The Event


 The Speakers



 Sponsors & Exhibitors

 We would like to thank the many exhibitors who helped support the conference.  Following is a complete list of those participants:

Abbott Nutrition Apprendamos
El Paso Children's Hospital The Hospitals of Providence Children's Hospital
Las Palmas Del Sol Medela
Methodist's Children's Hospital Molnlycke Health Care 
Prolacta Star Medical

Texas Tech University Health Science Center

Department of Pediatrics






 Our thanks to the following individuals for their contribution to the planning and execution of this conference

Planning Committee: Abstract & Conundrum Review Committee: Abstract & Conundrum Judging Committee:
Sadhana Chheda, MD
Camille Gerdes, RN, BSN
Fatima Gutierrez, MD
Jennifer Hickey, RN, BSN
Kristina Kypuros, MD
Gilda Lopez, MA
Audrey Garcia
Elizabeth Smith, RNC, MSN, CNS
Lucy Koneri, RN, MSN
Sherry Quintanilla, MBA, BSN, RN, CNML
Amy Ross, MBA, PMP
Rachel Valenzuela
Jesia Boykin, BBA
Amanda Timmerman, MS, RD, CSP, CNSC, LD
Lindsay Covarrubias, BSN, RN
Lewis Rubin, MD
Thenral Mangadu, MD
Marco Romero
Bert Johansson, MD
Gaby Philips
Indu Pathak, MD
Stormy Monks, PhD
Karina Cecilio, MD


 Poster Presentations


Thank you to all who presented posters:

  • Garcia, Luisa: Addressing Domestic and Secual Violence in El Paso, TX through a coordinated community response (CCR): Implications for health of women and families in the Paso Del Norte Region. UTEP
  • Gomez, Claudia E: Tay-Sachs, Not only a Jewish Disease. PLFSOM
  • Herrera, Alicia: Rate of Patients Who Received Mother's Expressed Breast Milk in the NICU. EPCH & PLFSOM
  • 2nd Place: Lujan, Priscilla: The Healthy Miner Sex Positive Peer Education Program: Addressing sexual and reproductive health for college-going minority women in the Paso Del Norte Region. UTEP
  • 1st Place: Ortiz, C: Parental Age and the Risk of Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia. PLFSOM
  • Holguin, L MD: Clinical Management of Abnormal Frenum Attachments in Neonates and Infants. El Paso Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Clinic.
  • Robles, Rebecca: A Minority Serving Institution and Community Based Organization Partnership: Collaborations on Expanded Services for Adult Participants Dealing with Substance Abuse, HIV, and Hepatitis B and C Prevention, and Interconnected Issues in the El Paso Del Norte Region. UTEP
  • 3rd Place: Timmerman, Amanda: Contexts of Perinatal or Pediatric Care in the Texas/New Mexico-Mexico Border Region. EPCH & PLFSOM
  • Timmerman, Amanda: Incidence of Pediatric Malnutrition Using the 2015 Indicators for Pediatric Malnutrition at El Paso Children's Hospital. EPCH

Podium Presentations


Thank you to all who presented:

  • Ali, Nisreen F: An Unusual Urinary Stream. PLFSOM 
  • 1st Place: T. Karube MD: Wait! Do You Really Need to Prescribe that Antibiotic?
  • T. Karube MD: Early Onset of Pediatric Autoimmune Pancreatitis at the US-Mexican Border.
  • Holguin, L MD: Early Management of Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate Using Infant Orthopedics. El Paso Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Clinic.


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Abstract & Conundrum Submission 2018