SPN Fall Virtual Event: Best of the 34th Annual Conference

9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. CT
SPN Member Pricing: $150
Non-Member Pricing: $225

The SPN 34th Annual Conference was filled with engaging and informative presentations from a diverse group of nurses and pediatric professionals. Following the success of the in-person event, SPN is offering a one-day virtual conference showcasing the highest-rated sessions from the in-person conference.

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Fall Virtual conference schedule


9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. CT
Welcome and Introduction

9:10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. CT
There's More to Nosebleeds - Think HHT
Presenter: Lynne Sekarski, MSN, RN, CPN
Have you ever heard of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, (HHT)? Children are vulnerable to late or missed diagnosis due to lack of knowledge of symptoms by families and healthcare professionals. Knowledge is power! Join us as we discuss HHT in pediatric patients.

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. CT
Utilization of On Demand Interpretation Application via Handheld Clinical Devices to Improve Quick Access to Interpretation Services and Increase Satisfaction
Presenters: Caitlin Roush, BSN, RN, CPN; Misty Daugherty, BSN, RN, CPHQ; Christina Smith, BSN, RN, CPN, CPPS
This session will review the implementation of a language access application on handheld clinical devices, in order to improve the availability of interpretation services, increase staff satisfaction, and provide equitable health care. A pilot study will be examined, barriers discussed, methods reviewed, and analytical data will be provided.

11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. CT
Breaking Barriers: Preparing Nursing Students/New Graduates for Inclusive Care of Transgender & Gender Diverse Pediatric Patients in the Primary Care Setting
Presenters: Kimberly Seaman, PhD, RN-BC, CNE
The presenters will share strategies to prepare nursing students/new practitioners to provide Transgender and gender diverse children, adolescents, and their families gender-affirming care. that is welcoming, affirming, and safe.

11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. CT
Setting the Path: Preceptors Standardize Best Practices
Presenters: Annie Tolliver, MSN, RN, CPN; Lauren Kellum, BSN, RN
This session will provide strategies to empower preceptors to own their nursing practice by evaluating practices being taught across a healthcare system, identifying the gaps, and creating the tools to teach, model, and implement best practice.

12:20 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. CT
Lunch Break & Networking Event

12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. CT
The Critical Journey, A discussion on pediatric critical care float pool orientation and post-covid staffing
Presenters: Krista Westbrook, MSN, RN, CPN; Brittany Julsaint, MSN, RN, CCRN
Please join this session for a robust discussion about increasing the size of a critical care float pool team, the journey through orientation, and how engagement can improve a float pool teams success.


1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. CT
Ready for action: A national study of pediatric nurses' attitudes and beliefs about weight stigma
Presenter: Samantha Turner, PhD, RN, CPN
This session will define and identify healthcare-based weight stigma and its consequences. Provide insight into the components of a weight stigma reduction initiative and ways to mitigate implicit biases.


2:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CT
Thank You & Closing Remarks
*all times are in central standard time and subject to change

what to expect

The Fall Virtual Conference will occur on Thursday, September 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CT. The conference will take place on Zoom through a combination of pre-recorded sessions with a live Q&A. 

How do I register for the Fall "Best of" Virtual Conference?
Attendees can register for the fall virtual conference on the SPN website here or by selecting the "Register Here" button above. Please make sure to log into your SPN profile before completing registration. All registrants must have a SPN profile to register. You do not have to be a paid SPN member to create a SPN profile or to register for the virtual conference. If you have issues finding or accessing the registration form, please contact [email protected].

How much does registration cost for the Fall "Best of" Virtual Conference?
Fall virtual conference registration is $150 for SPN Members and $225 for Non-Members. You may also elect to purchase a new membership or renew your current membership at the time of registration. Attendees can register for the fall virtual conference here or by selecting the "Register Here" button at the top of this page.

Can I receive contact hours for attending the Fall "Best of" Virtual Conference?
The total possible contact hours awarded during the fall virtual conference is 4.5 NCPD contact hours. 

*Please note that if you attended the Annual Conference in Phoenix and plan to attend the sessions offered at the virtual conference, you will not be able to claim contact hours for the same session twice.*

How do I receive credit for attending the Fall "Best of" Virtual Conference?
Conference attendees must complete an evaluation for each session attended in order to receive their contact hours. All session evaluations will be available on each virtual conference attendee's Learning Center profile Dashboard. If you do not see the conference evaluations, please contact [email protected].