School of Medicine, SA Military Pediatrics Center to host 47th Annual Teaching Conference: Pediatrics for the Practitioner

SAN ANTONIO (May 21, 2010) — The 47th Annual Teaching Conference: Pediatrics for the Practitioner, a conference designed to provide new information and skills for physicians, advanced practice nurses and other health care providers who treat children, will take place June 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio.

“The 47th Annual Pediatrics for the Practitioner Conference will bring together pediatricians, family medicine physicians, advanced practice nurses, and other healthcare providers with an interest in children’s health. Attendees will be informed about the most recent recommendations for optimal health care of children and will exchange information amongst peers and colleagues about the best clinical practices in order to ensure that children in San Antonio and the region receive comprehensive and excellent health care,” said the course co-director, Dennis A. Conrad, M.D., from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine. He is working in conjunction with course co-directors Drs. Ted Cieslak and Dale Ahrendt, who are both associated with the San Antonio Military Pediatrics Center.

The conference will provide a broad review of current medical information of importance to the practitioner who provides health care for children. Due to the importance of these topics in contemporary pediatric practice, and by request of the target audience, this year’s conference will feature a special emphasis on pediatric infectious disease, pediatric dermatology, and behavioral and developmental pediatrics. Additional conference topics include: updates on adolescent medicine, allergies, cardiology, neurology, pulmonology, child abuse, hematology and growth development genetics.

Lectures are presented by experienced UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine and San Antonio Military Pediatrics Center faculty and invited experts – many of whom have received awards for their clinical, research and teaching skills.

Registration information The conference registration fee is $450 for physicians, $300 for advanced practice nurses and $225 for resident physicians. To register, visit or contact Joe Cepeda at (210) 567-4446. For additional conference information, contact Erika Bowen at or (210) 567-6531.

Continuing medical education statement The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, one of the country’s leading health sciences universities, ranks in the top 2 percent of all U.S. institutions receiving federal funding. Research and other sponsored program activity totaled a record $259 million in fiscal year 2009. The university’s schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have produced 27,000 graduates. The $753 million operating budget supports six campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. For more information on the man

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