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 while being revitalized for an afternoon of learning.

 

Saturday, October 26 • 12:45PM – 1:15PM

Product Theater A, Booth 156

L. reuteri Protectis and its effect on the microbiome. Clinical evidence and its application in colic & other functional GI disorders.
 
Presented by: 

Jose Garza, MD
Medical Director
Pediatric Neurogastroenterology and Motility 
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Complimentary lunch will be provided for the first 100 attendees. 

Presenting Company: BioGaia & Everidis Health Sciences

Product Theater B, Booth 1556

Probiotics in Pediatrics: Why, How, & When? 


Presented by: Philip M. Sherman, MD, FRCPC

Professor of Paediatrics, Microbiology, Nutritional Sciences, and Dentistry
Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto 
Canada Research Chair in Gastrointestinal Disease

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize that diet, the gut microbiome, and the intestine together impact early child health.
  2. Explain the importance of probiotics in the microbiota.
  3. Discuss the science to support dose, strain, and efficacy of common probiotics for consideration in pediatric practice. 

Complimentary Lunch will be provided for the first 150 attendees. 

Presenting Company: Nestlé/Gerber Products Company

Product Theater C, Booth 1637

Underpinnings of Rare Genetic Disorders of Obesity and the Importance of Patient Identification Through Genetic Testing


Presented by: M.Jennifer Abuzzahab, MD

Program Description:

This presentation will discuss the clinical characteristics and underlying biology of rare genetic disorders of obesity.

Boxed lunches will be provided for the first 50 attendees. 

Presenting Company: Rhythm Pharmaceuticals 

 

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Product Theater D, Booth 1603

Prevention of Seasonal Influenza: Making the Case for Cell-Based Vaccines


Presented by:
Archana Chatterjee, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development
University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
Sioux Falls, SD

Program Objectives:

  • Describe the clinical burden of seasonal influenza
  • List the unique challenges posed by seasonal influenza that impact vaccine development
  • Explain the rationale for alternative manufacturing platforms
  • List the advantages of cell-based vaccine manufacturing platforms
  • Review the clinical data for MDCK (Madin Darby Canine Kidney) Cell-Based Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

Complimentary boxed lunches will be provided on a first come, first served basis. 

Presenting Company: Seqirus USA, Inc. 

Saturday, October 26 • 1:30PM – 2:00PM

Product Theater A, Booth 156

An Update on a Steroid-Free Topical Option for Mild-to-Moderate Atopic Dermatitis in Patients 2 Years and Older


Presented by: 
Adelaide A. Hebert, MD
Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics
UTHealth McGovern Medical School, Houston

Program Description:

Join us for an interactive presentation on a steroid-free topical therapy for the treatment of mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis. Expert faculty will guide the audience through an in-depth look into the product and answer questions to help attendees gain a better understanding of this treatment option.

Light refreshments and drinks will be provided during the product theater.

Presenting Company: Pfizer Inc

Product Theater B, Booth 1556

New Approaches to Allergy Management


Presented by: Michael Hart, M.S., M.D

Professor of Pediatrics, Director Pediatric GI & Nutrition, Carilion Children’s & Virginia Tech – Carilion School of Medicine
Roanoke, Virginia

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the emerging concepts of active management of food allergy, including approach to treatment.
  • Discuss the latest clinical evidence in food allergy management to support better outcomes and improve quality of life for patients and their families.

Presenting Company: Mead Johnson Nutrition

Product  Theater C, Booth 1637

Underpinnings of Rare Genetic Disorders of Obesity and the Importance of Patient Identification Through Genetic Testing 


Presented by:
Stephanie Sisley, MD

Program Description:

This presentation will discuss the importance and challenges of identifying rare genetic disorders of obesity through genetic testing.

Presenting Company: Rhythm Pharmaceuticals

Product Theater D, Booth 1603

Join Us for a Diagnostic Challenge…
A Case Study:  A Neuromuscular Disorder with Delay in Motor Milestones.


