Product Theater Presentations

Product Theaters are not designated for CME credit. It’s a great way to see the hottest pediatric medical devices and products and revitalize for an afternoon of learning.


Saturday, September 16 • 12:30 – 1:00

Product Theater A, Booth 1329

A New Column for 16-Year-Olds on the 2017 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule:
An Opportunity to Address Critically Low Immunization Rates

Presented by: Michael Brown, MD, FAAP
Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Education
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Florida

Program Description:

Unlike in younger adolescents, who have an established immunization platform at 11-12 years of age, vaccination rates in 16- to 18 year-old adolescents are well below desired levels. This presentation will review the format change to the 2017 ACIP Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule establishing a separate visit for 16-year-olds, examine how this change may address critically low immunization rates, and discuss what health care providers can do to implement an immunization and preventive care platform visit at 16 years of age.

Complimentary lunch will be provided for the first 100 attendees. Please arrive early as space is limited. No preregistration is required.

Presenting company: Sanofi Pasteur

Product Theater B, Booth 1351

Head Lice Treatment: Heading Off An Ancient Adversary

Presented by:

Wendy L. Wright, FNP, FAANP

Program Description

Although head lice have been around for centuries, many of the treatment choices have emerged only in recent years. Today’s parent may consider using everything from home remedies, such as mayonnaise and vinegar, to over-the-counter or prescription lotions and shampoos. Nurse practitioners and their staff can step in here and help parents choose among the therapeutic options. This presentation will show how—offering helpful diagnostic tips and reviewing the spectrum of treatment options.

12:15pm to 12:30pm Registration
12:30pm to 1:00pm Presentation

Complimentary lunch will be provided for the first 125 attendees. 

Presenting company: Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC

Product Theater C, Booth 074

“A Case Study: A Neuromuscular Disorder with Delay in Motor Milestones.”

Presented by: Dr.Thomas Crawford
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Professor, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology
Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinical Care Center

Program Description

Participants are invited to work with us to uncover the cause of our patient’s symptoms in this interactive case study.

Boxed lunches will be provided.

Presenting company: Biogen


Saturday, September 16 • 1:15 – 1:45

Product Theater A, Booth 1329

L. reuteri  Protectis in colic and other functional GI disorders – Medical evidence, clinical application and parental perspective

Presented by: Bryan Vartebedian, MD FAAP, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital

Flavia Indrio, MD, Senior Consultant Neonatologist Pediatric Gastroenterologist Department of Pediatrics, University of Bari, Italy

Kristine Smith, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, research scientist and author

Food and beverage will be provided.

Presenting company: BioGaia/Everidis



Product Theater B, Booth 1351

Counseling for Better Complementary Baby Feeding

Presented by:  Robert Murray, M.D

Recent research on the critical role of nutrition for early growth and cognitive development makes complementary feeding a priority parenting skill. Yet this important stage is often unstructured, resulting in low diet quality. This session will present a practical approach to promote optimal feeding for infants and toddlers as they establish their first dietary pattern. 

Complimentary lunch will be provided for the first 150 attendees

Presenting company: The Dannon Company, Inc.

Product  Theater C, Booth 074

The Importance of a Healthy Gut Microbiota During Infant Development and the Potential Benefit of Lactobacillus GG

Presented by:Jon A. Vanderhoof, MD; Pediatric Gastroenterology; Attending at Boston Children’s Hospital; Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska Medical Center; Boys Town National Research Hospital; Senior Lecturer; Harvard Medical School; Past President  NASPGHAN 

Presenting company: i-Health



Sunday, September 17 • 12:30 – 1:00

Product Theater A, Booth 1329

Treatment of Acute Otitis Media  With Tympanostomy Tubes: Simplified

Presented by: John F. Ansley, MD

The purpose of this session is to provide otolaryngologists with the most current information on management and treatment of AOMT, which commonly occurs in children. Otolaryngologists play a critical role in helping to calm fears and ensuring that children with AOMT receive effective and affordable treatment. Key issues related to the pathology and treatment of AOMT will be presented.

12:15PM to 12:30PM Registration
12:30PM to 1:00PM Presentation

Complimentary lunch will be provided for the first 100 attendees. 

Presenting company: Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC


Product Theater B, Booth 1351

Sensitive & Atopic Baby Skin – QoL Evidence-Based Advice for Parents

Presented by: Dr. Paul S. Horowitz, MD, Physician, Owner Discovery Pediatrics, Valencia, CA

12:15 – 12:30 PM Check-In (Box lunch provided for first 125 people)
12:30 – 1:00 PM Presentation

Description – Parents of babies and young children who have sensitive or atopic skin have special concerns about skincare products and even the ingredients they contain. They know that their child’s skin can present unique challenges and seek proven solutions. This presentation informs on Quality of Life (QoL) evidence-based skincare for these young patients, providing practical advice you can share with your parents.

