Facets of Pediatric Nursing Care

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tammi Carr, is the Executive Director of the Jones Family Foundation and Co-Founder of the ChadTough Foundation.  She is also the mother of Chad Carr who was diagnosed with an inoperable brainstem tumor know as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).  After Chad's diagnosis and learning of his prognosis she was driven to find a way to raise awareness and money to support research for finding a cure for DIPG.  ChadTough foundation was formed to help Tammi and her family accomplish this goal.

Dr. Carl Koschmann, is a Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist at Michigan Medicine.  The Koschman Lab studies the molecular mechanisms by which mutations drive growth of high-grade glioma and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).  Along with other collaborators at the University of Michigan, Dr. Koschmann developed the UM Brain Tumor Precision Medicine Conference, in which pharmacology and bioinformatics are harnessed to optimize precision medicine therapies for children with brain tumors.  He has been receiving funds and working along with the Carr family to meet their goal of finding the cure for DIPG.

Jennifer Mansfield, is a trainer, speaker, mentor and community activist.  Jennifer is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others.  An energetic presence, Jennifer brings attention to the needs around Community Emergency Response Team, developing and guiding SOAP Redford (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) and in spreading awareness of Human trafficking.  With over 18 years of experience as a police officer, Jennifer has developed a wide array of skills in communication including verbal de-escalation, public speaking, body language, conflict resolution and negotiation. Jennifer holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration from Eastern Michigan University and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Public Relations and Organizational Communication from Wayne State University.

Dr. Hugh Garton, joined the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan in the fall of 1999 following residency at the University of Utah, a fellowship in clinical trials at the University of British Columbia and fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at Indiana University's Riley Hospital for Children.  Dr. Graton is Board Certified by the American Goard of Neurological Surgery.  Dr. Graton's clinical practice encompasses all areas of pediatric neurosurgery, but his area of special interest include: hydrocephalus, cerebrospinal fluid shunts, myelomeningocele, brain tumors, the surgical management of epilepsy and spasticity, pediatric neurotrauma and pediatric spinal instability.  Dr. Garton is married and lives with his wife and 3 children in Ann Arbor.

Eric Rilko, is the Manager of the Medical Outreach team at Make-A-Wish® Michigan.  He has over 15 years of experience partnering with health care organizations in both corporate and non-profit positions.  His team's mission at Make-A-Wish is to ensure that each eligible child in Michigan has the opportunity for a wish to be granted.


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  • Registration Fees:
    $120 Through April 13, 2018
    $135 After April 13, 2018
    $109 Retirees/Students and Groups of 3
    Fees include educational materials, lunch and refreshments.

    Cancellations received after April 13, 2018, will be charged a $25 processing fee. Cancellations will not be accepted after May 1, 2018; substitutions only.

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    Professional Development & Education
    300 N. Ingalls, Suite 6B12
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5436
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