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Pediatric Research Day Agenda


7:45-8:00 Breakfast

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 2014 James Hunt Distinguished Visiting Professor Dr. Carlton Bates: David Hains, MD

8:15-9:05:  James Hunt Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture: Carlton Bates, MD, Chief of Pediatric Nephrology Division, Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh –
Role of fibroblast growth factor receptors in lower urinary tract development

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 Kidney Diseases in Children at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital – Session Chair: David Hains, MD

9:20-9:50:  John Bissler, MD – Tuberous sclerosis complex renal disease: A changing paradigm

9:50-10:20:  Adebowale Adebiyi, PhD – Autoregulation of neonatal renal blood flow

10:20-10:30:  BREAK

10:30-11:00:  David Hains, MD – New directions in vesicoureteral reflux

11:00-11:30:  Russell Chesney, MD – Newer insights into the taurinuria of vitamin D deficiency

11:30-12:00:  Robert Wyatt, MD – IgA nephropathy: Contributions to its understanding from the LBCH/UTHSC group

12:00-12:30:  LUNCH

12:30-3:00:  Poster display and presentation – Children’s Foundation Research Tower upper and lower lobbies

2:30-3:00:  Cookies and coffee

3:00:  Presentation of outstanding poster awards and closing remarks – Dennis Black, MD

The morning session has been approved for 3.25 hours of CME credit.

Sponsored by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Foundation Research Institute, and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Pediatrics