9th Annual Texas Children's Hospital Advanced Practice Provider Conference

April 7 – 9, 2022

Virtual Zoom conference

  • $100 full conference OR $50/day 
  • $50 BCM/TCH employees full conference OR 50% off per day  
  • $25 student/retired full conference


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Course Description

We are excited to offer the same great conference as a virtual experience this year. Models of health care delivery are transforming. The roles of advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) and physician assistants (PA) are expanding and diversifying. The number of advanced practice providers (APP) in specialty and hospital settings is increasing as health care organizations recognize the benefits APPs provide. Additionally, primary care providers are treating a growing number of children with complex medical problems. These providers will need to be equipped with both acute and primary care knowledge. This conference provides attendees with both a primary and acute care perspective of pediatric health care as well as the opportunity to collaborate and network with colleagues.


Thursday, April 7, 2022


7:50 - 8:00 Welcome


8:00 - 9:00 General Session

Opioid Stewardship in a Pediatric World

Jennifer L. Placencia, PharmD, BCPPS


9:00 - 10:00 General Session

Clinical Impact of Drug-Drug Interactions

Austyn Taylor Grim, BCPPS


10:00 - 10:20 Break


10:20 - 11:20 General Session

Complimentary Meds

Hannah E. Sauer, PharmD, BCOP


11:20 - 12:20 General Session

Groundbreaking Genetic Therapies

Erin J. McDade, Pharm.D., BCPPS

Jenna Faircloth, Pharm.D., BCPS


12:20 - 1:00 Lunch


1:00 - 2:00 General Session

Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship Opportunities

Grant T. Stimes, PharmD, MPA, BCPS, BCIDP

Brittany A. Rodriguez, PharmD, BCIDP


2:00 - 3:00 Concurrent Session One

Acute and Chronic Anticoagulation Therapy in the Pediatric Population

Katherine Irene Rose Lemming, PharmD

Hillary Calderon, PharmD

Hana Paek, PharmD


Concurrent Session Two

Pediatric Chest Radiographic Interpretation Skills

Marla Sammer, MD, MHA, FAAP


3:00 - 3:15 Break


3:15 - 4:15 Concurrent Sessions One

Pharmacology of commonly used topical dermatology medications

Surin Lee, PharmD, BCPPS


Concurrent Sessions Two

EKG Interpretations

Emily R. Backes, MD, MA


4:15 - 5:15 General Session

Dose Makes the Poison - Palforzia Overview

Amanda Gillispie, Pharm.D.


Friday, April 8, 2022

7:50 - 8:00 Welcome


8:00 - 9:00 General Session

Creating Inclusive Work & Learning Environments: Addressing Microaggressions

Erik D. Malmberg, PhD, JD


9:00 - 10:00 General Session

Decision-Making Under Stress

Lisa Penney, PhD


10:00 - 10:15 Break


10:15 - 11:15 Concurrent Session One

Immunization Hesitation; How COVID affected vaccine rates

Flor Munoz, MD


Concurrent Session Two

MultiD Pain Management

Angela Medellin, CPNP


11:20 - 12:20 Concurrent Session One

Social Media Impact on Children/Teens

Eric A. Storch, Ph.D.


Concurrent Session Two

Management of the Neurosurgical Patient

Lucia Ruggieri, MPAS, PA-C


12:20 - 1:00 Lunch Break


1:00 - 2:00 Concurrent Session One

Scientific Abstract & Manuscript Writing

JoAnn M. Mick, Ph.D., MSN, MBA


Concurrent Session Two

Celiac Disease and related disorders: What's new in 2022

Douglas S. Fishman, MD


2:05 - 3:05 Concurrent Session One



Concurrent Session Two

Rheumatology Potpourri

Andrea Ramirez, MD


3:05 - 3:20 Break


3:20 - 4:20 Concurrent Session One

Just Don't Tell My Parents: Interviewing Adolescents

Sharonda Alston Taylor, MD


Concurrent Session Two

Gastrostomy Tips and Tricks

Madison Fitzgerald PA-C


Saturday, April 9, 2022


7:50 - 8:00 Welcome


8:00 - 9:00 General Session

Professional Distress as a Catalyst for Resiliency

Tessy A. Thomas, DO, MBE


9:00 - 10:00 General Session

Human Trafficking

Ally Matteson, LCSW-S


10:00-10:15 Break


10:15 - 11:15 Concurrent Session One

Preparing for Highly Hazardous Communicable Diseases in the Community

Amy S. Arrington, MD PHD


Concurrent Session Two

Hip Dysplasia

Scott Rosenfeld, MD


11:20 - 12:20 Concurrent Session One

Pediatric Liver Transplantation

Marielle Farone, PA-C


Concurrent Session Two

Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Headaches

Deanna Dugan, CPNP


12:20-12:40 Lunch


12:40- 1:40 Concurrent Session One

Critical Communication: Tough topics with patients and families

Faith Kinnear CPNP-AC

Jaime Jump, DO, FAAP


Concurrent Session Two TBD


1:45 -2:45 Concurrent Session One

My Tummy Hurts: Pediatric Abdominal Pain Necessitating a Surgical Consult

Anna C. Shafer, MMSc, PA-C


Concurrent Session Two

Cancer Survivorship

Shelby Boone, CPNP-AC

Alicia R. Howell, MSN, FNP-C


2:50 - 3:50

Concurrent Session One

Radiologic OrthoOnc Concerns

Nicole Montgomery, MD


Concurrent Session Two

Sports Nutrition

Sarah L. Dobkins, MS, RD, CSSD, LD