Pediatric Critical Care & Emergency Nursing San Diego, CA • October 19 - 22, 2016
Doubletree Mission Valley

New this year! Emergency nursing specific topics incorporated into the program in addition to PICU-focused topics, and content that applies to clinicians in both clinical settings. The beautiful setting of sunny San Diego, with a wide variety of nearby restaurants and attractions to entice you to relax and re-charge for the important work that you do.

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Overview

Highlights & Benefits

Highlights and Benefits of the 2016 Conference include:

  • Two exciting Preconferences!

Complex Issues in Pediatric Critical Care addressing infectious disease, palliative care, oncology and TBI through the lens of case studies, relevant pathophysiology, and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options.

Hot Topics in Cardiovascular Disease including discussion of mechanical support of the failing heart, arrhythmias, temporary pacemakers, pulmonary hypertension and cardiomyopathies.

  • New this year! Emergency nursing specific topics incorporated into the program in addition to PICU-focused topics, and content that applies to clinicians in both clinical settings.
  • A Networking Breakfast on Thursday, October 20! Join our speakers and your fellow conference attendees to informally chat about everything from common interests and professional roles to what’s happening in units across the country.
  • Conference speakers who will challenge you to think critically and act appropriately and safely when confronted with urgent and emergent clinical scenarios.
  • A variety of Preconference and Concurrent Session options, allowing you to individualize your Conference experience to match your educational needs and interests.
  • The beautiful setting of sunny San Diego, with a wide variety of nearby restaurants and attractions to entice you to relax and re-charge for the important work that you do.

Host City: San Diego

Beautiful San Diego, the well-known Southern California vacation spot, has all the ingredients to provide a warm, inviting destination for "Pediatric Critical Care Nursing." Famous for its white sand beaches, sparkling Pacific waters and near-perfect climate, San Diego is a favorite fun-time destination. More...

Conference Objectives

This conference will enable the experienced pediatric ICU or ED nurse to:

  • Utilize evidence-based concepts and practices to assess and care for complex pediatric patients in a variety of ICU and ED settings.
  • Discuss current and ongoing challenges related to multi-drug resistant organisms, resuscitation, palliative care, sedation and accidental and intentional ingestions.
  • Evaluate staff and work environment factors that may influence patient care and outcomes in pediatric units including moral distress, ethical dilemmas, communication, and support from managers and your colleagues.
  • State risk factors, prevention strategies and treatment guidelines for common complications in the critically ill and injured pediatric patient population.

Who Should Attend?

If you are a:

  • Staff Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Manager
  • Educator or Instructor
  • Physician Assistant
  • Transport Nurse
  • Trauma Nurse

If you work in a:

  • Pediatric ICU
  • Emergency/Trauma ICU
  • General Pediatric Unit
  • Adult/Mixed ICU
  • Cardiovascular/Cardiology Unit
  • Surgery/Surginal Unit
  • Neonatal ICU

... this conference is for you!

Conference Program

Wednesday, October 19

Preconference A: Complex Issues in Pediatric Critical Care: Lessons Learned and Case Studies

Caring for a critically ill child whose clinical status may rapidly change requires careful observation and timely, appropriate intervention.  This Preconference will take an in-depth look at four of the more complex and challenging issues faced by nurses in both ICU and ED clinical settings.  Each issue will be approached through the lens of pathophysiology, principles of care and case study discussions. Utilize this critical awareness and knowledge to better care for these children with complex medical and nursing needs.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Assess the critically ill child’s clinical presentation utilizing an increased understanding of pathophysiology.
  • Explore unique needs and treatment strategies required to manage critically ill children faced with infectious disease, palliative care/end of life, emergent oncologic conditions and traumatic brain injury.
  • Apply knowledge learned to clinical case studies.

 

7:00 AM

Preconference A Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Infectious Diseases in the Critical Care Setting: A Focused But Empiric Response (Rx = .75 hr.)
Sean Elliott, MD, FAAP

9:30

Refreshment Break

10:00

Courageous Conversations: Palliative Care in the PICU - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Kathy Perko, MS, CPNP, CPON, CHPPN, CPLC

12:00 PM

Lunch on Your own

1:30

What to Do? Oncology is in the PICU! (Rx = .25 hr.)
Janice Nuuhiwa, MSN, RN, APN/CNS, CPHON

3:00

Refreshment Break

3:15

Brain, Blood, CSF, Oh My: Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury (Rx = .5 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Christina Harrington, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, CPNP-AC

