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1st annual Twin Cities Pediatric Update

We are excited to bring you the first annual collaborative conference between Children’s Minnesota and the University of Minnesota, Department of Pediatrics. This two-day conference offers practical information to help you stay current on relevant topics and recent advances in pediatrics important to your practice. Additionally, it’s a great way to network with pediatric professionals in your community. The conference will take place on Sept. 19-20, 2019.

Register for TCPU here


Children’s Minnesota is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association to provide the continuing medical education for physicians. Children’s designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This activity is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements. Learn more about accreditation for this event here.

Children’s Presenters

Children’s Minnesota is proud to have 14 presenters at TCPU. See below for a list of speakers and their topics:

Kelly Bergmann, DO, MS: Staff Physician, Emergency Department Research Director
Topic: ED Office procedures

Emily Chapman, MD: Chief Medical Officer; Vice President of Medical Affairs
Topic: Positive parenting pearls in two minutes or less

Raylesha Creighton-Lewis, PharmD: Pharmacist
Topic: Pediatric primary care pharmacology pearls

Nicole Chase, MD (St. Paul Allergy and Asthma): Allergy and Immunology
Topic: Peanuts for your peanut? Update on food allergy in children

Kylie Fowler, MD, MS: Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Topic: LARC and contraceptive options: Get it and forget it!

Angela Kade Goepferd, MD, FAAP: Pediatrician; Director of Medical Education; Vice Chief of Staff; Medical Director, Gender Health Program
Topic: Primary Care for transgender and gender diverse children

Erin King, MD, FAAP: Hospitalist; Associate Director Medical Education; Graduate Medical Education Site Director
Topic: Gutting the guidelines: Essentials of AAP policy for the busy primary care pediatrician

Christina Koutsari, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP: Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Disease Pharmacist
Topic: Pediatric primary care pharmacology pearls

Jennifer Kyllo, MD: Medical Director, Endocrine Clinic and McNeely Diabetes Center
Topic: Pediatric growth concerns: When is short too short?

Siman Nuurali: Quality and Safety Improvement Specialist
Topic: The impact of the global refugee crisis

William Pomputius, MD: Medical Director Immunology/Infectious Disease
Topic: What you need to know about travel medicine

Tamara Pozos, MD, PhD: Medical Director Clinical Immunology
Topic: Is it immunodeficiency or daycare? Frequent infections in kids

Rebecca Vaurio, PhD, LP: Behavioral Health and Neurosciences Institute
Topic: Is it autism? Differentiating behavior problems in kids

Samreen Vora, MD, MHAM, FACEP: Medical Director Simulation; Emergency Medicine Physician
Topic: The impact of the global refugee crisis

Find the full agenda here.

Event date and time

September 19, 2019, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

September 20, 2019, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


St. Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102

Alexandra Rothstein