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Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health to Host 38th Annual Advances in Developmental Pediatrics Conference


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“This conference provides a professional forum for healthcare providers to learn about advancements in the care of autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, COVID-19, ADHD, and other behavioral and developmental conditions. We are proud to once again sponsor this event.”

Judy Aschner, M.D., Physician-in-Chief, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center.

Dr. Aschner will be serving as one of the conference’s moderators. Randye Huron, M.D., director of the Institute of Child Development (ICD) and section chief of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital will also be serving as a conference moderator. 

In addition to a robust educational program featuring nationally recognized guest speakers such as autism spectrum disorder expert Gagan Joshi, M.D., the event will feature three keynote speakers:

Health Program and PRIDE ERG Executive Sponsor, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Goepferd will deliver a presentation on how to talk to kids and families about gender identity.

“Hackensack University Medical Center’s Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital is proud to host an event that features renowned healthcare providers from across the country. Our goal is to provide high-quality continuing education that helps to enhance developmental-behavioral pediatric care in our region and beyond.”

Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, president and chief hospital executive, Hackensack University Medical Center.

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