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October 3 - 5, 2013

The current myriad of challenges such as cost containment, care fragmentation, healthcare reform, access to subspecialists, escalating costs and knowledge escalation face today’s pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists as well as hospital administrative leadership. 

The emerging medical and technological advances as well as trends in the care of children in the coming era is covered in a comprehensive three-day academic program for all involved in the care of children for the next 25 years.

This one-of-a-kind conference will educate attendees on current and future trends and technologic advances that will enhance the way they care for their patients. Specific subject areas covered in this conference include:

  • Genomic Medicine in Children
  • Medical Devices
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Pediatric Nanotechnology
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Artificial Intelligence


Accreditation: CHOC is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: CHOC designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

The California Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for nursing continuing education.


Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

8:00 am - 9:00 Introduction and Welcome

Life in 2040 and The Making of Pediatrics 2040
Special Keynote and Award Presentation

The Future State of Pediatric Medicine 
Present and future applications of genomic medicine, regenerative medicine, robotics and robotic surgery, nanomedicine, artificial intelligence, and medical devices in children/ Use of social media now and in the future. 


9:00 am - 10:30 am

Special Conference A - Innovations in Pediatric Medicine

Principles of Innovation in Medicine
Innovation defined.What is disruptive innovation and its impact on pediatric care. Why innovation is essential today. Experience as the first innovation officer in a children’s hospital.

Creativity vs Innovation in Medicine
Difference between creativity and innovation in medicine. Why creativity is essential in medicine today. Experience as an innovator and educator.

Issues in Pediatric Innovation
Logistical issues with implementation of innovative designs in children healthcare delivery. The Institute of Pediatric Innovation and its vision and mission. Challenges in the future with innovation in children  

Round Table Discussion


10:30 am - noon

Special Conference B - Trends in Pediatric Medicine

Health Care Policy for Children Now and in the Future
Present healthcare policy and challenges in children. What to expect in the next decades in healthcare in children. The medical home and emerging patient populations. Challenges and megatrends in pediatric medicine ahead .

Health Care Finance and Reform in the Next Decades
Healthcare finance for children at present in healthcare reform. Healthcare finance in the future for children and challenges. Challenges in financing pediatric health in the future.

Trends in Electronic Health Records and the Future of eHealth
Current state-of-the-art in use of electronic medical records in pediatric healthcare delivery. Challenges now and ahead in electronic health records and coordination of healthcare delivery.

Round Table Discussion


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch Session: Physician-Patient Interaction and Healthcare Delivery

The Medical Home and its Challenges

The Use of Social Media in Healthcare Delivery

Home Physiologic Monitoring
Current state-of-the-art of physiologic monitoring and testing. Advantages and disadvantages of such methodologies. Future challenges of these techniques.  


1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Module I - Pediatric Nanotechnology

Overview: Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine
Nanotechnology and nanomedicine defined. State-of-the-art of nanotechnology and nanomedicine with applications. Present and future use in medicine.

Nanotechnology from Laboratory to Clinical Application
Interaction between engineering and medicine in innovation. Examples of successes of nanotechnology use in pediatric medicine from the laboratory.

Best Scientific Abstract

Round Table Discussion

Special MiniTopic: Pediatric Nanomedicine Today and in the Future 
Interaction between engineering and medicine in innovation. Examples of successes of nanotechnology use in pediatric medicine. Future of pediatric nanomedicine.


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Module II - Robotics and Robotic Surgery in Children

Overview: Robotic Surgery
Present state-of-the-art of robotic surgery. Present and future applications of robotic surgery in children.Advantages and disadvantages of robotic surgery.

Use of Robotics in Pediatric Applications
Overview of robotics. Bionic implants and exoskeletons. Current application for children with disabilities. Future use of robotics for children .

