So They May Grow: UPMC Pediatric Advanced Practice Provider Care Symposium
Advanced practice providers (APPs) who provide care to pediatric and neonatal patients, physicians, pharmacists , and nurses, as well as other healthcare professionals will benefit from attendance at this activity.
Conference Learning Objectives
Evaluate seizure action plans and determine if appropriate for your practice/patients.
Analyze rescue medication dosages and use.
Evaluate items to critically consider when prescribing a rescue medication and operationalizing a seizure action plan for a patient.
Identify resources for seizure action plans and educational/training resources for your practice.
Understand current recommendations, benefits, and special considerations for breastfeeding
Discuss the appropriate use of supplements, including human milk substitutes
Discuss evidence-based recommendations and trends related to the introduction of solid foods
Apply current guidelines related to the introduction of allergenic foods during infancy
Describe how Firearm related injury surpassed motor vehicle collision as the leading cause of death in children
Discuss how socially vulnerable populations and communities are disproportionately at risk of firearm violence
Identify preventative steps to curtail this epidemic can include child access prevention and safe storage laws, more strict background checks, and investing in community-based violence intervention programs
What is the art and science of mental toughness
Why it’s important for health care providers now more than ever
The 4C Model of Mental Toughness
One technique you can put into practice
Define disability and impairment
Understand and differentiate between different levels of rehabilitative services.
Identify therapeutic modalities to decrease physical deconditioning and optimize function and quality of life
Identify the differences between children with special healthcare needs and children with medical complexity.
Explain the role of complex care centers in providing care to pediatric patients.
Discuss ethical questions and concerns related to care of children with medical complexity.
Understand the key elements in evaluating children with headache.
Appropriately diagnose pediatric migraine.
Understand treatment options and resources available for headache patients and providers.
Identify normative sleep and common sleep problems across development.
Recognize pain presentations seen across development.
Understand various school based supports and accommodations that are commonly beneficials.
Review the history of emerging infectious diseases.
Understand the interconnected natural and human systems.
Review the importance of public health tools to combat spread of infectious diseases.
Distinguish between different types of adverse drug reactions.
Identify appropriate treatment and referral of patents who experience adverse drug reactions.
Learner will be able to identify appropriate patients for antibiotic de-labeling.
Recognize signs/symptoms of common bleeding symptoms that may indicate a bleeding disorder
Identify appropriate laboratory testing
Discuss treatment strategies of bleeding disorders
Discuss the importance of shared decision-making in perinatal counseling.
Identify specific communication techniques.
Practice communication techniques.
Understand the child welfare system in Pennsylvania..
List 5 types of child maltreatment.
Recognize potential risks and indicators of child maltreatment.
NICU Track Learning Objectives
Become familiar with the general scope of Maternal-Fetal Medicine practice.
Recognize determinants of risk in pregnancy.
Identify specific conditions managed by MFM.
Identify pharmacokinetic (PK) parameter changes in a patient on ECMO
Recognize medications commonly affected by ECMO.
Evaluate medication regimens for a patient on ECMO
Define early onset sepsis and neonatal risk factors.
List laboratory markers used to screen for early onset sepsis in newborns.
Review common bacteria associated with early onset sepsis in neonatal patients.
Analyze medications used for treatment of early onset sepsis including specific pharmacokinetic differences in neonatal patients.
Discuss indications for expanded coverage of anti-infectives.
Describe a framework for approaching a QI project
Discuss the elements of a SMART aim
Understand the difference between outcome, process and balancing measures
Recognize the reason for looking at and tracking data over time
Identify the importance of education in applying QI measures in the NICU.
Recognize the importance of standardization of care in the immediate postnatal period.
Describe the importance of multidisciplinary collaborative approach in caring for EP-ELBW neonates.
