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2013 Pediatric Research Day


You are cordially invited to attend the 6th Annual Pediatric Research Day, hosted by the Children’s Foundation Research Institute, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. in the Le Bonheur Auditorium located at 50 N. Dunlap Street, 1st Floor.

Research Highlights at Le Bonheur Children’s

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 8:00 – 4:00

8:00-8:10 Opening remarks: Meri Armour, President and CEO, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Jonathan McCullers, MD, Le Bonheur Professor and Chair of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health
Science Center

8:10-8:15 Introduction of the 2013 James Hunt Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dr. Dunbar D. Ivy: Vijaya M. Joshi, MD

8:15-9:05 James Hunt Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture: Dunbar D. Ivy, MD, Chief and Selby’s Chair of Pediatric Cardiology, Section Head of Cardiology and Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program at the University of Colorado – A new era in medical management of severe pediatric pulmonary hypertension

9:05-9:10 Presentation of Hunt Distinguished Visiting Professorship award: Jonathan McCullers, MD

9:10-9:20 BREAK: Coffee

9:20-12:00 Current Research in Cardiovascular Diseases in Children – University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital – Section Chair: Vijaya M. Joshi, MD

9:20-9:50 Vijaya M. Joshi, MD – Ventricular function – beyond the shortening and ejection fraction

9:50-10:20 Greg Armstrong, MD – Screening for cardiotoxicity in aging survivors of childhood cancer

10:20-10:30 BREAK

10:30-11:00 Ranjit Philip, MD – Childhood obesity and screening for cardiovascular disease: role of cardio-ankle vascular index

11:00-11:30 Shyam K. Sathanandam, MD – Unzipping of small diameter stents: an in vitro study

11:30-12:00 T.K. Susheel Kumar, MD – Effect of thyroid hormone on heart function following orthotopic heart transplantation in a piglet model

12:00-3:00 Poster display and presentation Children’s Foundation Research Institute upper and lower lobbies

2:00-3:30 BREAK: Coffee and cookies mixer

3:30 Presentation of outstanding poster awards and closing remarks – Dennis Black, MD

The morning session has been approved for 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).
Sponsored by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Foundation Research Institute, and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Pediatrics