Presented by 
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Pediatric APRN Committee

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7 – 7:50 a.m. Registration/Breakfast

7:50 – 8 a.m. Welcome

8 – 9:30 a.m.
Rash Decisions: An Algorithmic Approach to Diagnosing Skin Eruptions
Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP-C, DCNP, FAANP

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
What’s What After They’ve Been Cut: Assessing the Post-Op Patient
Anne Kim, MD, MPH

10:30 – 10:40 a.m. Break

10:40 – 11:40 a.m.
Emotional and Psychological Needs in the AYA Population
Rose Anne Berila, MSN, RN

11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Lunch

12:10 – 1:10 p.m.
Medical-Legal Partnerships: Addressing Patient Legal Needs Leads to Improved Patient Health
Laura McNally-Levine, JD

1:10 – 2:10 p.m.
Navigating the Curves of Spinal Deformity
Connie Poe-Kochert, RN, PPCNP-BC

2:10 – 2:20 p.m. Break

2:20 – 3:20 p.m.
You Want to Stick My Kid for What? Indications for and Interpretation of Common Laboratory Tests in Outpatient Medicine
Kathryn Miller, MD

3:20 – 4:20 p.m.
Evidence-Based Solutions to Common Contraception Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults
Sara Lee, MD

4:20 – 4:30 p.m. Closing/Evaluation


Rose Anne Berila, MSN, RN
Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist,
UH Seidman Cancer Center

Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP-C, DCNP, FAANP
Dermatology, UH Cleveland Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve
University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Anne Kim, MD, MPH
Pediatric Surgery,
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine

Sara Lee, MD
Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine,
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine

Laura McNally-Levine, JD
Director, Kramer Law Clinic
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Kathryn Miller, MD
Pediatric Critical Care,
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine

Connie Poe-Kochert, RN, PPCNP-BC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner,
Pediatric Orthopedics,
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

This program is designed to provide the additional hours required for APRNs with prescriptive authority in Ohio. 7.16 Nursing Contact Hours will be provided upon successful completion of the entire program.

University Hospitals is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
(OBN-001-91) (OH-003, 05/01/2017)


(OBN-001-91) (OH-003, 05/01/2017)


The program content and agenda are designed for pediatric acute and primary care nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists and nurse practitioner students. However, other health care professionals who work with children would benefit from attending this conference and are more than welcome to attend.


There will be no refunds available for cancellations after March 17, 2017.


Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided. If you are in need of a vegetarian meal, please indicate so on the registration form.



Courtyard Cleveland University Circle
2021 Cornell Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Hotel is conveniently located off of Euclid Avenue and Cornell Road, within walking distance to the campuses of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University.


For questions or additional information, contact Breanne Roche, MSN, RN, CPNP, at 216-844-7356 or Breanne.Roche@UHhospitals.org or Kahla Gagne-Loparo, MSN, RN, CPNP, AC/PC, at 216-844-8918 or Kahla.Gagne@UHhospitals.org.

To download a pdf of the conference brochure, with complete details and registration form, click here.