Annual Conference & Exhibition

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Palace at Somerset Park

333 Davidson Ave, Somerset, New Jersey

7:15 am - 6:00 pm

Join NJAAP at the 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition – Restock Your Pediatric Toolbox on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Somerset, NJ.  It is uniquely designed for healthcare professionals who have an interest in pediatric healthcare and want to stay abreast of the latest advances in the care of children from infancy through adolescence. The conference provides insight into the latest evidence in pediatric care and its application in the practice setting. Participants leave with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for practice as a result of networking and sharing the successes of others in pediatric care in New Jersey.


  • NJAAP Members – $75
  • Non-Members – $285 (includes 1-year membership to NJAAP)



7:00 AM               Registration / Exhibits

7:30 AM               Senior Breakfast (55+) – The Politics, History, and Clinical Promise of Marijuana – Dale Deutsch, PhD

8:20 AM               Welcome / NJAAP Business Meeting

8:50 AM               The Science Behind Medical Marijuana – Dale Deutsch, PhD

9:20 AM               In Defense of Fever – Paul Offit, MD, FAAP

9:50 AM              The Overlap Between IBD and IBS in Pediatrics – Miguel Saps, MD

10:20 AM             Ask the Experts

10:50 AM             Exhibitor Break

11:40 AM             Workshop 1

12:50 PM             Lunch

1:50 PM               Physician Wellness & Burnout – Lyuba Konopasek, MD

2:45 PM               Workshop 2

3:45 PM               Poster Session / Exhibitor Showcase

4:35 PM               Advocacy – A National Perspective – Mark Del Monte, JD (invited)

5:05 PM               Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Diseases – Margaret ‘Meg’ Fisher, MD, FAAP

5:35 PM               Ask the Experts

6:05 PM               Adjournment



Rapid Fire Visual Diagnosis: Foresee Your Next Patient! – Binita Shah, MD, FAAP

STI Update & Management – Anthony Acquavella, MS, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM

The Extreme Picky Eater: Evidence-Based Approaches for Nutrition Care in the Office Setting – Jill Castle, RD, CDN

FASD, The Effects on the Child & Family –Renee Turchi, MD, FAAP

Dermatoses in Children of Color – Candrice Heath, MD

Sports Medicine – Jordan Metzl, MD, FAAP

Cardiac Imaging – Anjali Chelliah, MD