Monday, October 23, 2023 • 6:30–8:30 PM

Westin Washington DC Downtown (formerly Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel)
Dinner will be provided

Why Attend?

Childhood interstitial lung disease (chILD) is a complex and rare group of respiratory disorders that affect children. Diagnosis is complicated and challenging, and patients often go undiagnosed for dangerously long periods of time. Overlaps in patient presentation and symptomatology, among the collective chILD disorders and other pediatric respiratory disorders, frequently contributes to missed and delayed diagnoses, frustrating parents and clinicians alike.

It is crucial for pediatricians to be knowledgeable about chILD because early recognition, accurate diagnosis, and appropriate management can significantly impact a child's quality of life and long-term outcomes.

Join pediatric pulmonologists Dr. Robin Deterding, Dr. Jonathan Popler, and Dr. Elizabeth Fiorino for a 90-minute-deep dive into chILD.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the prevalence and burden of interstitial lung diseases among children
  • Initiate diagnostic assessments that lead to earlier identification of chILD and make appropriate referrals to specialists
  • Apply strategies to improve communication and provide education to parents and caregivers

Register to Attend



Robin Deterding, MD
Professor, Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine
University of Colorado
Director, Breathing Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado
Chair, Children's Interstitial Lung Disease Research Network
Chief, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Medical Director, Children's Colorado Innovation Center
Aurora, Colorado


Jonathan Popler, MD
Medical Director of Inpatient Pulmonary Services at Scottish Rite
Co-Medical Director, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Center
Medical Staff Co-President
Children’s Physician Group-Pulmonology, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia


Elizabeth Fiorino, MD
Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatrics
Northwell Health
Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Hempstead, New York

This symposium is not sponsored, endorsed or accredited by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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