Residents and Fellows Section Agenda

The 2023 Resident/Fellow Student Section Program
Saturday, September 30 from 8:00 am to 5 pm
Kalahari Resort and Conventions, Round Rock, TX

To join TPS as a resident/fellow, click here.

Checking-in at the hotel on Friday?
Please join us on Friday, September 29th 6:30-7:30 pm for a Cross Section Meet-up (food and beverages provided)
Medical Students, Residents/Fellows, and Early Career Physicians are invited to continue the “reception” with snacks and beverages to hear about how TPS supports you throughout all stages of your career! 

Friday event is co-sponsored by UT Health San Antonio Department of Pediatrics, thank you!

About the Program (see below for the itemized agenda)

Topics covered in the Resident/Fellow Section Program include: pediatric subspecialty speed mentoring session, updates from the TPS & AAP leadership, and a hot topic. In the afternoon,  residents join the general session for the exciting and fast-paced Jacobi Jug Competition. Resident programs from across the state battle it out for the coveted winner's trophy!

Call for Teams: The Jacobi Jug Competition

TPS is accepting 2-4 member teams that must include at least one intern to participate. The competition includes 2 elimination rounds and one final round to encourage more program involvement.  The two preliminary rounds each include up to 6 teams. The winner of each preliminary round advances on to compete in the final round.

How to Participate:
Choose a primary contact from your program to coordinate those interested and to correspondence with TPS. The primary contact must send a list with the full names, emails, and levels to TPS Director of Member Services at no later than Monday, September 11th. We must hear from your program in order for your team to be registered to participate. The winning team will receive trophies to take back to their program!

Saturday's program is co-sponsored by Christus Children's, thank you!


8:00-9:00 am

Please join the physicians in the general session in Salon ABCD.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Rerouting Our Journey from Race-Based to Race Conscious Medicine Ethics

  1. Recognize the fallacy of race as a biologic proxy
  2. Identify inequities embedded in practice guidelines
  3. Apply this new knowledge and perspective to work to minimize/eliminate race-based medicine within each participant’s practice

Speaker: Joseph Wright MD, MPH

9:00 am-9:05 am

Salon H/I
Welcome and Introductions

  • Holy Chor, DO TPS Resident Board Representative
  • Brittanie Cockrell - TPS Medical Student Board Representative 
  • A few words from our sponsor: CHRISTUS Children's

9:05 am- 9:15 am

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

  • Louis Appel, MD, MPH, FAAP - TPS President (speaker)
  • Alice Gong, MD, FAAP - TPS President-Elect
  • Seth D. Kaplan, MD, FAAP - Alternate Chapter Chair (speaker)
  • Hilda Loria, MD, Early Career Physician Representative (speaker)

9:15-10:15 am

Employment Setting Panel

A panel of different pediatric practice settings such as private/small, large group, and in-hospital and out-patient hospitalist.

Seth D. Kaplan, MD, FAAP - Private/Solo Practice
Arathi Shah, MD, FAAP - Large Group
Melissa Kwan, MD, FAAP - Community Pediatric Hospital Medicine

10:15 am -10:45am

Building a Career in Advocacy: It's never too early to start.

1. Identify the pediatrician's role as an advocate
2. Evaluate opportunities to build a career at the intersection of pediatrics and advocacy
3. Explore practical ideas for building the skills and experience needed for a career in advocacy during training.

Speakers: Lauren Gambill, MD, FAAP

10:45 am -11:30 am

Pediatric Specialty Speed Dating- 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.

Debra Eseonu, MD
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition

Sophia Gauthier, MD, FAAP
Dell Children’s Medical Center/UT Health Austin/Ascension, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellow

Ashley Lucke, MD, FAAP
Dell Children’s Medical Center/UT Health Austin/Ascension, Neonatology Attending Physician

Nhung T. Tran, MD, FAAP
Ascension Dell Children's Medical Group, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

11:30 am -1:30 pm

Residents/Fellows attend TPS Awards and Business Lunch
Salon E

1:30-3:30 pm

General Plenary Session
Salon ABCD


3:45-5 pm

Jacobi Jug
Salon ABCD