2020
Pediatric Brain
Health Summit

March 23–24, 2020

AT&T Conference Center, Austin, TX

1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705


Hotel rooms are available at the AT&T Executive Conference Center at the discounted conference rate of $189. Rooms are open on a space available basis until February 27, 2020.

To make a room reservation at AT&T, please use the following link: https://book.passkey.com/e/49947074. You may also call either of the following numbers and refer to the Pediatric Brain Health Summit:

Reservations Toll Free: 877-744-8822
Reservations Local Phone: 512-404-3600

Please note, if your plans change, hotel room cancellations are accepted up to 72 hours prior to arrival.


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

The 2020 Pediatric Brain Health (PBH) Summit is being held March 23-24 at the AT&T Executive Conference Center in Austin, Texas. 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.


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


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

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.