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Peds at PAS

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Each year, students and faculty of the department of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine participate in the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) national conference. Participants are from a variety of subspecialties and participate in poster sessions, workshops, debates, etc. The PAS meeting is considered the "premier national meeting for pediatric research at every career stage." Find us at Booth 348.


Take a look at what members of the department of pediatrics will be participating in during the 2023 meeting.

Friday, April 28th

  • 8:10-8:45 pm      Workshop: "Pathophysiology of neonatal acute kidney injury: AKI is more than a rise in serum creatinine: it's a multisystem disease"

    Session Title: PAS: Postgraduate Course: Neonatal Acute Kidney Injury (AKI): From Basic Clinical Science to Caring for Baby (and their beans) in the crib

    IU Participants: Danielle Soranno

  • 3:45-5:15 pm      Poster Session: "Improving Early Detection of Cerebral Palsy in a Multidisciplinary NICU Follow Up Program through Quality Improvement Methodology "

    Session Title: Quality Improvement 7: Primary & Subspecialty Outpatient QI Group 2

    IU Participants: Emily Scott

  • 4:45 pm      Oral Abstract: "Maternal allergy alters gene expression in fetal livers of offspring"

    Session Title: Allergy, immunology & rheumatology

    IU Participants: Jacquelyn Lajiness

  • 5:15-7:15 pm      Poster Session: "Process Measures in Complex Care Coordination Quality Improvement within the Primary Care setting"

    Session Title: Children with Chronic Conditions I

    IU Participants: Mary R. Ciccarelli

  • 5:15-7:15 pm      "Clinical variables to predict neonates that would benefit from preemptive pharmacogenetic testing"

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    IU Participants: Katie Gallaway

  • 5:15-7:15 pm      Poster session: "An Interdisciplinary Quality Improvement Initiative Results in Individualized Supplementation to Support Bone Health in High-Risk Neonates"
    Session Title: Neonatal Quality Improvements II

    IU Participants: Priya Creed- Neonatal Perinatal Fellow

  • 5:15-7:15 pm      Poster session: "Improving Early Non-Invasive Respiratory Support for Premature Infants, a Quality Improvement Initiative"

    Session Title: Neonatal Quality Improvements I

    IU Participants: Blair Welch

  • 5:15-7:15 pm      Poster session: "A Novel Approach to Improve Macronutrient Delivery of Donor Human Milk During Bolus and Continuous Feeds"

    Session Title: Breastfeeding/Human Milk I: Human Milk in the NICU
    IU Participants: Caitlin Irwin

  • 5:15-7:15 pm      Poster session: "Mode of Death in a Level IV NICU Factors Associated with Parental Holding at End of Life in a Level IV NICU"

    Session Title: Neonatal General III: Ethics, Parents Take the Lead

    IU Participants: Catherine Groden

  • 5:15-7:15 pm      Poster session: "Healthcare Utilization of Pediatric Patients with Cancer Near End-of-Life"

    Session Title: Palliative Care

    IU Participants: JP Kelly

  • 5:15-715 pm Poster Session: "Impact of Embedding a Coached Nurse for Complex Care Coordination in Primary Care"

    Session Title: Children with Chronic Conditions I

    IU Participants: Alyssa Swick

Saturday, April 29th

  • 2:15-2:30 pm      Oral Abstract: "Spatial transcriptomics uncover novel pathways underlying sex-differences in islet dysfunction in murine offspring exposed to maternal obesity"

    Session Title: Pediatric Nutrition 

    IU Participants: Kok Lim Kua

  • 2:45-3:00 pm      Oral Abstract: "Assessing the Impact of MRSA Nasal PCR on Outpatient Antimicrobial Treatment of Pediatric Orbital Cellulitis: A Retrospective Study"

    Session Title: Infectious Diseases I

    IU Participants: Shannon Hamilton

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "Pregnant Women & Their Babies; Unhealthy trends (2013-2021)"

    Session Title: Neonatal-Perinatal Health Care Delivery III
    IU Participants: Paul D. Winchester, MD

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "Clinical and Diagnostic Utility of Genetic Testing in Pediatric Nephrology"

