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Steven Selbst, MD, reveals his most anticipated sessions from PAS 2023

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Contemporary Pediatrics® Editorial Advisory Board Member Steven Selbst, MD, discusses what sessions he is looking forward to the most from this year's Pediatric Academic Societies conference in Washington, DC.

Contemporary Pediatrics®:

Well, thank you so much for joining me today. My name is Morgan Petronelli with Contemporary OBGYN and Contemporary Pediatrics.

Steven Selbst, MD:

Hi, I'm Steve Selbst. I'm a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Nemours Children's Hospital in Delaware, and part of Sidney Kimmel, Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Contemporary Pediatrics®:

Again, thank you so much for joining me today, Dr. Selbst. So, I know that you're going to be going to the Pediatric Academic Societies' 2023 meeting. So, I kind of wanted to gauge your interest in what sessions are you most excited to attend and why?

Steven Selbst, MD:

Oh, it's an amazing meeting. I have been involved with the PAS for many, many years, I think I've gone to every meeting, almost every meeting, in the last 4 years. I missed a few with the pandemic, and unfortunately missed it last year, the first time they came back after the pandemic. But I've been to almost all of them over the last 4 decades. And it's a phenomenal meeting. The best part is obviously the network with people that you haven't seen all year, people come from all over the country, really all over the world. It's an international meeting now. And it's just so much fun to meet with people. I always look forward to the emergency medicine sessions. Obviously, I'm an emergency medicine physician. This year, they actually have 5 sessions, which is the most I think they've ever had 5 sessions of abstracts. And those are always fascinating, great research, usually presented by younger members in our specialty, coming up with incredible research. But there's also wonderful sessions devoted this year to diversity and equity and inclusion, social determinants of health. I think that's certainly a big topic. We actually have a group called PART, pediatricians against racism and trauma, and we're going to meet at this meeting as well. So, I'm looking forward to that. And I'm also very involved with the Academic Pediatric Association. I'm a former president of the APA. And so, I always go to the APA membership meetings and the APA plenary session, as always, terrific abstracts presented there and award sessions. So, a lot to look forward to, I think it's going to be a terrific meeting. And well being was another one. We have a well being special interest group that was organized by the APA. And that's part of this research. That's where this research came out of the well being sick, our special interest group, so I'm looking forward to that session as well.

Contemporary Pediatrics®:

I know, we're focusing on the meeting this year, but in the future for PAS, is there anything that you would like to see more of session wise? I know you talked about emergency medicine with pediatrics. But is there anything you want to learn more about that you haven't really been seeing circulating in the meeting agendas?

Steven Selbst, MD:

Oh, I think they're always changing things. We actually have what we call a PAS lab where they try new things and see how it works. So, they're always changing things. The pediatric urgent care is a relatively new specialty and I know they're meeting at this PAS meeting this year, and with with some abstracts for that group. Again, there's a lot on burnout. I think that's very important. And I think we're going to be seeing more of that, too. How do we prevent burnout in pediatrics? It's definitely a major issue. So, I think we're going to see all different specialties at this meeting. And neurology hopefully is getting more involved in this meeting of pediatric neurology. That's something that hasn't happened for a while, but I believe they're getting more involved now as well.

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