Founded in 1855, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the oldest hospital in the United States dedicated exclusively to pediatrics. Children are the most vulnerable members of society and millions die each year in the developing world due to environment-related causes and conditions and lack of adequate medical treatment. In 1995, AAF recognized the need to include pediatrics in the OMI seminars and CHOP agreed to provide academic leadership for this seminar series.
Each year CHOP conducts six seminars which cover all the pediatric specialties over the course of three years (19 different seminars in total). Furthermore, CHOP runs five leadership seminars, which are offered to OMI alumni on a three-year basis.