Residents and Fellows Section Agenda

The 2020 Resident/Fellow Student Section Program will be held on Saturday, October 17 from 8 am to 2:30 pm. Please note the session changes so that you can log in appropriately.

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2020 Resident Section Agenda

  Log Into TPS Plenary Session
8:00 - 9:00 am Pediatric Response to a Global Pandemic
Peter Hotez, MD
  1. Identify key aspects of managing pediatric practice in the context of a public health emergency
  2. Evaluate lessons learned regarding managing of pediatric practice during a public health emergency
  3. Discuss best practices in response to a public health emergency
9:00-9:15 am Break
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9:15-10:00 am Log into Session Smoke Signals:  The Texas experience with e-cigarettes and EVALI (e-cigarette and vaping associated lung illness) Ethics
Wendy Chung, MD
Janet F.Williams, MD, FAAP
Devika Rao, MD
  1. Review how e-cigarettes function, drugs used in such devices and the need for policy/regulation related to e-cigarettes and vaping
  2. Describe pathology of EVALI and required care and spectrum of illness in 2019 and underlying pathology.
  3. Describe the investigation and epidemiology of US and Texas vaping cases of pulmonary illness with use of e-cigarettes
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Welcome and Introductions

  • Emily Dewar, MD - Incoming TPS Resident Board Representative
  • Ali Sawani- TPS Medical Student Board Representative  


Importance of Pediatric Organization Membership & How to Make the Most of Your Membership


  • Tammy Camp, MD - TPS President
  • Seth Kaplan, MD - TPS President Elect


  • Mark Ward, MD- Chapter Chair

10:15 - 11:15am

HPV Vaccine Educational Session: This session is in partnership with UTMB- Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health. The project goal is to disseminate information about HPV vaccination to Texas pediatricians and provide educational materials about the HPV vaccine. We appreciate their grant sponsorship!

13 Reasons Why To Vaccinate Against HPV
Richard Rupp, MD

  • Epidemiology of anogenital HPV infections
  • Reasons why families are hesitant to receive the vaccine
  • Approaches to improve vaccine acceptance


Pediatric Specialty - Exploring Pediatric Specialties-a brief outline of information about the different pediatric practice settings such as hospital, rural, and private practice settings followed by networking speed mentoring event with various subspecialists. Students will have the opportunity to submit questions to specific panelists ahead of time. 

12pm-12:15pm Poster Winner Contest Recognition and Remarks 
TPS Poster Co-Chairs: Alice Gong, MD and Mark Hanfling, MD

12:15 pm-2:30pm

Log into the TPS Business Meeting - Join us as we celebrate TPS Awardees, Poster Winners, review the 2020-21 Executive Board slate, hear about the state of TPS, and Legislative Updates!