Presented by: Shadé B. Moody, MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Ctr.
Houston, TX

Program Description: 

Participants will receive diagnostic clues from our live vignette as they work with us to uncover the cause of a patient’s symptoms in this interactive case study.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Presenting Company: Biogen

Sunday, October 27 • 12:30PM – 1:00PM

Product Theater A, Booth 156

Understanding Meningococcal Serogroup B (MenB) Among Your College-Aged Patients

Presented by: Patricia Novy, PhD, GSK Vaccines Meningococcal Medical Lead 

Program Description: 

This presentation will detail the risks and consequences of MenB, the increased relative risk associated with college students as well as the actions colleges and universities are taking that might affect you and your patients. 

Presenting Company: GSK

Product Theater B, Booth 1556

A presentation on DUPIXENT® (dupilumab)

Presented by: Elaine Siegfried, MD
Saint Louis University, School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Come learn about clinical efficacy, safety information, MOA, and dosing and administration, and how DUPIXENT may help your patients.

Food & Beverage will be provided

Presenting Company: Regeneron and Sanofi Genzyme

Product Theater C, Booth 1637

Utilizing a CLIA-waived Respiratory Panel in the Pediatric Outpatient Setting

Presented by: Daniel Bruckner, MD

Program Description: 

What if instead of “it’s just a virus”, you could put a name on that respiratory bug? Dr. Bruckner will be sharing his experience with the BioFire® FilmArray® Respiratory Panel EZ (RP EZ), and how using a syndromic approach to respiratory diagnostics has benefited his practice both clinically and financially. Come hear about multiple patient cases, and how knowing the pathogen impacted patient care, included reductions in antibiotic use.

Lunch will be provided to the first 100 attendees!

Presenting Company: BioFire Diagnostics 

Product Theater D, Booth 1603

Nature or Nurture? – Healthy Skin for Baby


Presented by: Joshua A. Zeichner, MD, FAAD
Assistant Professor The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, NY
Director of Cosmetic and Clinical  Research, Dermatology Department, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY, NY

Program Description:

Nature or Nurture?  Healthy Skin for Baby

Is it nature or nurture?  The itchy irritated skin associated with pediatric Atopic Dermatitis can make babies and children feel miserable, leading to cascading Quality of Life issues for not only the child but the whole family.  Parents worry that their child’s skin condition, or latest flare, is because of something they did or didn’t do.  What should pediatricians advise?

Complimentary boxed lunches will be provided

Presenting Company: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

Sunday, October 27 • 1:15PM – 1:45PM

Product Theater A, Booth 156

Strategies to Help Protect Adolescents and Young Adults Against MenB


Presented by: Jana Shaw, MD

Presenting Company: Pfizer Inc

Product Theater B, Booth 1556

The Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM): Understanding Bioactive Components in Human Milk

Presented by:  Michael Hart, M.S., M.D
Professor of Pediatrics, Director Pediatric GI & Nutrition, Carilion Children’s & Virginia Tech – Carilion School of Medicine
Roanoke, Virginia

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how human milk inspires the design of infant formula for beneficial outcomes.
  • Describe the unique characteristics and bioactive components of the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM).
  • Explore data demonstrating the beneficial effects of MFGM ingredients on brain development and immune health in infants and young children.

Presenting Company: Mead Johnson Nutrition 

Product Theater C, Booth 1637

Immune Response Pathways: Characteristics of Asthma and Comorbidities

Presented by: Pamela Leslie Zeitlin, M.D., M.PHIL.,PHD
Professor and Chair
Department of Pediatrics
National Jewish Health

Program Description:

Allergic asthma is a specific phenotype of a common disease with wide heterogeneity. Associated comorbidities often go hand-in-hand with the condition. Such comorbidities may share common immunopathological mechanisms with asthma that can influence its control. Immune Response Pathways: Characteristics of Asthma and Comorbidities will focus on the immune response of allergic asthma, accurate recognition of these characteristics, and proper management of comorbidities.

Presenting Company: Novartis 

Product Theater D, Booth 1603

Strategies for Prevention of Food Allergy Development

Presented by: Matthew J. Greenhawt, MD, MBA, MSc
David Stukus, MD

Program Description:

Join us as we explore research in support of the Food Allergy Protection Plan: how early and regular dietary exposure to a food—specifically a food often associated with allergies, like peanut—may reduce the risk of a child developing an allergy to that food.

Coffee and Refreshment Break provided for all attendees.

Presenting Company: SpoonfulOne

Monday, October 28 • 12:30PM – 1:00PM

Product Theater A, Booth 156

Pediatric Asthma:  Phenotypes, Endotypes and Biomarkers


Presented
by: Bradley Chipps, M.D.

