Friday Sessions

7:30-8:45 am
Committee Meetings

8:45-9:45 am 9:00-9:45 am
Human Trafficking 101: A Healthcare Primer Ethics
  1. Review how trafficking occurs and the red flags of exploitation
  2. Discuss the basics of trauma-informed care & management
  3. Identify local resources for trafficked individuals
Speaker: Mollie Gordon, MD
Unraveling: Autism Cases in Primary Care
  1. Demonstrate increase in confidence in talking to families about autism concerns.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of referral resources for timely diagnostic evaluations and treatment through case discussions.
  3. Demonstrate increase in knowledge in managing common problems seen in primary care through case discussions.
Speakers: Nhung T Tran, MD, FAAP
Kristen L Padilla, PhD, NCSP, LSSP, BCBA, LBA
Waleed Abdelhafez, MD, FAAP
9:45-10:15 am

Climate Change, Health, and Our Role as Pediatricians

  1. Summarize the impacts of climate change on pediatric health in the domains of heat-related illness, respiratory disease, infectious disease and psychosocial health.
  2. Identify ways social determinants of health interact with the impacts of climate
  3. Identify hospital initiatives that can be undertaken to minimize the healthcare industry's carbon footprint.

Speaker: Sophia Gauthier, MD

Symptom Management in Children with Neurologic Impairment Ethics

  1. Summarize initial management options for dystonia or spasticity in a neurologically impaired child.
  2. Develop an initial management plan for sialorrhea and common feeding difficulties.
  3. Define dysautonomia in a neurologically impaired child and describe initial management options.

Speakers: Wisdeen Wu, DO, FAAP
Florisa Lubrin, MD

10:15-10:45 am Break
10:45-11:30 am

Keeping Up with Inpatient Care Documentation Changes: Does Your Note Meet Everyone's Demands?

  1. Recognize how 2022 and 2023 CMS Physician Fee Schedule changes are impacting hospital documentation
  2. Identify key changes you can make in your hospital documentation to provide the greatest benefit to your patient's overall reflection of care

Speakers: Jennifer R Goodrich, MD
Meena Iyer, MD

Complex Menstrual Management and Contraception: Considerations for Care of Medically Complex Children and Adolescents Ethics

  1. Review different contraceptive options available to adolescents including indications, pros and cons
  2. Review general approach to considerations for menstrual management/contraception with special focus on patients with medical complexity

Speakers: Maria C Monge, MD, FAAP
Miranda Loh, DO

11:30 am-Noon

Social Drivers of Health and the Hospitalized Child – Impact and Mitigation Strategies for the Inpatient Pediatrician

  1. Describe the impact of three social drivers of health (neighborhood, language, and racism) on outcome disparities for hospitalized children
  2. Apply mitigation strategies as pediatric hospitalists to mitigate these social drivers of health
  3. Identify interventions at the hospital and health system level to decrease disparities due to these social drivers of health

Speaker:  Andrew G Yu, MD

Not Your Dad's 3 Rs: The 4 Rs for Children and Youth With Special Healthcare Needs (CYSHCN) Ethics

  1. Differentiate between the various types of respite services available in Texas Medicaid for CYSHCN giving advantages and disadvantages of each.
  2. Assist families of special needs kids in creating a participation possibility chart for their child
  3. Examine your own biases and summarize how you will "operationalize" the 4 Rs in your medical practice for special needs children

Speaker: Fredrick A McCurdy, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAP, FACPE

12:15-1:30 pm
Committee Meetings

1:45-2:45 pm

Building Advocacy Into Your Career Ethics

  1. Identify at least three professional roles in academic and non-academic settings that include advocacy as a portion of professional time
  2. Participate in various advocacy opportunities through the Texas Pediatric Society and American Academy of Pediatrics that can deepen their advocacy experience
  3. Demonstrate how to effectively incorporate advocacy activities into their CVs and materials for promotion

Speakers: Joyce Elizabeth Mauk, MD, FAAP
Kimberly C Avila Edwards, MD, FAAP
Sandy McKay, MD, FAAP

Special Diets and Supplements: Are They Safe in Kids? Objectives:

  1. Describe basics of special diets (vegetarian, vegan, ketogenic, weight loss) used by pediatrics patients
  2. Identify potential vitamin and mineral deficiencies in children following special diets
  3. Explain the importance of engaging and counseling children and their families about supplement use

Speakers: Sanghamitra Moulik Misra, MD, Med

2:45-3:30 pm

Media for Current Times: Social Media and Podcasts Ethics

  1. Practice speaking techniques that are helpful for audio only media platforms
  2. Recognize different forms of podcasts and the benefits and challenges associated with each
  3. Identify effective strategies to engage both the public and policy makers via social media platforms

Speakers: Valerie Borum Smith, MD, MPH
Lauren Gambill, MD, MPA

Perinatal Palliative Care Principals for the Non-Perinatal Palliative Care Provider Ethics

  1. Identify patients and families that may benefit from perinatal palliative care
  2. Develop basic care plans for families with potentially life-limiting fetal conditions

Speakers: Hema Navaneethan, MD
Mariza Rodriguez, MA

3:30-3:45 pm Break


How to Develop Relationships with Legislators

  1. Describe various avenues to develop relationships with legislators
  2. Assess the effectiveness of their interactions with legislators
  3. Identify challenges to relationships with legislators and strategies to overcome them

Speakers: Marjan Linnell, MD
Jason V Terk, MD
Clayton Travis, MSSW

Beyond Breastfeeding Basics for the Pediatrician Ethics

  1. Recognize the important role breastfeeding plays in the first 1000 days of a newborn especially in vulnerable populations
  2. Review 2022 AAP guidelines for breastfeeding with attention to provide appropriate anticipatory guidance to support continuation of breastfeeding in accordance of maternal goals and incorporating best practices
  3. Demonstrate through case studies how to handle common breastfeeding problems

Speakers: Alice Kim Gong, MD


Advocacy in Adversarial Times Ethics

  1. Identify how science literacy impacts various audiences, and how to address common misinformation topics in pediatrics
  2. Develop effective communication strategies to discuss controversial policy issues with their patients, the general public and policy makers
  3. Identify 3 examples of effective tactics used to address “hot button” issues in the previous legislative session

Speakers: Sandy McKay, MD, FAAP
Lindy McGee, MD

The Next Frontier in Newborn Screening: the Ethics and Impact of Using Genomic Sequencing to Diagnose Diseases Ethics

  1. Describe the available technologies that have allowed next generation genomic sequencing to now be under consideration for newborn screening purposes
  2. Identify the disorders that next generation genomic sequencing can diagnose and differentiate these disorders from those currently detectable with standard newborn screening
  3. Summarize the ethical concerns and considerations related to expansion of next generation genomic sequencing in newborn populations

Speakers: Kaashif A Ahmad, MD, MSc, FAAP
Sowmya Mohan, MD