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Virtual Summit

Pediatrics in the Red Rocks Virtual Conference



The Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP) is taking the annual Pediatrics in the Red Rocks Conference virtual in 2021 for the safety of our members and partners. The program will include one day of virtual live educational sessions along with 15 on-demand sessions for attendees, a virtual exhibit hall, a virtual poster session, and other ways for attendees to connect and communicate. Your registration in the 2021 Virtual Annual Conference and Exhibition will include the live virtual activity taking place Friday, June 25, 2021 as well as access to 15 additional on-demand sessions to be completed at your convenience within the 90-day completion period. Early bird registration discounts and special rates for AzAAP members are being offered!

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Veenod Chulani, MD, MSED, FAAP, FSAHM, CEDS's Profile

Veenod Chulani, MD, MSED, FAAP, FSAHM, CEDS Related seminars and products

Dr. Chulani serves as Chief of the Section of Adolescent Medicine at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Medical Director of Phoenix Children’s Gender Support Service. He is also Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. He completed his pediatric residency training at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York; his clinical and research fellowships in Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; and, his Masters in Medical Education from the University of Southern California – Keck School of Medicine. His clinical and research interests are in the areas of adolescent sexual and reproductive health, the care of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, and health equity promotion. He is the recipient of numerous awards recognizing his contribution to adolescent health and has lectured nationally and internationally on a host of topics related to the care of young people.  

Atsuko Koyama, MD, MPH Related seminars and products

Dr. Atsuko Koyama is a pediatrician who specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Adolescent Medicine providing care at Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix and serves on the Committee for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity for the University. She obtained her MPH from the University of California at Berkeley and completed her Pediatrics residency at Jacobi Medical Center in New York. Dr. Koyama completed her Adolescent Medicine fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and her Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Boston Medical Center. Her research interests include the provision of contraceptives in pediatric emergency rooms and adolescent confidentiality issues. She works to improve the care of adolescents within the emergency room as well across the hospital system and advocates for reproductive justice and the well being of children and adolescents locally and nationally. 

Mark Wheeler, MD, FAAP's Profile

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Mark Wheeler is a Clinical Professor and Division Chief in Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Arizona.  He is also Director of the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program.  He completed his pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the University of California, Davis, his pediatric residency at the University of Arizona, and medical school at UCLA.  He is currently a site principal investigator on multi-centered studies for children and adolescents with type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as a co-investigator on an NIH funded study investigating optimizing diabetes management in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP's Profile

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Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP is Board certified in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, and integrative medicine. She writes and speaks nationally and internationally on pediatric integrative medicine, and physician wellbeing and resiliency. She has authored two books: Integrative Pediatrics: Art, Science, and Clinical Application, and Mind-Body Medicine in Clinical Practice, and is co-author of The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook.  She is Section Editor-in-Chief, Integrative Medicine, Children, MDPI, and the recipient of the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Integrative Medicine Pioneer in Integrative Medicine Award. She is Founding Director of the Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency program, University of Arizona, and Founder/CEO of the education-based Academy of Pediatric Integrative Medicine ( She is Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona. 

Chan Lowe, MD, FAAP, SFHM's Profile

Chan Lowe, MD, FAAP, SFHM Related seminars and products

Dr. Lowe graduated medical school from The University of Arizona in Tucson and subsequently completed his pediatric training there as well.  In 2006, he joined the faculty at the University of Arizona as a pediatric hospitalist and is the Chief of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Banner-Diamond Children’s Medical Center.  Shortly after becoming an attending, he developed an interest in child abuse and helped lead the creation of Banner-University Medical Center’s child protection team (now known as the Children At Risk Evaluation or CARE team), focused on improving the care of this vulnerable population.  He currently serves as immediate past Chief of Staff at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson.  He serves as chair of the AzAAP CME committee and Vice-chair of the AzAAP Hospitalist committee.  

Shauna Schroeder, MS, MD's Profile

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Dr. Shauna Schroeder is a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist in Phoenix and is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital. She received her medical degree in 2006 from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, completed her residency in 2009 at Yale New Haven Hospital and pediatric gastroenterology fellowship in 2012 at Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado.  She is currently the medical director of the Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Clinic and Transnasal Endoscopy Program at Phoenix Children’s hospital and the Fellowship Program Director for the new Pediatric training program.  Dr. Schroeder is excited to participate in this forum and help inform evidence-based practices for all pediatricians.  

Jennifer R. Caplan, MD, FAAP, IBCLC's Profile

Jennifer R. Caplan, MD, FAAP, IBCLC Related seminars and products

Dr. Jennifer Caplan is a practicing pediatrician at North Scottsdale Pediatrics. She obtained her medical degree from Tufts University in 2000 and completed residency at the University of North Carolina in 2003. In addition to practicing general pediatrics, she has been a board-certified lactation consultant for 7 years. Inspired by her own nursing journey, Dr. Caplan became interested in supporting her patients who are breastfeeding and their mothers. She joined the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine in 2009, started attending annual meetings, and eventually decided to become a lactation consultant in 2012. In addition to supporting her practice’s nursing mothers and babies, Dr. Caplan has also shared her knowledge with the community by presenting at local hospitals and the Greater Phoenix Pediatric Society. 

