Program Overview

Purpose: The purpose of the Driscoll Health System’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) program is to promote 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, and 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, and obstetrics (in support of Driscoll Health Plan) engaged in child healthcare in South Texas.

Types of Activities: The program will consist of a series of 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 if any elements of the information provided will be incorporated into future practice. Selected activities are coordinated with Hospital and Driscoll Health Plan quality initiatives to contribute 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 assess the degree to which the mission statement has been met.

31st Annual Pediatric Conference

July 19-20, 2024
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
909 North Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78401

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.

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.

Registration Sheet

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).

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning-Impact on Healthcare
Presented by: Noorullah Akhtar, MD
Hematuria and Proteinuria in Pediatrics
Presented by: Franca Iorember, MD
Childhood Obesity
Presented by: Ana Paez, MD
Short Stature
Presented by Beatriz Blinov, MD
Small Bowel Obstruction
Presented by Stephen Almond, MD
When Sick Kids Get Hurt
Presented by Camille Graham, MD
Health Supervision for a NICU Graduate
Presented by Ajay Pratap Singh, MD
COVID and COVID Vaccine Confidence in Pregnant Persons
Presented by Lisa Hollier, MD, MPH
Crohn’s Disease
Presented by Asha Sukumaran Nair, MD
Pediatric Trauma Potpourri
Presented by Jon Roberts, MD
Pediatric Trauma Potpourri
Presented by Jon Roberts, MD
Neonatal Hypoglycemia and Pediatric Endocrine Emergencies
Presented by Rajan Senguttuvan, MD
The Pediatric Eye Exam
Presented by John Bishop, MD
Airway Obstruction in the Newborn and Infants
Presented by William Clark, MD
Pediatric Hearing Loss: Newborn to School Age
Presented by Melissa Kresh, DO
Trauma Resuscitation and Coagulation
Presented by Paul Aylward, MD
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy: Review & Updates
Presented by Sanjeet Panda MD
Immigrant/Refugee Health
Presented by Marsha Griffin, MD
Update on Vaccine
Presented by Linda McGee MD, Rekha Lakshmanan, and Julie Boom MD
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Presented by: Jacqueline Reyes Diaz, MD
Developmental Red Flags: A Primer for Primary Care Providers
Presented by: Maricela Gulbronson, MD
Monkeypox: A New Pandemic?
Presented by: Robert Haley, MD
Acute Severe Hepatitis and Liver Failure in Children
Presented by: Naveen Mittal, MD
Pediatric Interventional Radiology
Presented by: Murali Surnedi, MD
How Busy Clinicians Can Do Research and Help Kids
Presented by: Chester J. Koh, MD and Balakrishna Haridas, PhD
Common Ophthalmology Problems in General Pediatrics
Presented by: Charlotte Akor, MD
An Overview of Cystic Fibrosis
Presented by: Jon Roberts, MD
Turner's Syndrome
Presented by: Doris Fadoju, MD
Child Safety: Car Seats and Safe Sleep
Presented by: Karen Beard, CPST-I
Empyema and Pulmonary Abscesses
Presented by: Jonathan DeAntonio, MD and Stephen Almond, MD
Persuasive Communication and Conflict Resolution
Presented by: Shana Merlin/Robert Milman, MD
Vaping Update: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Presented by: Paul Nolan, MD
COVID Vaccine and the Vaccine Hesitant Parent
Presented by: Lindy McGee, MD
Dog Bite Awareness: A Community Effort
Presented by: Multiple Speakers
Sexual Transmitted Infections: The New Guidelines
Presented by: Raquel Vargas-Whale, MD
Williams Syndrome
Presented by: Tom Collins, MD
Screening and Management of Congenital Hypothyroidism
Presented by: Pranav Gupta, MD
Idiopathic Scoliosis
Presented by: Eric Wait, MD
Texas Morbidity and Mortality Review Committee Update
Presented by: Lisa Hollier, MD
A Perfect Resuscitation: Is Simulation THE Answer
Presented by: Utpal Bhalala, MD

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