Los Angeles: Foundations and Frontiers of chILD - February 15, 2024

Los Angeles, CA US
February 15, 2024

Did you know that only 20% of surveyed physicians identified themselves as confident in most areas of diagnosing, understanding evidence based treatment options and disease mechanisms for pulmonary fibrosis in our pediatric patients? The Childhood ILD (chILD) Network has identified these needs in the medical community and aim to significantly improve these statistics.

chILD is a term used to describe over 200 rare conditions of children with diffuse and interstitial lung disease that can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Please join us to participate in a series of conversations on the outcomes of these studies and what the data means for the future of these rare conditions in our pediatric patient populations.

Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. 

Target Audience

This activity is designed for Pediatricians, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Physicians, Pediatric and Adult Pulmonologists, Rheumatologists, Oncologists, Immunologists, Pediatric Intensivists, Neonatologists, Radiologists, Pathologists, Advanced Practice Providers, Basic and Translational Scientists, and Clinical Research Coordinators.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the conditions associated with childhood interstitial and diffuse lung disease (chILD).
  • Review the conditions associated with pulmonary fibrosis in older children.
  • List the diagnostic criteria and ongoing longitudinal follow up measurements in older children with pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Describe the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis in older children with chILD.
  • Identify the interaction needed amongst different health care professionals (pediatricians, different specialists,) with the family and patient.

Additional Information

Course Contact: 
For any questions or concerns, please contact Lainey Crawford at lainey.crawford@childrenscolorado.org
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/15/2024 - 8:00am MST
Event ends: 
02/15/2024 - 5:00pm MST
 Los Angeles
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
7:30 AM Registration & Breakfast 
8:00 AM

 Welcome and Announcements

Sally Ward, MD & Manvi Bansal, MD

8:15 AMWhat Pediatric Pulmonologists say about Pulmonary Fibrosis & The Findings from the Children's ILD Research Network RegistryAlicia Casey, MD
845Diagnostic Lung biopsy for Pediatric pulmonary fibrosisGail Deutsch, MD
915Diagnostic Imaging for pediatric pulmonary fibrosisJason Weinmann, MD
945Q/A of 3 Talks - Panel Format 
1000 BREAK 
1015 Patient Perspective - A ConversationModerators - Sally Ward, MD & Manvi Bansal, MD
1035Genetic Insights into chILD: Identifying Pathways for Precision MedicineJen Wambach, MD
1105Multidisciplinary care for pediatric pulmonary fibrosis & Transition to Adult CareAlicia Casey, MD
1135chILD Exacerbatiuons and Their ConsequencesRobin Deterding, MD
1205 Q/A of 2 Talks - Panel Format 
12:20 PM LUNCH 
1300Diffuse lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis burden in Rheumatological disordersMichal Cidon, MD
1400COPA Syndrome from Diagnosis to TreatmentNoa Simchoni, MD, PhD
1430Animal Modeling / NEHIXin Sun, MD
1500 BREAK 
1515Getting chILD to TherapyRobin Deterding, MD
1600Case presentation with discussantsFreya Shroff, MD, Zoha Ahmed, MD and Manvi Bansal, MD
1630 Q/A of 3 Talks - Panel Format 
1700 Conclusion and Adjourn 

*Schedule subject to change

Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
United States


For the comfort and convenience of out-of-town learners, we have a limited number of rooms reserved at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Hotel accommodations are offered at a discounted rate for chILD learners, please mention our event during registration to receive the discount. 

To book your stay directly or if you have any questions regarding hotel accommodations, please either contact Lainey Crawford at lainey.crawford@childrenscolorado.org or reach out directly to Loews Hollywood Hotel by calling (323) 856 - 1200. 

Program Chair

Robin Deterding, MD
Children's Hospital Colorado

Program Planning Committee:

Alicia Casey, MD
Boston Children's Hospital

Jen Wambach, MS, MD
Washington University Physicians

Program Faculty

Manvi Bansal MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Pulmonology
Director of Flexible Bronchoscopy program/HMVMAP program
Codirector of Infant Chronic lung disease/Aerodigestive program
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Alicia Casey, MD
Co-Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program; Director, Fellowship Training Program
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Michal Cidon, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Program Director, Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program
Director of DLD Rheumatology Clinic
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Robin Deterding, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Medical Director, The Breathing Institute
Medical Director, Children’s Hospital Colorado Innovation Center
Ed and Roxanne Fie Anderson Family Endowed Chair for Breathing

Gail H. Deutsch, MD
Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Washington
Medical Director, Research Laboratory Services
Seattle Children's Hospital 

Freya Shroff, MD
Pediatric Pulmonary Fellow
Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at CHLA

Anthony Shum, MD
UCSF Department of Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Noa Simchoni, MD, PhD
Clinical Fellow, PGY-6
Shum Lab, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Xin Sun
Department of Pediatrics
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of California, San Diego

Jennifer Wambach, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Sally L Davidson Ward, MD
Division Chief, Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Jason Weinman, MD
Associate Professor
Director of Pediatric Body Imaging
Medical Director of Pediatric Computed Tomography


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Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


A general certificate of attendance will be available after the completion of the online evaluation. Claim only credit commensurate of your conference attendance.

Available Credit

  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.00 Attendance


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