CME Education Symposium

CME Education PublicSymposium

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is proud to host our second annual Education Symposium, to be held during the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Amazing Half Marathon Weekend on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, 2017.

This year’s CME symposium titled “Our Patients, Ourselves: Caring for our Community” will offer important topics related to pediatric and physicians’ health that clinicians and community members from across our region will find both compelling and clinically pertinent. Please read below to learn more about the keynote speaker.

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Public Symposium

Caring for a Community in Crisis: A Community Forum
Learn more about the Public Symposium here.

Education Symposium Details

Saturday, March 11, 2017
10 am – 5:30 pm LSU
Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA


10 a.m. - Registration and Vendor Viewing

10:30 a.m. - Opening Remarks
Dr. Shaun Kemmerly, Chief Medical Officer
Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital

10:35 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Keynote Session
"Caring for Our Community in Crisis"
Dr. David Schonfeld

11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Panel Discussion
"Community Collaborative Recovery Efforts"
Richard Vath, Facilitator

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch (provided), Poster Session and Vendor Viewing

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Alumni Mini Lecture
Dr. Andres Carrion-Vargas, Pediatric Pulmonologist
Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital
Graduate, Pediatric Residency Program

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Nurturing Our Best Selves
"Mindfulness: Being Present for Every Clinical Encounter"

3:15 p.m. Break and Vendor Viewing

3:30 p.m. Interprofessional Collaborative Workshop
"Equipping and Cultivating a Community of Providers"

5 p.m. - Concluding Remarks and Awards

Symposium Pricing Information

  • Physicians
    • Early bird               $125
    • After Feb 10           $150

  • Allied health professionals (nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, etc)
    • Early bird                 $75
    • After Feb 10            $90
  • Nurses
    • Early bird                 $50
    • After Feb 10            $60
  • Students and Residents     $20


Sponsorship opportunities available here

Abstract Submissions

The 2017 Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Education Symposium will continue the tradition of showcasing scholarly work within pediatrics. We welcome abstract submissions from physicians, residents, nurses, allied professionals and medical students to our poster program, which will feature work in the following domain areas: (1) clinical and translational research; (2) patient safety and quality improvement; (3) case reports and clinical vignettes; and (4) advocacy work.

Submit an Abstract

keynote_speaker.jpgKeynote Speaker

David Schonfeld, MD

  • Professor of the Practice in the School of Social Work and Pediatrics at USC and CHLA
  • Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council
  • Commissioner, National Commission on Children and Disasters
  • Commissioner, Sandy Hook Advisory CommissionDr. Schonfeld is a developmental behavioral pediatrician and a national expert on guiding children through crisis and trauma. He will lead us in equipping pediatricians and community members with tools they can use to help our area recover from this past summer's events.