5th Annual Children's Hospital Colorado Virtual Pediatric Care Symposium

October 23, 2024


This virtual symposium focuses on the assessment and management of common pediatric conditions in hospital and community settings. Current clinical issues and implications for children's health and clinician care delivery are presented and discussed.

Target Audience

This conference is for interdisciplinary healthcare team members including nursing, advanced practice providers, physicians and pre-hospital providers.

Learner Outcomes

As a result of this session, learners will be able to report new knowledge related to pediatric specialty practice in order to provide current, evidence-based care to pediatric populations. 


  • Review characteristics of innocent versus pathologic murmurs in congenital heart disease.
  • Describe the medical assessment and monitoring of youth presenting with eating concerns in medical settings.
  • Outline recognition and stabilization strategies for pediatric trauma cases.
  • Identify one trauma informed principle or practice learners can apply in the work setting.
  • Review the presentation and treatment of a variety of pediatric respiratory emergencies.
  • Examine the latest evidence and identify strategies for optimizing outcomes from pediatric cardiac arrest.


If you need additional information, please contact Nicki Shonka at nicole.shonka@childrenscolorado.org.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.25 Attendance
  • 6.25 Colorado State EMS
  • 6.25 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/23/2024 - 7:45am MDT
Event ends: 
10/23/2024 - 3:30pm MDT


Wednesday, October 23, 2024

7:45 AMIntroduction and Welcome
8:00Murmurs in the Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease
Diana Tsen, MD
9:00Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Eating Disorders in the Medical Setting
Kim Sheffield, PhD
10:15Pediatric Trauma Case Studies
Shannon Acker, MD
11:15Trauma Informed Care/Trauma Informed Growth
Lauren Eckhart, PsyD
Lyndsey Jensen Gaffey, MA, LPC, ATR
12:15 PMLunch
1:15Respiratory Emergencies
Kelley Roswell, MD
2:15Optimizing Outcomes from Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
Beth Wathen, MSN, RN, CCRN
3:15-3:30Evaluation and Adjourn
Children's Hospital Colorado

Virtual Course

This conference will be hosted virtually on Zoom.  

Zoom URL: https://childrenscolorado-org.zoom.us/j/86791843957?pwd=Rp378lP13IJdbvb0XaHTE8GDttRgUt.1

Meeting ID: 867 9184 3957 

Passcode: 007516

One Tap Mobile: +17193594580,,86791843957# US

This information will be sent 2 days before the conference via email to learners that are registered.

Faculty and Planning Committee

Shannon Acker, MD
Associate Professor
Pediatric Surgery
University of Colorado
Trauma Medical Director
Children's Hospital Colorado

Tomika Davis †
Administrative Service Coordinator
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Ray Cuellar †
Operations Coordinator
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Lauren Eckhart, PsyD
Associate Professor, Clinical Faculty Series, Dept of Psychiatry
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Clinical Director, Colorado Springs Division of the Pediatric Mental Health Institute
Children's Hospital Colorado

Lyndsay Jensen Gaffey, MA, LPC, ATR
Vice President, Patient Care Services
Pediatric Mental Health Institute
Children's Hospital Colorado

Kelly Reichert, MS, RN, CCRN †
Professional Development Specialist, Outreach Education
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Kelley Roswell, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of Colorado
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician
Children's Hospital Colorado

Maribel Sandoval †
Partnership Program Manager
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Kim Sheffield, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
University of Colorado
Attending Psychologist, Eating Disorders Program
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Nicki Shonka, MS, RN, NPD-BC, CPN †
Clinical Education Outreach Program Director
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Ben Thompson †
Senior Physician Relations Representative
Children’s Hospital Colorado

(Yu-Shan) Diana Tsen, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Division of Cardiology & Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
Associate Director of 3D Echocardiography
Children's Hospital Colorado

Beth Wathen, MSN, RN, CCRN
Codes Program Coordinator
Children's Hospital Colorado

Financial Disclosures

Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Continuing Education Credits

Registration, attendance, sign-in and submission of the evaluation, including a written response to questions related to any change in practice that you may make as a result of learning that took place at this activity, are required for successful completion and receipt of the certificate of attendance. Claim only those hours you attend.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this Other activity (Internet Live Course) for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 6.25 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is a State of Colorado recognized EMS Training Group (CO-049) and will provide 6.25 continuing education credits for all pre-hospital providers.

A general certificate of attendance will be available.

Available Credit

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.25 Attendance
  • 6.25 Colorado State EMS
  • 6.25 NCPD


Please login or register to take this course.

The registration deadline is October 20, 2024.

  • 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.

Required Hardware/software

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