Residents and Fellows Section Agenda

The 2018 Resident/Fellow Student Section Program will be held on Saturday, September 8 during the the TPS Annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, TX. Register for the conference here.

If you would like to join TPS as a resident/fellow, click here. For more information, contact: the Member Services Manager or 512-370-1517.

9:00 – 9:15 AM

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

Dennis A. Conrad, MD, TPS President
Ben Raimer, MD, TPS President-Elect
Kyle Yasuda, MD, AAP President-Elect

9:15 - 9:45 AM

Marijuana: the State, the Mother, and the Child- As societal attitudes are changing towards marijuana use in the United States, the pediatric population is also being affected. This hot-topic session will discuss the perceived risks of the drug and the consequences for the mother-fetus-neonate triad. 

  •         Speaker:  Sanjeet K. Panda, MBBS, MD, FAAP 
9:45 –10:00 AM

Break (Support the Medical Student and Resident Poster contest winners as they discuss their posters during this time).

10:00-11:30 AM                 

Pediatric Specialty Speed Mentoring Panel - Exploring 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 the subspecialists listed below. *New this year - fellows and 3rd year residents will have the opportunity to visit with TPS Early Career Physician section leaders on CV preparation and discuss different practice settings such as academic setting, community-practice, research, advocacy, etc.

  • Adolescent Medicine: Maria Monge, MD
  • Child Abuse: James Lukefahr, MD
  • General Pediatrics: Jason Terk, MD
  • Hematology/ Oncology: Paul Bowman, MD
  • Neonatology: Sanjie Garza-Cox, MD
  • Neurology/Behavioral Pediatrics: Marsha Carpenter, MD
  • 3rd year residents and fellows to discuss with ECP Leaders: Marjan Linnell, MD, Tracy McCallin, MD and Hilda Loria, MD: “Building Your CV" and exploring the difference in practice settings.”
11:30 – 1:30 PM

Awards Luncheon with TPS Members and Leadership (residents and fellows only).
To receive a ticket and guarantee a seat, you must select the event on your Annual Meeting Registration Form.

 1:30 - 3:00 PM TPS General Session CME Programming
 3:00 - 3:15 PM Break (Support the Medical Student and Resident/Fellow Poster contest winners as they discuss their posters during this time).
3:45 - 5:00 PM

Jacobi Jug Competition
Congratulations to the following teams to compete in the 2018 Jacobi Jug Competition:
Baylor College of Medicine-Houston - returning champions
Baylor College of Medicine-San Antonio
Driscoll Children's Hospital - returning champions
Baylor Scott & White
UT Health Houston

About the Jacobi Jug Competition:
Jacobi Jug is a fast-paced interactive competition that will review six key topics that physicians state they have a knowledge gap in and will include some discussion and education focused on these topics. TPS is currently accepting 2-4 member teams that include at least one intern to participate in the 2018 Jacobi Jug Competition in conjunction with the 2018 TPS Annual Meeting. The competition will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 3:45-5:00PM as an approved CME session.

Team Selection Process
We suggest choosing a “team lead” at your program to coordinate those interested and then send a list with the names, emails and levels to TPS Member Services Manager at Due to the high level of interest and to determine which resident programs will participate, all teams must submit their team members' names on or before Friday August 10th. There will be a “lottery” drawing to determine the teams announced on Monday August 13th. Six teams will be selected for the competition this year. The winning team will receive trophies to take back to their program! Sign-up soon, as space is limited.