Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society Annual Conference
las vegas CELEBRATING THE FUTURE – ADVANCING PRACTICE, EDUCATION AND RESEARCH 2013 National Conference May 1-4, 2013 Caesars Palace Registration Las Vegas, Nevada Brochure
2013 National Conference 2 General Information registration brochure Purpose Program Objectives The Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society (PENS) is com- ■■ Develop new skills to improve educational and patient mitted to the advancement of the art and science of pediatric outcomes. endocrinology nursing. This includes the establishment and ■■ Provide educational opportunities in pediatric endocrinology for continued development of standards of practice, the enhance- nurses and others with expertise in the area. ment of nursing research, the advancement of clinical exper- ■■ Promote the pursuit of nursing practice and research through a tise and the promotion of recognition of excellence in nursing poster session. practice. ■■ Provide educational opportunities in the management and treatment of selected endocrine disorders. Program Description ■■ Provide direction for understanding health care changes. The annual conference provides a forum for educational opportunities as well as a chance to interact with colleagues Accreditation and experts in the field of pediatric endocrinology. The faculty An application has been submitted to the Georgia Nurses will present information on a variety of pediatric endocrine Association for approval of 18.5 contact hours. Please call disorders, as well as topics of general interest to nurses and Jody Shelton, PENS Education Program Coordinator, for a other health care professionals. Teaching methods will include complete list of objectives, if needed. In order to receive con- lectures, interactive sessions, discussions, workshops and tact hours for this conference, participants must complete the poster sessions. evaluation. Target Audience Commercial Support The conference is designed for nurses and other health care No commercial support has been received for this program to professionals interested in recent development in the field of date. pediatric endocrinology nursing, including pediatric diabetes. Networking Program Goals The key benefit of attending the PENS Conference is the It is PENS’ goal to promote high quality endocrinology nursing opportunity to develop relationships with your colleagues practice through this educational offering. Conference partici- through networking. Networking offers many tangible ben- pants will receive the latest information in basic to advanced efits to conference participants, including, but not limited practice, experience and research as demonstrated by pediat- to, validating your experience in providing nursing care and ric endocrinologists and pediatric endocrinology nurses. developing a better understanding of your practice and your role in care delivery by discovering that others are dealing with similar circumstances, solving the same problems and confronting the same issues. Take advantage of this national gathering of pediatric endocrinology nurses to learn more PENS Conference Planning Committee about national issues and trends. Message Board PENS will provide a message board to facilitate networking. Maryann Johnson, BSN, MEd, Chair Bring your questions and ideas to post for response by your Meg Keil, PhD, CRNP colleagues. If you have a special interest, arrange to meet others with that same interest. Participants are encouraged to Tamara Nenadovich, RN post job listings as well. Jennifer Sumbilla, RN, CRNP Michele Pincham, MSN, RN Posters Gaye Madigan, APRN, BC In 2013 PENS is offering participants poster presentations to view and discuss on Thursday evening. Visit with the poster Isabel Couto, MSN, RN, CPN presenters and learn about current research that will affect your clinical practice!
2013 National Conference 3 Hotel and Transportation registration brochure InformationHotel Registration Information Early Registration: On or before February 28, 2013 Regular Registration: Between March 1 and April 8, 2013 Onsite Registration: After April 8, 2013 You will receive a confirmation letter about two weeks after receipt of your registration form at the PENS Executive Office. Confirmation letters will not be sent after April 8, 2013. Payment must accompany the registration form. Registration forms received without payment will not be processed until payment is received. Registration fees include preconference, educational program and all meal functions. Transportation Caesars Palace Las Vegas is located 4 miles from McCarran International Airport (LAS). Shuttles are approximately $6-7 each way. For more transport information, visit https://www.mccarran.com/Go/Shuttles.aspx. Taxis are approximately $12 one-way. Cancellations & Transfers Cancellations and transfers must be requested in writing and postmarked, faxed or emailed by April 8, 2013. Refunds will be Caesars Palace Las Vegas issued following the conference. A $50 administrative fee will be 3570 Las Vegas Blvd South assessed. Cancellation requests must include the reason for the Las Vegas, NV 89109 cancellation. If you transfer your registration to another person, (702) 731-7110 (800) 634-6661 please include a completed registration form for that person with your written request. Requests for cancellation postmarked,The grandest of Las Vegas Hotels, Caesars Palace, emailed or faxed after April 8 are not refundable.is famous worldwide for its magnificent beauty andimpeccable service. This majestic Las Vegas hoteloffers a 129,000 square foot casino, 26 restaurantsand cafes, sprawling gardens and pools, a world-class spa, and the renowned Coliseum spotlightingworld-class stars.Room Rate: $169 plus tax per nightReservation Deadline: April 8, 2013Click here to reserve your room online.For additional reservation assistance, please call1-866-227-5944.
