Inaugural Jason French Memorial Pediatric Hospital Medicine Symposium

October 1, 2021

The Jason French Memorial Pediatric Hospital Medicine Symposium is to commemorate the life of our colleague, Jason French, who tragically passed away in the summer of 2020.  Dr. French was a beloved member of the Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Children's Hospital Colorado, and he served on the planning committee for this conference. Moving forward this conference will replace our "Clinical Concepts and Conundrums in Pediatric Hospital Medicine" symposium

This conference will focus on the care and management of hospitalized children and neonates. A case-based format will be used to review and discuss the etiology, diagnosis, and management of critically ill infants and children.

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    Target Audience

    This conference is designed for all health care professionals who participate in the care and management of hospitalized children and neonates.

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe evidence-based treatments for COVID-19.
    • Recognize the differences in resources for pediatric care in rural and underserved areas, and how pediatric hospitalist can navigate even complex cases to allow families to remain closer to home when possible.
    • Describe new imaging approaches to expedite the diagnosis of serious urgent conditions such as midgut volvulus and airway foreign bodies.
    • Describe common short- and long-term challenges of infants born between 32-36 weeks gestation, both in their neonatal hospitalization and first years of life.
    • Describe the diagnosis and initial treatment strategies of sleep disordered breathing.
    • Identify commonly encountered pediatric cardiac pathology diagnosed by electrocardiography.
    • Discuss the various differentials when common presenting symptoms lead to diagnosis of uncommon conditions in the inpatient pediatric settings.

    Learner Outcome

    After attending this event, the participant will report an increase in knowledge related to the hospitalized pediatric and neonatal patient and increase confidence caring for the pediatric patient population in the rural hospital setting.

    Additional Information

    Course Contact:
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 7.25 Attendance
    • 7.25 NCPD
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    10/01/2021 - 7:30am MDT
    Event ends: 
    10/01/2021 - 5:00pm MDT

    Friday, October 1, 2021

     8:00    Welcome   Jason Zamkoff, MD, Committee Chair

     8:05    Update on Children's Hospital Colorado
    Jennifer Reese, MD  

     8:15     Review of COVID-19 Treatment
    Jessica Cataldi, MD, MSCS

     9:30     Caring for Little People in the Big Sky Country: 
                    Navigating Pediatric Hospital Medicine in Montana, a Frontier Medicine State
    Elizabeth E. Beil, MD

    10:15    Break

    10:30     Radiology for the Pediatric Hospitalist - The Eye Sees What the Mind Knows
                        R. Paul Guillerman, MD

    11:30      Not Too Big Nor Too Small, Just the Right Size:  Common Challenges with the Late Preterm Infant 
                        Elizabeth Rogers, MD

    12:30      Lunch Break

     1:30       Pediatric Sleep and Sleep Apnea 
                          Stephen Hawkins, MD

     2:30        Fast, Slow, Small, and Tall:  Otherwise NOT Normal ECG's
                          John S. Kim, MD, MS

     3:30        Break

     3:45        Clinical Conundrums: When Common Symptoms are not Common Diagnoses
    Chelsea Hartman, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC and Davis Lehman, PA-C

     4:45        Closing Remarks and Conference Evaluation

     5:00        Adjourn

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

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

    Guest Faculty

    Elizabeth E. Beil, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    University of Washington School of Medicine
    Volunteer Clinical Instructor, University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Adjunct Faculty, University of Montana
    Local Site Director for WWAMI Pediatric Clerkship, University of Washington School of Medicine
    Pediatric Hospitalist, Community Children's and St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana

    R. Paul Guillerman, MD
    Professor of Radiology
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Edward B. Singleton Department of Radiology
    Texas Children’s Hospital

    Elizabeth Rogers, MD
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics 
    Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development 
    Chief Experience Officer, Department of Pediatrics
    Director, Intensive Care Nursery ROOTS Small Baby Program
    UCSF - Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco

    Local Faculty

    Jessica Cataldi, MD, MSCS
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 
    Section of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology 
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Children's Hospital Colorado

    Chelsea Hartman, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC
    University of Colorado School of Medicine APP Fellow
    Children's Hospital Colorado

    Stephen Hawkins, MD
    Assistant Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
    Associate Program Director of Sleep Medicine Fellowship 
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Breathing Institute, Children's Hospital Colorado

    John S. Kim, MD, MS
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 
    University of Colorado School of Medicine 
    Cardiologist and Intensivist
    Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
    Heart Institute, Children's Hospital Colorado

    Davis Lehman, PA-C
    Advanced Practice Provider 
    Children's Hospital Colorado

    Jennifer Reese, MD
    Associate Professor of Clinical Practice
    Section Head, Pediatric Hospital Medicine 
    Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Well-Being and Resilience
    Department of Pediatrics
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Medical Director of Provider Well-Being
    Children's Hospital Colorado


    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 7.25 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 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 7.25 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

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


    Please login or register to take this course.
    • Register for the symposium.
    • Enter the attendance code via text or desktop - this will open 30 minutes before the conference
    • Participate as an active learner.
    • Complete the evaluation to obtain Continuing  Education (CE) credit.  You will receive an email with a link to the evaluation or you may use the Course Progress screen to access the evaluation.

    Cancellation Policy:  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 September 17, 2021 with a full refund to participants.

    • All cancellations must be received in writing at Please include the name of the conference you are cancelling.
    • Individuals who fail to sign in with the Activity Code (no-shows) will not receive a refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to any other activity.

    Required Hardware/software

    Internet Connection with Audio and Webcam