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TN EMSC 15th Annual Update in Acute and Emergency Care Pediatrics Conference (PEM)

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15th Annual Update in Acute and Emergency Care Pediatrics Conference

April 8-9, 2016

Drury Plaza Hotel, Franklin, TN

About this Conference: The 15th Annual Update in Acute and Emergency Care Pediatrics is a result of collaboration between Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt, Childrens Hospital at Erlanger, Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital, East Tennessee Childrens Hospital, Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children (TNEMSC), and the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education. Using interdisciplinary approaches, presentations will engage attendees to participate in scenario-based learning.  Through a series of plenary and concurrent sessions, learners will be able to develop skills surrounding pre-hospital care of the medically complex child, as well as skills for the pediatric trauma patient.
Event Evaluation and Post-Test Information To complete the overall evaluation, speaker evaluation, and post test, please click here
Agenda: Click here to view the agenda
Breakout Session Guide: Click here to download
Target Audience: This conference is designed for Emergency Medicine Physicians, Pediatricians, Pediatric Subspecialists, Family Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Surgeons, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, EMS Providers, Medical Students, APN/PA Students, Nursing Students, and EMS Students.

Overall Conference Objectives:

As a result of attending this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Present evidence-based practical information on pediatric and acute emergency

    medicine topics for the practitioner.

  • Utilize available resources for managing acutely ill children and pediatric


  • Implement appropriate clinical practice guidelines related to multiple pediatric

    emergency situations and conditions.

  • Apply specific strategies to change the practice of providing care for the critically

    ill and injured pediatric patients.


Drury Plaza Hotel Franklin
1874 West McEwen Dr.
Franklin, TN 37067

Participants can contact the hotel directly at 615-771-6778 to make room reservations and ask for the room rate associated with Group #2234206 to receive the conference rate of $125.99. Attendees may also go to to reserve online using this group number. All rooms are subject to applicable taxes. Reservations must be received by March 5, 2016. After that date, reservations will be taken on a space available basis and may revert to a higher rate. The hotel check-in begins at 3 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m. Individual cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance of day of arrival to avoid a penalty of one night room and tax.



On or before March 28th

After March 28th

Physicians, PAs, and APNs









Allied Health



EMS Providers






    ***Student fee includes non-licensed Medical, Nursing, APN, PA, and EMS students.

Registration for this event is now closed.  Walk-in registrants will not be accepted.

Activity Directors:

Michele Walsh, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Department and Pediatric LifeFlight/Critical
Care Transport
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt


  Rhonda Phillippi, RN 
Executive Director 
Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children  
Nashville, Tennessee
Accreditation and designation:  



 This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University and Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children (TNEMSC), Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt, Childrens Hospital at Erlanger, Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital, and East Tennessee Childrens Hospital. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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CNE Credit:  Up to 10.08 continuing nursing education contact hours will be offered for this conference. East Tennessee State University College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  This educational event may contain nursing pharmacology credits that may be used to fulfill your pharmacology nursing CE requirement.

The ETSU College of Nursing implements a $15 certificate fee per conference. This fee covers the following: cost for being a provider of nursing contact hours, supplies, and nursing education coordinators time for completing necessary paperwork for each conference, reports, study for renewal of being a provider, and attending meetings. If you would like to claim Nursing Contact Hours, pleaseclick here.Questions? Contact .


Approved by TN Department Health Office of EMS for ten (10) continuing education contact hours in category: Pediatric/Trauma

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