Interdisciplinary Summit on Children and Screen Time - November 1, 2017 - Washington, DC

Pediatrics Supplement Press Kit

Please join us at the National Press Club on November 1st when the organization Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development will host an interdisciplinary summit with pediatric media experts, researchers and policymakers on what we know, and what we still need to learn, about the relationship between kids and screens—while offering policy recommendations and practical guidelines for policymakers, clinicians, educators and parents.

Children and Screens—an independent, interdisciplinary nonprofit seeking objective, scientific, fundamental insights into children’s engagement with digital media—is bringing together diverse stakeholders to answer these pressing questions.

The panel is timed with the release of the first-ever special supplement on this topic in the prestigious journal Pediatrics, authored by 130 research experts through Children and Screens.


Panel discussion on children and screen time moderated by Washington Post Editor and Writer for On Parenting, Amy Joyce


Pam Hurst-Della Pietra, DO
Founder and President, Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development
Clinical Assistant Professor in Health Care Policy and Management, Stony Brook Medicine

Dimitri Christakis, MD, MPH
Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington
*National Scientific Advisory Board, Children and Screens

Kathryn Montgomery, PhD
Founder, Center for Media Education
Director of Communication Studies, American University

Kaveri Subrahmanyam, PhD
Chair, Department of Child & Family Studies at California State University, Los Angeles
Associate Director of the Children’s Digital Media Center, UCLA/Cal State LA

Ellen Wartella, PhD
Professor of Communication, Psychology, Human Development, Social Policy and Medical Social Sciences
Director, Center on Media and Human Development, Northwestern University
*National Scientific Advisory Board, Children and Screens


Wednesday, November 1, 2017
9 a.m. Refreshments
9:30-10:30 a.m. Expert Panel
10:30-11:30 a.m. Panel Q&A and Networking


National Press Club
529 14th St., NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
(Metro Center, 13th Street Exit)

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