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When: Saturday, January 26, 2019
8:00 AM
Where: Marriott Winston Salem
425 N Cherry St
Winston Salem, North Carolina  27101
United States
Contact: Kathryn Carroll
(919) 839-1156 ext. 102

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Winston-Salem Marriott, 425 N Cherry St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

2019 Winter Open Forum - DRAFT Agenda 



Saturday, January 26, 2019

Winston-Salem Marriott, 425 N Cherry St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

2019 Winter Open Forum - DRAFT


7:30-8:30                           Breakfast/Resident Posters


8:30-9:05                          Welcome, Introductions and State of the Society Report, Susan Mims, MD, MPH, FAAP, President

 9:05 – 9:15                          Presentation of AAP Special Achievement Award to Dr. Debbie Ainsworth

9:15 -10:15                         Children and the Environment in the Aftermath of a Natural DisasterRobert J. Geller,

MD, FAAP, FACMT, Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine; Director, Emory Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit

10:15 – 10:35                     Academic & Community Hospital Reports

10:35 – 10:55                     Break and Visit Exhibitors/Resident Posters

10:55 – 11:15                     Public Health Updates, Gerri Mattson, MD, FAAP, NC Division of Public Health, NCDHHS

11:15 – 11:25                     Presentation of Steve Shore Service to Society to Dr. David Hill

11:25 – 11:40                     AAP Updates, Jane Foy, MD, FAAP, AAP Board of Directors

11:40 – 12:10                     NC Medicaid and DHHS Updates, Dave Richard, Deputy Secretary for Medicaid, NCDHHS

12:10 – 12:30                     Update from Peds Council Dr. Graham Barden, MD, FAAP; Dr. Christoph Diasio, MD, FAAP, VP

12:30– 12:40                       Presentation of Good for Kids Award to Joey Ponzi, JD    

12:40 – 2:00                       Lunch and Visit Exhibitors/Resident Posters

2:00 – 3:00                          *Strong Recommendations for HPV, Karen Todd, MD, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

3:00 – 3:15                          Presentation of Poster Awards and Closing Remarks



 *Approved for CME