Registration Fees

Physicians $100
APS Physicians $75
Retired Physicians $25
Residents $25
Nurses / Other HCPs $50

Saturday, April 30, 2022


7:15-7:45 AM Registration / Breakfast / Exhibits
7:45-8:00 Introduction Michael K. Judice, MD, FAAP

What’s New in Peds Ortho?

An Update on Best Practices: Hip Dysplasia, Scoliosis, Clubfeet

Brad Culotta, MD
8:45-8:55 Questions & Answers
8:55-9:40 SARS-CoV-2 Update: Are We at the Beginning of the End, or at the End of the Beginning? Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr. MD, FAAP
9:40-9:50 Questions & Answers
9:50-10:30 Break / Exhibits

What’s New in Peds Ortho?

An Update on Best Practices: Sports Medicine, Fracture Care, Growth Concerns

Brad Culotta, MD
11:15-11:25 Questions & Answers
11:25-12:10 PM Novel Approach to Pediatric Solid Tumors Jeffrey Deyo, MD
12:10-12:20 Questions & Answers
12:20-1:40 Lunch / Exhibits
1:40-2:25 Zoonoses in the Office: When to Think of Animal Related Infections Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr. MD, FAAP
2:25-2:35 Questions & Answers
2:35-3:20 Update on Pediatric ITP Jeffrey Deyo, MD
3:20-3:30 Questions & Answers
3:30 Adjourn


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2022 Faculty


Brad Culotta, M.D.
     Dr. Brad Culotta is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic where he specializes in Pediatric Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery, as well as Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine.
Dr. Culotta attended Catholic High School here in Baton Rouge. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital. He further specialized in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery through fellowship training at the Atlanta Scottish Rite Hospital – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
During his education and training, Dr. Culotta has been recognized in numerous ways for his outstanding accomplishments. Upon graduation from LSU School of Medicine, he received the Chancellors Award, which honors an outstanding graduate for leadership, professional excellence, and scholarship. During his residency training at UAB, he was honored the OTA Resident Teaching Award for his guidance and mentorship to younger residents. Upon completion of his residency training, he received the Kurt Niemann Award recognizing him as the Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident Graduate for leadership and professionalism. Now established in practice, Dr. Culotta has been recognized for his efforts in Parents Magazine, Louisiana Med, Wee Believe Childrens Hospital Publication, Baton Rouge Business Report’s 40 Under 40, and American Cancer Society’s Best Dressed.
He now serves as the Chief of Pediatric Surgical Services for Our Lady of the Lake’s Children’s Hospital.


Jeffrey Deyo, MD, Ph.D.
     Jeff Deyo, MD, PhD, received his medical and doctorate degrees from the University of Texas Medical School and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Deyo completed his pediatric residency and Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology through the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Deyo has dual appointments at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in the St Jude Clinic.

Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr., MD

An experienced pediatric specialist, Dr. Bocchini received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed a pediatric residency at the University of Connecticut as well as a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also a veteran, having served with the U.S. Army Medical Corps.

Dr. Bocchini moved to Shreveport following his fellowship training to join the Department of Pediatrics at what is now LSU Health Sciences Center as the chief of the Infectious Diseases Section. He advanced through the department, becoming acting chairman of the department, Director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory and director of the residency program. He was named the department’s permanent chairman in 1991 when he also became associate director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center. In 1996 he was appointed medical director of the Children’s Hospital of LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport. He continued as the department chair and medical director of the children’s hospital until his departure earlier this year.

Throughout his long and distinguished career, Dr. Bocchini has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to children’s health. His contributions to the body of knowledge include more than 90 articles as well as contributions to textbooks. His expert commentary has been sought locally, regionally and nationally, particularly during his tenure as chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases. As an academician, Dr. Bocchini participated in clinical trials and research grants investigating children’s health topics.

Dr. Bocchini is a member of more than a dozen professional societies and organizations, many of which have recognized him for his work in the field of pediatrics. He is currently serving as president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. His recent awards include his election to The Gold Humanism Honor Society of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation in 2017 and the Childhood Immunization Champion Award for Louisiana in 2017 from the Centers for Disease Control Foundation. In August 2019 he was honored by his selection as a Master Pediatrician by the Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. This award recognized his years of contributions to the health and welfare of the children of Louisiana through his patient care and child advocacy while educating and serving as an outstanding role model to students and young physicians.


Target Audience

An integrated educational program for pediatricians, pediatric specialists, and family/general practitioners. Content is appropriate for other healthcare professionals, including registered nurses.

Joint Sponsorship Statement

LSMS-CenterLogoThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Descriptions of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Woman’s Foundation and the Acadiana Pediatric Society.  The Woman’s Foundation is accredited by the LSMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The Woman’s Foundation designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other attendees will be given Certificates of Attendance which may be used to obtain continuing education credit with their respective boards/professional societies.


In accordance with Woman’s Foundation policy, all CME committee members, planning committee members 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 do disclose any such information to participants. Such disclosure allows you to evaluate the objectivity of the information presented in lectures.

ADAThe Woman’s Foundation fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant of the program given by Woman’s Foundation is in need of accommodations or has any dietary requests, please submit a request in writing.

 Pediatric Jambalaya Annually the Woman’s Foundation and the Acadiana Pediatric Society jointly sponsor a Spring CME activity in conjunction with Festival International de Louisiane. This one day CME activity is a mixture of health care topics which serves to enhance the pediatric practice.