Advanced Practice Provider Seminar

The AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery offers a dedicated educational seminar for the Advanced Practice Providers (APP). The seminar utilizes case presentations of pediatric neurosurgical patients in a series of lectures to highlight current clinical evidence based management and future research. New this year, a round table afternoon for collaborative learning and networking.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Apply principles of updated, evidence-based practice guidelines for treatment of neurosurgical disease processes.
  • Identify pediatric radiographic abnormalities and determine appropriate studies needed to evaluate these abnormalities.
  • Describe the scope of APP utilization in pediatric practices.
  • Recognize pediatric neurosurgical approaches to major medical conditions from a national perspective.

Thursday, December 5
8:00 am - 4:36 pm

8:00 am - 8:04 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Kathleen Ethel Klas, CPNP-PC

8:05 am - 8:07 am

Introduction to the Keynote Address

P. David Adelson, MD, FAANS

8:08 am - 8:38 am

Keynote Address: Mindfulness, Innovation and Creativity for Leaders

Teri Pipe, PhD, RN

8:39 am - 8:59 am

Utilization of Neurosurgery APPs

Kathleen Ethel Klas, CPNP-PC

9:00 am - 9:20 am

Advanced Pediatric Neuroimaging

Jeffrey H. Miller, MD

9:21 am - 9:41 am

Intracranial Infections in the Pediatric Population

Donna Wallace, RN, MS, CPNP

9:42 am - 10:02 am

Beverage Break

10:03 am - 10:32 am

Pediatric Brain Tumors

Elizabeth Haley Vance, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC

10:33 am - 11:02 am

Overview of Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disorders and Management

Jennifer Judge, CPNP

11:03 am - 11:32 am

Transitional Care: It Sounds Good, But Does it Really Happen?

Patti L. Batchelder, RN MS CPNP

11:33 am - 12:02 am

Time for E.A.T.S. (Evaluation and Treatment of Spasticity)

Christy Monson, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC

1:04 pm - 1:07 pm

Introduction to Roundtable Discussions

Kathleen Ethel Klas, CPNP-PC

1:08 pm - 1:37 pm

Roundtable Discussions - Start

1:40 pm - 2:09 pm

Roundtable Discussions - Rotation 1

2:12 pm - 2:41 pm

Roundtable Discussions - Rotation 2

2:44 pm - 2:54 pm

Beverage Break

2:55 pm - 3:24 pm

Roundtable Discussions - Rotation 3

3:27 pm - 3:56 pm

Roundtable Discussions - Rotation 4

3:59 pm - 4:02 pm

Roundtable Wrap up and Discussion - Incidental Findings in Radiology

Shelley Flecky, PA-C

4:03 pm - 4:06 pm

Roundtable Wrap up and Discussion - Spine

Jamal McClendon Jr., MD

4:07 pm - 4:10 pm

Roundtable Wrap up and Discussion - Hydrocephalus: Do you Treat with ETV, Programmable or Fixed Pressure Shunt?

Tish M. Reidy, RN, MS, PPCNP-BC

4:11 pm - 4:14 pm

Roundtable Wrap up and Discussion - Tips and Tricks in Procedures

Jennifer Sachiko Ronecker, MD

4:15 pm - 4:18 pm

Roundtable Wrap up and Discussion - Craniosynostosis

Ashley O'Connor, CPNP, MSN, RN

4:19 pm - 4:22 pm

Roundtable Wrap up and Discussion - Chiari Cases and Queries

Camille Bloom, MS MMS RD PA-C

4:23 pm - 4:26 pm

Roundtable Wrap up and Discussion - Neurosurgical Care of Children with Epilepsy

Allyson L. Alexander, MD PhD

4:27 pm - 4:30 pm

Roundtable Wrap up and Discussion - Mild to Moderate TBI

Lindsey Weak

4:31 pm - 4:36 pm

Roundtable Session Summary and Evaluation

Kathleen Ethel Klas, CPNP-PC