2024 i4Kids Symposium
The i4Kids symposium will overview current goals and achievements and feature exciting collaborative research. Participants will have the opportunity to network with potential collaborators. We encourage researchers to submit abstracts to be selected to give an oral or poster presentation. We strongly encourage participants to attend in person, though a virtual option will be available. All presenters must attend the symposium in person. The event will include a continental breakfast, lunch, and networking reception. A detailed schedule will be released closer to the symposium date.
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
9:15am - 5:00pm
Rangos Research Center Auditorium
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Keynote Presentation: Creating the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
- Charlie LaVallee - CEO, Variety Pittsburgh
- Allen Kukovich - Former PA State Senator
- Woodie Kessel, MD, MPH - Former Assistant US Surgeon General
- Alan Kohrt, MD - Past President, PA - American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
PBS Documentary - Children In Crisis: The Story of CHIP
Airing: January 8, 2024
In the early 1980s, the steel industry collapsed, leaving families without any healthcare coverage for their children. As displaced steelworkers banded with church leaders in the hardest hit sections of Pittsburgh, a grassroots program expanded into one of the most important federal children's healthcare programs ever enacted – the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).