Driscoll Health System sponsoring 26th Pediatric Conference

CORPUS CHRISTI – The 26th annual Pediatric Conference, sponsored by Driscoll Health System, offers physicians a chance to stay up to date with the latest information in pediatric sub-specialties and to reacquaint themselves with old friends.

The event will be held July 26-27 at the Omni Bayfront Hotel. Driscoll Children’s Hospital physicians and others will be among the event speakers. The conference is open to pediatric physicians, resident physicians, nurses, advanced practice professionals, medical students and public health professionals.

The conference will focus on the many challenges involved in the clinical care of children. Conference topics were selected based on educational needs determined from identified professional practice gaps, derived from conference evaluations in previous years.

The event also features a Driscoll Children’s Hospital Alumni Reception on Friday, July 26. The reception is a highlight of the conference because it has become a reunion for many alumni of Driscoll Children’s Hospital Residency Training Program. Driscoll encourages alumni to attend the annual conference.

Guest speaker will be Keith J. Mann, MD, M.Ed., Vice President of Continuing Education at the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Alumni speaker will be Pediatric Pulmonologist Ricardo Mosquera, MD. A 1999 alumnus of Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Residency program, Dr. Mosquera is the Medical Director of the University of Texas Physicians High Risk Children’s Clinic, and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School at UT Health, Houston, Texas.

Other speakers include Pediatric Nephrologist Samhar Al-Akash, MD, Medical Director of the Renal Transplant Program at Driscoll Children’s Hospital; Catherine Boston, MD, Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist for the Cancer and Blood Disorder Center at Driscoll Children’s Hospital; Dennis Conrad, MD, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Physician Surveyor, The Joint Commission; Carol DeLine, MD, Pediatric Neurologist at Driscoll Children’s Hospital; James B. Gibson, MD, PhD, Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas; Maricela D. Gulbronson, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, Developmental Medicine Clinic at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University Department of Pediatrics, and Adjunctive Clinical Assistant Professor at University of North Texas; Phuong Huynh, MD, Sports Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center; Linda Parsi, MD, Parsi Pediatrics, San Antonio, Texas; Sabeen Syed, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Driscoll Children’s Hospital; and Raquel Vargas-Whale, MD, MS, MSc, FAAP, Child Abuse, C.A.R.E. Team at Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

Contact Maria Campbell, Medical Staff Services, at (361) 694-4117 or maria.campbell@dchstx.org for more information.