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Advanced Practice Provider Seminar

Thursday, December 5 | 8:00 am - 4:36 pm |

The AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery offers a dedicated educational seminar for the Advanced Practice Providers (APP). The seminar utilizes case presentations of pediatric neurosurgical patients in a series of lectures to highlight current clinical evidence based management and future research. New this year, a round table afternoon for collaborative learning and networking.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Apply principles of updated, evidence-based practice guidelines for treatment of neurosurgical disease processes.
  • Identify pediatric radiographic abnormalities and determine appropriate studies needed to evaluate these abnormalities.
  • Describe the scope of APP utilization in pediatric practices.
  • Recognize pediatric neurosurgical approaches to major medical conditions from a national perspective.

8:00 am - 8:04 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Kathleen Ethel Klas, CPNP-PC

8:05 am - 8:07 am

Introduction to the Keynote Address

P. David Adelson, MD, FAANS

8:08 am - 8:38 am

Keynote Address: Mindfulness, Innovation and Creativity for Leaders

Teri Pipe, PhD, RN

Teri Pipe, PhD, RN, is Arizona State University's chief wellbeing officer. Dr. Pipe is an expert on mindfulness – a skill set to increase being fully present, focused and alive. Her presentation, Mindfulness, Innovation and Creativity for Leaders, will focus on refreshing and building upon the leadership capacity of session participants.

8:39 am - 8:59 am

Utilization of Neurosurgery APPs

Kathleen Ethel Klas, CPNP-PC

9:00 am - 9:20 am

Advanced Pediatric Neuroimaging

Jeffrey H. Miller, MD

9:21 am - 9:41 am

Intracranial Infections in the Pediatric Population

Donna Wallace, RN, MS, CPNP

9:42 am - 10:02 am

Beverage Break

10:03 am - 10:32 am

Pediatric Brain Tumors

Elizabeth Haley Vance, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC

10:33 am - 11:02 am

Overview of Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disorders and Management

Jennifer Judge, CPNP

11:03 am - 11:32 am

Transitional Care: It Sounds Good, But Does it Really Happen?

Patti L. Batchelder, RN MS CPNP

11:33 am - 12:02 am

Time for E.A.T.S. (Evaluation and Treatment of Spasticity)

Christy Monson, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC

1:04 pm - 1:07 pm

Introduction to Roundtable Discussions

Kathleen Ethel Klas, CPNP-PC

1:08 pm - 1:37 pm

Roundtable Discussions - Start

1:40 pm - 2:09 pm

Roundtable Discussions - Rotation 1

2:12 pm - 2:41 pm

Roundtable Discussions - Rotation 2

2:44 pm - 2:54 pm

Beverage Break

2:55 pm - 3:24 pm

Roundtable Discussions - Rotation 3

3:27 pm - 3:56 pm

Roundtable Discussions - Rotation 4

3:59 pm - 4:02 pm

Roundtable Wrap up and Discussion - Incidental Findings in Radiology

Shelley Flecky, PA-C

4:03 pm - 4:06 pm

Roundtable Wrap up and Discussion - Spine

Jamal McClendon Jr., MD

4:07 pm - 4:10 pm

Roundtable Wrap up and Discussion - Hydrocephalus: Do you Treat with ETV, Programmable or Fixed Pressure Shunt?

Tish M. Reidy, RN, MS, PPCNP-BC

4:11 pm - 4:14 pm

Roundtable Wrap up and Discussion - Tips and Tricks in Procedures

Jennifer Sachiko Ronecker, MD

4:15 pm - 4:18 pm

Roundtable Wrap up and Discussion - Craniosynostosis

Ashley O'Connor, CPNP, MSN, RN

4:19 pm - 4:22 pm

Roundtable Wrap up and Discussion - Chiari Cases and Queries

Camille Bloom, MS MMS RD PA-C

4:23 pm - 4:26 pm

Roundtable Wrap up and Discussion - Neurosurgical Care of Children with Epilepsy

Allyson L. Alexander, MD PhD

4:27 pm - 4:30 pm

Roundtable Wrap up and Discussion - Mild to Moderate TBI

Lindsey Weak

4:31 pm - 4:36 pm

Roundtable Session Summary and Evaluation

Kathleen Ethel Klas, CPNP-PC