Saturday Sessions

Hot Topic: #Vaccination #Communication…when Anti-Vaxxers Attacked the Wrong Practice

  • Review the Anti-vaccine and vaccine-hesitant mindset
  • Utilize the AIMS method (Announce, Inquire, Mirror, Secure) to facilitate vaccine communication with patients
  • Emphasize of healthcare providers as advocates and vocal supporters of vaccines, online and in the exam room

Speaker(s): Todd Wolynn, MD

Hot Topic: Border Update-The Health of Immigrant Children and the Role of DHS

  • Summarize new guidelines regarding aspects of clinical pediatric care
  • Identify important issues related to pediatric practice in 2021
  • Recognize emerging issues in pediatric practice

Speaker(s): Pritesh Gandhi, MD, MPH
                   Chief Medical Officer 
                   US Department of Homeland Security

10:00-10:30am Break

Vulnerable and Underserved: Children Caught at the Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare Ethics

  • Describe how immigrant children enter the child welfare system
  • Use case studies to discuss the unique considerations in the care of children in immigrant families who enter the child welfare system
  • Outline strategies and resources to address the health needs of immigrant children who enter the child welfare system

Hilda Loria, MD, MPH
Rachael Keefe, MD, MPH

Creating Space: Steps to Affirming LGBTQIA+ Patients and Their Families in your Practice Ethics

  • Summarize the unique healthcare challenges facing LGBTQIA+ patients and their families
  • Identify strategies to provide affirming, compassionate care to LGBTQIA+ patients and their families
  • Incorporate the strategies they have identified into their medical practice

Maria Monge, MD
Emily Dewar, MD

12:00-12:30pm Lunch Break

12:30-1:00 pm AAP Update
1:00-2:15pm TPS Business Meeting and Awards Presentation
Legislative Update: What Happened to Children and Pediatricians During the 2021 Legislative Session


  • Identify the impact of changes made during the 2021 Legislative session to policies and laws in Texas which effect the care of children and the Ethics and business of pediatric practice

Sandra McKay, MD
Joyce Mauk, MD