44th Annual Kenneth C. Haltalin: Pediatrics for the Practitioner- Course material

April 27-28, 2012

Purpose and Content

The purpose of the symposium is to provide knowledge to physicians and other health care professionals who care for children. To accomplish this, a series of talks, including a half day subspecialty session, emphasizing new information will be presented with ample time for questions from the audience. All attendees will receive printed materials to assist in applying the information to their practice.

Course Objectives

  1. Discuss new antibiotic usage and treatment strategies for acute and chronic otitis media and urinary tract infections
  2. Discuss and evaluate the use of new drugs and management of selected infections
  3. Evaluate patients with headaches, eczema and asthma and implement updated treatments for these diseases
  4. Recognize common radiologic findings in pediatric diseases
  5. Evaluate, counsel and treat patients who participate in athletics and develop a variety of complications such as heat illness, concussions and common knee injuries.
  6. Acknowledge and discuss the latest information related to out of hospital sudden death and CPR statistics   

Conflict of Interest

It is Children's Medical Center's policy that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation of financial interest that may affect the speakers' presentations. Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. This will be disclosed at the beginning of each presentation.

Purchase Information

Conference course material notebooks are available for purchase for $50.00. You can request a copy via mail or online.

Your request is confirmed upon receipt of the payment.  We are unable to process any requests without payment.  

To pay by check, please enclose the registration form along with a check and mail to the following address: 

Children's Medical Center
CME office, B4.01
1935 Medical District Dr.
Dallas, TX  75235

Checks can be made payable to Children's Medical Center. 

For additional information, please call the Children’s CME department, 214-456-2735, or email marisa.archuleta@childrens.com

Course Director

Dr. Thomas M. Zellers, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Faculty Speakers

Henry Ellis, M.D. 
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
    "It Pops, It Locks, It Swells...Knee Problems in the
Growing Athlete "


Alan Farrow-Gillespie, M.D. 
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
   "The Medical, Legal, and Ethical Use of Opioid
Medication in Children"

Carla Garcia, M.D. 
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
   "Urinary Tract Infections: What are the New
Recommendations?"


Colin Kane, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Cardiology
   "Supplements in Sports — Cardiac Effects and Risks"

George McCracken, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease
   "Antibiotic Therapy: New Drugs and Management
of Selected Infections in Infants and Children"

Shane Miller, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Pediatrics
   "Hard Knocks: An Update on Sports Concussion and
the New Texas Legislation"

   "Getting to the Core of It: Heat Illness in Texas Athletes"

Pam Okada, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
     "Acute Asthma Management in the Emergency
Department: When Things Go South!"


Alan Powell, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Radiology 
   "Radiology for the Pediatrician"


Maeve Sheehan, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
   "Out of the Hospital CPR"