46th Annual Kenneth C. Haltalin: Pediatrics for the Practitioner

April 25-26, 2014

Course Overview

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. Some topics included this year are: otitis media, musculoskeletal infections, asthma, obesity, food allergies, hypertension, dermatology, adolescent medicine, ethics and other essential topics for the pediatric practitioner.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

• Evaluate musculoskeletal infections in children.
• Discuss the effectiveness of an asthma protocol for inpatients.
• Evaluate children for obesity and related health issues.
• Diagnose and treat acute and chronic otitis media.
• Discuss the approach to the patient with ADHD.
• Evaluate the patient with food allergies.
• Evaluate and treat new patients with hypertension.
• Discuss the special needs of adolescent patients.
• Diagnose the common Infectious disease found in the community.

Who Should Attend

The conference is designed for pediatricians, family practice physicians, emergency medicine physicians, pediatric specialists, pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants who wish to update their knowledge on important topics in pediatric care.


Children's Medical Center is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Children's Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

Registration Information 

Attendees may register by mail or online. 

$325 - Entire Conference (two days)

$250 - Entire Conference (two days)
UT Southwestern Alumni, Children's Medical Staff, PA's, Nurse Practitioners

$225 - One full day (Friday)
$100 - Half day (Saturday)

Payment must accompany the registration form for it to be processed. Once registration has been processed, a confirmation email will be sent. To pay by check, please enclose the registration form along with a check. Checks can be made payable to Children's Medical Center.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 214-456-1517 and ask for Telisa Johnson.

Returned Check Policy

An administrative fee of $35 will be charged for all checks returned for insufficient funds.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Refunds on paid registrations will be issued only for written cancellation requests received by April 11, 2014. All refunds will be issued a $35.00 administrative fee. After April 11, 2014, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED.

Meeting Location

Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center
100 Great Wolf Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051



A limited number of suites have been reserved at the
Great Wolf Lodge at a discounted rate.

For reservations visit www.greatwolf.com/grapevine/reservations
and enter Group Code: 140445TH

The group rate is valid until April 10, 2014

Course Director

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

Faculty Speakers

Nnenna Agim, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology & Pediatric Dermatology

Graham Emslie, M.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry - Pediatrics

May Lau, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics – Adolescent Medicine

Dawn Johnson, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Jennifer Walsh, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics – Internal Medicine

Lawson Copely, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Vinetta Mittal, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Jon Oden, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics - Endocrinology

Drew Bird, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics – Internal Medicine

Anne Marie Hain, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics

Donald Cochran, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics – Palliative Care, Pain Management

Jyothsna Gattineni, M.D.
Assistant Professor – Department of Pediatrics

Amanda Evans, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics – Infectious Disease