2021 Red River Potpourri

August 20-22, 2021| Zoom Webinar


The 29th annual meeting for the Louisiana AAP will be held August 20-22, 2021. A decision was made on July 28, 2021 to shift from an in-person conference to a virtual conference  in response to the curent status of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Join us online for a weekend of learning.



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Red River Potpourri Agenda

Friday, August 20, 2021

10:00 am
11:00 am
Registration & Box Lunch
12:00 pm
Welcome & Introductions
Rachel Chatters, MD, FAAP, Louisiana AAP President

Ann Kay Logarbo, MD, FAAP, Louisiana AAP Education Chair

Ashley Politz, LMSW, Louisiana AAP Executive Director

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): What are They and Why Do They Matter?
Julianna Finelli, MD & Sarah Hinshaw-Fuselier, PhD
12:45 pm
Addressing Childhood trauma in a Pediatric Setting
Anna Kelly, PhD & Melissa Middleton, PhD
1:15 PM
Making Developmental Screening Work in Your Practice
Laura Thorton, PhD
1:45 PM
Question & Answer Session
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
The Preterm Infant After NICU Discaharge: What the Pediatrician Should Know
Brian Barkemeyer, MD, FAAP
3:00 PM
Dyadic-Based Care for Infants with NOWS – The Eating, Sleeping and Consoling Care Tool
Meghan Howell, MD, FAAP
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
Question & Answer Session
4:15 PM
4:30 PM
Panel Discussion – Telemedicine for Pediatric Subspecialty Care – Improving Access for Kids
Joseph Ortenberg, MD, FAAP
5:30 PM
Resident Posters & Social

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Red River Potpourri Agenda

Saturday, August 21, 2021

7:15 am
Registration / Breakfast / Exhibits
8:00 am
Welcome & Introductions
Rachel Chatters, MD, FAAP, Louisiana AAP President

Ann Kay Logarbo, MD, FAAP, Louisiana AAP Education Chair

Ashley Politz, LMSW, Louisiana AAP Executive Director

8:15 am
8:45 am
Neonatal Resuscitation: From Genesis to Guidelines
Jay Goldsmith, MD, FAAP
9:45 am
Question & Answer Session
10:00 am
10:30 am
Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes
Khushboo Parikh, MBBS, FAAP
11:00 am
HIV in Louisiana: How PrEP Can Stop the Spread
Paula Seal, MD, MPH
11:30 am
Question & Answer Session
11:45 am
Lunch – Louisiana AAP Annual Business Meeting & Awards
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1:15 pm


2:00 pm

Resident Presentations


LSU Health Sciences Center of New Orleans

LSU Health Sciences Center of Shreveport

Our Lady of the Lake, Baton Rouge

Tulane/Ochsner, New Orleans

3:00 pm

Question & Answer Session

3:15 pm


3:45 pm

Master Pediatrician Session

5:30 pm

Saturday Evening Themed Social 

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Red River Potpourri Agenda

Sunday, August 22, 2021

7:15 am

Registration / Continental Breakfast 

8:00 am

Welcome & Introductions


Rachel Chatters, MD, FAAP, Louisiana AAP President

Ann Kay Logarbo, MD, FAAP, Louisiana AAP Education Chair

Ashley Politz, LMSW, Louisiana AAP Executive Director

8:15 am

Practical Advice for Caring for the Pediatric Patient with Overweight or Obesity

Marcella Houser, MD, FAAP & Katie Queen, MD, FAAP

8:45 am

Pediatrician & Sickle Cell Disease: New Developments to be Aware of

Raj Warrier, MD, FAAP

9:15 am

How to Deal with Broken Bones in the Office: A Primer for Pediatricians

Michael Heffernan, MD, FAAP

9:45 am

Question & Answer Session

10:00 am


10:15 am

Inflammtory Bowel Disease: What Can I Do as a Primary Care Provider?

Colleen LeBlanc, MD, FAAP

10:45 am

Food Allergy: Common Myths and Misconceptions

Andrew Abreo, MD, FAAP

11:15 am

COVID-19 Update

Joseph Bocchini, Jr., MD, FAAP & John Vanchiere, MD, PhD, FAAP

12:15 pm

Question & Answer Session

12:30 pm



Shreveport Convention Center

400 Caddo Street

Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

Credit Statements:

The Louisiana AAP is accredited by the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) to provide
continuing medical education for physicians. The Louisiana AAP designates this live activity for a
maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC 2 Statement:

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and
individual assessment of and feedback to the learner enables the learner to earn up to 15.0
MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information
to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Nursing Credits: 

This activity has been provider approved for 17.4 contact hours of Nursing Continuing Education by Workplace Nurses LLC. Workplace Nurses LLC is approved as a provider of Nursing Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP # 13,654.


In accordance with LA AAP policy, all committee, planning, and faculty members
have signed a conflict of interest statement in which they have disclosed any significant
financial interests or other relationships with industry relative to topics they will discuss at this
program. At the beginning of the program, faculty members are expected to disclose any such
information to participants. Such disclosure allows the participant to better evaluate the
objectivity of the information presented in lectures.

Fee Schedule

LA Chapter Member – 3 Day Registration $350 $400
LA Chapter Member – Friday $125 $145
LA Chapter Member – Saturday $175 $200
LA Chapter Member – Sunday $125 $145
Non LA Chapter Member – 3 Day Registration (incl. 1 yr. Chapter membership) $500 $575
Non LA Chapter Member – Friday $175 $200
Non LA Chapter Member – Saturday $225 $260
Non LA Chapter Member – Sunday $175 $200
Nurse/Healthcare Professional – 3 Day Registration $250 $285
Nurse/Healthcare Professional – Friday $100 $115
Nurse/Healthcare Professional – Saturday $125 $145
Nurse/Healthcare Professional – Sunday $100 $115

Residents & Medical Students:

There is no cost to attend Potpourri. Please sign in at the registration desk each day you attend the conference.



Thank you to the following for your support






e3 Med-Acoustics

Mead Johnson Nutrition



Interested in Being a Sponsor or Exhibiting?

Join us in Shreveport to showcase your company’s products, services and technologies. Take this opportunity to connect with pediatricians health professionals involved in the care of pediatrics.

Get in Touch

For questions please contact Taryn Daigle, Director of Education and Membership, at taryn.daigle@laaap.org.

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