Saturday Sessions

8:00-9:00 am
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

9:00-9:45 am
TPS Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:  Our Journey Ethics

  1. Evaluate the perspectives of colleagues who can assist in our understanding of the systems that contribute to inequities
  2. Summarize how systemic interventions and training works to change thinking, reduce disparities, and improve outcomes for all populations
  3. Value the perspectives of colleagues who can assist in our understanding of the systems that contribute to inequities

Charleta Guillory, MD, MPH, FAAP
Kimberly C Avila Edwards, MD, FAAP

10:00-11:00 am
Saturday Hot Topic- Fentanyl Use in Youth

1. Analyze current epidemiological trends in fentanyl use among youth, including demographic characteristics, geographic distribution, and co-occurring substance use, to inform clinical practice and public health strategies
2. Evaluate common myths, misconceptions, and controversies surrounding fentanyl use in the youth population, distinguish between evidence-based information and misinformation
3. Identify evidence-based treatment approaches for fentanyl use among youth, including harm reduction strategies, behavioral interventions, and medication-assisted treatment options

Speaker: David Atkinson, MD

11:00-11:30 am
News From Itasca and Beyond: An Update on AAP

  1. Discuss current challenges facing pediatricians and the practice of pediatrics

Speakers: Benjamin Hoffman, MD, FAAP, CPST-I

11:30-1:30pm Awards Luncheon & Business Meeting

1:30-2:00 pm
Legislative Update: What Happened to Children and Pediatricians During the 2023 Legislative Session Ethics

  1. Identify the impact of changes made during the 2023 Legislative session to policies and laws in Texas which effect the care of children and the Ethics and business of pediatric practice
  2. Identify how members can be involved and identify TPS priorities

Sandra McKay, MD, FAAP
Valerie Borum Smith, MD, MPH

2:00-2:45 pm
Top 10 Articles in Pediatrics in the Last Year
Lara Johnson, MD, MHS, FAAP, SFHM & Maria C Monge, MD

  1. Review key articles in pediatrics over the past year.
  2. Develop a plan to implement evidence-based care practices from recent literature.  
  3. Identify strengths and weaknesses of recent articles. 

3:00-3:45 pm
The AAP Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation & Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Obesity Ethics

  1. Summarize key action statements and consensus recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with overweight and obesity
  2. Identify whole child evaluations as an important part of treatment
  3. Review education and implementation resources created to facilitate adoption and integration
    of the recommendations into clinical practice

Ashley E Weedn, MD, MPH, FAAP
Kimberly C Avila Edwards, MD

3:45-5:00 pm
Jacobi Jug

  1. Assess personal level of knowledge on these topics in relation to that of peers
  2. Integrate content reviewed during this session into patient care and pediatric board review

Holy Chor, DO
Sharwin C Khot, MD