Christopher Ward Pediatric Neuroscience Conference 2024

Aurora, CO US
August 9, 2024

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL COURSE

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.

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.

Learner Outcome

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

Additional Information

Course Contact: 
Ray Cuellar, 720-777-6101 or ray.cuellar@childrenscolorado.org
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 Attendance
  • 6.75 NCPD
Course opens: 
04/05/2024
Course expires: 
08/23/2024
Event starts: 
08/09/2024 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
08/09/2024 - 4:00pm MDT
Cost:
$10.00
Rating: 
0

Agenda

7:30am

Registration and Check-in

7:50

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Tristen Dinkel, MSPC, BSN, CNRN, CPN

8:00

Christopher Ward Story
Ward Family

8:15

Welcome
Patricia Givens, DHA, EdM, RN, NEA-BC

8:30

Self-Care for Providers
Brad Thompson, MA, LPC-S

9:30

Neurocardiology - Interaction Between the Brain and the Heart
Jessica Stansauk, MD

10:15

Break

10:30

Whole-person Neurocare: Emotional and Social Impact of Neurologic Disorder through the Lens of Pediatric Medical Social Work
Vivian Sena Yoon, M.Div., MSW, LSW/LMSW

11:00

Functional Neurologic Disorder
Ricka Messer, MD

12:00pm

Lunch & Exhibit Hall

12:30

Neurology Administrative Research Team (NART) Research Support
Kendra Kocher, Amanda McDonald and Jenifer Sargent

1:00

RNS, DBS, VNS - Stimulating the Brain to Improve Seizure Control
Wynne Bird, BSN, RN, CPN

2:00

Break and Exhibit Hall

2:15

Leveraging Extended Reality to Shape the Future of Patient Experience
Abraham Homer

2:45

Meeting the Care Coordination Needs of Complex Therapies for Rare Neuromuscular/Neurogenetic Diseases: The Story of a Complex Drug Program
Kaitlin Haug, BSN, RN and Taylor Schwab, BSN, RN

3:45

Wrap Up, Q&A, Evaluation

4:00 

Adjourn

Children’s Hospital Colorado reserves the right to modify the agenda or cancel this conference in the event of an unforeseen circumstance.

 
Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
United States
+1 (720) 777-6160

The conference will take place in person in the Mt. Yale conference room.  Virtual attendees will receive an email with conference link. 

Faculty

Wynne Bird, BSN, RN, CNRN, CPN
Epilepsy Surgery Nurse Care Coordinator
Epilepsy Surgery Program
Children's Hospital Colorado

Patricia Givens, DHA, EdM, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President
Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Executive
Dr. Dori Biester Chair in Pediatric Nursing
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Kaitlin Haug, BSN, RN, CPN, AMB-BC
Clinical Specialty Coordinator
Neurology Complex Drugs Program
Children's Hospital Colorado

Abraham Homer
Gaming Technology Supervisor / Creative Technologist
Extended Realities Program (XRP)
Children's Hospital Colorado

Kendra Kocher
Manager, Research Operations
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Ricka Messer, MD, PhD
Director of the Pediatric Neurohospitalist Program
Medical Director of Clinical Informatics for Pediatric Neurology
Associate Professor, University of Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Amanda McDonald
Clinical Research Supervisor
Child Health Research Institute
Children's Hospital Colorado

Jenifer Sargent
Clinical Research Supervisor
Child Health Research Institute
Children's Hospital Colorado

Taylor Schwab, BSN, RN, CPN, AMB-BC
Clinical Specialty Coordinator
Neurology Complex Drugs Program
Children's Hospital Colorado

Jessica Stansauk, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Pediatric Cardiology and Clinical Genetics
Children's Hospital Colorado

Brad Thompson, MA, LPC-S
Lead Trainer - Child Neurology Foundation
Director - The HALI Project
Director of Counseling - Turn Center

Vivian Sena Yoon, M.Div., MSW, LSW/LMSW
Clinical Social Worker for Neurology
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. 

Nursing: 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 education activity for 6.75 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

  • 6.75 Attendance
  • 6.75 NCPD

The 10th Christopher Ward Pediatric Neuroscience Conference 2024 will be held at the Children’s Hospital Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. This is a great opportunity to network with nurses and other child health providers caring for this growing and complex patients with conditions affecting the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Exhibitor Fee

An exhibit booth for this event is $400 for the day. 

This includes a registration for the conference, a table, a tablecloth, a chair, and meals at the event. Space is available on a first come basis and display table measures 5 x 2 feet. Each exhibitor is allowed one space only.

There is a discounted rate for non-profit organizations, so please reach out for further details.

Exhibitor Registration

If you would like to exhibit please complete the Exhibitor Reply Form.

Questions

If you have any questions or need a Children's Hospital Colorado W9 form please reach out:
Ray Cuellar, 720-777-76101, ray.cuellar@childrenscolorado.org

Price

Cost:
$10.00
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Cancelation Policy

No refunds will be granted for non-attendance, although you may send a substitute. 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 15, 2024, with a full refund to participants.