AAP 2020 conference

Oct 07, 2020 / Research & Innovation

Sports Medicine Research Selected by the American Academy of Pediatrics

Last week, staff from our Sports Medicine team participated in the 2020 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Virtual National Conference & Exhibition. Like most medical conferences in 2020, the AAP converted to an all virtual format.  

The AAP was founded in 1930 by 35 pediatricians. Today, this medical organization includes 67,000 pediatricians from across the country who are committed to the health and well-being of children and young adults. 

Each year, our Sports Medicine medical staff are actively involved with this group – sharing latest research and quality initiatives with other specialists. Although the 2020 conference looks a little different, the team attended virtual lectures and events with peers from around the country and presented various projects.

With three pediatricians on our team, they along with the Research team are aware of the needs of pediatricians and primary care providers to understand conditions and proper referral to specialists. Therefore, the team annually submits abstracts for consideration and this year, the AAP invited them to share the results of four studies at the annual meeting.

Below are the projects selected as electronic posters:

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A traditional medical conference includes many short presentations of material or studies designed to offer the attendee the latest, evidence-based information on a variety of topics from top organizations and specialists in the field. A fourth study was selected, and our team was pleased to have a fourth-year resident, Tyler Youngman, M.D., present the results virtually. He worked on this project with several of our pediatric orthopedic hip specialists and other Scottish Rite for Children staff as part of his academic training at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.

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