32nd Annual O'Neil Pediatric Clinical Update

Aurora, CO US
September 28, 2023


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.

Learner Outcome

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


  • Differentiate gender identity, gender expression, gender dysphoria and gender incongruence.
  • Build skills to sustain long-term resiliency and thrive throughout your nursing career
  • Discuss fentanyl epidemic and risk mitigation strategies
  • Explore trends in cannabis edible ingestions
  • Discuss Hallucinogenic mushrooms and recent legislation
  • Discuss new, innovative approaches in the management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis   
  • Describe the impact of gun violence on adolescents and young adults, including prevention approaches and post-injury care.
  • Discuss the importance of language access for patients and families with limited English proficiency (LEP) through the use medical interpreter services
  • Discuss the importance of working with professional medical interpreters   
  • Explore differential diagnoses, management plans and hospital courses for patients presenting to the emergency department with urgent and emergent complaints.

Virtual Course Adjusted Start

The first session, "Supporting Gender Expansive Youth and Families" will not be available for streaming to virtual leaners. Virtual leaners will join the conference at 9:30am.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 Attendance
  • 7.00 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/28/2023 - 7:45am MDT
Event ends: 
09/28/2023 - 4:15pm MDT

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September 28th
and Welcome
07:45am - 08:00am
Supporting Gender Expansive Youth and Families
**This session will not be steamed to virtual learners.
08:00am - 09:30am
Reframing, Referring, Resilient
**Virtual leaners will join the conference at this time.
09:30am - 10:30am
10:30am - 10:45am
CO Tox: Fentanyl, Edibles, and Mushrooms
10:45am - 11:30am
GEDP Breaking Barriers to Care through a Multidisciplinary Approach
11:30am - 12:15pm
12:15pm - 01:00pm
Recognizing the Impact of Gun Violence on Youth
01:00pm - 02:00pm
Bridging the Gap-Partnering with Medical Interpreters
02:00pm - 02:45pm
02:45pm - 03:00pm
A Day in the Life – Interesting Cases from the Pediatric Emergency Department
03:00pm - 04:00pm
Wrap-up and Online Evaluation
04:00pm - 04:15pm

The Virtual Course will begin at 9:30 AM

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 E. 16th street
Aurora, CO 80045
United States

The course will be held at the Children's Hospital Colorado Medical Conference and Education Center in the Mt. Yale conference room on the Anschutz Medical Campus.  Virtual learners will receive a Zoom link via email prior to the event.

Parking Information

CHCO team member should park in their assigned parking locations. Guest to the hospital may park in Lot 10 just East of the hospital on Victor Street.

Amanda Bogart, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine
University of Colorado
Attending Physician, Adolescent Medicine
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Nancy Casillas
Medical Interpreter Program Coordinator
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Rachel Fiorentino, BSN
Clinical Specialty Coordinator
HP TRUE Center
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Darla Gurry-Levy, LCSW
Director Team Member Resilience & Well-being
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Karen Jones MS, RN, HEC-C
Clinical Ethics Program Manager
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Marissa Nunes-Moreno, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry-Child
University of Colorado
Child Psychiatrist
Children’s Hospital Colorado

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

Eric Sigel, MD
Professor, Pediatrics
University of Colorado
Fellowship Director Adolescent Medicine
Attending Physician, Adolescent Medicine
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Stephanie Skirka
Clinical Specialty Coordinator
Children's Hospital Colorado

Sam Wang, MD 
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of Colorado
Attending Physician, Medical Toxicology and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Nursing Continuing Professional Development

Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction 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 7 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.


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

Available Credit

  • 7.00 Attendance
  • 7.00 NCPD


Please login or register to take this course.

Online registration is closed, but you can still register. Reach out to Ray Cuellar, ray.cuellar@childrenscolorado.org if you would like to register. 

  • Register for the conference
  • To capture your attendance at the conference, you must enter the attendance code via text or desktop . The attendance code will be shared at the start of the conference. 

*The mobile number feature is not enabled for international guests. International guests, please complete the registration process.