2013 National Conference 4 Educational Program Schedule registration brochure Tuesday, April 30, 20135:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Registration5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Cocktail Lounge Wednesday, May 1, 20138:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Keynote Address – Family Dynamics and Diabetes Management in Children: Making it Work for Everyone Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, MSW, CDE10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 1A – An Overview Growth Assessment and the Endocrine Colleen Weber, RN, System BSN Basic Endocrine Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Utilize tools of growth assessment Recognize disorders of the endocrine system, the common feedback loops of endocrinology, and the difference between primary and secondary endocrine disorders State and review two endocrine causes of abnormal growth Discuss some nursing implications for a child who has an endocrine disorder. 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 1B – The Family Approach to Diabetes Management: Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, Assessment and Intervention Strategies MSW, CDE Diabetes Objectives: Describe the conceptual framework of the family approach. List concepts of the approach. Describe intervention strategies and how to apply them. 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 1C – Case Presentations: 1) Jan Foote, DNP, 1) Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Following Menarche in Adolescent Exposed to In-Utero ARNP, CPNP Advanced Practice Chemotherapy At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Identify signs, symptoms, and causes of primary ovarian insufficiency (premature ovarian failure) Discuss the evaluation and management of an adolescent with primary ovarian insufficiency 2) Pumping Cortisol? 2) June Jacob, RN, At the end of this session, participants will be able to: BSN Describe a difficult case of cortisol deficiency for discussion Define options for cortisol replacement for the future Describe obstacles to the pumping method and possible adverse affects 3) Diabetes Care Notebook Study 3) Nadia Wilson, At the end of this session, participants will be able to: BSN, RN, CPN/ Identify the Diabetes Care Notebook from Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital as a useful tool in Co-Presenter Dana helping adolescents take ownership of diabetes management McCommon, BSN, RN Identify possible uses of this Diabetes Care Notebook in their own clinic setting
2013 national conference Educational Program Schedule 5 12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Lunch/GENERAL SESSION 1 – Assessment and Management of Growth Issues Kathy Clark, MSN, BS, At the end of this session, participants will be able to: RN, PNP Differentiate between normal growth variants and growth variants that are linked to a disorder Describe the process of identifying representative growth variants in pediatric patients Discuss the management of representative growth variants in pediatric patients 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. GENERAL SESSION 2 – Update on Management of Lipid Disorders in Children Debra Counts, MD At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Define types of dyslipidemias Describe current recommendations for screening children Identify current interventions3:30 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Break 3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 2A – Beyond the Basics of Stimulation Testing Earline Edwards, At the end of this session, participants will be able to: MSN, APRN-NP, CDE Basic Endocrine Discuss the pharmacology of the agents used in stimulation tests and the adverse effects associated with them as well as the correct dosing of the agents Discuss the interpretation of endocrine stimulation tests 3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 2B – Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Pediatric DKA Susan Wible, MSN, Patients MBA, RN Diabetes At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Gain knowledge of the clinical presentation of a pediatric patient in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) Gain knowledge of the treatment regimen utilized at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC when a pediatric patient presents in DKA Understand the events which led to the nurse driven initiative to bring I-STAT® Meters to the bedside Recognize the proper usage of the I-STAT® Meter and its application during the management of a pediatric patient in DKA Verbalize the data collected pre-I-STAT® implementation and post-I-STAT® implementation 3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 2C – Puberty: Too Early, Too Late or Just Right Maryann