AAP, PPC Launch Seven Great Achievements Campaign at PAS

Posted: June 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

On April 25, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) conference in San Diego, CA, the PPC and the AAP announced a new campaign to celebrate the successes in pediatric research. The campaign, 7 Great Achievements in Pediatric Research, highlights seven key discoveries over the past 40 years that have saved millions of children’s lives worldwide, from groundbreaking treatments for deadly chronic diseases to life-saving interventions for babies who are born premature.

In order to help educate the public and members of Congress about the importance of sustained investment in pediatric research, a new video was also unveiled from the podium at PAS, which outlines each of the following achievements and spotlights real-life success stories:

  1. Preventing disease with life-saving immunizations
  2. Reducing SIDS with “Back-to-Sleep”
  3. Curing a common childhood cancer
  4. Saving premature babies by helping them breathe
  5. Preventing mother-to-baby HIV transmission
  6. Increasing life expectancy for children with chronic disease
  7. Saving lives with car seats and seat belts

Following the announcement, all of these achievements were featured by CBS News. For more information and a brochure on the 7 Great Achievements in Pediatric Research, please visit AAP.org/7Achievements.

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