31st Annual O’Neil Pediatric Clinical Update

September 28, 2022

This conference focuses on assessment and management of common pediatric conditions in hospital, ambulatory and community settings. Current clinical issues and implications for children's health and practitioner care delivery are presented and discussed. 

Target Audience

Interprofessional participation is encouraged for RNs, advanced practice providers, child life specialists, medical assistants, OTs, PTs, RTs, social workers, students, EMS providers and others interested in improving the care of infants, children, and youth. After attending this educational offering, participants will self-report increased knowledge of current and emerging trends in pediatric healthcare.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore types of media use that are most harmful to youth mental health as well as how to help youth develop healthy media habits to support their growth and wellbeing. 
  • Discuss the evidence-based diagnosis and management of Type 2 diabetes in youth
  • Summarize the epidemiology, management and prevention of COVID-19 in children
  • Discuss the emergence of enterovirus D68 and its association with acute flaccid myelitis
  • Discuss the role of improved surveillance in preparing for future pandemics of emerging pathogens
  • Highlight the role of pediatric clinical research in our understanding of infectious diseases
  • Examine the spectrum of varying presentations of overmedicalization
  • Discuss common presentations, diagnosis, management, and off-therapy principles for pediatric leukemias
  • Discuss differential diagnoses, management plans and hospital courses for patients presenting with urgent and emergent complaints to a pediatric emergency department

Learner Outcome

After attending this educational offering, participants will self-report increased knowledge of current and emerging trends in pediatric healthcare.

Brochure: PDF icon O'Neil Brochure 2022.pdf


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PDF icon Kids and Technology - Dr Jenna Glover.pdf
PDF icon Life in the ED Oneil 2022 Roswell NO PICS.pdf
PDF icon Pediatric Leukemia Faulk 9.28.22.pdf
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PDF icon Sept 2022 O'Neill Conf Santucci Chiesa NO PATIENT INFO.pdf
PDF icon Youth onset type 2 diabetes lessons learned from clinical trials. Zeitler.pdf

Additional Information

Course Contact: 
Kay Troxell (kay.troxell@childrenscolorado.org); Gray Woerly (gray.woerly@childrenscolorado.org)
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 Attendance
  • 6.75 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/28/2022 - 7:45am MDT
Event ends: 
09/28/2022 - 4:15pm MDT

7:45a          Zoom Sign-in and Welcome

8:00            Kids Mental Health in the Digital World 
                         Jenna Glover Ph.D.

9:00            Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: Lessons from Major Clinical Trials
                         Phil Zeitler MD

9:45            Break

10:00          COVID-19 in Children – What do we Know Now? 
                         Suchitra Rao, MD

11:00          Enterovirus D68 and Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Preparing for the Next Emerging Pathogen
                        Kevin Messacar, MD

12:00p     Lunch

1:00           Overmedicalization: A Multidisciplinary Approach 
                       Antonia Chiesa, MD and Kourtney Santucci, MD, FAAP

2:00           Pediatric Leukemia
                       Kelly Faulk, MD

2:45           Break

3:00           A Night in the Life of the ED
                       Kelly Roswell, MD

4:00          Wrap-up and Online Evaluation

4:15           Adjourn

Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO
United States

This conference will be held virtually via Zoom. 

Antonia Chiesa, MD 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado
Kempe Child Protection Team
Children's Hospital Colorado 

Kelly Faulk, MD 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Attending Oncologist
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Children's Hospital Colorado 

Jenna Glover, PhD 
Assistant Professor  
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Director of Psychology Training
Children's Hospital Colorado 

Kevin Messacar MD
Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
University of Colorado/Children’s Hospital Colorado 

Suchitra Rao 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics 
University of Colorado School of Medicine 
Associate Medical Director 
Infection Prevention and Control 
Children’s Hospital Colorado 

Kelley Roswell, MD 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics 
University of Colorado School of Medicine 
Section of Emergency Medicine 
Children’s Hospital Colorado 

Kourtney Santucci MD, FAAP 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado
Special Care Clinic 
Children’s Hospital Colorado  

Phil Zeitler MD 
Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Science
Head, Section of Endocrinology
Department of Pediatrics
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center
Children’s Hospital Colorado  

Nursing Continuing Professional Development

Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This offering for 6.75 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.


A general certificate of attendance will be provided to all other attendees.



Available Credit

  • 6.75 Attendance
  • 6.75 NCPD


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Required Hardware/software

This conference will be held online. You will need access to the internet and speakers or a headset to participate.