Best Scientific Abstract

Round Table Discussion

Demonstration: Pediatric Robotic Surgery

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

ePoster Presentations



Friday, October 4th, 2013

8:00 am - 9:00 am


From CHOC 2013 to CHOC 2040 - Kim Cripe, CEO CHOC Children's

Special Keynote and Award Presentation

Current and Future State of Pediatric Medicine
Healthcare policy and changes in pediatric medicine and healthcare delivery in the coming decades/ Future epidemiology of pediatric diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and autism/ Ethnic diversity and care/ Current and future issues of pediatric global health 

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Module III - Genomic Medicine in Children

Overview: Genomic Medicine
Present state-of-the-art of genomic medicine. Current applications in children. Limitations of genomic medicine. Controversies of genomic diagnosis and therapy.

Personalized Genomic Medicine in Children
Update on individualized genomic diagnosis and therapy. Ethics of personalized genomic medicine. Future applications of personalized genomic medicine.

Best Scientific Abstract

Round Table Discussion

Special Mini Topic: Laboratory Testing on a Chip
Current challenges of medication testing. Personalized pharmacogenomic testing with organ cells on a chip. 

10:30 am -12:00 pm

Module IV - Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy 

Overview: Stem Cell Therapy
Review of regenerative therapy. Current state-of-the-art and controversies of regenerative therapy. Future challenges of regenerative medicine .

Current Clinical Applications
Review of regenerative therapy in children. Limitations of regenerative therapy in children. Future applications in children.

Best Scientific Abstract

Round Table Discussion

Special MiniTopic: Synthetic Biology and Organ Printing
3D printing. Concept of 3D biofabrication and organ printing. Limitations of organ replacement with this methodology.


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm



1:30 pm -5:30 pm

Summit: Childrens Hospitals and Pediatric Subspecialties in 2040

Session I

  • Children’s Hospital 3.0
  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiology 
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Break

Session II

  • Emergency Services
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Hematology
  • Break

Session III

  • Hospitalist 
  • Infectious Disease 
  • Intensive Care
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Break 

Session IV

  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology 
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pulmonology
  • Break

Session V

  • Rheumatology
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Research
  • Pediatricians and Primary Care
  • Q and A, Closing Comments
  • Adjourn


Saturday, October 5th, 2013

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Welcome, From Pediatrics 2013 to Pediatrics 2040

Special Keynote and Award Presentation

From IBM’s Watson to Future of Pediatric Health Care Delivery
The story of Watson at IBM. The science behind Watson and the ask-discover strategy. Present state-of-the-art of artificial intelligence and health care delivery.

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

09:00 pm -12:00 pm

Plenary Talks

Artificial Intelligence: Past and Present
Artificial intelligence applications in the past. Present resurgence of artificial intelligence in medicine and biological sciences.

Artificial Intelligence: Future Applications
Future applications of artificial intelligence in medicine. Controversies of use of artificial intelligence in medicine.


Special Topics

Pediatric Education and Artificial Intelligence
Present challenges of medical education. Use of artificial intelligence for medical education. Limitations of use of artificial intelligence in medical education.

Transport Medicine and Telemedicine with Artificial Intelligence
Use of data and artificial intelligence in transport medicine. Telemedicine use in transport medicine .

Decision Making in Intensive Care with Artificial Intelligence
Use of artificial intelligence in the intensive care arena. Medical decision-making using artificial intelligence techniques.

From Evidence-Based Practice to Practice-Based Evidence
Novel use of data warehousing and data mining in healthcare delivery. Opportunities for decision-making using biomedical data. Limitations of data-driven approach to pediatric medicine.

Best Scientific Abstract

Round Table Discussion 


Register Online

Discounted Hotel Accommodations:


Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
Sequoia Ballroom 

Rooms have been reserved at the Disney’s Grand California Hotel & Spa at a special group room rate of $234.00 USD per night.  To ensure this discounted rate, reservations should be made before Wednesday, September 11, 2013

  • Online reservations are recommended: http://www.mydisneymeetings.com/gcpj13a/
  • To register by phone: (714) 520-5005.  Please reference the "CHOC Pediatrics 2040 Conference" when making your reservations by phone.  Hotel Reservations are open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (PST) 
  • Discounted Special Group Theme Park Tickets are available to purchase online


Thursday, October 03, 2013

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
  1600 Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92803
[click here for directions]

For more information call (800) 329-2900


Physicians/ Administrators $400.00
Nurses/Fellows/Allied Health Professionals $200.00
Residents $100.00

 Click here to register online

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