October 5-7, 2018

The Irvine Marriott Hotel
Irvine, California


Current Advances 2018 Brochure PDF


Cordelia W. Carter, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

Sonia K. Michail, MD, FAAP, CPE, AGAF, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics The University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research
Los Angeles, California

Michael E. Pichichero, MD, Director, Rochester General Hospital Research Institute, University of Rochester School of Medicine
Rochester, New York

David Safani, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Neurology Medical Director, Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program, Psychiatry & Human Behavior School of Medicine, University of California Irvine School of Medicine
Irvine, California

Joan E. Shook, MD FAAP, MBA, FACEP
, Chief Safety Officer, Deputy Chief Quality Officer, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Texas Children’s Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Timothy E. Wilens, MD, Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Albert C. Yan, MD, FAAP, FAAD, Chief, Section of Pediatric Dermatology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Professor, Pediatrics and Dermatology Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

All faculty members are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest to the content of their presentation(s). This disclosure information will be located at the registration desk for review.

FRIDAY, October 5, 2018

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast
Please Visit the Exhibits

7:45 a.m.

Welcome, Introductions, & Presiding Officer
Eric Ball, MD, President, AAP-OC Chapter

7:55 a.m.

Colleen Kraft, President AAP

8:00 a.m.

AAP Guidelines for AOM, Sinusitis, Pneumonia.
What Makes Sense and What Does Not

Michael E. Pichichero, MD

8:30 a.m.

Dermatology Lookalikes
Albert C. Yan, MD

9:00 a.m.

Common Injuries in the Pediatric Athlete
Cordelia W. Carter, MD

9:30 a.m.

Coffee Break – Visit the Exhibits

Presiding Officer: Dean Jacobs, MD
Immediate Past President, AAP-OC Chapter

10:00 a.m.

Non-Traumatic Surgical Emergencies
Joan E. Shook, MD

10:30 a.m.

The Microbiome: An Introduction and Overview
Sonia K. Michail, MD

11:00 a.m.

Childhood Depression: Critical Issues for the Pediatrician
David Safani, MD

11:45-12:15 p.m.

Meet the Professors Panel:
Cordelia W. Carter, MD, Sonia K. Michail, MD, Michael E. Pichichero, MD, David Safani, MD, Joan E. Shook, MD and Albert C. Yan, MD

Moderator: Harry Pellman, MD, CME Committee Chair, AAP-OC Chapter

12:15 -2:00 p.m.

Luncheon Workshops (optional) Listed alphabetically by speaker’s last name

Lower Extremity Injuries In Children: A Hands-On Workshop
Cordelia W. Carter, MD

Gut Microbial Therapy: Success Stories And Future Directions
Sonia K. Michail, MD, FAAP, CPE, AGAF

Judicious Offi ce Use Of Antibiotics For Common Bacterial Infections
Michael E. Pichichero, MD

Empathetic Communication: Better Care, Better Scores, Happier Providers
Joan E. Shook, MD, FAAP, MBA, FACEP

Diagnosis & Management Of Adhd: From Basic To More Complex Presentations (Saturday Only)
Timothy E. Wilens, MD

Off -Label and Off -Book Tips and Tricks in Pediatric Dermatology
Albert C. Yan, MD, FAAP, FAAD

Our Mental Health Epidemic (Friday only)
David Safani, MD

SATURDAY, October 6, 2018

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast – Visit the Exhibits

7:55 a.m.

Presiding Officer: Katherine Williamson, MD
Vice President, AAP-OC Chapter

8:00 a.m.

Altered Mental Status in Children
Joan E. Shook, MD

8:30 a.m.

The Microbiome: Its Eff ect on GI Issues, Obesity, Autism, and More!
Sonia K. Michail, MD

9:00 a.m.

Blaming it on a Virus: What’s New
Albert C. Yan, MD

9:30 a.m.

Coffee Break – Visit the Exhibits

Presiding Officer: Phyllis Agran, MD
Past President, AAP-OC Chapter

10:00 a.m.

Current Concepts: Training the Child Athlete
Cordelia W. Carter, MD

10:30 a.m.

Marijuana & Kids: What Pediatric Providers Need to Know
Timothy E. Wilens, MD

11:00 a.m.

AOM/PNIP/Infection Prone Child. The Latest
Michael E. Pichichero, MD

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Meet the Professors Panel:
Cordelia W. Carter, MD, Sonia K. Michail, MD, Michael E. Pichichero, MD, Joan E. Shook, MD, Timothy E. Wilens, MD, and Albert C. Yan, MD

Moderator: Tommy Wang, MD, Residency Director, UC Irvine- CHOC Pediatrics

12:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Luncheon Workshops (optional)

The workshops are repeated on Saturday to enable you to attend more than one workshop.

