Nov. 8-9, 2024 18th Annual Mohsen Ziai Pediatric Conference

Fairfax, VA US
November 8, 2024 to November 9, 2024

This is a two-day intensive program will provide academic and clinical information in a format that emphasizes the practical application of current concepts relevant to office practice and to professionals involved in the care of children. Pediatric, family practice and emergency physicians, as well as advanced practice providers and nurses will benefit from this year’s program, which includes expert faculty speaking on a variety of current pediatric issues. This event is In-person only.

Target Audience

  • Pediatricians
  • Family Medicine Physicians
  • Pediatric RNs and Nurse Practitioners
  • Family Medicine RNs and Nurse Practitioners
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Hospital and Industry Professionals
  • Pediatric Specialists that include and not limited to:
    • Dermatology
    • Neurology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Critical Care
    • Cardiology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Behavioral Health
    • Endocrinology

In Memoriam

The Mohsen Ziai M.D. Pediatric Endowment was established in 1991 to support pediatric education, research, and program development.  Thanks to many colleagues and friends, as well as former students and residents in Fairfax, Rochester, New York, and around the world, the balance reached $1.9 million dollars including interest before being tapped by Dr. Ziai's successors.  The chairs have expended well over one million dollars toward major support to this annual conference, multiple REACH Courses provided free of charge to local pediatricians, establishment of a child abuse professorship, including almost half a million dollars for neonatal neurodevelopmental research.  Additional support by current beneficiaries of the Endowment is needed to continue such enrichment of support to community pediatric caregivers.  Please consider an annual donation to this cause to honor Dr. Ziai's memory and legacy.

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Learning Objectives

After the completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe the physiology and mechanics of breastfeeding to promote positive experiences for nursing mothers.
  2. Identify the most common and dangerous substances of abuse for the adolescent population and illustrate the resources available for prevention and treatment.
  3. Expand their knowledge of Group A streptococcal infections which can range from mild pharyngitis to fulminant sepsis.
  4. Differentiate between positional plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis to be able to provide appropriate guidance on prevention and treatment for infants with an abnormal head shape.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 ABP MOC
  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 12.00 ANCC
  • 12.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/08/2024 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
11/09/2024 - 4:45pm EST

Agenda is being drafted and will be posted once available.

Inova Center for Personalized Health
8100 Innovation Park Drive
Entrance 3 - front door under Pedestrian Bridge
Fairfax, VA 22031
United States


Parking is complimentary at the Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center (ICPH) . Park in surface lots E or F. Use Entrance 3 under the pedestrian bridge to enter the conference center and take the stairs or elevator to Level 2. 


Airports and Ground Transportation

Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center (ICPH) is centrally located between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Reagan Airports (DCA).  Union Station (in Washington, DC) is located about 30-40 minutes from the campus.  Both airports along with Union Station offer onsite ground transportation to Fairfax, VA which is about a 30–40-minute drive.  Uber or Lyft are also reliable ground transportation options in the DC metro area.



Hotel Accommodations:

There are many hotels in the area and Tyson's Corner that are located nearby. Below are the two hotels that are located closest to the Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center (ICPH) and offer us discounted rates.

8296 Glass Alley, Fairfax, VA 22031

Phone: 571-327-2277

Inova/corporate rate code: 8296INOVA


3111 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042

(703) 849-9400


Disclosure Policy 

Inova Health System’s Office of Continuing Medical Education adheres to ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity, including faculty, program directors, and planners are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities as defined by ACCME. All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of this activity.

Program Directors:

Cynthia Gibson, MD, MHA

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Peds SL Director, Clinical Excellence

Pediatric Critical Care Physician

Inova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital

Laura Madoo, DO, FAAP

Pediatrician, Capital Area Pediatrics

Continuity Clinic Director

Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residency



Program Director(s)

Cynthia Gibson, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Laura Madoo, Laura Madoo DO, FAAP

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Cynthia Gibson, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Inova CME Accreditation

The Medical Society of Virginia is a member of the Southern States CME Collaborative, an ACCME Recognized Accreditor. Inova Health System Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Southern States CME Collaborative to provide continuing medical education for physician.

Credit Designation

The Inova Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians may claim up to 12.00 credits in Type 1 CME on the Virginia Board of Medicine Continued Competency and Assessment Form required for renewal of an active medical license in Virginia.

MOC Credit Recognition Statement (For physicians only)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 4 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Nursing Credit

Inova Nursing Professional Development is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Criteria for successful completion includes must attending the entire session and complete the post‐conference survey.  

Dr. C Klingaman, faculty for this educational event, has received a research grant from Polymedco and Abbott. Akos Berthold, MMSc, GC, faculty for this educational event, has received consulting fee from Medipredict Kft. The relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals has been mitigated and there are no other relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those with the ability to control the content of this activity.


Available Credit

  • 4.00 ABP MOC
  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 12.00 ANCC
  • 12.00 Participation

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