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September 20-22, 2019

The Irvine Marriott Hotel
Irvine, California


Current Advances 2019 Brochure PDF


Edwin J. Asturias, MD, FAAP, The Jules Amer Chair in Community Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Jennifer J. Beck, MD, Associate Director, Center for Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Institute for Children, Assistant Professor, UCLA DGSOM, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Los Angeles, California

Richard Cantor, MD, FAAP, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Section Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Golisano Children’s Hospital
Syracuse, New York

Andrew H. Liu, MD, Director, Airway Inflammation, Resilience & the Environment (AIRE) Program, Co-Director, Asthma Clinical Research Center, Professor, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, The Breathing Institute, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, National Jewish Health, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado

Marissa J. Perman, MD, FAAP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beth A. Vogt, MD, FAAP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Nephrologist, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, Ohio

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, September 20, 2019

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast
Please Visit the Exhibits

7:45 a.m.

Welcome, Introductions, & Presiding Officer
Katherine Williamson, MD, President, AAP-OC Chapter

8:00 a.m.

Dermatologic Emergencies
Marissa J. Perman, MD

8:30 a.m.

Accute Flaccid Myelitis and Other Paralytic Infections in Children
Edwin J. Asturias, MD

9:00 a.m.

Asthma Guidelines
What’s Right and What’s Not!

Andrew H. Liu, MD

9:30 a.m.

Coffee Break – Visit the Exhibits

Presiding Officer: Eric Ball, MD
Immediate Past President, AAP-OC Chapter

10:00 a.m.

The Limping Child
Jennifer J. Beck, MD

10:30 a.m.

Evaluation and Management of the Critically Ill Infant
Richard Cantor, MD

11:00 a.m.

Urinalysis: When to Order and How to React
Beth Vogt, MD

11:45-12:15 p.m.

Meet the Professors Panel:
Edwin J. Asturias, MD, Jennifer J. Beck, MD, Richard Cantor, MD, Andrew H. Liu, MD, Marissa J. Perman, MD,  and Beth A. Vogt, MD

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

12:15 -2:15 p.m.

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

New Vaccines, Travel Vaccines, What’s in the Vaccine Pipeline, and Much More!
Edwin J. Asturias, MD

Orthopedic Physical Exam Review
Jennifer J. Beck, MD

Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Pediatric Patients
Richard Cantor, MD

How to Use and Interpret Asthma Gadgets Available
Andrew H. Liu, MD

Viral Eruptions from Birth through Teens
Marissa J. Perman, MD

Interactive Nephrology Cases
Beth Vogt, MD

SATURDAY, September 21, 2019

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast – Visit the Exhibits

7:55 a.m.

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

8:00 a.m.

Hypertension: The New Guidelines
Beth Vogt, MD

8:30 a.m.

It’s Not Just a Knee Sprain
Jennifer J. Beck, MD

9:00 a.m.

Evidence Based Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Are You Practicing It? (Part One)
Richard Cantor, MD

9:30 a.m.

Coffee Break – Visit the Exhibits

Presiding Officer: Sharief Taraman, MD
CME Board member, AAP-OC Chapter

10:00 a.m.

Is Asthma Preventable?
Andrew H. Liu, MD

10:30 a.m.

Vascular Anomalies
Marissa J. Perman, MD

11:00 a.m.

Pneumonia in Children: What is New for 2020
Edwin J. Asturias, MD

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Meet the Professors Panel:
Edwin J. Asturias, MD, Jennifer J. Beck, MD, Richard Cantor, MD, Andrew H. Liu, MD, Marissa J. Perman, MD, and Beth A. Vogt, 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, September 22, 2019

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

8:00 a.m.

Evidence Based Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Are You Practicing It? (Part Two)
Richard Cantor, MD

8:35 a.m.

Atophic Dermatitis: 2019 Update
Marissa J. Perman, MD

9:10 a.m.

Fever of Unknown Origin: An Update on the Work Up 2019
Edwin J. Asturias, MD, FAAP

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: Marc Lerner, MD
Member, CME Committee, AAP-OC Chapter

10:15 a.m.

Glomerulonephritis, Post-Strep and Beyond
Beth Vogt, MD

10:50 a.m.

Highly Resistant and Refractory Asthma: What Options Are There?
Andrew H. Liu, MD

11:25 a.m.

Pediatric Sports Medicine Elbow Injuries
Jennifer J. Beck, MD

12:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

ACCREDITATION: The American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 4, is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 4, takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 4, designated 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. These credits may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

CME for MOC Part 2:

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 11 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

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 $60 will be charged for each workshop attended (includes lunch). Please indicate your 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 August 1, 2019. After that date a $100 cancellation fee will be charged. No refunds will be offered after August 30, 2019.

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 • September 20-22, 2019

HOTEL ROOM ADVANCE RESERVATIONS – Must be made with the hotel directly.

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

Call for discounted reservations (949) 553-0100 or Global Reservations Center (800) 228-9290 and ask for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) group rate ($180.00 per night) expires August 29, 2019 or Marriott Hotel Discounted Reservation 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 $180.00 (single/double room accommodations)

Room rates available from Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, September 22.  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.


Included in your registration fee 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!

The AAP Orange County Chapter 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
Astra Zeneca
Centria Healthcare
Children’s Learning Connection
CHOC Children’s
Circassia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Cooperative of American Physicians
Cranial Technologies
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Merck Vaccines

Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital LB
Nestle: Gerber Good Start
Novartis Eye & Ear Division
Nutricia North America
Office Practicum
Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Pierre Fabre Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.
Plusoptix Inc.
Sanofi Pasteur
Shire Pharmaceuticals
Sobi – Synagis
TEVA Specialty
UCI Dept. of Pediatrics