5:15

Adjourn

Preconference B: Hot Topics in Cardiovascular Nursing

Cardiovascular disease is a common diagnosis and/or complication in critically ill children requiring diagnostic testing, treatment initiation or alteration, and thorough follow-up during their hospital stay.  Pharmacotherapy and technology advancements continue to improve these patients’ clinical outcomes.  This Preconference will investigate the pathophysiology of these conditions as well as challenges in the care of these children.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Explore life-threatening arrhythmias and the use of temporary pacemakers.
  • Describe ways in which to monitor a patient’s clinical condition in addition to vital signs, and explain the significance of trends in these values.
  • Discuss cardiomyopathies and congestive heart failure, and name the options for mechanical support for the failing heart.

 

7:00 AM

Preconference B Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Congenital Heart Surgery in 2016: An Update
John Lamberti, MD

8:45

Medical Management of CHF in Children (Rx = .75 hr.)
Justin Yeh, MD

9:30

Refreshment Break

10:00

Management of Children with Cardiomyopathies in the ICU (Rx = .25 hr.)
Justin Yeh, MD

10:45

Mechanical Support of the Failing Heart - Q&D (Rx = 25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Karen Corlett, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC/PC

12:00 PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:30

Recognition and Management of Life-Threatening Arrhythmias (Rx = .25 hr.)
Debra Hanisch, MSN, RN, CPNP

2:15

Pulmonary Hypertension (Rx = .25 hr.)
Juliette Hunt, MD

3:00

Refreshment Break

3:15

Troubleshooting Temporary Pacemakers
Debra Hanisch, MSN, RN, CPNP

4:00

The Other VITAL Signs: How ETCO2, NIRS and CVP are Vital to Managing Your Patient - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Karen Corlett, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC/PC

5:15

Adjourn

Thursday, October 20

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 AM

Main Conference Registration/Exhibits/Networking Continental Breakfast

8:00

The New AHA Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support Guidelines: Changes That Will Affect Practice (Rx = .25 hr.)
Mary Fran Hazinski, MSN, RN, FAAN, FAHA

8:45

ECMO for Non-Cardiac Cases
Juliette Hunt, MD

9:30

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

10:00

Caring for the Caregiver: It Starts with YOU!
Janice Nuuhiwa, MSN, RN, APN/CNS, CPHON

10:45

Accidental and Intentional Ingestions (Rx = .5 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Richard Clark, Jr., MD, FACEP, FACMT

12:00 PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:30

Antibiotic Stewardship and the War on Multi-Drug Resistant Superbugs (Rx = .75 hr.)
Sean Elliott, MD, FAAP

2:15

Where is the Mass? Pediatric Brain Tumor Case Studies (Rx = .25 hr.)
Christina Harrington, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, CPNP-AC

3:00

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

3:15

Ethics: From Theory to Case Study - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Kathy Perko, MS, CPNP, CPON, CHPPN, CPLC

4:30

Adjourn

Friday, October 21

During each Concurrent Session, topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

8:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#11 The Pathophysiology, Clinical Presentation and Initial Management of Septic Shock (Rx = .25 hr.)
Mary Fran Hazinski, MSN, RN, FAAN, FAHA

#12 Assessment STAT! Rapid Assessment in Pediatric Emergencies
Elaine Beardsley, MN, RN, CPEN

#13 Pediatric Emergency Airway Management
Brock Fisher, MD

#14 Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT): A Critical Therapy Needed to Solve the Pediatric AKI Puzzle
Peter Yorgin, MD

9:15

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

9:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#21 Common Viruses in the PICU: What’s the Latest Evidence? (Rx = .25 hr.)
Andrea Kline-Tilford, MS, CPNP-AC/PC, FCCM

#22 Critically Ill & Injured Children: An Emergency Department Case Series (Rx = .5 hr.)
William Hampton, DO, FACOEP

#23 Moral Distress: The Question of Doing What is Questionable
Marisa Mize, DNP, CCRN, CPNP, PC, AC

#24 Optimal Flow: Vasoactive Medications from A to Z (Rx = 1.25 hrs.)
Dan Jacobson, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

11:00

Session Change

11:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#31 Advanced Hemodynamic Monitoring and Oxygen Transport
Mary Fran Hazinski, MSN, RN, FAAN, FAHA

#32 Pediatric Non-Accidental Trauma
Jennifer Davis, MD, FAAP

#33 Alternatives in Pain Management for Critically Ill Children: More Than Just Pain Meds (Rx = .25 hr.)
Mary McCulley, MS, RN, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC

#34 Near Drowning in Pediatrics: ED & PICU Management
Susan Duthie, MD

12:30 PM

Lunch on Your Own

2:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#41 DKA from the ED to the PICU (Rx = 1.25 hrs.)
Elaine Beardsley, MN, RN, CPEN

#42 Advanced Pediatric Nursing Jeopardy: The “Little Adults” Edition (Rx = .5 hr.)
William Hampton, DO, FACOEP

#43 Non-Invasive Ventilation: Snap, Crackle, Pop! RAM, High Flow, BiPAP (Rx = .25 hr.)
Marisa Mize, DNP, CCRN, CPNP, PC, AC

#44 NPs and PAs in the ICU & ED: Impact and Outcomes
Andrea Kline-Tilford, MS, CPNP-AC/PC, FCCM

3:15

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

3:30 AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#51 Refractory Status Epilepticus: Options When the Basics Fail (Rx = 1.25 hr.)
Sara Rooney, PharmD, BCPS

#52 Decoding the Shadows: Pediatric Chest X-Ray Interpretation
Dan Jacobson, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

#53 Nutritional Support of the Critically Ill Child: Metabolic Needs, TPN and Specialized Formulas (Rx = .5 hr.)
Sammé Fuchs, RDN, CSP, CNSC, CLEC

#54 Lessons from a Lawsuit: A Real Case Study
Richard Schwamm, Esq.

4:45

Adjourn

Saturday, October 22

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00

Advanced Interpretation of Pediatric Vital Signs
William Hampton, DO, FACOEP

8:45

Sedation: A Nurse-Driven Protocol We Need (Rx = .75 hr.)
Marisa Mize, DNP, CCRN, CPNP, PC, AC

9:30

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

9:45

Pharmacologic Management of Status Asthmaticus (Rx = .75 hr.)
Sara Rooney, PharmD, BCPS

10:30

A Lawyer’s Guide: What to Do and Not Do If You are a Defendant in a Medical Malpractice Case - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Richard Schwamm, Esq.

11:45

Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Elaine Beardsley MN, RN, CPEN
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emergency Department
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, Washington

Richard F. Clark, Jr. MD, FACEP, FACMT
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Attending Staff, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Toxicology
Children’s Hospital and Health Center
San Diego, California

Karen M. Corlett MSN, RN, CPNP-AC/PC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, Washington


Jennifer Davis MD, FAAP
Assistant Medical Director of Chadwick Center for Children and Families
Child Abuse Pediatrician, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego - A Medical Foundation
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California

Susan Elizabeth Duthie MD
Medical Director, RCHSD PICU
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, California

Sean P. Elliott MD, FAAP
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Medical Director, Infection Prevention
Banner University Medicine Division
Tucson, Arizona

Brock Fisher MD
Pediatric Intensivist and Anesthesiologist
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, California

Sammé Fuchs RDN, CSP, CNSC, CLEC
Clinical Dietitian, Pediatric Critical Care
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, California



William D. Hampton DO, FACOEP
Emergency Physician and Assistant Medical Director
Holy Family Memorial Hospital
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Downers Grove, Illinois

Debra Hanisch MSN, RN, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Palo Alto, California





Christina Marie Harrington MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, CPNP-AC
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Children's Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Mary Fran Hazinski MSN, RN, FAAN, FAHA
Editor, Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child, 3rd Edition (2012)
Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Clinical Specialist, Pediatric Critical Care
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Nashville, Tennessee

Juliette Hunt MD
Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist
CHOC Children's Hospital
Orange, California

Dan Jacobson MSN, RN, CPNP-AC
Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, California

Andrea M. Kline-Tilford MS, CPNP-AC/PC, FCCM
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiovascular Surgery
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Detroit, Michigan

John J. Lamberti MD
Eugene and Joyce Klein Director of the Heart Institute
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
Professor of Surgery
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California

Mary E. McCulley MS, RN, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC
Nurse Practitioner, Comfort, Pain, and Palliative Care Service
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Marisa G. Mize DNP, CCRN, CPNP, PC, AC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Critical Care
Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, DC

Janice Nuuhiwa MSN, RN, APN/CNS, CPHON
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Hematology/Oncology/Transplant Staff Development Specialist
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Kathy Patricia Perko MS, CPNP, CPON, CHPPN, CPLC
Program Director
Bridges Pediatric Palliative Care
OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Portland, Oregon

Sara P. Rooney PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, PICU
Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, DC

Richard B. Schwamm Esq.
Senior Partner & Shareholder
Haliczer, Pettis & Schwamm
Attorneys at Law
Orlando, Florida

Jeannine Strunk BSN, RN
Senior Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Justin C. Yeh MD
Health Sciences Clinical Associate Professor
University of California San Diego
Medical Director, Acute Cardiac Unit
Pediatric Cardiology
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, California

Peter Donald Yorgin MD
Clinical Director, Pediatric Nephrology
Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California

Accreditation

Contemporary Forums is 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.

