Residents and Fellows Section Agenda

The 2022 Resident/Fellow Student Section Program
Saturday, September 10 from 9:00 am to 5 pm
Moody Gardens Hotel, Galveston, TX


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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!

About 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, August 15. 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!

9:00 am-9:05 am

Welcome and Introductions

  • Niki Sankoorikkal TPS Resident Board Representative
  • Emily Dewar, MD - TPS Medical Student Board Representative 

9:05 am- 9:15 am

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

  • Charleta Guillory, MD, MPH, FAAP- TPS President
  • Louis Appel, MD- TPS President Elect
  • Mark Ward, MD- Chapter Chair

9:15 am-10:00am

The Texas Pediatric Society Looking Ahead: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Speaker: The TPS DEI Task Force

10:00 am -10:45am

Can We Talk about Suicide?  Depression Screening and Suicide Prevention Resident Training Session
Speakers: Cynthia Lopez, MD


  1. Recognize current professional guidelines and best practice recommendations for adolescent depression and suicide screening.
  2. Describe the prevalence and epidemiology of adolescent depression and suicide.
  3. Summarize risk and protective factors for adolescent depression and suicide.
  4. Identify essential components of a thorough suicide risk assessment and accurately determine level of suicide risk.

5.    State specific steps in effective management of suicidal patients corresponding with assessed level of risk.

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.

  • Allergy and Immunology: Cleavon Covington, MD
  • Adolescent Medicine: Maria Monge, MD
  • Psychiatry: Melissa DeFilippis, MD


Residents/Fellows attend TPS Awards and Business Lunch

1:30-3:30 General Plenary Session  


Jacobi Jug - Moody II