Conference Club: 6 in-depth stories from AAP

December 31, 2020

A collection of our in-depth coverage, including expert opinions, from the 2020 virtual American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition.

Once again Contemporary Pediatrics offered expert insight into several sessions from the annual American Academy of Pediatrics conference.

Nutrition guidelines include kids aged younger than 2 years for first time ever

A close look at the dietary needs of infants and toddlers and the recent nutrition guideline update.

Protecting kids with autism from harm due to wandering

What to consider when keeping children with autism spectrum disorder safe from getting lost.

New guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia

Recommendations on the diagnosis and management of community-acquired pneumonia.

Updates on pediatric dermatology

This session discussed pediatric dermatology in the context of COVID-19, then presented recently approved and upcoming treatments for various pediatric dermatological disorders.

Psychopharmacology for primary care providers

An examination of the 3 guiding principles: That medication alone is rarely the solution; that a primary care provider (PCP) must act as a champion against misinformation; and that medication management is a team sport, involving the patient, caregivers, the PCP, and other health care providers (in particular mental health care providers).

Optimizing antibiotic use and infectious diagnostic testing

A case-based format highlighted several important clinical pearls relating to optimizing antimicrobial use in the outpatient and inpatient pediatrics settings.