Sunday Sessions

Sunday, September 22, 2019

8:00-9:00 am
The Infant with Neonatal Hypoglycemia: Competing Guidelines, Advent of Dextrose Gel, and Long Term Outcomes 
Objectives:
1. Identify the factors that place the newborn at risk for hypoglycemia.
2. Identify the utility of a hypoglycemia management pathway that includes dextrose gel.
3. Summarize the long term neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants with recurrent neonatal hypoglycemia
Speaker:
Kaashif A Ahmad, MD, MSc

9:00-10:00 am
The Role of the Pediatrician in Recognizing and Managing Postpartum Depression [Ethics] & [MOC Part II]
Objectives:
1. Define the role of pediatricians in screening mothers for PPD in the pediatric office
2. Define how maternal PPD and child health outcomes are associated
3. Identify the appropriate pediatric screening tool for PPD
Speakers:
Charleta Guillory, MD, MPH
Yvette R Johnson, MD, MPH

10:15-11:15 am
Children: the Youngest Victims of the Substance Abuse Crisis in Texas [Ethics] & [MOC Part II]
Objectives: 
1. Participants will identify recent state and federal legislation regarding the treatment of substance use disorder.
2. Participants will recognize the impact of parental SUD on families and the child welfare system.
3. Participants will be able to apply new legislative strategies for SUD treatment  to their clinical encounters.
Speakers: 
Anne Heiligenstein
Rachael J Keefe, MD, MPH, FAAP

11:15 am-12:15 pm
The Challenge of Informed Refusal: Patients/Parents Accepting Risk and Physicians Avoiding Liability [Ethics]
Objectives:
1. Physicians should identify the four critical components of informed refusal regarding the patient’s/parent’s decision to decline medical care or management.
2. When informing the patient/parent, the physician should include (1) building trust (2) using a mix of science and anecdotes and (3) communicating with presumptive language.
3. Documentation in the medical record should summarize that each of the four critical components was explained by the physician and understood by the patient/parent.
Speaker:
Carolyn A Woodfork-Richardson, MD, FAAP