CORPUS CHRISTI – The 27th annual Pediatric Conference, sponsored by Driscoll Health System, will be hosted virtually this year as Webex lectures because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event will be held July 17-18. Driscoll Children’s Hospital physicians and others will be among the event speakers. The conference is open to physicians providing pediatric care, resident physicians, nurses, advanced practice professionals, social workers, medical students and public health professionals. The emphasis will be on providing the latest information in pediatric sub-specialties.
This conference offers a maximum of [twelve (12)] hours in AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ which includes [two (2)] hours of education in medical ethics.
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 Virtual Reception on Friday, July 17, 5:30pm-6:30pm, which is considered a reunion for many alumni of Driscoll Children’s Hospital Residency Training Program. Driscoll encourages alumni to participate in the annual conference.
The keynote conference speaker will be Diana Fite, MD, President of the Texas Medical Association. Alumni speaker will be Fernando Molina, MD, Class of 2017, Pediatric Cardiologist, Driscoll Children’s Hospital.
Other speakers include Emily Becker, MD, Pediatric Dermatologist, Driscoll Children’s Hospital; Robert Haley, MD, Director of the Division of Epidemiology in the Internal Medicine Department, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas; Scott Kleppe, DO, Sports Medicine Physician, Driscoll Children’s Hospital; Sandra L. McKay, MD, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at University of Texas Health/McGovern Medical School in Houston; Paul Nolan, MD, Pediatric Pulmonologist; Rajan Senguttuvan, MD, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Driscoll Children’s Hospital; Karen B. Seroussi, DO, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Vibrant Minds in Austin; Sabeen Syed, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Driscoll Children’s Hospital; Shawn Strain, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Coastal Bend Women’s Center, Driscoll Health Plan; and Marcos Valdez, MD, Pediatric Neurologist, Driscoll Children’s Hospital.