Christopher Ward Pediatric Neuroscience Conference 2021

August 6, 2021

This conference is specifically for providers and other interested staff that care for children with conditions affecting the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system.  It will provide clinical updates and address current topics relevant to the nursing care of this growing patient population. 

This conference will be hosted virtually.  A zoom link will be provided prior to the conference.

PDF icon 2021 Christopher Ward Pediatric Neuroscience Nursing Conference Brochure.pdf

    Target Audience

    The target audience for this activity includes Nurse Practitioners and other APRN's, Physician Assistants, Physicians, Registered Nurses, EEG Technicians and other clinical staff involved with neuroscience patient care.

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe the current ethical dilemmas created by emerging high-cost, life-saving treatments for children.
    • Define the role and utility of neuropsychological evaluation for children with neurological conditions.
    • Review the current evidence and strategies for transitioning care to adult neuroscience providers.
    • Discuss the link between genetics and brain tumors, and how this connection is driving patient-specific treatment plans.
    • Describe the pathophysiology and current management strategies for Chiari malformations.
    • Discuss the incidence and implications of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy.
    • Review the pathophysiology and epidemiology of Acute Flaccid Myelitis.

    Learner Outcome

    • Learners will self-report at least one practice change they plan to make as a result of this activity.
    • Learners will self-report increased knowledge regarding care of children with neurological conditions.


    Additional Information

    Course Contact: 
    Diane Gonzales, 720-777-6160 or
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 7.00 Attendance
    • 7.00 NCPD
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    08/06/2021 - 8:00am MDT
    Event ends: 
    08/06/2021 - 4:30pm MDT

    Friday, August 6, 2021

     7:30     Registration and Check-in

     8:00     Welcome - Patricia Givens, DHA, EdM, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Children's Hospital Colorado

     8:15     Keynote Address:  The Ethics of High-Cost, Life-Saving Treatment    Jacqueline Glover, PhD, HEC-C  

     9:15     Neuropsychology    Kelly Wolfe, PhD

    10:00    Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall

    10:15    Navigating the Transition to Adult Neuroscience Care: Current Evidence and Strategies for Success   Jennifer Disabato, DNP, PNP

    11:00    Neuro Palliative Care   Lauren Treat, MD

    12:00    Lunch and Virtual Exhibit Hall

    12:30    Brain Tumors and the Genetic Link   Nathan A. Dahl, MD and Alexandra Suttman, MS, CGC

     1:30     Chiari's   Patti Batchelder, PNP

     2:30     Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall

     2:45     SUDEP    Chelsey Stillman, PA-C, MPAS

     3:30     Acute Flaccid Myelitis    Teri L. Schreiner MD, MPH, FAAN

     4:00     Conference Evaluation and Adjourn

     4:00     Virtual Exhibit Hall

    Children's Hospital Colorado
    Aurora, CO 80045
    United States
    +1 (720) 777-6160

    Children's Hospital Colorado will host this conference virtually via Zoom.

    Patti Batchelder, MSN, PNP-C
    Senior Instructor
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Department of Neurosurgery
    Children's Hospital Colorado
    Nathan A. Dahl, MD
    Assistant Professor
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
    Children's Hospital Colorado

    Jennifer Disabato, DNP, C-PNP, AC
    Associate Professor, College of Nursing & School of Medicine
    CPNP, Pediatric Neurology & Co-leader Pediatric to Adult Transition
    Children's Hospital Colorado
    University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
    Pat Givens, DHA, EdM, RN, NEA-BC
    Senior Vice President
    Chief Nursing Officer
    Children's Hospital Colorado

    Jacqueline J. Glover, PhD, HEC-C
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities
    University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
    Children's Hospital Colorado

    Teri L Schreiner, MD, MPH, FAAN
    Associate Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Children's Hospital Colorado

    Chelsey Stillman, PA-C, MPAS
    Senior Instructor of Pediatrics
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Physician Assistant
    Children's Hospital Colorado

    Alexandra Suttman, MS, CGC
    Certified Genetic Counselor, Instructor
    Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant
    Children's Hospital Colorado
    University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center

    Lauren Treat, MD
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Sections of Child Neurology and Palliative Medicine
    Children's Hospital Colorado

    Kelly R. Wolfe, PhD, ABPP-CN
    Board Certified Pediatric Neuropsychologist
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
    University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
    Children's Hospital Colorado

    Continuing Education Credit

    Registration, attendance, and completion of the online evaluation are required for successful completion.  Claim only the hours you attend. A certificate of attendance will be available for printing upon completion of the online evaluation.

    Medical:  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 Activity) for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nursing: 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 education activity for 7.0 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

    General Attendance:  A general certificate of attendance will be available for all other care providers.

    Available Credit

    • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 7.00 Attendance
    • 7.00 NCPD


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    Register for the conference.  Participate as an active learner.  Complete the evaluation to obtain Continuing Education credit.

    Cancellation Policy:  All cancellations must be received in writing at

    The Planning Committee reserves the right to alter the agenda or cancel the conference in the event of an unforeseen circumstance, or if the minimum registration is not attained by July 19, 2021 with a full refund to participants.

    Required Hardware/software

    Internet Connection with Audio and Webcam