    Session Title: Nephrology II: CAKUT/Genetic Clinical and Basic Science 

    IU Participants: Sushil Gupta

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "Sex-differences in glucose metabolism regulated by hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells in offspring of obese mice"

    Session Title: Pediatric Nutrition I

    IU Participants:  Merve Denizli

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster Session "Improving Emergency Preparedness in Pediatric Primary Care Offices: A Simulation-Based Multicenter Study"

    Session Title: Emergency Medicine V

    IU Participants: Matt Yukins

  • 3:30-6:00 pm       Poster Session: "Assessing Psychological Risk Factors in Children with Sickle Cell Disease"

    Session Title: Children with Chronic Conditions III

    IU Participants: Nicole Frey

  • 3:30-6:00 pm     Poster Session: "Sex-differences in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell function and transcriptome in offspring of obese mice 

    Session Title: Neonatal Hematology & Bilirubin Metabolism 

    IU Participants: Merve Denizli

  • 3:30-6:00 pm            Poster session: ""I understand more": Cultivating Residents' Cultural Humility and Communication Skills Through Virtual Health Education with Local Refugee Women"

    Session Title: Medical Education VII: Resident II

    IU Participants: Lynda Aririguzo

  • 3:30-6:00 pm        Poster Session: "Assessing Trends in Racial Disparities in Discharge Status Following Congenital Cardiac Surgery"

    Session Title: Critical Care II

    IU Participants: Jatinder Dhami

  • 2:30-4:30 pm        Poster Session: "Safety and Timeliness of Remote Initiation of Continuous Kidney Replacement Therapy using Telemedicine" 

    Session Title: Clinical Nephrology

    IU Participants: Michelle Starr

  • 4:00-4:15 pm          Session: "Fluid Correction Optimizes Interpretation of Serum Creatinine for Acute Kidney Injury Identification in Premature Neonates: Secondary Analysis of the PENUT Trial
    Session Title: Neonatal Nephrology/AKI
    IU Participants: Michelle Starr
  • 4:45-5:00 pm        Oral Abstract: "Food Insecurity is Associated with an Increased Risk of Neonatal Acute Kidney Injury and Abnormal Function at 2 weeks of Age"
    Session Title: Neonatal Nephrology/AKI
    IU Participants: Michelle Starr

Sunday, April 30th

  • 12:15-12:30 pm      Oral Abstract: "Investigating the utility of RNA sequencing of aortic smooth muscle cells for genetic evaluation of patients with thoracic aortopathy"

    Session Title: Genomics/Epigenomics

    IU Participants: Alexa Mederos

  • 2:00-2:15 pm      Oral Abstract: "Epidemiology and Illness Severity of MIS-C and Kawasaki Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic"

    Session Title: Health Services Research II: Covid, State Innovations, and Disparities

    IU Participants: Matthew Molloy

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster Session: "Piloting a Formalized Complex Care Nurse Coordination Curriculum"

    Session Title: Children with Chronic Conditions III

    IU Participants: Mary R. Ciccarelli

Monday, May 1st

  • 8:30 am      Oral Abstract: "Analysis of Longitudinal Survival Following Neonatal Congenital Heart Surgery in the Setting of Routine Inpatient Genetic Evolutions"

    Session Title: Cardiology II

    IU Participants: Benjamin Landis

  • 9:00-9:15 am     Oral Abstract: "Novel Echocardiography Feature-Tracking Algorithm for Automated aortic Diameter Measurements in Patients Predisposed to Aortopathy

    Session Title: Cardiology II

    IU Participants: Frederick W. Damen

  • 9:30-11:00 am       Poster Session: "The Role of DVL2 in Congenital Heart Disease"

    Session Title: Neonatal Cardiac Physiology/Pathophysiology/Pulmonary Hypertension III

    IU Participants: Alyx Posorske

  • 9:30-11:30 am       Poster Session: "Improving Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder in a NICU Follow-Up Program using Quality Improvement Methodology"

    Session Title: QI VII: Primary & Subspecialty Outpatient QI Group 2

    IU Participants: Emily Scott

  • 9:30-11:30 am       Poster Session: "Development of a Simulation-Based Neonatal Intubation Procedure Curriculum for Pediatric Residents"

    Session Title: Medical Education XIV: Resident V

    IU Participants: Blair Welch