Pediatric Nursing Conference

Pediatric Nursing Conference

Pediatric Nursing Conference

Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN




Monday, February 12, 2018

Conference description: 

The 2018 Mayo Clinic Pediatric Nursing Conference will highlight current trends, research based practice, and quality topics that impact the pediatric population across the continuum of care.

Conference goals:

  • Explore trends related to pediatric traumas
  • Examine the impacts of technology and social media on children
  • Review research based practices impacting the care of children

Includes a call for Poster Abstracts! More information on submitting an abstract can be found here

Intended Audience:

This conference is designed for registered nurses and all other interested healthcare professionals who care for pediatric populations in acute, ambulatory, and community based settings.  

Date and Location:

This conference will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018 in Phillips Hall, first floor, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, 100 Second Avenue SW, Rochester, Minnesota.

About the provider:

Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education conducts educational conferences that will advance nursing practice.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been granted Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

Registration Details

Register before January 22, 2018 

The conference registration fee of $165 includes instructional materials, breakfast, and break refreshments. Lunch will be on your own. A student rate of $95 is available. Please bring proof of current student status to the conference. Pre-registration is required, and preferred by January 22, 2018.

Out of respect for conference participants, children are restricted from the conference.


If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee, less an administration fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo Continuing Nursing Education before January 22, 2018 (email: No refunds will be made on or after January 22, 2018.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Continuing Nursing Education must cancel or postpone this conference, Mayo Continuing Nursing Education will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.


Monday, February 12, 2018

7:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast and Posters
7:50 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
8:00 a.m.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Brian A Lynch, MD and Margene Gunderson, MA, BSN, PHN

8:45 a.m.

Weight Management in Children and Adolescents

Seema Kumar, MD; and Mary L. Heyrman, MSN, RN, CMSRN

9:15 a.m.

Fertility Preservation in Children Facing Cancer Therapy

Asma Javed, MBBS

10:00 a.m. Break with Posters
10:30 a.m.

Clearing the Confusion - An Updated Review on Pediatric Deliruim

Yu Kawai, MD

11:15 a.m.

Family Centered Innovations with Influenza Vaccination

Jennifer L. Brickley, RN

11:45 a.m. Lunch on your own
12:45 p.m.

Confusion to Clarity -  Helping to Create a Better Understanding of Sports Related Concussions

David B. Soma, MD

1:30 p.m.

Pain-less Care: Reducing Pain with Minor Procedures

Patricia M. Conlon, MS, APRN, CNS, CNP, Cecilia A. Engler, APRN, DNP, CNP

2:00 p.m. Break with Posters
2:15 p.m.

Pediatric Injury: "It Is All About the Children"

Terri A. Elsbernd, MS, RN, TCRN

3:00 p.m.

Pediatric Bereavement

Brenda M. Schlitz, MD and Aubrey J. Manahan, BA, RN

3:45 p.m.

Becoming Grayson

Tami K. Omdahl, MSN, RN, CPN

4:45 p.m. Adjourn


Call for Poster Abstracts

You are invited to submit an abstract (500 words or less) for a poster related to the conference theme. Completed abstracts should be submitted by January 22, 2018.

The primary presenter is responsible for the abstract content. Submission signifies the intent of the submitter(s) to present the poster at the Pediatric Nursing Conference in Rochester, Minnesota. Conference participants are expected to assume costs related to travel, accommodations, and registration.

Abstract submission is available within conference registration.

If selected, abstracts will be printed in the conference syllabus. 



You must complete the evaluation and claim your certificate to earn contact hours.


Participants can earn up to 7.5 ANCC nursing contact hours for attendance at the conference, commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity and completion of the evaluation. 

Social Work

Mayo Clinic Section of Social Work has been designated by the Minnesota Board of Social Work as an approved continuing education provider. This conference fulfills requirements for 6.75 continuing education hours.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Lodging and Parking


Most hotels in the area are either connected to the conference facility via skyway and walking subway or offer a complimentary shuttle service to Mayo Clinic campus.

Hotels connected via skyway/walking subway:

Doubletree by Hilton Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area

Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area

Hilton Garden Inn

Hotels that offer a complimentary shuttle service:

Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field

Comfort Inn and Suites

See the Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau for a guide to more lodging options in Rochester, MN.


View a map indicating the location of downtown parking facilities. The cost of parking is not included in the registration fee.


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