LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jennifer Beck, M.D., director of outreach and research at the Center for Sports Medicine at Los Angeles’ Orthopaedic Institute for Children, will be part of a distinguished national faculty for the 36th annual “Current Advances in Pediatrics” conference conducted by the Orange County Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Sept. 20-22 conference at the Irvine Marriott Hotel is being held in conjunction with the department of pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine, and CHOC Children’s Hospital.
Over the three-day conference, Dr. Beck will be presenting three separate lectures on “The Limping Child,” “It’s Not Just a Knee Sprain” and “Pediatric Sports Medicine Elbow Injuries.” She will also be featured, along with her five fellow faculty colleagues, in two “Meet the Professors” panels as well as two workshops where Dr. Beck will discuss “Orthopaedic Physical Exam Review.”
In addition to her role at OIC, Dr. Beck is assistant clinical professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. A much sought-after speaker on topics and advances related to treating pediatric sports injuries, earlier this month Dr. Beck discussed the diagnosis, imaging and treatment of sports elbow injuries as part of the faculty at the renowned Brennemann Lectures sponsored by the Los Angeles Pediatric Society. Earlier this year she was selected one of three 2019 traveling fellows by the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the Asia Pacific Pediatric Orthopaedic Society.
The “Current Advances in Pediatrics” conference is intended for pediatricians, family practitioners and allied health professionals and will emphasize newer treatments and their practical applications for both the office and hospital practice of pediatrics. Topics for this year’s program include dermatology, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, orthopaedics (sports medicine), pediatric nephrology, and pediatric asthma and pulmonary medicine.
More information on the conference, including registration, hotel information and a complete brochure on the program, may be obtained at aap-oc.org or by calling 949-752-2787.
About Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Orthopaedic Institute for Children was founded in 1911 as Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital and today is the largest pediatric orthopaedic facility on the west coast focused solely on musculoskeletal conditions in children. In alliance with UCLA Health and with the support of the OIC Foundation, we advance pediatric orthopaedics worldwide through outstanding patient care, medical education and research. Our locations in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood and Calexico treat the full spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic disorders and injuries. For more information, visit us at ortho-institute.org.