Innovative Therapies in Pediatrics

Friday, May 9, 2014
7:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
7:45 a.m. Welcome, Opening Remarks and Disclosures
Dr. Jon McCullers
Transcriptional Profiling: Clinical Application in Respiratory Infections
Octavio Ramilo, MD
9:00 a.m. Viral Dynamics of RSV and the Development of Antivirals
John DeVincenzo, MD
9:40 a.m. Break
9:50 a.m. Neonatal Immunity and Its Importance in RSV Pathogenesis
Stephania Cormier, PhD
10:30 a.m. Home Seizure Detection Devices
James Wheless, MD
11:10 a.m. Pediatric Retina Cases
Jorge Calzada, MD
11:50 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m.

Interesting Pediatric Cases

  • Endocrinology - Brent Logan, MD
  • Hematology/Oncology - Michael Bishop, MD
  • Plastic Surgery - Robert Wallace, M.D.
1:30 p.m. The Changing Face of Community Acquired Pneumonia
Jon McCullers, MD
2:10 p.m. All Thrombocytopenia Is Not ITP
Kerri A. Nottage, MD
2:50 p.m. Break
3:05 p.m. Genetic Variations in Vesicoureteral Reflux and Its Sequelae
David Hains, MD
3:45 p.m. New Imaging Procedures Designed to Decrease Radiation Exposure
Thomas Boulden, MD
4:25 p.m.

Interesting Pediatric Cases

  • Genetics - Eniko Pivnick, MD
  • Surgery - Tim Jancelewicz, MD
  • Urology - Gerald Jerkins, MD
5:25 p.m. Adjourn
Saturday, May 10, 2014
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. What’s New in Pediatric Dermatology?
Emily Jones, MD
9:00 a.m. Headaches/Migraines
Diana Lebron, MD
9:40 a.m. Break
9:55 a.m.

Interesting Pediatric Cases

  • Cardiology - Rush Waller, MD
  • Orthopedics - David Spence, MD
  • Pulmonology - Dennis Stokes, M.D.
10:55 a.m. Adolescent Psychiatry
Valarie Arnold, MD
Health Reform...Optimistic Reflections
Robert Waller, MD
12:15 p.m. Adjourn

Annual UT Alumni Duck Dinner

The 64th Annual UT Alumni Duck Dinner is Friday evening, May 9, at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Sid Wilroy. Registration is $45 per person with a deadline of May 1, 2014. Make checks payable to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and mail to Karen Ariemma/Duck Dinner, 50 N. Dunlap St., Box 57, Memphis, TN 38103. For questions regarding The Duck Dinner contact Ms. Ariemma at 901-287-6756 or

Course Alterations

Changes in the program faculty, topics, and/or schedule may be necessary. These may occur without notice when time does not permit notification.

Conference Materials

Conference materials will be available electronically on May 6, 2014. After registering for the conference you will be given a link and password to access the materials.