Friday Sessions

7:45-9:00 am
Committee Meetings
Group A

9:15-10:00 am

Preparing Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs for Disasters


  1. Review the practical challenges for CYSHCN during disasters, especially  identifying populations in their practice more vulnerable to disasters.
  2. Review the lessons learned for our group during the Texas Storm Disaster of 2021
  3. Create a template for disaster preparedness

Adam Rosenbloom, MD, MPH
Sera Bonds, MPH


Principles of Inpatient Billing and Coding: Primer and Pitfalls


  1. Recognize various “drivers” for facility payment
  2. Describe the importance of documentation and diagnoses related to coding
  3. Discuss how coding may impact quality metrics

Vanessa L Hill, MD, FAAP




Positive Parenting Strategies for Sleep and Mental Health


  1. Demonstrate evidence of impact of sleep-wake patterns on health and resilience on children and adolescents
  2. Discuss the various psychosocial and lifestyle factors involved in parent-child sleep health patterns and sleep dysregulation
  3. Utilize positive parenting strategies and motivational interviewing skills (including the ABCDE method) to improve sleep health and parent-child wellbeing and mental health

Speakers: Nadia Sabri, MD

10:00-10:30 am

20 Things You Can Do To Create a Medical Home for Complex Kids Ethics


  1. Identify activities within their current medical office practice that will need repurposing to create the components of a medical home for CMC
  2. Select appropriate strategies to use in creating a family-centered approach to CMC
  3. Design various protocols that create team-based care within their current office environment for CMC

Speakers:Fredrick A McCurdy, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAP, FACPE
Ernest D Buck, MD, FAAP


Review of Updated Asthma Guidelines for Inpatient Providers


  1. Discuss diagnosis and management of patients with asthma according to the updated guidelines
  2. Discuss and apply the new pharmacologic recommendations for controlling asthma.
  3. Discuss management of hospitalized patients with asthma according to the updated guidelines

Speakers: Sarah Bradley, MD





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10:30-10:45 am Break

10:45-11:30 am

Management of Common Conditions, DME, and Authorizations-Clinical Pearls for Medical Care of Children with Medical Complexities Ethics

  1. Identify the various therapy and/or durable medical equipment needs for CMC as well as those medical diagnoses that qualify CMC for such equipment
  2. Select appropriate strategies to achieving successful prior authorizations for therapy and DME in patients with CMC.
  3. Design various protocols for the management of common conditions exhibited by CMC.

Speakers:Fredrick A McCurdy, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAP, FACPE
Rahel Berhane, MD
Ruchi Kaushik, MD

Discussion of Opioid Use in the Inpatient Setting

  1. Discuss safe and effective pain management for hospitalized pediatric patients.
  2. Apply multimodal approaches to pediatric pain management.
  3. Discuss medication safety for patients taking opioid analgesics.

Speakers: Kevin T Chu, MD






Critical Congenital Heart Disease: Current Texas Status – What can Pediatricians do? Ethics

  1. Specify the purpose and components of state-mandated newborn pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD).
  2. Integrate CCHD screening into routine newborn/NICU care and provide appropriate follow-up and referrals based on screening results.
  3. Discuss how Texas pediatricians can improve the quality of CCHD screening in Texas newborns.

Speakers: Alice Gong, MD
Charleta Guillory, MD, MPH, FAAP


11:30 am-12:00 pm

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Evaluation and Management of Well-Appearing Febrile Infants 8 to 60 Days Old: A Review

  1. Review new neonatal fever guidelines
  2. Identify the major changes in evaluation of well-appearing febrile infants
  3. Apply the age-base algorithm when evaluating fever in the well-appearing infant

Speakers: Erika M Ondrasek, MD





Genetic Testing and Counseling for Primary Care Providers for Treatable Neurogenetic Disorders

  1. Identify the appropriate initial genetic testing for patients with global developmental delay, autism, and other common neurodevelopmental diagnoses
  2. Recognize appropriate strategies for pre test and post test counseling families from the informed consent process to test interpretation
  3. Recognize common barriers in access to genetic testing as well as strategies to successfully address these barriers

Speakers: Lisa Emrick MD
Roa Sadat, MMSc, CGC

12:00-1:15 pm
Committee Meetings-Group B