2020
Pediatric Brain
Health Summit

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AT&T Conference Center, Austin, TX

1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705


SUMMIT POSTPONED

Due to travel restrictions faced by many of our participants and speakers as a result of COVID-19 response and preparation, we have decided to reschedule the 2020 Pediatric Brain Health Summit to a later date.

The purpose of the Summit is to bring together community-based organizations and health care professionals from around the state to discuss and learn about strategies for promoting PBH.

Thanks to generous support from the conference partners, registration is free and includes breakfast, lunch, conference parking, and refreshments both days.

Continuing education for multiple disciplines will be provided for this event.


Noted speakers who have been confirmed

Jack P. Shonkoff, MD

Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Graduate School of Education

Cynthia Osborne, PhD

Associate Dean for Academic Strategies; Director, Center for Health and Social Policy; Director, Child and Family Research Partnership; Director, Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Ariane Marie-Mitchell, MD, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine & Pediatrics, Loma Linda University


Topics to be covered:

  • Policies and practices that help support families and mitigate adversity
  • Why screen for social determinants of health, adverse childhood experiences, and postnatal depression in the pediatric setting
  • Creating connections between community organizations and medical practice
  • Big and little things that can be done in the pediatric practice to support families

Continuing education credit/contact hours for this event are provided by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service and include the following:

Continuing Medical Education:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the joint providership of The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service, The University of Texas System, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, St. David’s Foundation, Episcopal Health Foundation, Casey Family Programs, and UT Health Science Center at Tyler. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited by TMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been designated by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service for 1.50 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Continuing Nursing Education:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 9.50 contact hour(s) of Continuing Nursing Education.

Social Workers:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service under sponsor number CS3065 has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (https://dshs.texas.gov/socialwork) to offer continuing education contact hours to social workers. The approved status of The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service expires annually on December 31. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 9.50 contact hour(s) of Continuing Social Work Education. This course has been designated by The Texas Department of State Health Services for 9.50 contact hours of education in professional ethics and social work values.

Certificate of Attendance:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has designated 9.50 hour(s) for attendance.


For more information, contact Dr. Dorothy Mandell at dmandell@utsystem.edu or Susan Onion at sonion@utsystem.edu

The 2020 Summit is a collaboration between the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Episcopal Health Foundation, the St. David’s Foundation, Casey Family Programs, The University of Texas System, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

The Pediatric Brain Health Summit is part of the pediatric brain health initiative, a multi-sector, multi-agency collaboration focused on the prenatal to three-year-old developmental window. The purpose of the initiative is to use the current science on pediatric brain development to help inform and support programs that promote community resilience and optimal development in Texas’ children.