41st Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Conference on Clinical Pediatrics

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) will host the 41st Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Conference on Clinical Pediatrics 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 25 and 7 a.m. to noon Aug. 26 at Covenant Children’s Hospital Arnett Room, 4000 24th St.


The purpose of this conference is to provide health care professionals with
recent and continuing advances in the field of pediatrics. Input from previous evaluations, faculty expertise and newly released and relevant clinical data are used to determine needs and scope of topics.


Top pediatric experts from across the country are scheduled to speak. Presentations and speakers will include:


Back to Basics: Simplifying Complex Congenital Heart Disease

William Kyle, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children’s Hospital


Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Melissa Piepkorn, M.D., TTUHSC


Hypertension and Dyslipidemia: Grown Up Problems in the Pediatric Population

William Kyle, M.D.


Appendicitis: Advancements in Treatment

John Fitzwater, M.D., TTUHSC


Newborn Screening: False Positives and Negatives and Neonatal Cases

Alice Basinger, M.D., Cook Children’s Physician Network


Health Supervision for Children in Foster Care and Initial Visits

Michal Pankratz, M.D., TTUHSC


Metabolic Genetic Disorders You May Recognize in Your Clinic

Alice Basinger, M.D.


Mind-Body Therapies in Youth

Beth Robinson, M.D., TTUHSC


Vision Screening: Current Best Practices and Screening Resources

Ann Stout, M.D., Houston Eye Associates


Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents: What It Is, What Else It Could Be and What in the World to Do

Sarah Wakefield, M.D., TTUHSC


Amblyopia Treatment Updates: Drops Versus Patching: When to Start Treatment

Ann Stout, M.D.


The Red Eye: When to Treat, When to Refer

Ann Stout, M.D.


Advocating for Children: Texas Pediatric Society in the 85th Legislative Session

Clayton Travis, MSSW, Texas Pediatric Society


The conference is provided by the TTUHSC Department of Pediatrics and the Office of Continuing Medical Education. For more information, call Myra Jones at (806) 743-2929 or visit www.ttuhsc.edu/medicine/continuing-medical-education/.

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