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Quillen College of Medicine

17th Annual Update in Acute & Emergency Care Pediatrics Conference


The block of hotel rooms expire on 3/30. There will likely be no hotel space available after 3/30 because of other major events in Knoxville that weekend. Please call Heather Walker at 865-934-3290 if you are having difficulty acquiring a room at the Holiday Inn Downtown.

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17th Annual Update in Acute & Emergency Care Pediatrics Conference
April 13, 2018 – April 14, 2018
Friday 8:00 am – 5:10 pm; Saturday 7:30 am – 1:15 pm
Knoxville Convention Center

The hold on a block of hotel rooms for this conference has been extended until Friday, March 30th. Please reference the code “EMS” when reserving rooms. See “Accommodations” below for details.

About this Conference:

The 17th Annual Update in Acute and Emergency Care Pediatrics is a result of collaboration between Childrens Hospital at Erlanger, Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt, 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 throughout a series of plenary and breakout 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.  This program is designed for providers involved in the diagnosis, treatment, transportation, and management of pediatric trauma patients in Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Units.

Faculty Information:

Oseana Bratton, BSN, RN, CPEN, CRPC
Trauma Coordinator
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital 

Kevin C. Brinkmann, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital 

Seth Brown, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Tri-Cities Regional Emergency Physicians, PC 

Pete Cathcart, MD
Emergency Medicine Fellow
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 

John Combes, PM
Deputy Chief of Operation
Hamilton County EMS 

E. Kyle Cook, NNP-BC
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Knoxville Neonatal Associates at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital 

Marvin Hall, MD
Pediatric Critical Care
Children’s Hospital at Erlanger 

Chad Hollingsworth, CCEMT-P
Vanderbilt LifeFlight 

David Hughes
Founder, Do It for Drew Foundation 

Rudy Kink, MD
Pediatric Emergency Specialist Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital 

Darwin Koller, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Children’s Hospital at Erlanger 

Andrew Lee, MSN, RN, CNL, CEN
Flight Nurse
Air Evac Lifeteam 

Rebecca O’Connor, BSN, RN, CPEN
Simulation Center Coordinator
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital 

Cody Penrod, MD
Emergency Medicine Fellow
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 

Medical Director, San Marcos Hays County EMS System
Executive Lead, National EMS for Children Innovation and Improvement Center Associate Medical Director, Austin-Travis County EMS System
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin EMS Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Dell Medical School 

Sumeet Sharma, MD
Pediatric Cardiology
Knoxville Pediatric Cardiology 

Rick Slaven, MPS, NRP
Director Student Advancement
Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Lisa Smith, MD
Pediatric Surgeon
Children’s Hospital at Erlanger 

W. Glaze Vaughan, MD, FACS, FAAP
Pediatric Surgeon
East Tennessee Pediatric Surgery Group 

Regan Williams, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Tennessee Health Science 

Saralyn R. Williams, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Toxicology
Department of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


Click here to view the agenda

Click here to view presentations (as they become available).

Target Audience:
This conference is designed for pediatricians, nurses, emergency physicians, family practitioners, intensivists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory care practitioners, EMS professionals, fellows, residents, health care students and others involved in the care of pediatric emergencies.

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

  • Understand emergency areas and new considerations in acute and pediatric care.
  • Be better prepared for the complications that caring for pediatric population present in the acute setting.
  • Standardize systems of acute care so that pediatric patients are experiencing best practices in acute and emergency care.

701 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

Welcome to Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown adjacent to the Knoxville Convention Center.  Participants can contact the hotel directly by telephone at 1-800-315-2621 to make room reservations and ask for the room rate associated with EMS to receive the conference room rate of $114.00.  All rooms are subject to applicable taxes.  Reservations must be received by March 23, 2018.  After that date, reservations will be taken on a space available basis and may revert to a higher rate.

Registrant Type Early Bird through 3/23/18* 3/24/18 through 4/11/18**
Physicians, Pas, & APNs $250 $275
Nurses $165 $190
Fellows/Residents $200 $225
Allied Health*** $150 $175
EMS Providers $125 $150
Non-Licensed Students**** $100 $125

*In order to receive the Early Bird rate, registration fee must be paid in full at time of registration. 

**Pre-registration closes on April 11, 2018.  Pre-registered attendees must pay registration fees in full no later than  April 11, 2018, to avoid paying an additional $50 on-site registration. 

***Examples include RRT, MHA, PT, OT, etc.  If you are unsure of your registration type, please contact 423-439-8027 for assistance. 

****Student fee includes medical, nursing, APN, PA, and EMS students from any University/College with no prior certification

Cancellation Policy:
Registration fees are refundable less a $50.00 administrative fee, for cancellations received in writing a minimum of 14 days prior to the activity date. Refunds are not provided when the registration fee is $50.00 or less, or when a cancellation request is received less than 14 days prior to the start of the activity.

ETSU Quillen College of Medicine reserves the right to cancel CME activities. If an activity is cancelled, registrants will receive a full refund.

Pre-registration is closed for this activity. Walk-In registrations will be accepted at the door if space allows.

Activity Director:
Chris Siano, DO, MPH, FAAP & Heather Radu, MD

Educational Planner:
 Donna Dougherty, Educational Planner

Donna Dougherty
Educational Planner 
Office of Continuing Medical Education 
Quillen College of Medicine 
East Tennessee State University 

Conflicts of Interest:
Activity Director Disclosure
Chris Siano None
Heather Radu None
Planning Committee Members Disclosure
Christy Cooper None
John Wright None
Kate Copeland None
Kelly Filyaw None
Kevin Brinkmann None
Marvin Hall None
Mollie Triplett None
Oseana Bratton None
Rudy Kink None
Shannon Lankford None
Travis Clevenger None
Jennifer Dindo None
Regan Williams None
Rhonda Phillippi None
Donna Dougherty None


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 the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children (TN EMSC), Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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6.25 continuing nursing education contact hours (CNE) have been approved for Friday, April 13 and 4.41 CNE hours have been approved for Saturday, April 14 with a maximum time for both days of 10.66 CNE hours 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 event is presented by the College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education at East Tennessee State University and the Quillen College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education. 

Department of Health

Approved by TN Department Health Office of EMS for ten and half (10.5) continuing education contact hours in Pediatric and/or Cardiac Medical and Trauma.


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