Nurse Practitioner

Preconference A: 7 ANCC/8.4 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: 7 ANCC/8.4 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 16 ANCC/19.2 CA BRN contact hours

Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516.  (CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes) 

This program is approved for a maximum of 23 NAPNAP contact hours (7 contact hours - Preconference A or B, 16 contact hours - Main Conference) of which a maximum of 10.25 contain pharmacology (Rx) content per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines. Contemporary Forums, NAPNAP Approved Provider, Agency #12.

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
Preconference A: 2 hours
Preconference B: 2 hours
Main Conference: 8.25 hours available

Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states’ requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

Physician Assistants

Preconference A: 7 hours
Preconference B: 7 hours
Main Conference: 16 hours

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 23 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician Assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

Case Managers

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. 

Joint accreditation is the leading model of interprofessional collaboration that helps improve healthcare through continuing education for the team by the team. Contemporary Forums is one of 20 continuing education organizations to receive Joint Accreditation.

Location

Host City: San Diego

Beautiful San Diego, the well-known Southern California vacation spot, has all the ingredients to provide a warm, inviting destination for "Pediatric Critical Care Nursing." Famous for its white sand beaches, sparkling Pacific waters and near-perfect climate, San Diego is a favorite fun-time destination.

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego – Mission Valley hotel is in the heart of San Diego and just steps from the San Diego Trolley, which provides easy transport to a range of attractions, including the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Qualcomm Stadium, Old Town and Little Italy. A pedestrian bridge links the hotel to Hazard Center’s eclectic mix of shops and restaurants and is in walking distance to San Diego’s famed Fashion Valley Mall. Discover the world-famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld® San Diego, and LEGOLAND® California, or explore the museums and gardens of Balboa Park.

The hotel offers some of the largest guest rooms in Mission Valley. Each room has 450 sq. ft. of contemporary space with high-quality amenities. Relax with a swim in the heated indoor and outdoor pools or keep fit in the 24-hour fitness center.  Savor a meal with friends in the casual Fountain Café, grab a Starbucks® coffee at Pronto, dine on fresh cuisine in Windows Lounge overlooking the pool patio or relax in the comfort of your room and enjoy the convenience of room service. All guests at the DoubleTree enjoy a warm welcome with a complimentary signature DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Hotel/Travel

Hotel Accommodations

  • The conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, 7450 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92108. A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from October 17 to October 22 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.
  • Rates: $179 single/double. Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.
  • To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before September 18, 2016. Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now.  After the release date, call the hotel as rooms and group rates may no longer be available.
  • For room reservations, call (800) 774-1500 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference on Pediatric Critical Care & Emergency Nursing. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. Reservations must include a first night's deposit.
  • Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3:00 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.
  • For additional hotel information, call the hotel at (619) 297-5466.  

Travel Discounts

Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit www.united.com or (800) 426-1122 insert Offer Code ZVJ9100493Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.

Hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates and reservations, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 or (405) 749-4434, or go online at www.hertz.com and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV#03000263. 

Tuition

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked.

Tuition (U.S. Funds)

PRECONFERENCES

Preconference A: Complex Issues in Pediatric Critical Care: Lessons Learned and Case Studies

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 7, 2016)

$255.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 7, 2016)

$285.00

Preconference B: Hot Topics in Cardiovascular Nursing

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 7, 2016)

$255.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 7, 2016)

$285.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Nurse, CA RN NAPNAP Member, Case Manager, Other

New Graduate*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 7, 2016)

$505.00

$395.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 7, 2016)

$555.00

$395.00

 

* Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before September 7, 2016.
^ New Grads (graduated 2011 or after): To qualify, submit proof of graduation date with registration.

Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.  

Attendance Rules
Registrations may not be shared.  Children of any age and spouses may not attend sessions.  Audio and video recording of speakers, sessions and/or attendees is strictly prohibited.

Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Payment is required to register)
Register only ONCE, online at www.ContemporaryForums.com, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707,  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information. 

Method of Tuition Payment
Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check. Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number. 