Johnson, At the end of this session, participants will be able to: BSN, RN, M.Ed. Advanced Practice Discuss and review basic pubertal hormonal pathways Discuss evaluation process of pubertal disorders, intervention options Discuss nursing implications Debrief, questions, feedback4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. New Member Reception5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception – Exhibit Hall7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Evening Event Thursday, May 2, 20137:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Poster Set-Up8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Leadership Breakfast 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. GENERAL SESSION 3 – Pediatric Medical Homes & Specialty Care: Opportunity or Mark Weissman, MD Threat? At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Describe the emergence of Medical Home as a care delivery and payment model Describe key categories in NCQA Medical Home recognition Detail basic steps pediatric practices can implement to improve quality and Medical Home reimbursement Describe how Medical Home model may influence primary and specialty care delivery and shared patient care 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. GENERAL SESSION 4 – Patient Engagement11:00 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Break in the Exhibit Hall
2013 national conference Educational Program Schedule 6 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. GENERAL SESSION 5 – Update on the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management of Pisit Pitukcheewanont, Hypercalcemia and Hyperparathyroidism in Childhood 1 MD At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Describe how to diagnose and treat patient with hypercalcemia Describe how to diagnose and treat patient with panhypopituitarism: a practical approach and therapy Interpret the basic and difficult endocrine test results Describe the impact of vitamin and mineral on diabetes mellitus12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch with Exhibitors 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 3A – Examining The Safety And Efficacy of Arginine – Kelly Warren, RN, Insulin Tolerance Testing In a Pediatric Endocrine Clinic Setting BSN Basic Endocrine At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Christin Morell, RN, Describe procedures for testing for growth hormone deficiency and agents used for that testing BSN Identify safe practices when performing AITT. State why insulin testing is a preferred method of assessing growth hormone deficiency. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 3B – Technological Path for the Artificial Pancreas Linda Burkett, MSN, At the end of this session, participants will be able to: RN, CDE Diabetes discuss why the artificial pancreas is necessary/desired. State how diabetes burden will be lessened with this technology. State 2 key concepts of automated dosage support. discuss 1-2 current research projects aiding in the development of steps for this technology. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 3C – Reading Bone Ages: it Really Is An Art Fran L. Waite, RN At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Advanced Practice Expose the attendee to fundamental bone biology as shown in routine bone age films Visualize the different growth centers in the left hand and wrist Describe the timing of their appearance and how they fit in to making height prediction 3:05 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 4A – Overview of CAH: Pathophysiology, Medications, Heather Shanholtz, and Lab Interpretation RN Basic Endocrine At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Jeanne Parker, RN, Define the pathophysiology of congenital adrenal hyperplasia CPN Discuss presentation of CAH in the neonate and child List Medications and Surgical treatments for CAH Define methods of review and laboratory results 3:05 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 4B – Transitioning Adolescents with Diabetes to Adult Care: Loretta L. Bush, RN, The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Experience MS, PPNP-BC Diabetes At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Identify 2 problems emerging adults who have diabetes may develop when becoming fully responsible for their health care Identify one reason emerging adults have increased risk for health problems related to diabetes Identify one aspect of the program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Diabetes Clinic which you could use to help your patients transition 3:05 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 4C – “My Patient Has a Thyroid Nodule, Now What?” Megan Lessig, MSN, At the end of this session, participants will be able to: CRNP Advanced Practice List physical exam findings pertinent to the evaluation of thyroid nodules. Describe the clinical application of ultrasound, fine needle aspiration, and laboratory testing in the evaluation of a thyroid nodule. Define key ultrasound findings important in the evaluation of a thyroid nodule. Describe the skills needed to make appropriate referrals for fine needle aspiration and biopsy of thyroid nodules. Identify skills for interpretation of cytopathology of fine needle aspiration and biopsy results that will aid in making appropriate surgical referrals.4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Poster Session/Reception7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Evening Event