Program Description: 

Pediatric asthma is challenging, especially in patients with severe disease.  A limited number of biomarkers are available for use in the pediatric population, mostly reflecting type 2-high airway inflammation. This symposium will provide an overview of asthma phenotypes and endotypes as well as non-invasive biomarkers in pediatric asthma.

Boxed lunches will be provided to the first 100 attendees.

Presenting Company: GlaxoSmithKline

Product Theater B, Booth 1556

Unraveling the Myths of Central Precocious Puberty (CPP): Recognizing and Referring Patients Early Through Guided Case Studies 

 

Presented by: Karen Oerter Klein, MD

Program Description:

The symposium will provide the tools to accurately recognize the signs and symptoms of central precocious puberty (CPP) and demonstrate the role of the general pediatrician in the clinical care of these patients. This presentation will also review the importance of timely treatment initiation and individualized discontinuation. Finally, we will present the consequences associated with the lack of / delay in treatment through case studies.

Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Presenting Company: AbbVie Inc. 

 

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Product Theater C, Booth 1637

A Path to Asthma Control


Presented by:
Todd A. Mahr, MD

Program Description: 

Listen to an expert clinician discuss an add-on maintenance treatment for patients with moderate-to-severe asthma aged 12 years and older with an eosinophilic phenotype or oral corticosteriod-dependent asthma. Todd Mahr, MD will highlight key roles for Type 2 inflammation in the pathobiology of asthma and efficacy and safety data across three clinical trials in nearly 3,000 patients with asthma. Additionally, Dr. Mahr will lead an interactive discussion of difference patient types who might be eligible for treatment. 

Food & Beverage will be provided.

Presenting Company: Regeneron and Sanofi Genzyme

Product Theater D, Booth 1603

Don’t Miss Your Shot: Learn the ABCs (and W, Ys) of Meningococcal Vaccination


Presented by: Patricia Novy, PhD, GSK Vaccines Meningococcal Medical Lead

Program Description:

Gain helpful tips and tools to effectively implement meningococcal vaccination in your practice!  Learn more about the transmission, presentation, and prognosis of Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD); current incidence of IMD by serogroup; types of vaccines; and guidelines for IMD. 

Boxed lunches will be provided to the first 150 attendees.

Presenting Company: GSK

Monday, October 28 • 1:15PM – 1:45PM

Product Theater A, Booth 156

Make SMArt Moves – Urgency for Early Identification and Diagnosis of SMA

Presented by: Dr. Diana Castro, MD
Assistant Professor Pediatrics, Neurology and
Neurotherapeutics
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Program Description:

Today, children diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) have a fighting chance thanks to new effective therapies, and promising treatments on the horizon. The key is early diagnosis. Join Cure SMA & SMArt Moves to learn about the early signs of SMA.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the early clinical presentation of SMA and differentiate the signs/symptoms from other causes of infantile hypotonia
  • Describe the urgency for the early treatment of SMA to maximize outcomes
  • Understand the status of newborn screening for SMA

Complimentary lunch provided to the first 100 attendees.

Presenting Company: Cure SMA

Product Theater B, Booth 1556

Unraveling the Myths of Central Precocious Puberty (CPP): Recognizing and Referring Patients Early Through Guided Case Studies

 

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Presented by:
Karen Oerter Klein, MD

Program Description:

This symposium will provide the tools to accurately recognize the signs and symptoms of central precocious puberty (CPP) and demonstrate the role of the general pediatrician in clinical care of these patients. This presentation will also review the importance of timely treatment initiation and individualized discontinuation. Finally, we will present the consequences associated with the lack of / delay in treatment through case studies. 

Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Presenting Company: AbbVie Inc. 

Product Theater C, Booth 1637

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Presented by: TBD

Program Description: TBD

Presenting Company: TBD

Product Theater D, Booth 1603

A novel ADHD medication designed to address early morning function and lasts throughout the day


Presented by: Ann Childress, MD
 
President of the Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Inc.
Las Vegas, NV

Program Description: 

This program will review challenges experienced throughout the day in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and discuss treatment options using novel delivery technology. 

Complimentary boxed lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. 

Presenting Company: Ironshore Pharmaceuticals Inc.