Group Discounts (Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available)
Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference.
Discounts do not apply to the Preconferences. To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet.  Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received.
          $25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group
          $45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group

Partial Attendance (Online registration is not available)
To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply.

Cancellations
Cancellations must be made by phone or in writing. A $75 processing fee will apply. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received or postmarked on/after September 20, 2016. However, tuition paid, less the $75 processing fee, may be applied to a future Contemporary Forums conference of equal or greater value. No refunds for "no shows."

Program Changes
Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.

Questions? Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com.  If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

 


Online Learning

Contemporary Forums Online 
ContemporaryForumsOnline.com is the leading source for quality accredited healthcare continuing education.  Earn CE on demand by selecting from hundreds of multimedia presentations recorded at our national live conferences.  Each session is presented by expert faculty and topics cover a wide range of clinical areas.  Learn and earn at your convenience. Visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com.

Contemporary Forums Online GROUP DISCOUNTS
Provide your staff with high-quality continuing education and give your budget a break with Contemporary Forums Online Group Access Account. Organizations of any size can create customized CE programs for staff education and development. To request group account pricing and details, visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com or call (925) 361-4811.

Attendee Information

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE & EMERGENCY NURSING
San Diego, CA           October 19 - 22

Thank you for registering for the Pediatric Critical Care & Emergency Nursing conference, being held October 19 - 22, at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, 7450 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92108, (619) 297-5466.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN
Wednesday, October 19
Registration - from 7:00 - 8:00 am
.
You must check in to receive your conference materials. The location of the Registration Desk will be listed on the hotel's event schedule.

MAIN CONFERENCE CHECK-IN
Thursday, October 20
Registration - from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
If you attended the Preconference, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference.

SESSIONS

Begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and online and are open only to registered participants. Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment break areas.

ATTENDEE ACCOUNT ACCESS

As a registered attendee, access your account to the conference by clicking HERE and enter your First Name, Last Name, Email and Zip Code.  Please ensure that the information you enter matches your registration information.

Once on your account, you will access the following for viewing and downloading:

1. E-Conference Guide, which is available about 5 days prior to the conference. 

2. Speaker Slides and Handouts, which are available, provided that the speakers turn them in, 5 to 10 days prior to the conference.

3. Session Evaluations, made available during the conference after the session has ended.  Evaluations must be completed within 30 days after the completion of the entire conference.

4. Certificate of Attendance, available upon completing all speaker and conference evaluations.  A copy in PDF format will be made for viewing and printing.   

CONTEMPORARY FORUMS ONLINE

Contemporary Forums Online is your on-demand resource for quality continuing education that offers over 1,000 multimedia presentations recorded from our live conferences as well as live events. Set up your free personalized account today at ContemporaryForumsOnline.com. For more information about discounted group access accounts, email info@cforums.com or call 925-361-4811.

 

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON SAN DIEGO MISSION VALLEY

The DoubleTree - San Diego Mission Valley offers a special conference rate, available from October 17 - October 22, 2016 - or until the room block is filled. We recommend that you make your reservation early.

To reserve your room online CLICK HERE.

To reserve your room by phone call the DoubleTree - San Diego Mission Valley room reservations at (800) 774-1500 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums Pediatric Critical Care & Emergency Nursing conference. 

After the release date of September 28, 2016, call the hotel directly at (619) 297-5466 to check for room availability.

PARKING

Parking is $20 per night at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley. Valet parking is $23 per night.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation to/from the airport is provided by Super Shuttle, Cloud 9 Shuttle, or other shuttle services for approximately $10-$15 per person. Average taxi rate to/from airport is $25.

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THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE & EMERGENCY NURSING CONFERENCE
Questions? Call us at (800) 377-7707
between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Monday - Friday (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com

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Exhibitors

Exhibit with Contemporary Forums and Reach your Target Audience at the Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Conference!

Exhibiting at a Contemporary Forums conference will cost-effectively increase your brand and product visibility with your targeted customers. Your resources will be focused on an optimal, attentive, engaged audience.  Become an exhibitor, register today!

Why Exhibit

  • Enhance the profile of your organization by supporting a premier healthcare conference
  • Interact with a target audience of top healthcare specilaists from around the country
  • Create marketing and sales opportunities for both your national affiliates and global operation

Become an Exhibitor

Contact the Contemporary Forums exhibit team today to learn how one of our events can help you achieve your sales and branding objectives.

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Questions about your exhibit space or sponsorship, please contact Elaine White at ewhite@cforums.com or call (925)361-4807 for details.