6th Biennial William T. Shearer Symposium


March 25, 2023


8:00am – 4:30pm


(Hybrid – both in person and virtual via Zoom for those outside the Houston Area)

InterContinental Houston

6750 Main Street Houston, TX 77030

and Via Zoom for those outside the Houston area

Register Here

Registration is $25, but waived for trainees/learners. For any questions, email clcowper@texaschildrens.org

About this Conference

Educational Objectives: At the conclusion of this live activity, participants should be able to: A) Accurately evaluate and diagnose Primary Immunodeficiency Disease(s) (PIDDs) earlier; B) Utilize new available diagnostic tests to assist in precise diagnosis of PIDD.. C) Appraise the value of patient perspectives in advancing medical research; D) Compare new advanced treatments in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for treatment of primary immunodeficiency diseases

Target Audience: Primary care physicians including but not limited to hospital based, office based/private practice, administration, teaching and research, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Disclosure: The Planning Committee members have reported no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies unless otherwise stated below:

Ivan Chinn, MD – Serves as Consultant with Pharming, serves as an Advisory Board member for Enzyvant, Speaker for SpoonfulOne and receives Royalties from Wolter Kluwer for UpToDate. Carla M. Davis, MD – serves as a Researcher for DBV Technologies, Regeneron, Inc., Allergens and Pfizer and as Serves as a Consultant and Independent Contractor for Aimmune Therapeutics These relevant financial relationships have been appropriately mitigated.

Education Day March 24, 2023 (precursor to the Symposium)

8:30am CDT     Dr. Jennifer Puck will give Baylor College of Medicine’s Pediatric Grand Rounds

via Zoom Webinar (Passcode: 202047).

Topic: Newborn Screening for SCID: Lessons Learned

10:00am CDT   Allergy and Immunology Fellows will present a difficult case to Dr. Jennifer Puck

                        In Feigin Tower 1st floor conference room (1102 Bates Avenue, Houston, TX 77030)


2023 William T Shearer Symposium Agenda

Accreditation statement/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 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.