2013 national conference Educational Program Schedule 7 Friday, May 3, 20138:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Awards Breakfast 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. GENERAL SESSION 6 – Parent Health Literacy: Moving Towards Understanding Carol J. Howe, RN, At the end of this session, participants will be able to: MSN, CDE Describe the prevalence of low health literacy and the implications for parents providing health care to their children Demonstrate effective communication strategies for low health literacy parents 10:05 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. GENERAL SESSION 7 – Fearless Medicine: Helping Children Overcome Fear in a Robert Luka, RN, CDE, Medical Setting IC At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Identify personal characteristics that are beneficial when dealing with fearful patients Demonstrate effective communication techniques Identify strategies to work successfully with phobic fear11:05 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. GENERAL SESSION 8 – Research Presentation: Family Management Style and Sharron Close, PhD, Diagnosis Disclosure in Families of Sons with Klinefelter Syndrome (KS) MS, RN, CPNP-PC At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Review how endocrine-based genetic conditions like KS affects the child and the family system Describe the strengths and vulnerabilities of how parents manage the health of their sons with KS Describe how health care providers, especially nurses and advanced practice nurses can optimize clinical support for KS families12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch and Membership Meeting 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 5A – Nurspiration Luminesce: Fueling the Glow Shari Liesch, MSN, At the end of this session, participants will be able to: APNP, CDE Basic Endocrine Describe background information on the state of nurse health, self determination theory, and basics of motivational interviewing Define brain health in relation to continued learning over a life time List physical and emotional health maintenance strategies Describe the importance of relationships in personal development Summarize ways to improve nurse health 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 5B – Managing Type 1 Diabetes Marilyn Clougherty, At the end of this session, participants will be able to: RN, MSN, CDE Diabetes Identify two insulin regimens for the care of a person with Type 1 Diabetes Verbalize two interventions to improve diabetes control in case studies 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 5C – Managing Denials for Growth Hormone Therapy: Diane Lee-Smith, RN, Tips and Case Studies MSN, PNP Advanced Practice At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Identify the current trends in GH coverage by national payers Describe the common reasons for denials and how to approach Identify the two major categories of appeal processes 2:35 p.m. – 3:35 p.m CONCURRENT SESSION 6A – Writing For Publication Terri Lipman, PhD, At the end of this session, participants will be able to: CRNP Basic Endocrine List knowledge and skills necessary for writing for newsletters, journals and other nursing-related publications State the significance of an editorial query Describe the steps to integrate the levels of the editorial process List appropriate topics for submission based on the type of article and the proposed audience 2:35 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 6B – Educational Focus According to Developmental Stages Mako Sather, RN, in the Care of Patients with Type 1 Diabetes MSN, CPNP Diabetes At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Define the different developmental stages in childhood Describe the process to integrate developmental needs into education when seeing patient with T1DM