Jillian Wall, MD, MPH, FAAP's Profile

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Dr. Jillian Wall is an academic Pediatric Hospitalist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Following her Pediatric Residency at the University of California, San Diego, she chose to pursue fellowship training in hospital medicine at Dell Children’s Hospital from the University of Texas, Austin. During her fellowship, she completed a Master’s in Public Health in Tobacco Control. Since joining PCH, she has pursued QI projects to reduce secondhand smoke exposure in children and improve family centered care. She currently serves as Arizona’s AAP E-Cigarette Champion. She is also the Pediatric Clerkship Director for the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the Associate Clerkship Director for The University of Arizona, College of Medicine. She lives in Phoenix with her husband. 

Priti Rawani-Patel, MD's Profile

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I am a graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed a dual residency in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Arizona. I currently practice both adult and pediatric Emergency Medicine at Banner University Medical Center. My academic interests are in simulation medicine and resident education. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2-year daughter, and our two dogs. 

Alissa Darden, MD, FAAP's Profile

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Dr. Alissa Darden was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and completed her undergraduate studies at Wellesley College.  She attended The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  After residency, she relocated to Phoenix, Arizona to begin her career as a Pediatric Hospitalist. She is currently a member of the Hospital Medicine Division at Phoenix Children's Hospital.  She is double board certified in Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine.  Her academic interests include medical education, educational scholarship and diversity/inclusion.  She is an Associate Program Director in the Phoenix Children's Pediatric Residency Program Alliance.  In addition, she has served as the Chair for Diversity and Inclusion for Graduate Medical Education since 2018.  She is married with two beautiful children and enjoys sports, creative writing and baking.

Farshad Mazda Shirazi, MS, MD, PhD's Profile

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Farshad “Mazda” Shirazi, MS, MD, PhD, associate professor of Medical Toxicology, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacology and Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Shirazi trained in both basic science of pharmacology/toxicology and its application in medicine. He has served as PI for clinical trials for new therapeutics and continues to do research in effects of chemicals in humans. Additionally, Dr. Shirazi is one of handful of experts in effects of chemicals, therapeutics, natural toxins in humans with extensive training in basic science and clinical practice of Medical Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology. 

Dr. Shirazi serves as the Medical Director of The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, one of the 55 designated centers by the CDC in the US. He is co-director of Center for Pharmacology, Toxicology, Research and Education at University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix. He also serves as a scientific liaison to the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) of EPA Region 9 in the State of Arizona. Dr. Shirazi is also the Program Director of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship at University of Arizona’s College of Medicine and Co-director of Clinical Toxicology fellowship at College of Pharmacy. He has trained multiple physicians and pharmacists in areas of toxicology, most of which have passed their sub-specialties boards in toxicology.

Lindsey Retterath, MD's Profile

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A Midwestern native, Dr. Lindsey Retterath received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 2015, and then completed the combined Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program at University of Arizona. She works as an Emergency Physician in Southern Arizona, where she is also completing a fellowship in Addiction Medicine. Her special interests include management of substance use disorders in the Emergency Department and Adolescent Addiction Medicine. Her undergraduate background is in Sociology and Spanish. Prior to going into medicine, she did work in the non-profit sector and has maintained an active interest in social determinants of health, public health, and health policy. She enjoys working with a variety of patient populations in Tucson and the surrounding areas. In her free time, you're most likely to find her on a trail somewhere, admiring wildflowers.

Sean P. Elliott, MD, FAAP's Profile

Sean P. Elliott, MD, FAAP Related seminars and products

Dr. Elliott earned his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1993, followed by a Pediatric Residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine. He was recruited to the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1999 and served in multiple roles there: Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Chair for the Department of Pediatrics, Pediatrics Residency Program Director, Director of Infection Prevention for Banner University Medicine – Tucson, and interim Associate Dean of Curricular Affairs for the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Elliott retired from the University of Arizona after a 20+ year career and now has returned to his first passions: providing pediatric subspecialty clinical care and teaching at the bedside. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has called him back to the role of content-expert and consultant to healthcare systems in Arizona, and he is happy to bring the current state of evidence to this important panel discussion. He also is personally invested in the ongoing discussion about returning to in-person school, as his life-partner is a high-school teacher in one of the most under-resourced and high-risk high schools in Arizona.

Diane E. Hindman, MD, PharmD, BScPhm, FAAP's Profile

Diane E. Hindman, MD, PharmD, BScPhm, FAAP Related seminars and products

Dr. Hindman, is a board-certified Pediatrician and Medical Toxicologist with numerous professional interests, including pediatric and environmental toxicology, toxicologic hazards in mass casualty incidents, substance abuse disorders, the impact of stress and trauma on healthcare professionals, and public health policy. She works as an Attending Physician in the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, and Medical Toxicologist at the University of Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center. She attended Trinity School of Medicine in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, after which she completed her Pediatrics residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland Ohio, and Medical Toxicology fellowship at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta Georgia. While at the CDC she worked in the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in the Environmental Medicine Branch. A Pharmacy graduate from the Universities of Toronto and Colorado (Denver), she is Pharmacist Emeritus in Ontario, and maintains her Pharmacist license in Arizona.

Dr. Hindman has faculty affiliations at the University of Arizona College of Medicine (Phoenix), Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine (Scottsdale), Creighton University School of Medicine (Phoenix), Banner University Medical Center (Phoenix), A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona (Phoenix), and University of Arizona College of Pharmacy (Tucson). 

Course Credit

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  
The Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the  Arizona Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for  physicians. 

The Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics designates this other  educational activity (internet live and enduring) for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA  Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the  extent of their participation in the activity. 

MOC Part 2 Points  
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the  activity, with individual assessments of and feedback to the learner, enables the  participant to earn 5.00 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP)  Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s  responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the  purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

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