Presenting company: AVEENO Baby®   


Product Theater C, Booth 074

A Novel Nonsteroidal Topical Prescription for Mild-to-Moderate Atopic Dermatitis

Presented by: Dr. Adelaide Hebert 

Refreshments provided

Presenting company: Pfizer 


Sunday, September 17 • 1:15 – 1:45

Product Theater A, Booth 1329

Bioactivity of the Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM):  Impact on Infant Development and Immunity

Presenter by:Colin Rudolph, MD, PhD
Vice-President, Global Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco


  • Optimizing Nutrition in Infancy and Early Childhood
  • New Developments in Human Milk Research: MFGM (Milk Fat Globule Membrane)
  • Evidence base supporting MFGM use in clinical practice

Presenting company: Mead Johnson Nutrition

Product Theater B, Booth 1351

What’s in the Bottle?  Physicians’ & Parents’ Guide to Essential Ingredient Information

Presented by:  Joseph A. Schwarcz, PhD, Director, Office for Science and Society, McGill University, Montreal

1:00 – 1:15 PM – Check-In (Box lunch provided for first 100 people)
1:15 – 1:45 PM – Presentation

Description – Parents are concerned about baby skincare products and the ingredients they contain. Information about ingredients and product safety can be difficult to understand and not all product labeling is created equal. This informative presentation will provide pediatricians with valuable ingredient education to help parents make more informed decisions about their babies’ skincare products.

Presenting company: JOHNSON’S® 


Product Theater C, Booth 074

Breakthrough in Baby Sleep: New Insights to Boost Sleep and Lessen PPD, SUID, Obesity and Sleep Training.

Presented by: Dr. Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP; Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, USC Keck School of Medicine; CEO, Happiest Baby, Inc.


  • Poor Sleep: Dangers to parents & babies
  • Calming Reflex: New infant sleep paradigm
  • Boost Sleep Efficacy: Key to reduce new parent stress, PPD, SUID, etc.
  • SNOO: Responsive bed offering optimal white noise, motion and swaddling to quickly boost sleep and keep babies safely on the back

Presenting company: Happiest Baby, Inc.


Monday, September 18 • 12:30 – 1:00

Product Theater A, Booth 1329

“Meet Nick Springer, Para-athlete and meningitis survivor”

Presented by: Nick Springer

In 1999, Nick Springer was hiking the Appalachian Trail when he developed a fever. He woke from a coma 2 months later, and both his arms and legs had been amputated.

Refreshments provided

Presenting company: GlaxoSmithKline

Product Theater B, Booth 1351

Recognizing the Signs of Central Precocious Puberty Earlier

Presented by: Karen Oerter Klein, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, California

This symposium will help the clinician gain more specific tools for evaluating the timing of puberty in children, learn how to recognize early signs of precocious puberty, when to be concerned, and when to refer to a pediatric endocrinologist. It will include essentials of regular physical pubertal exams, growth rate evaluation, and screening laboratory and radiographic studies. It will present current treatment options and the pediatrician’s role in management.

Complementary boxed lunches will be provided for the first 150 attendees.

Presenting company: AbbVie


Product Theater C, Booth 074

“My Story: Surviving Meningococcal Meningitis”

Presented by: Dr. Jamie Fergie, MD and Katelyn Weymouth, PhD 

Program Objectives:

  • Learn about serogroup B meningococcal disease (MenB), including its clinical presentation and associated risk factors
  • Learn about the firsthand experience of a survivor of meningococcal meningitis
  • Understand the MenB immunization recommendations provided by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the dosing schedules approved for a MenB vaccination



Dr. Jaime Fergie, MD, is Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and a Hospital Epidemiologist at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. He has been a member of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee at the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Complimentary lunch will be provided.

Presenting company: Pfizer Inc.


Monday, September 18 • 1:15 – 1:45

Product Theater A, Booth 1329

Kids, Food Allergies, and Nutrition: Where We’ve Been and Where We Need To Go

Presented by: David M. Fleischer, MD, FAAAAI, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Section Head, Section of Allergy and Immunology, Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MBA, M.Sc., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Allergy and Immunology, Director, Food Challenge and Research Unit, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Lunch will be provided.

Presenting company: SpoonfulOne(TM), Before Brands, Inc


Product Theater B, Booth 1351

THE NUTRITION JOURNEY: Progress and Opportunities Identified by the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS)

Presented by: William Dietz, MD, PhD
Director of Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Professor
Milken Institute School of Public Health
The George Washington University

Ryan Carvalho, MD
Medical Director,
Gerber Products Company, USA

Complimentary lunch will be provided.

Presenting company: GERBER®

Product Theater C, Booth 074

New Approaches to Cow’s Milk Allergy: Clinical Benefits of Extensively Hydrolyzed Casein Formula With LGG®

Presented by: Lee M. Bass, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Practice Director/Director of Endoscopy
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois


  • Explore the risk of allergy in early life, based on family history and the allergic march
  • Distinguish the IgE- and non–IgE-mediated aspects of CMA
  • Recognize the importance of oral tolerance induction acquisition in addressing CMA
  • Understand the clinical effects of extensively hydrolyzed casein formula with LGG® on pediatric allergy in infants and children with CMA

Presenting company: Mead Johnson Nutrition