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BPD Symposium 2019: Advances in Diagnosis & Management

BPD Symposium 2019: Advances in Diagnosis & Management

The BPD Symposium on Monday at Cincinnati Children’s (“BPD: Advances in Diagnosis & Management”) is designed for neonatologists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, radiologists, advanced practice nurses, nurses, respiratory therapists and researchers involved in the care of patients with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD). This national conference will provide updates on novel approaches for the imaging, diagnosis, and treatment of BPD in neonates through adolescence. Topics will include mechanisms of lung injury, BPD pathophysiology, and the evaluation and management of airway, lung parenchymal disease, and pulmonary hypertension.

A particularly novel and exciting element of the conference is a session on the approach we’ve taken in Cincinnati at the newly formed BPD Center, where imaging takes a front seat in precision medicine. By capitalizing on new techniques pioneered by the Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research, the clinical BPD team is able to better tailor approaches to treatment that focus on parenchymal, cardiac, and/or airway abnormalities in these babies. With a multidisciplinary approach to clinical care, neonatologists, radiologists, pulmonologists, and cardiologists round together and meet regularly to form the best short- and long-term care plans for all of our patients with BPD.

Contributed by Dr. Jason Woods and edited by Glenn Miñano, BFA

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About the author: Glenn Miñano

Glenn Miñano is a media specialist in the Department of Radiology, providing graphic design, photography, printing, video services, and administration of the department’s online properties. His works have been published in several medical articles, such as the American Journal of Radiology and the American Institute of Ultrasound. He has been providing these services to the Radiology Department since 1996.