Thursday, October 19th, 2023
1:00 - 2:00 Registration
2:00pm-3:00pm General Peds:
Shared Decision Making in the Care of the Pediatric Patient Christine Bishop, MD
3:00pm-4:00pm General Peds:
Rescue medications and Seizure Action Plans Across the Lifespan Nancy Auer, CRNP
4:00pm-4:15pm Snack Break
4:15pm-5:15pm General Peds:
Newborn and Infant Feeding: Current Guidelines, Issues, and Trends Cyndi Chew, DNP, CPNP-P, IBCLC
Day 1 Adjournment 5:15pm
5:45 - 7:15 Evening Social Event (No CME credit awarded)
Friday, October 20, 2023
7:00 - 7:30 Registration/breakfast
General Peds: Pediatric Firearm-related Violence in Western Pennsylvania
Katrina M Morgan, MD, MPH
NICU:On Overview of Maternal-Fetal-Medicine Practice
Jacob Larkin, MD
8:30am-10:00am Keynote* All audiences:
Rethinking Mental Fitness for Health Care Professionals
Andy Riise, MA
US Army Lt Col (Ret)
The Mental Toughness Coach
General Peds: Sprinkling Rehabilitation Principles into Practice
Panel: Lauren Kremm, MD
Kristin Clarkson, DNP, CPNP-AC, CRRN:
Liz Guzek, BS, MPAS, PA-C
Erik Trentrock, PT
Kesha Jones, RN
NICU:Neonatal ECMO and Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Management:
Burhan Mahmood, MD Jackie Graham, CRNP, Jennifer Troutman, MSN, BC-CRNP
General Peds: Clinical and Ethical Considerations in the Care of Children with Complex Medical Needs
Tal Decini-Levin, PhD, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
NICU: They Don't Always Go with the Flow: Medications During ECMO:
Jennifer Shenk, PharmD, BCPPS
General Peds: Headache in Children
Katherine Cobb-Pitstick, MD
NICU: Early Onset Sepsis Screening:
Amanda Wanous, MD
General Peds: Diverse Roles of Behavioral Health Providers in Medical Settings: Examples of Health Promotion, Intervention, and Advocacy across Development.
Devin J. McGuier, PhD
Chelsea N. Grefe-McCann, PsyD
Amy Tiberi, PhD
NICU: Treatment of Early Onset Sepsis:
Melinda Miller, PharmD, BCPS
General Peds: Emerging Infections
Holly Thomas, PA-C
Quality Improvement in the NICU: Designing a Project to Ensure Success
C. Briana Bertoni, MD, MBOE
General Peds: Update on Drug Allergy: What's New? What's Changed?
Julie Guiffre, DNP, CRNP
NICU: Successful Implementation of Golden Hour Protocol for Extremely Premature Neonates in a Level III NICU
John Ibrahim, MD
Michelle Lamary, MPAS, PA-C
Maryann Compomizzi, CRNP-BC
Day 2 Adjournment 5:45pm
Saturday, October 21, 2023
7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast and Lecture
von Willebrand What? (Or Isn’t
this bleeding normal?)
Debra K Correa CRNP, NP-C
Communication workshop: Sharing is Caring and Communication is Key
Christine Bishop, MD
Katherine Ramey MSN, CRNP, NNP-BC
Child Abuse ACT 31
Shenoa Rose Jamieson, CRNP, SANE-A, SANE-P
Day 3 Adjournment 12:00pm
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
620 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
***Discounted Room Block Rate Available Until 9.27.23***
You can make reservations in two different ways:
- Click this booking link for the room block of reservations: UPMC Children's Hospital Room Block
- *Guests can modify their stay dates by selecting the “change search” dropdown on the main page*
- Call reservations at (833) 469-8452 and reference the: “UPMC Children’s Hospital Room Block” or block code “M2L”
As a reminder, guests have until the Group Release Cutoff Date of September 27th, 2023, to secure their reservation at the discounted group rate. Rooms and pricing are subject to availability after this date.
Here is the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh amenity page. Our UPMC hosted conference group will have complimentary wifi. A few other highlights of amenities in this unique space include:
- 24/7 fitness center (Peloton bikes present for use)
- Pet-friendly accommodations
- Focus on wellness: yoga mat in every room, bikes available to explore the city, and much more!
- Valet parking is $42 overnight with in and out privileges. (Valet hours are 7am – 11pm daily)
- Self-parking is available at Mellon Square Garage. See information and link below for rates and pricing.
Mellon Square Garage
540 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
- Please note that Mellon Square Garage this is not affiliated with Hotel Monaco.
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 16.5 contact hours.
This knowledge-based activity provides 16.5 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 16.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 16.50 AAPA Category I CME
- 16.50 ACPE PharmacyThe UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
- 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 16.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 8.00 Pharmacotherapeutic
- 16.50 Attendance
We would like to thank the following exhibitors for their generous support of this conference.
Nutricia North America
The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center
UPMC National Conference Pricing
Early Bird Registration: $359 Before August 15th
Registration after August 15th: $399
APP student registration: $249
All cancellations must be sent via email, Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellation requests must be received by Monday, August 21, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST. If received by August 21, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST. a refund will be issued, minus a $75 administrative fee or a $25 administrative fee for APP student registrations. After Monday, August 21, no refund will be granted. Conference registration fees are non-transferable.