space station and activities that contribute to NASA's goal of inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
How Early Life Affects Future Health
Scott Montgomery, PhD, of the Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden is among a panel of speakers who will discuss how a child's genes, early environment, nutrition and other factors affect his or her future disease risk in a symposium at 10:30 a.m. ET in the convention center.
Sunday, April 29:
Unruly Kids May Have a Mental Disorder
Thomas R. Insel, MD, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, will discuss signs of mental illnesses in young children and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention during his presentation, "What Every Pediatrician Needs to Know about Mental Disorders," at 1:35 p.m. ET in the convention center.
Monday, April 30:
A panel of speakers will discuss the roles played by social structures, the economy, the quality of the food supply, health policy, and the influence of the foo
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American Academy of Pediatrics