Pediatrics by the Gulf

Dr. Richardson

We are pleased to announce our 73rd Annual Pediatrics by the Gulf Pediatrics Conference this year in honor of our esteemed Chair, Dr. C. Joan Richardson.

 Dr. Richardson has been a fixture of the Pediatrics Department for almost 50 years and has made countless contributions to our institution, its trainees, faculty, and staff who have had the honor of working with her. We are excited to celebrate this incredible milestone!

Course Details

We invite you to join us at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Ballroom in Galveston, Texas for our annual Pediatrics by the Gulf Conference. This pediatric conference provides the primary care provider with the latest information on diagnostics and management regarding common pediatric conditions. Topics include AAP Guideline reviews, mental health, vaccine science, subspeciality medicine in primary care, ethics, and much more.

Each session is devoted to the enhancement of pediatric provider knowledge in up-to-date topics and focuses on how to translate these topics into your daily practice. The course also showcases UTMB Pediatric senior resident scholarly projects with a poster session during the lunch break on Day 1. 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the implications of the COVID19 pandemic on pediatric health to better serve the needs of our individual patients.
  • Review basic breastfeeding principles and common pitfalls to promote and support breastfeeding mothers.
  • Analyze diagnostics and management in mental health and behavioral conditions, specifically anxiety and substance use, and subspecialty areas such as recognition of surgical, neurologic, allergic, and hematologic conditions.
  • Engage in complex-medical decision making and advocate for patients’ school system needs.  

Course Summary

Course Topic: Pediatric Primary Care

Course Format: 2-day Conference

Target Audience: This program is intended for pediatricians, family practice physicians, advanced pediatric providers, medical trainees, nurses, and social workers.

Event Starts: June 7, 2024 – 07:00 am

Event Ends: June 8, 2024 – 03:00 pm

Location: Moody Gardens Hotel and Ballroom, 7 Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX, 77554, Ph 409-744-4673

Contact/Registration Information: Misty Williams,, 409-772-0433


Physician/Nurse/Healthcare Professionals 
Early Bird Registration (on or before May 14, 2024), $449
Regular Registration (after May 15th, 2024), $499

UTMB Physician/Nurse/Healthcare Professionals
Early Bird Registration (on or before May 14, 2024), $329
Regular Registration (after May 15th, 2024), $399

Early Bird Registration (on or before May 14, 2024), $99 
Regular Registration (after May 15th, 2024), $99

Cancellation Policy

A refund minus a $100 administrative fee will be issued for refund requests received by May 17, 2024. No refunds will be issued for requests made after May 17, 2024. Payments may not be applied to future conferences or other educational activities. There are no exceptions to this policy. 


Register using our UTMB CME Tracker website.  


The host hotel for room accommodations is Moody Gardens Hotel, located at Seven Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554. 

Attendees receive a special rate of $204 per night, plus tax on Thursday – Saturday night.

For reservations, call 404-683-1299, specify you are attending the 73rd Annual UTMB Pediatrics Conference. Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out is noon.

Additional nights may be available at the discounted rate for attendees arriving before or staying after the conference.

Deadline to receive the conference discount rate is midnight May 16, 2024. Due to limited availability, you are encouraged to reserve your room(s) as soon as possible.