Date | November 3, 2023
Time | 7:15 a.m.
Location | CAMC Center for Learning and Research
Cost | FREE for employees of CAMC/Vandalia Health, residents and students

Program overview

The 2023 CAMC Pediatric Conference: From Tiny Heartbeats to Strong Minds: Advancing Pediatric Medicine and Self Care will feature lectures, case presentations and educational sessions on a variety of acute and critical care issues facing health care professionals today. This one-day conference will focus on current trends in Acute and Critical Care Pediatric medicine. The program is designed for pediatricians, primary care physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, and all allied health professionals involved in the care of children. The program is limited to 120 participants. No prerequisites are required.

At the conclusion of this program participants should be able to:  

  • Examine new strategies for safe play and work after COVID.
  • Identify and explain current treatments for RSV and Bronchiolitis management in children.
  • Recognize and describe monoclonal treatments and the RSV vaccine.
  • Describe current best practices for safe sleep and newborn care.
  • Discuss innovative and evolving treatments in adolescent medicine.
  • Discuss the WV Mental Health Crisis number and support systems.

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In support of improving patient care, CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This offering has been approved for 7 contact hours (JA0026-26-23-585). 

CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine is an approved provider of continuing education by the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners. This program has been approved for 7 hours of social work credit. Approval number #490045.

The CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. To receive credit, participants must complete the sign-in sheet, attend each session and complete an evaluation. ACPE credits will be posted online to the CPE Monitor within six (6) weeks following the activity. This knowledge-based activity provides 7 contact hours JA0006133-0000-23-074-L01-P.

This West Virginia Board of Respiratory Care (WVBORC) has approved this program for 8.4 CEU’s. WVBORC # 22-24-014


7:15 a.m. | Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. | Welcome Back

Presented by Maricris Miller and Doug Knutson, MD

8:15 a.m. | Returning to Normalcy: Strategies for Safe Play and Work after COVID

Presented by R. Jenee Walker, MD

9:15 a.m. | RSV Frontiers: RSV and Bronchiolitis Management

Presented by Youmna Mousattat, MD and Adam Purdy RRT, NPS

10:15 a.m. | Break

10:30 a.m. | Monoclonal Treatment and the RSV Vaccine

Presented by Franklin Huggins, PharmD

11:30 a.m. | CLAR Simulation Center Overview and Tour

Presented by Simulation Center Staff

12:00 p.m. | Lunch Provided (Kanawha River Room)

1:15 p.m. | First Steps: Best Practices in Safe Sleep and Newborn Care

Presented by Elizabeth Copenhaver, MD

2:15 p.m. | Teen Transitions: Innovative Approaches in Adolescent Medicine

Presented by Annemarie Swamy, MD

3:15 p.m. | Break

3:30 p.m. | West Virginia Responds: Unveiling the Mental Health Crisis Number & Support Systems

Presented by Dawn Cottingham-Frohna, MBA

4:30 p.m. | Course Evaluation / Adjournment

Conference faculty


Limited parking is available at the CAMC Center for Learning and Research. Participants may also park at the Aladdin Restaurant parking lot, the former CHERI building lot, as well as the CAMC Cancer Center parking lot. A shuttle will be available from the CAMC Cancer Center lot. There is no charge for parking.

Every effort is made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room. However, we realize everyone’s comfort zone is different, so please bring a sweater or light jacket.