Thursday Sessions

8:30-9:30 am
Training the Trainer: Giving Parents the Tools to Promote Sleep Hygiene

  1. Describe typical sleep patterns from infancy through adolescence
  2. Identify and use screening methods and tools to manage sleep problems
  3. Increase counseling skills on appropriate sleep hygiene and provide resources

Cynthia Lopez, MD, FAAP
James A Phalen, MD, FAAP

9:30-10:30 am
Management of Bullying in the Primary Care Home

  1. Summarize the prevalence of bullying and health effects associated with bullying
  2. Assess risk factors for being a bully or victim and effective screening as part of preventative medical check-ups
  3. Formulate ideas and initiatives within TPS to promote physician wellness

Stephanie Chapman, PhD
Katie K Tran, MD, MPH, FAAP

10:45-11:45 am
Positive Parenting in Pediatric Care

  1. Identify the pediatrician’s unique role in supporting families and early child brain development
  2. Summarize the principles of positive parenting at different stages of development and how it is built on a relationship with children
  3. Discuss discipline methods with parents with emphasis on no use of physical punishment and identify helpful resources

Jeff Shahidullah, PhD
Elizabeth T Lion, MD, FAAP

11:45 am-1:30 pm Lunch provided in Exhibits Hall or Free Time

1:30-2:00 pm

Children in Foster Care: What is the Pediatrician's Role? Ethics

  1. Identify the unique health care needs of children in foster care
  2. Recognize the importance of the 3-in-30 approach to early identification, referral, and treatment of the needs of children in foster care.
  3. Recognize the importance of Trauma-Informed approach to the care of children in foster care.

Rachael Keefe, MD
Kim K Cheung, MD, PhD


School-Consulting Physicians and Implementation of Unassigned Albuterol in a Framework to Improve Pediatric Asthma Outcomes

  1. Describe three ways that unassigned albuterol may improve the safety and health of children, including children negatively impacted by non-medical drivers of health (formerly social determinants of health
  2. Define at least three elements of the school physician role in advocacy and implementation of unassigned albuterol policy
  3. Identify at least four elements of national best practice guidelines for unassigned albuterol

Rochelle M Sexton, MD
Leslie C Allsopp, PhD, MSN, MPH

2:00-2:30 pm
Feeling Crispy?: Reducing Physician Burnout and Restoring Meaning in Medicine Ethics


  1. Discuss updates from the 2022 “Physician Health and Wellness” AAP Clinical Report.
  2. Use the Stanford Professional Fulfillment and Burnout Measure and guided self-reflection to identify individual and organizational strategies to address physician burnout.
  3. Brainstorm ideas and initiatives within TPS to promote physician wellness.

Hilda Loria, MD

Advocating for Quality Care in Sickle Cell Disease: A Timely Role for the Texas Pediatrician Ethics

  1. Describe the impact of national and state health policy initiatives on sickle cell disease outcomes.
  2. Summarize evidence-based quality care standards for pediatric patients with sickle cell disease.
  3. Differentiate between non-medical drivers of health in urban versus rural sickle cell populations in Texas.

Titilope A Fasipe, MD, PhD
Melissa Frei-Jones, MD, MSCI

2:30-3:00 pm- Break
3:00-3:30 pm

What a Headache for the Pediatrician Ethics


  1. Recognize and define the common primary headache disorders in children
  2. Recognize red flags for secondary headache disorders
  3. Review the evidence based and expert recommendations for inpatient and outpatient headache management

Eric Remster, MD




Addressing Firearm Injury Prevention within the Clinical Encounter Ethics


  1. Examine the burden and prevalence of firearm injuries both nationally and within the State of Texas, as well as the impact of COVID on those injury rates
  2. Review various strategies that can be employed at hospital, clinic and community levels to address firearm injury prevention
  3. Develop and enhance skills in the identification and counseling of firearm safe storage within the clinical encounter utilizing a multi-modal approach

Sandra McKay, MD, FAAP
Melissa H Kwan, MD
Hilary Neufeld, MD, FAAP

3:30-4:00 pm

Child Passenger Safety: Keeping Little People Safe in Big Vehicles Ethics

  1. Define Texas State laws and AAP Recommendations
  2. Identify common mistakes in car seat fit and how to correct them
  3. Review common car seat/seat belt milestones for anticipatory guidance

Melissa H Kwan, MD

Clinical Pearls for the Pediatrician on the Work-Up and Management of Adolescent Breast Masses

  1. List common types of breast masses seen among adolescents
  2. Describe the work-up of a breast mass in an adolescent
  3. Summarize the non-surgical and surgical management of common breast masses

Jason Jarin, MD
Diana Diesen, MD