2013 national conference Educational Program Schedule 8 2:35 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 6C – The Care of the Turner patient: Merging clinical care Denise Gruccio, MSN, and practice guidelines CRNP Advanced Practice At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Identify the diagnosis and medical management of endocrine related issues in Turner Syndrome Describe the subspecialty evaluations required in girls with TS in addition to Endocrinology Define the practice guidelines for TS Describe ways to use the electronic medical record to support adherence to practice guidelines Describe psychosocial issues common to girls with TS and the role that various support groups play in helping parents understand, advocate for and support their daughters3:35 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Networking/Free Time3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. COMMITTEE MEETINGS – Education Committee Research Committee Nominating Committee Conference Planning Committee7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Evening Event Saturday, May 4, 20138:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. GENERAL SESSION 9 –Pediatric Reference Ranges: Gaps, Controversies and Jon M. Nakamoto, Solutions MD, PhD At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Recognize common errors in how reference ranges are interpreted by health care providers Explain the basic process of generating and analyzing pediatric reference range data List current barriers to conducting pediatric reference range studies Define the differences between “reference range” and “clinical threshold” Describe current national and international efforts ongoing to help obtain more pediatric reference range information 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 7A – Legally Simple: Keeping our professional practice Tracy Simeon, BSN, legally safe/The Second Edition: When Things Become Complicated (and Legal) RN Basic Endocrine At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Describe key steps to protect their nursing practice Identify the standard of care, nursing process and how they affect the professional care that they provide List five essential documentation tips Discuss the keys in preparing for a deposition and what is expected 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 7B – Diabetes 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSION 7C – Prader Willi Syndrome(PWS) A multidiscipline Kathryn Anglin, MSN, approach to care BSN, RN Advanced Practice At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Cynthia Young, RN, State cause of PWS CPN Describe current practice PWS care List PWS multidiscipline clinic process and benefits11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch/Closing Speaker – Taking What You Do Seriously, But Yourself Lightly – Ann E. Kleine-Kracht, RN, PhD12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
2013 national conference REGISTRATION FORM 9 PENS Executive Office, P.O. Box 14516, Lenexa, KS 66285-4516 Fax (913) 895-4652 Register Online: www.pens.org Final registration deadline is April 8, 2013. If you are registering after April 8, please bring your completed paperwork and payment with you to the conference.STEP 1: REGISTRATION INFORMATIONFirst Name M.I. Last Name Credentials (List 2 only) Employer Home Work Preferred Address – please indicate home or work City State Zip Country Daytime Telephone Number Fax E-mail AddressSPECIAL NEEDS D. RSVP! Please indicate which concurrent sessions you are interested in will need assistance:___________________________________________________ I attending. Your assistance will help us assign each speaker to have special dietary requirements:________________________________________ I an appropriately sized room. Please check one session letter for each column.EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6Name A A A A A A B B B B B BRelationship Phone Number C C C C C C This is my first PENS conference. Please indicate which functions you will be attending. Wednesday, May 1 Thursday, May 2 Do not provide my contact information on vendor lists or on the pre-registration attendee roster. Breakfast Leadership Breakfast New Member/First-Time Lunch with Exhibitors Attendee Orientation/ Poster ReceptionSTEP 2: REGISTRATION Past Presidents’ Reception Evening EventA. Full Conference Registration Welcome Reception On or Between After 4/8 before 2/28 3/1 & 4/8 (on-site) Evening Event Member $450 $525 $675 Friday, May 3 Saturday, May 4 Non-Member $575 $650 $800 Awards Breakfast Breakfast Section A Total: __________ 0 Lunch & Membership Meeting Lunch Session Evening EventB. Single Day RegistrationCheck desired day: Cancellations & Transfers Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Cancellations and transfers must be requested in writing and Member $200 postmarked, faxed or emailed by April 8, 2013. Refunds will Non-Member $325 be issued following the conference. A $50 administrative fee Section B Total: __________ 0 will be assessed. Cancellation