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Half Day Conference for the Care of School Age Children

May 19, 2021 @ 7:50 am - 12:00 pm

Half Day Conference for the Care of School Age Children

Presented by The Illinois Association of School Nurses and Advocate Children’s Hospital

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Registration is free but limited. 

Conference outcome: Participants will describe with detail how at least one concept or practice idea presented will be integrated into their practice and setting.

  • The Illinois Association of School Nurses is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91).
  • Participants will receive 4.5 contact hours for successful completion of this activity—attendance for the entire conference and completion of a post activity evaluation. Questions about continuing
  • nursing education contact hours should be made to: Mary Girardi MSN RN PEL-CSN at girardi6@comcast.net

7:50-8:00 a.m. – Welcome
Nancy Mabbott, Director, Community & Health Relation, Advocate Children’s Hospital
Mary Girardi, MSN, RN, PEL-CSN, IASN Nurse Planner

8:00-8:30 a.m. – Current state of COVID, its Impact on Children and Pediatric Practice & Plans for a Vaccine
Frank Belmonte, DO, – Vice President/Chief Medical Officer, Advocate Children’s Hospital

8:30-9:20 a.m. – Common Orthopedic Conditions and Injuries
Kristina S. Walick, MD. – Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon,  Advocate Children’s Hospital

9:25-10:15 a.m. – Otolaryngology & Speech –Language Deficits Impacting School Success
Valerie Cote, MD. – Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Advocate Children’s Hospital

10:20-11:10 a.m. – Child and Teen Mental Health during the Pandemic
Gabrielle Roberts, Ph.D. – Pediatric Psychologist, Advocate Children’s Hospital 

11:15 am-12:00 p.m. – Eating Disorders in Children & Teens
Michele Zucker, MD. – Attending Physician, Pediatrics, Medical Director, Weight Restoration Program, Adolescent Medicine, Advocate Children’s Hospital


May 19, 2021
7:50 am - 12:00 pm