Program Overview

Purpose: The purpose of the Driscoll Health System’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) program promotes continuous improvement in patient care by providing educational activities for physicians involved in the care of pediatric patients and pregnant women.

Content Areas: The activities will educate physicians on the epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis and management of the physical and psychosocial problems of pediatric patients. This will include a broad range of recent advances, current concerns, common problems, ethical issues and address identified quality issues from the entire spectrum of pediatric healthcare and care of pregnant women.

Target Audience: The primary target audience will be the physician and surgeon staff of Driscoll Children’s Hospital, referring physicians, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, obstetrics (in support of Driscoll Health Plan) engaged in child healthcare in South Texas.

Types of Activities: The program will consist of series lectures and courses, along with targeted educational offerings utilizing video, internet, enduring materials and information system computer technology as needed. Cisco WebEx online broadcasting services is a tool we use that allows attendees to view CME activities from their electronic devices.

Expected Results of the Program: Activities are expected to enhance physician competence and performance. For selected activities, physicians will be asked on the electronic evaluation form to assess what of any elements of the information provided will be incorporated into future practice. Selected activities are coordinated with Hospital and Driscoll Health Plan quality initiatives for the purpose of contributing to change in patient outcomes. This effort is monitored in conjunction with appropriate quality committees. The CME Committee analyzes the activities conducted through the CME department to access the degree to which the mission statement has been met.

Our Staff and Location

The Driscoll Heath System Continuing Medical Education department office hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Maria Campbell, Continuing Medical Education Specialist, (361) 694-4117
Sonia Mathew, MD, Medical Director of CME Programs, (361) 694-5861

Grand Rounds Lecture Series

CME activity is hosted every Friday at 12:30 p.m. virtually.

08/18/2023
Childhood Obesity
Presented by: Ana Paez, MD
08/25/2023
Hematuria and Proteinuria in Pediatrics
Presented by: Franca Iorember, MD
09/01/2023
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning-Impact on Healthcare
Presented by: Noorullah Akhtar, MD
09/01/2023
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning-Impact on Healthcare
Presented by: Noorullah Akhtar, MD

Meet the Expert Lecture Series

CME activity is hosted bimonthly at 7 p.m. virtually.

Tumor Board 
Lecture Series

CME activity is hosted on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:15 a.m. virtually.

Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) Course

CME activity is hosted quarterly in person.

CME Activities Video Archive

Note: CME credit is not available for viewing video archives.

CME Transcripts
To request your CME transcript for Driscoll Health System CME activities, email Maria Campbell. You must provide your full name, email address, and the timeframe for the desired report (e.g. January–December).

2023

06/23/2023
Short Stature
Presented by Beatriz Blinov, MD
06/16/2023
Small Bowel Obstruction
Presented by Stephen Almond, MD
05/26/2023
When Sick Kids Get Hurt
Presented by Camille Graham, MD
05/19/2023
Health Supervision for a NICU Graduate
Presented by Ajay Pratap Singh, MD
05/09/2023
COVID and COVID Vaccine Confidence in Pregnant Persons
Presented by Lisa Hollier, MD, MPH
05/01/2023
Crohn’s Disease
Presented by Asha Sukumaran Nair, MD
03/31/2023
Pediatric Trauma Potpourri
Presented by Jon Roberts, MD
03/24/2023
Pediatric Trauma Potpourri
Presented by Jon Roberts, MD
03/10/2023
Neonatal Hypoglycemia and Pediatric Endocrine Emergencies
Presented by Rajan Senguttuvan, MD
03/03/2023
Airway Obstruction in the Newborn and Infants
Presented by William Clark, MD
02/17/2023
The Pediatric Eye Exam
Presented by John Bishop, MD
02/10/2023
Pediatric Hearing Loss: Newborn to School Age
Presented by Melissa Kresh, DO
01/27/2023 
Trauma Resuscitation and Coagulation
Presented by Paul Aylward, MD

2022

12/16/2022 
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy: Review & Updates
Presented by Sanjeet Panda MD
12/09/2022
Immigrant/Refugee Health
Presented by Marsha Griffin, MD
11/11/2022
Update on Vaccine
Presented by Linda McGee MD, Rekha Lakshmanan, and Julie Boom MD
10/14/2022
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Presented by: Jacqueline Reyes Diaz, MD
10/07/2022
Developmental Red Flags: A Primer for Primary Care Providers
Presented by: Maricela Gulbronson, MD
09/30/2022
Monkeypox: A New Pandemic?
Presented by: Robert Haley, MD
09/16/2022
Acute Severe Hepatitis and Liver Failure in Children
Presented by: Naveen Mittal, MD
9/09/2022
Pediatric Interventional Radiology
Presented by: Murali Surnedi, MD
9/02/2022
How Busy Clinicians Can Do Research and Help Kids
Presented by: Chester J. Koh, MD and Balakrishna Haridas, PhD
8/19/2022
Common Ophthalmology Problems in General Pediatrics
Presented by: Charlotte Akor, MD
8/12/2022
An Overview of Cystic Fibrosis
Presented by: Jon Roberts, MD
7/22/2022
Child Safety: Car Seats and Safe Sleep
Presented by: Karen Beard, CPST-I
7/1/2022
Turner's Syndrome
Presented by: Doris Fadoju, MD
6/24/2022
Empyema and Pulmonary Abscesses
Presented by: Jonathan DeAntonio, MD and Stephen Almond, MD
6/10/2022
Persuasive Communication and Conflict Resolution
Presented by: Shana Merlin/Robert Milman, MD
5/13/2022
Vaping Update: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Presented by: Paul Nolan, MD
4/29/2022
COVID Vaccine and the Vaccine Hesitant Parent
Presented by: Lindy McGee, MD
4/15/2022
Dog Bite Awareness: A Community Effort
Presented by: Multiple Speakers
3/18/2022
Sexual Transmitted Infections: The New Guidelines
Presented by: Raquel Vargas-Whale, MD
3/4/2022
Williams Syndrome
Presented by: Tom Collins, MD
2/25/2022
Screening and Management of Congenital Hypothyroidism
Presented by: Pranav Gupta, MD
2/23/2022 
Texas Morbidity and Mortality Review Committee Update
Presented by: Lisa Hollier, MD
2/22/2022
Idiopathic Scoliosis
Presented by: Eric Wait, MD
1/14/2022
A Perfect Resuscitation: Is Simulation THE Answer
Presented by: Utpal Bhalala, MD

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