Department of Pediatrics

Baylor's Avoiding Lung Injury Conference


Virtual Event, Feb. 24 - 25, 2022


Come join us for a virtual two-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. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from diverse perspectives and a holistic approach to avoiding lung injury.

Don’t forget to tag us on social media using #BALI2022 and #BaylorALI.

Registration and Fees

Registration Fee: $25

Fee includes live stream and access to conference recordings for 60 days after the event. Registration is required to claim continuing education credits for live viewing. Once virtual conference registrations are purchased, cancellations or refunds cannot be issued.

Registration is FREE for all trainees and full-time students!

If you are a trainee or full-time student, please email for registration. Do NOT complete the form below.


Educational Objectives

  • Describe the nature of lung injury among premature infants 
  • Identify sources of lung injury in the course of a premature infant’s hospitalization. 
  • List the main interventions that have been studied and proven to reduce the incidence and severity of lung injury in neonates 
  • Implement respiratory care strategies that mitigate the risk of lung injury in neonates. 

Target Audience

Physicians including Neonatologists and Hospitalists, Fellows and Trainees, Nurse Practitioners, Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, Pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.


Please view the announcement for full list of disclosures.

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 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Professional Education

This activity has been awarded 7.5 contact hours by University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Education

This program has been approved for 6.5 contact hours of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).

Statement of Ineligible Company Support

No ineligible company commercial support was used in this activity.


Meet Our Speakers!

  • Dr. Satyan Lakshminrusimha – Neonatology, UC Davis Children's Hospital
  • Dr. Kari Roberts – Neonatology, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Dr. Georg Schmölzer – Neonatology, University of Alberta, Northern Alberta Neonatal Program, AHS
  • Matthew McNally – Respiratory Care, Darmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Dr. Rachel Greenberg – Neonatology, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Amy Mehollin-Ray – Pediatric Radiology, Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Dr. Huayan Zhang – Neonatology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Dr. Krisa Van Meurs – Neonatology, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Jan Deprest – Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal Medicine, University Hospitals Leuven

Conference Agenda


This two-day event will occur from noon to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb 24, and Friday, Feb 25. All conference times are in Central Standard Time (CST), UTC-6.

Detailed 2022 agenda is now available!

Topics include:

  • Inhaled nitric oxide therapy in premature infants
  • Respiratory monitoring during resuscitation
  • Diuretics and chronic lung disease
  • Fetal Endoscopic Tracheal Occlusion (FETO)
  • Programs for managing and preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Surfactant administration through supraglottic airways
  • Respiratory Therapists in the NICU
  • Prenatal imaging in congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Aerosolized surfactant delivery *BONUS CONTENT available with conference recordings* 



Lakshmi Katakam, M.D., MPH, FAAP

Item Definition

Director, BALI Conference
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director of NICU, Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX 77030

Minal J. Patel, M.D.

Item Definition

Chair, BALI Conference
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Associate Medical Director of NICU II, Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX 77030

Monika Patil, M.D.

Item Definition

Chair, BALI Conference
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX 77030