This two-day intensive program will provide research, academic and clinical information in a format that emphasizes the practical application of current concepts relevant to office practice and to professionals involved in the care of children.
Pediatric, family practice and emergency physicians, as well as physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners will benefit from this year’s program, which includes expert faculty speaking on a variety of current and controversial pediatric issues.
Cynthia Gibson, MD, MHA
Acting Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Inova Children’s Hospital
Laura Madoo, DO, FAAP
Children's Medical Associates of Northern Virginia
Pediatric Specialists that include and not limited to:
Dr. Bekenstein Pediatric Keynote Lecture Speaker
Lee Ann Savio Beers, MD, is the president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Professor of Pediatrics and the Medical Director for Community Health and Advocacy at Children’s National Hospital. She is the Founding Director of the DC Mental Health Access in Pediatrics program and Co-Director of the Early Childhood Innovation Network. She also oversees the Child Health Advocacy Institute’s Community Mental Health CORE, a public-private coalition that serves as a catalyst to elevate the standard of mental health care for every young person in Washington DC. Dr Beers will begin her one-year term as AAP president on Jan. 1, 2021.
She earned her Medical Degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed a pediatric residency at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth VA. Prior to joining Children’s National, she was a general pediatrician at the Naval Hospital in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
She received the Academic Pediatric Association 2019 Public Policy and Advocacy Award. She serves in a wide variety of leadership and advisory positions within the Washington DC community. Her clinical and research interests include adolescent pregnancy and parenting, the integration of mental health and pediatric primary care, the impact of adversity and stress on child well-being and advocacy education. She lives in Washington DC with her husband Nathaniel, and two children.
The Mohsen Ziai M.D. Pediatric Endowment was established in 1991 to support pediatric education, research, and program development. Thanks to many colleagues and friends, as well as former students and residents in Fairfax, Rochester, New York, and around the world, the balance reached $1.9 million dollars including interest before being tapped by Dr. Ziai's successors. The chairs have expended well over one million dollars toward major support to this annual conference, multiple REACH Courses provided free of charge to local pediatricians, establishment of a child abuse professorship, including almost half a million dollars for neonatal neurodevelopmental research. Additional support by current beneficiaries of the Endowment is needed to continue such enrichment of support to community pediatric caregivers. Please consider an annual donation to this cause to honor Dr. Ziai's memory and legacy. www.inovachildrens.org/giveback.
Inova CME Accreditation
The Inova Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Medical Society of Virginia to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
The Inova Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians may claim up to 15
credits in Type 1 CME on the Virginia Board of Medicine Continued Competency and Assessment Form required for renewal of an active medical license in Virginia.