requests must include the reason for the cancellation. If you transfer your registration to anotherC. Spouse/Guest Registration person, please include a completed registration form for that(only includes evening events of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) person with your written request. Requests for cancellation_____ Spouse/Guest $300 each (if you register for all three or $125 each postmarked, emailed or faxed after April 8 are not refundable. for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday)My Guest will be attending the evening event on: If you register after April 8, please bring your registration form Wednesday Thursday Friday and payment with you to the conference as it WILL NOT beGuest Name(s): processed at the PENS Executive Office after that date. Section C Total: __________ 0
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2013 National Conference 11 Faculty Listing registration brochureKathryn Anglin, MSN, BSN, RN Carol Howe, RN, MSN, CDE Dana McCommon, BSN, RN Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, MSW, CDEPWS Nurse Coordinator Certified Diabetes Educator Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Diabetes, Nurse Educator and FamilyNationwide Children’s Hospital University of Texas at Arlington/The Southaven, MS TherapistColumbus, OH Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia In Balance Health Care Christin Morell, RN, BSN Arlington, TX San Francisco, CALinda Burkett, MSN, RN, CDE Cook Children’s Endocrinology ClinicClinical Education Specialist June Jacob, RN, BSN Fort Worth, TX Fran Waite, RNMedtronic Diabetes Pediatric Nurse Clinician Endocrine Regional Clinical Jon Nakamoto, MD, PhDCanyon Country, CA Victoria General Hospital Pediatric Coordinator Laboratory Medical Director/Assoc Endocrine Clinic GenentechLoretta Bush, RN, MS, PPNP-BC Prof (Voluntary) of Pediatrics and Victoria, BC Albany, NYPediatric Nurse Practitioner EndocrinologyMedical College of Wisconsin/ Maryann Johnson, BSN, RN, MEd Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute/ Kelly Warren, RN, BSNChildren’s Hospital of Wisconsin Pediatric Endocrine Nurse Specialist UCSD/Rady Children’s Hospital Stimulation Testing/Growth HormoneMilwaukee, WI Hasbro Children’s Hospital San Juan Capistrano, CA Department Nurse Providence, RI Cook Children’s Endocrinology ClinicKathy Clark, RN Jeanne Parker, RN, CPN Fort Worth, TXPediatric Nurse Practitioner Ann Kleine-Kracht, RN, PhD Specialty NurseUniversity of Michigan Nurse Family Therapist Maine Medical Partners Colleen Weber, RN, BSNAnn Arbor, MI Louisville, KY Portland, ME Clinical Coordinator GenentechSharron Close, PhD, MS, RN, Diane Lee-Smith, RN, MSN, PNP Pisit Pitukcheewanont, MD Fenton, MOCPNP-PC Field Reimbursement Manager Pediatric EndocrinologistPost Doctoral Research Fellow Genentech Inc Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/ Mark Weissman, MDYale University School of Nursing Nashville, TN University of Southern California Vice President, Goldberg Center forNew Haven, CT Los Angeles, CA Community Pediatric Health Megan Lessig, MSN, CRNP Vice President & Executive Director,Marilyn Clougherty, RN, MSN, Thyroid Center Nurse Practitioner Mako Sather, RN, MSN, CPNP Children’s National Health NetworkCDE The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric Endocrine Associates Children’s National Medical CenterDiabetes Coordinator Philadelphia, PA Littleton, CO Washington, DCChildren’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Shari Liesch, MSN, APNP, CDE Heather Shanholtz, RNPittsburgh PA Susan Wible, MSN, MBA, RN Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Endocrine Specialty Nurse Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh ofDebra Counts, MD Valley Maine Medical Partners UPMCAssociate Professor of Pediatrics Neenah, WI Portland, ME Pittsburgh, PAUniversity of Maryland School of Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP Tracy Simeon, BSN, RNMedicine Nadia Wilson, BSN, RN, CPN Associate Professor Pediatric Nurse ExpertBaltimore, MD RN Diabetes Clinic Coordinator University of Pennsylvania Loma Linda University Children’s Le Bonheur Children’s HospitalEarline Edwards, MSN, APRN-NP, Philadelphia, PA Hospital Southaven, MSCDE Riverside, CA Robert Luka, RN, CDE, ICNurse Practitioner Cynthia Young, RN, CPN Registered NurseUniversity of NE Medical Center at RNAmbulatory Care Manager Mission Hospital Asheville, NCChildren’s Hospital of Omaha Nationwide Children’s Hospital Asheville, NCOmaha, NE Columbus, OHJan Foote, DNP, ARNP, CPNPPediatric Nurse Practitioner, ClinicalAssistant ProfessorBlank Children’s Hospital & Universityof Iowa College of NursingDes Moines, IADenise Gruccio, MSN, CRNPEndocrinology Nurse PractitionerThe Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA