8th Annual Advanced Practice Conference

Growing Up: Promoting Children’s Health from the Inside Out

Friday, October 17, 2014

Course Overview

The 8th Annual Advanced Practice Conference is aimed at educating health care providers on a variety of topics specific to the pediatric population. Information gained will help providers broaden their scope of knowledge in a variety of areas such as pharmacology, toxicology, pediatric obesity, sports injuries and bullying.

Course Objectives

  • Educate attendees on a wide variety of relevant medical topics addressed by pediatric specialists.
  • Provide attendees access to educational resources in order to facilitate up-to-date patient care across the continuum for infants, children and adolescents.


The purpose of this educational activity is to enhance the knowledge of the health care professional working in the area of pediatrics by addressing a wide variety of topics focused on pediatric specialties in an effort to improve the delivery of safe and up-to-date care to this vulnerable population

Who Should Attend

The target audience includes physicians, physician assistants and advanced practice nurses and registered nurses within primary care, acute care and specialty roles.


Children’s Medical Center is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Credit Designation (CME) Children’s Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Designation (CNE) Children’s Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact hours will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest

It is Children’s Medical Center’s policy that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentations. Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. The faculty members’ relationships will be disclosed in the conference materials.

Registration Fees

  • $150 Advanced Practice Providers, Physicians, RNs
  • $125 Students

Registration Information

Attendees may register by mail or online. Space is limited. Please register early.

Payment must accompany the registration form for it to be processed. Once registration has been processed, a confirmation email will be sent. To pay by check, please enclose the registration form along with a check. Checks can be made payable to Children's Medical Center.

Mail check along with completed registration form:

Children’s Medical Center Dallas
Attn: Telisa Johnson, Continuing Medical Education
1935 Medical District Dr., Suite E3.07
Dallas, TX 75235 
If you have any questions, please contact us at 214-456-2735 and ask for Telisa Johnson.

Returned Check Policy

An administrative fee of $35 will be charged for all checks returned for insufficient funds.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Refund requests must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the conference. No refunds will be made thereafter.

Conference Location

Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center 
100 Great Wolf Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051

Accommodations: A limited number of suites have been reserved at the Great Wolf Lodge at a discounted rate. For reservations visit www.greatwolf.com/grapevine/reservations and enter Group Code: CHILDREN. The group rate is valid until October 3rd 2014.

Course Director

Kenneth H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children’s Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Keynote speaker:

Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC
Pediatric Pharmacology Update in Primary Care


Ouchless ER Preventing PTSD
Pamela Okada, MD

Ethics in Pediatrics
Thomas Wm. Mayo, JD

Pediatric Airway
Romaine F. Johnson, MD, MPH

Pediatric Obesity/Nutrition Is morbid obesity considered neglect?
Dr. Odem, Poonam Patel and Preethy Varghese

Asthma or Respiratory Pathophysiology/Management of Neuromuscular Disorders
Peter N. Schochet, MD

Pediatric Sports & Playground Injuries
Raymond W. Kleposki III, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC

Management of the Intoxicated Patient
Seng-Yi Feng, MD, FAAP

Bullying in Children & Adolescents
James Caldwell M.Ed, LPC

Impact on Children Through Adulthood (LEAP foundation and medical mission work)
P. Craig Hobar, MD