7th Annual Pediatric Advanced Practice Conference

Aurora, Colorado
Monday, February 06, 2017

 7th Annual Pediatric Advanced Practice Conference  
February 6-7, 2017

Children's Hospital Colorado, Conference & Education Center - Aurora, CO

                 Provided by:                                                                                                And Jointly Provided by:    

Monday, February 6, 2017
7:15      Registration/Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibits

7:55      Welcome/Introductions

8:00      Opening Keynote
            Zika Virus and other emerging pathogens in our global society – staying
up to date

  Kevin Messacar, MD  

9:00      Break – visit exhibits

9:15      Panel presentation – Nurturing resilience in children during difficult
            9:15      Homeless Teens - psychosocial concerns and health issues
                        Scott Harpin, PhD, MPH, RN, APHN-BC, FSAHM
            10:05  International adoptions:  The role of PCPs in supporting and
strengthening families with newly adopted children
                        Amy K. Connery, Psy, D., ABPP-CN
            10:55    Military lifestyle and childhood consequences
                        Mona Pearl-Treyball, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN-K, FAAN (Ret'd Colonel, USAF)
            11:45    Q&A

     Lunch (provided) / visit exhibits

1:15       Unaccompanied immigrant children:  Why they flee, the voyages they
endure and the medical issues they face

             Janine Young, MD, FAAP

2:15      Living in the shadow of chronic illness:  Needs of the siblings
            Robert Casey, PhD 

3:15      Break / visit exhibits

3:30      Updates in concussion diagnosis and treatment
            Julie Wilson, MD, FAAP, CAQSM

4:30      Evaluation and Wrap-up

4:45      Adjourn

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
7:30      Registration / continental breakfast

7:55      Welcome

8:00      Bridging geographic gaps with telehealth
Christina Olson, MD

8:45      Telemental health - providing integrated care to "hard to reach"

Kim Kelsay, MD

9:30      Break

9:45      Diagnostic dilemmas in dermatology 
            Peggy Vernon, RN, MA, C-PNP, DCNP, FAANP

10:45    Compassion fatigue resiliency
             The Reverend Nathan B. Mesnikoff, MA

11:45    Lunch (provided – pick up and take to closing Keynote)

12:00    Closing Keynote 
            Microbiomes: Disease prevention for the future

            Janine Higgins, PhD 

1:00      Evaluation & Wrap-up of Conference
            OR Break for those continuing in workshops

1:30-4:30    Optional Concurrent Workshops ($50 additional fee) – 
choose one

            Workshop A: Adolescent gynecology/contraception
            (Limited availability, supplies provided)
            Liz Romer, ND, FNP, MSN, RN

            Workshop B: Pediatric pharmacology update

- Pharmacokinetics & pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials
Jason Child, PharmD
- New depression/anxiety medications for adolescents and children
Cate Campisi, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
- New ADHD medications
Sarah Anderson, PharmD, BCPS

4:30      Evaluation & Wrap-up for Concurrent Workshops/Adjourn


Upon completion of this conference, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the epidemiology of the Zika virus disease and other emerging pathogens; distinguish clinical manifestations; explain reporting processes of suspected cases and demonstrate methods of prevention of the disease.
  • Assess health behaviors of children experiencing life transitions.  Evaluate impact of homelessness on adolescents.  Develop methods to discern needs and provide appropriate support to adoptive families.  Describe typical deployment scenarios and discuss options for improving the consequences for children.
  • Discuss psychosocial and physical needs of unaccompanied immigrant children and develop plans for care.
  • Identify needs of siblings of children with chronic illnesses.  Review needs with parents and determine next steps. 
  • Develop skills to accurately diagnose concussion in children and adolescents.  Judge severity and provide suitable care, including appropriate use of diagnostic imaging.
  • Outline telehealth modalities and describe implementation.
  • Identify potential needs for telemental health in your practice and develop a process to access mental health expertise.
  • Describe findings seen in both common and uncommon presentations of pediatric dermatologic diseases.
  • Define compassion fatigue and describe the importance of awareness of symptoms.  List resources available to assist in recognizing the causes and assist in the healing.
  • Describe microorganisms found in both healthy and unhealthy individuals and the differences.  Identify the impact on infants and children.
  • Verbalize increased confidence in performing adolescent and young adult gynecologic and contraceptive exams through concept overview and hands-on practice. 
  • Explain the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of select pediatric drugs used to treat pediatric anxiety/depression, infections and ADHD.

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Preferred payment method is by credit card. If you need to pay by check, your registration will not be confirmed until your check is received in our office. Checks must be received by:
    January 23, 2017.

    Make check payable to:
    Regents of the University of Colorado

    Remit payment to: 
    University of Colorado
    College of Nursing, MS C288-11
    13120 East 19th Ave.
    Aurora, CO 80045