Pediatric Emergency Services Network 2013 Annual Conference

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Course Overview

The 2013 PESN Annual Conference is aimed at educating health care professionals on a variety of topics specific to the pediatric emergency care. Information gained will help health care professionals broaden their scope of knowledge regarding pediatric poisons/ ingestions, Appendicitis, Asthma, Bronchiolitis, and Sepsis. Legal aspects of Child Abuse prosecution will also be discussed.

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the evaluation and management of pediatric patients experiencing exposure to toxins/ ingestion of poison.

  2. Describe the use of current clinical pathway guidelines in the management of Pediatric Appendicitis, Pediatric Bronchiolitis, Pediatric Asthma and Pediatric Sepsis.

  3. Identify developmental/ age appropriate techniques to assist with care of Pediatric patients and families in the Emergency Setting

  4. Explain the role of healthcare professionals in the prosecution of child abuse.


The purpose of this educational activity is to enhance the knowledge of the health care providers in the community by addressing a wide variety of topics focused on emergency pediatric care in an effort to improve the delivery of safe and up-to-date care for this population.

Who Should Attend

The target audience includes, registered nurses, physicians, physician assistants and advanced practice nurses and Emergency Healthcare personnel.


Accreditation 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 7 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 of financial interest that may affect the speakers' presentations. Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. This will be disclosed at the beginning of each presentation.

Registration Information

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

Registration Fees

$125 – Physicians, PA’s, Advanced Practice Nurses
$75.00- Nurses
$50 –EMS, other Allied Health

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: Ann Gosdin RN, CNS, CPNP-PC
1935 Medical District Dr., Suite D1432.01
Dallas, TX 75235

If you have any questions, please contact us at 214-456-2068 and ask for Ann Gosdin

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

Embassy Suites Hotel-Dallas Market Center 2727 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207

Course Director

Maeve Sheehan, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX


Sing-Yi Feng, M.D.
Medical Toxicologist
North Texas Poison Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Li Ern Chen, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Kaye Martin BSRC, RRT-NPS
Respiratory Therapist/ Clinical Educator
Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Melody Gardner, RN, MSN, MHA, CCRN
Managing Director, North Texas Poison Center
Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas

Michele Anderson BS. CCLS
Christine Knefley MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialists
Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Michele Trinka, MSN, RN, CCRN, PCCN
Program Manager- Simulation Lab
Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX