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2024 APRN/PA Pediatric Updates in Clinical Practice Conference


Objectives (Educational Content) :

Grand Rounds – In Person, Livestream and On-Demand

From Burnout to Balance: Embracing Self-Care in Medicine

Sarah Cawley, PA-C, IFMCP from Practical Healing Center

  • Understand the physiology of stress and its impact on our health
  • Review the impact of various lifestyle practices in our current culture of healthcare
  • Review practical strategies to combat the effects of the healthcare environment
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On Demand Only Presentations

Lymphadenopathy Management

Presented by Katie Adler, PA-C

  • Define lymphadenopathy and its implications in the pediatric population.
  • Identify “red flag” signs and symptoms that warrant further diagnostics or treatment
  • Compare imaging and biopsy modalities to further assess lymphadenopathy
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Ophthalmology Topics and When to Refer

Presented by William Lawhon, MD

  • Improved knowledge of anatomy of the visual system
  • Improved ability to identify common pediatric eye conditions
  • Improved comfort with timing of referrals to an eye care specialist
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Adult and Pediatric Burn Care

Presented by Lauren Lewis, PA-C

  • Describe the outpatient and inpatient units within the Burn Institute at Akron Children's Hospital
  • Discuss the multi-disciplinary approach to the burn patient
  • Identify outpatient management of burns in the primary care setting
  • Review advanced burn care and updates in surgical management
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Debunking Penicillin Allergy

Presented by Katina Kokkinos, APRN-CNP

  • Compare and contrast accurate Penicillin allergic symptoms versus rash of other origins
  • Discuss appropriate allergy follow up in outpatient settings
  • Distinguish the applicable role of the Allergy department regarding Penicillin allergies
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Lyme Disease

Presented by Evelyn Scott Pangonis, MD, MS, FAAP

  • Describe the epidemiology of Lyme disease
  • Discuss the diagnostic testing and management for Lyme disease
  • Discuss the indications for Lyme disease testing, including when it is not recommended
  • Elucidate anticipatory guidance regarding prevention methods of tickborne infections
  • Discuss the current lack of evidence for the diagnosis “Chronic Lyme Disease”
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School-Based Health Care

Presented by Allison Lantz, APRN-CNP

  • Define School-Based Health Care including operations, how medical care is provided in the school setting and populations served
  • Identify barriers to medical care and how utilizing community health workers can alleviate burdens to patient families
  • Compare and contrast asthma outcomes of students receiving asthma treatment in the school clinic versus home setting for high-risk asthmatics
  • Discuss patients lost to follow up and adapting care coordination within the school-based health center to meet medical needs
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Target Audience:

Nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, physicians, registered nurses and other professionals who work with children will benefit from attending this conference.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

7 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the on-demand presentations and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must complete an attestation and evaluation to claim credit.


None of the planners or presenters for this activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies.

Accreditation Statement:

This program is approved for 7 AAPA Category 1 CME credits and 7 contact hours of ANCC CE credit.

Akron Children's Hospital is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 


Sarah Cawley, PA-C, IFMCP
Functional Medicine
Practical Healing Center

Katie Adler, PA-C
Pediatric Surgery
Akron Children’s Hospital

William Lawhon, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Akron Children’s Hospital

Lauren Lewis, PA-C
Adult and Pediatric Burn Institute
Akron Children’s Hospital

Katina Kokkinos, MSN, APRN-CNP
Allergy & Immunology
Akron Children’s Hospital

Evelyn Scott Pangonis, MD, MS, FAAP
Infectious Disease
Akron Children’s Hospital

Allison Lantz, APRN-CNP
School-Based Health Care
Akron Children’s Hospital

APRN/PA spring conference presentations (PDF file downloads)

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