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APRN/PA Pediatric Updates in Clinical Practice (Virtual Conference)

APRN/PA Pediatric Updates in Clinical Practice

Who Should Attend? 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. Continuing Education. This program is pending 7.0 AAPA Category 1 credits for the Physician Assistant Review panel and 7.0 contact hours of CE with a potential for an additional 0.5 - 1.0 credits for poster presentations. Akron Children’s is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Providers should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Note: The CE/CME evaluation will be available until Aug. 15, 2021 via CME Tracker. At the closure of this period, no CE/CME will be awarded.


Creating a Safe Space for all Patients and Staff

Presenter:  Ken Ditlevson, M.Ed., LPCC-S, Kent State University Director of the LGBTQ+ Center


LGBTQ+ Resources:

Evaluate for Implicit Bias?

Project Implicit (

Need more information? 

LGBTQ+ Center | Kent State University

Ally Action Training? 

Direct, Distract, or Delegate? (

Register for Safe Space Training?

Safe Space Ally Training | Kent State University



What Clinicians Need to Know about Genetics, Genetic Testing and Neuro-Genetic Disorders

Presenter: Bruce H. Cohen, M.D

Stress and Grief in the Workplace

Presenter: Cassandra Hirsh, DO

Infectious Disease: COVID-10 and its Effects on the Health Care System.

Presenter: Scott Pangonis, MD

Common Orthopedic Sports Injuries.

Presenter: John Polousky, MD

Mental Health Super Session

Depression Pearls for Pediatric Providers

Presenter: Laura Markley, MD

Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Presenter:  Laura Markley, MD


Presenter:  Michael Redovian, MD

Poster Presentations:

Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes: Akron Children's's Journey

Presenter: Amy McHenry, DNP, CPNP PC/AC

Use of Yoga in the Treatment of Anxiety for Children and Adolescents

Presenter: Laura Abels, BA, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC

Don't Poke Me

Presenter: Brenda Mahaney, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, ACNS-BC, WCC

Leveraging the EMR to Create a Standardized Process for Tracking APP Clinical Privileges

Presenter: Julie Tsirambidis, DNP, APRN-CNP

Surgical Pathway Implementation

Presenter: Amanda Pellegra, APRN-CPNP AC/BC

Physician Assistants as Advanced Practice Providers in Neonatology

Presenter: Rheadon Remy, PA-C

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