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Department of Pediatrics

Baylor's Avoiding Lung Injury Conference


Registration is pending


February 2021


You are invited to BALI! Come join us for a one-day symposium on strategies for minimizing lung injury and improving respiratory outcomes in the NICU. A great panel of nationally recognized speakers will address a variety of hot topics in neonatal respiratory care.


Who Should Participate?


All NICU providers are welcome: Neonatologists, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, NICU nurses, neonatology fellows and NICU hospitalists.


Accreditation/Credit Designation


Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been approved for 6.00 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving TX, 75063.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association − Approver, an accredited approver with distinction, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.




Texas Children’s Hospital 6651 S Main St. Houston, TX



Media Component
BALI Conference Parking Map

Garage 12
Under the West Tower at 6621 Fannin St., entrance via Fannin St. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Garage 16
Under the Wallace Tower at 6701 Fannin St., entrance via Fannin St. to Bates. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Valet Parking
Valet parking is available for Texas Children’s Hospital at the entrances to West Tower and Pavilion for Women 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Valet parking at the Wallace Tower is available Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.. There is a flat $13 charge for each 24-hour period (in-and-out privileges are not permitted; additional charges would apply).

$5 for the first hour and gradual increases up to $12 per 24-hour period.


Workshop Fees


Registration fee: $100

2019 BALI Conference Topics and Speakers




8 - 9 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast


9 - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductory Comments

Dr. Gautham Suresh

Dr. Lakshmi Katakam

9:15 - 10 a.m.

Avoiding Physician-Induced Lung Injury in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Dr. Gautham Suresh

10 - 10:45 a.m.


What’s New on the Respiratory Front?

Dr. Krithika Lingappan

10:45 - 11 a.m.



11 - 11:45 a.m.

Recent Advances in Neonatal Resuscitation - SAILing through the MIST


Dr. Nathan Sundgren

11:45 - 12:30 p.m.

What’s HOT about Home Oxygen Therapy?

Dr. Binoy Shivanna

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch break and visiting vendors


1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Your RT is your BFF – Empowering and Engaging Respiratory Therapists in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Suzanne Iniguez

2:15 - 3 p.m.

Non-Invasive Monitoring of Respiratory Status in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


Dr. Annamarie Arias-Shah

3 – 3:15 p.m.



3:15 - 4 p.m.

Implementing and De-implementing Respiratory Care Practices in the NICU- Stories from the Trenches

Dr. Lakshmi Katakam

4 - 5 p.m.

Discussion, Question/Answer Session, Closing Remarks

Dr. Lakshmi Katakam

Dr. Gautham Suresh


Course Directors


Lakshmi Katakam, M.D., MPH, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director of NICU, Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX 77030

Gautham Suresh, M.D., DM, MS, FAAP
Co-Editor, Assisted Ventilation of the Neonate,
6th Edition.
Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Section Head and Service Chief of Neonatology
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX 77030