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Please join us for the APSNA
2020 Special Interest Group Roundtable Symposium

Monday, May 11, 2020 • 1:00 PM – 4:45 PM


Special Interest Group Roundtable


Special Interest Group #1 –

Chest Wall Anomalies Roundtable: Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Lead: Beth Orrick, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, General Surgery, Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City

Special Interest Group #2 –

Trauma Round Table: Management of Pediatric Solid Organ Injuries

Lead: Lauren Kanamori, MSN, CPNP, General, Thoracic & Trauma Surgical NP, CHOC Children’s Hospital

Special Interest Group #3 –

Colorectal Roundtable: Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Lead: Marie Desjarlais, MSN, RN, CPN, CWOCN, Staff, Division of General and Thoracic Pediatric Surgery, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center


The purpose of the Special Interest Group Roundtable Symposium is to enhance the knowledge of attendees caring for pediatric surgery patients across multiple disciplines. The goal of the symposium is to present to the attendees the multidisciplinary care needed for some of our pediatric surgical patients and their families.

Special Interest Group Roundtable #1

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Chest Wall

The purpose of the round table is to discuss the various types of chest wall anomalies to include pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum, mix defects and rib anomalies. There are different treatments for each diagnosis and we will discuss surgical interventions, pain management and postoperative care and brace treatment. Due to the utilization of surgical interventions, a discussion of pain management and post-operative care will be provided. The round table will allow discussion of evaluation, diagnosis and treatments in pectus anomalies among novice and expert providers. The result will help develop a standard of care and potential multi center research studies.


Upon completion of this case presentation the attendees will:

  1. Discuss the standard of care (pre and postoperatively) for pectus excavatum including pain management modalities.
  2. Pectus Carinatum treatment including bracing techniques.
  3. Research opportunities and discussion on current research and how it impacts changes in your practice


Special Interest Group Roundtable #2:

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM


There will be 4 components addressed: 1. Diagnosis 2. Interventions/Care guidelines 3. Inpatient management/Path to discharge 4. Outpatient management/Patient and family education. Abdominal trauma is the second leading cause of death in pediatric trauma patients. Approximately 90% of these injuries are from blunt force trauma and 10% from penetrating trauma.

  1. Identify solid organ injuries through primary trauma survey, mechanism of injury, appropriate imaging, and lab studies. Determine grade of injury based on imaging.
  2. Learn about the ATOMAC algorithm, identify surgical and non-surgical interventions, and review APSA care guideline for the management of solid organ injuries.
  3. Understand the components of inpatient recovery: pain management, diet, follow up imaging and/or labs if indicated, activity liberalization. 
  4. Educate patient and family on outpatient recovery: pain management, activity, medications, follow up, imaging or labs, anticipatory guidance.


Special Interest Group Roundtable #3:

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM


The purpose of the round table is to discuss the various types of anorectal malformations and associated defects. There are many congenital and acquired disease processes affecting the bowel system. Many of these patients will require a strict regimen of care. Patients with anorectal malformations (ARM) frequently have associated urologic, gynecologic, and spinal anomalies. Optimal care of children with these complex malformations requires care from various medical and surgical specialties over the course of their lifetime.

  1. Review the different types of pediatric colorectal conditions and associated defects.
  2. Discuss individualized plan of care for selected groups of patients.
  3. Discuss components of a successful bowel management program.



“Overall, another great conference from an educational perspective.”

“I really took away a lot that can change my practice.”

“This is my second year attending the conference; I had a great time and found the presentations inspiring.”

“Overall they were well done”



Participants may earn up to 3.5 NAPNAP CE contact hours (for Conference Symposium) per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Continuing Education Guidelines. Partial pharmacology credit hours and trauma credits hours will also be designated.

AAPA Category 1 CME

This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 20.3 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the American Academy of Physician Assistants - Physician Assistant Review Panel. Total number of approved credits yet to be determined.

This activity was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.



If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Program