SUNDAY, October 7, 2018

Note: There will be a five minute period to allow for questions following each presentation

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast – Visit the Exhibits

7:55 a.m.

Welcome: Presiding Officer: Michael Cater, MD
Member, CME Committee, AAP-OC Chapter

8:00 a.m.

Atopic Dermatitis: Update on Current Thoughts
Albert C. Yan, MD

8:35 a.m.

Sex-Based Differences in Pediatric Sports Medicine
Cordelia W. Carter, MD

9:10 a.m.

PANDAS: An Overview
Michael E. Pichichero, MD

9:45 a.m.

Coffee Break – Visit the Exhibits

10:10 a.m.

Prize Drawings

Prize Drawings: Harry Pellman, MD
CME Committee Chair, AAP-OC Chapter

Presiding Officer: Candice Taylor Lucas, MD
Member, CME Committee, AAP-OC Chapter

10:15 a.m.

ADHD: Longer Term Outcomes and Effect of Treatment
Timothy E. Wilens, MD

10:50 a.m.

Basics of Emergency Cardiology: What Not to Miss
Joan E. Shook, MD

11:25 a.m.

The Pediatricians Role in Targeting the Microbiome in Children
Sonia K. Michail, MD

12:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

ACCREDITATION: The California Chapter 4, American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The California Chapter 4, AAP, takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. The California Chapter 4, AAP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

Hotel Info


Whether you’re traveling to Orange County for business or pleasure, the Irvine Marriott puts you in the center of it all. Our hotel in Irvine, CA, features a contemporary renovated lobby and lounge with live entertainment, intimate gathering spaces and unique dining experiences. The hotel is ideally situated just minutes from famous Southern California beaches, world-class shopping at Irvine Spectrum and South Coast Plaza, Disneyland and golf. Just two blocks from John Wayne Airport (SNA), we offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the transportation hub, providing a relaxing and hassle-free travel experience. After dining in our FLOE Lounge, work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center or relax by the newly remodeled swimming pool.


OPTIONAL LUNCHEON WORKSHOPS will be held on Friday and Saturday afternoons, as listed in the program. An additional fee of $55 will be charged for each workshop attended (includes lunch). Please indicate your first and second preference by listing the speakers/workshop on the registration form. Early registration is encouraged to ensure attendance at the workshop of your choice. A vegetarian meal is available upon request. Please indicate a meal preference or dietary restrictions on the registration form.

A full refund will be given if notice is received before September 1, 2018. After that date a $100 cancellation fee will be charged. No refunds will be offered after September 20, 2018.

INFORMATION: For additional information, please call (949) 752-2787, Fax (949) 752-2788,
or contact the AAP-OC Chapter, California, 5000 Campus Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660
Email: Website:

The Irvine Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California • October 5 -7, 2018

HOTEL ADVANCE REGISTRATION – Must be made with the hotel directly.

The Irvine Marriott Hotel, 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612

Call for reservations (949) 553-0100 or Global Reservations Center (800) 228-9290 and ask for AAP Group Rate.  On-line registrations are also available by using the online link: Book your group rate for American Academy of Pediatrics Fall Program

Please be sure to identify this event when registering for the special room rate.

Special Event Room Rate $154.00 (single/double room accommodations)

Room rates available from Thursday October 4 through Sunday October 8.  Hotel registration must include a major credit card as a deposit and is refundable only when the hotel is notified 24 hours before the arrival date.


Complementary self-parking will be available this year as an added convenience.  Please use hotel entrance on Von Karman for self-parking.  Surrounding parking structures will not be honored.

Valet parking is also available for a fee.

Thank You!

AAP Orange County would like to thank the following companies for their generous support of this educational program. Please visit their exhibits during the continental breakfasts and coffee breaks.

Abbott Nutrition
Arbor Pharmaceuticals
Astra Zeneca
BiroFire Diagnostics
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Children’s Learning Connection
CHOC Children’s
Cranial Technologies
Mead Johnson
Merck Vaccines Mylan Inc.

Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital LB
Nestle Infant Nutrition
Novartis Eye & Ear Division
Office Practicum
Pfizer, Inc.
Plusoptix Inc
Sanofi Pasteur
Shire Pharmaceuticals
Success Concepts Medical Books
TEVA Specialty
UCI Dept. of Pediatrics