Saturday Sessions

8:00-9:00am
Hot Topic: #Vaccination #Communication…when Anti-Vaxxers Attacked the Wrong Practice
Objectives:

  • 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

9:00-10:00am
Hot Topic: Border Update-The Health of Immigrant Children and the Role of DHS
Objectives:

  • 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

10:30-11:15am
Vulnerable and Underserved: Children Caught at the Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare Ethics
Objectives:

  • 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

Speakers:
Hilda Loria, MD, MPH
Rachael Keefe, MD, MPH

11:15am-12:00pm
Creating Space: Steps to Affirming LGBTQIA+ Patients and Their Families in your Practice Ethics
Objectives:

  • 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

Speakers:
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
2:15-2:45pm
Legislative Update: What Happened to Children and Pediatricians During the 2021 Legislative Session

Objectives:

  • 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

Speakers:
Sandra McKay, MD
Joyce Mauk, MD