This educational event is designed for all health care professionals who work with children and their families.

This event will include a range of topics from vaping and inhalants to the effects of adverse childhood events to the latest concussion care.

CoxHealth 20th Annual Pediatric Conference

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:30 a.m.- 4:50 p.m.

7:30-7:55 am

Registration and Breakfast

7:55-8:00 am

Welcome and Overview

8:00-9:00 am

Concussion Protocol

Dr. Shannon Woods, MD

9:00-10:00 am

Becoming Trauma Aware: The Long Term Implications of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Michelle Spering, RN-BC



10:15-11:00 am

Childhood Obesity: Food for Thought

Steve Hughlett, Pharm.D.

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Pediatric Trauma Trivia

Jason Martin, RN, CEN, TCRN, CPEN, NREMT-P

12:00-12:50 pm

LUNCH (50 min)


Vaping, Juuling, Dabbing: A Toxic Cloud

Amanda Ruback, MSN, RN, CSPI


Pediatric Airway:  Big Problems in Little Spaces

Jason Martin, RN, CEN, TCRN, CPEN, NREMT-P

2:50-3:05 pm


3:05-3:50 pm

Developmental Issues in Coping with Trauma

Dr. Gabriel Cline, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

3:50-4:35 pm

The Pediatric Trauma Patient

Dr. Tessa Woods, DO

4:35-4:50 pm

Evaluations and Adjourn

In an effort to reduce costs to participants, no handouts or notes pages will be provided at the conference. Participants may choose to download presentations to their personal electronic devices or print for their own use. As presentations become available, they will be posted here.
Check this tab when the conference date approaches to download notes pages.

CoxHealth Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

7.5 Contact Hours


This program has been approved by the Arkansas Board of Physical Therapy for 7.25 contact hours and it is deemed equivalent by the Missouri Board of Healing Arts per 4 CSR 150-3.203-5A.

This program meets the criteria for category 2.3 (attending employer-provided, workplace continuing education) Professional Development Unit activities for NBCOT© and, qualifies as 7.25 contact hours (equivalent to 2.5 NBCOT©  Professional Development Units).


This program has been approved by The Missouri Board for Respiratory Care for 4.5 credit hours.  Board approval # 5915


CoxHealth Prehospital Services is an approved provider of continuing education by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of EMS.  This activity has been approved for 7.5 elective contact hours.  The Training Center Number is 07710C.


Educational credit is currently being planned for pharmacy.


4.5 Trauma hours and 4.5 Pediatric Trauma hours


Check back soon for more information.

Invited Faculty


Amanda Ruback, MSN, RN, SCPI

Community Outreach Coordinator

Missouri Poison Center


Dr. Gabriel Cline, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Pych Associates


Steve Hughlett, Pharm. D.

Pharmacy Supervisor



Jason Martin, RN, CEN, TCRN, CPEN, NREMT-P

Director of Trauma Education/ Prevention

Health One Swedish Medical Center


Michelle Spering, RN-BC

Urgent Care Staff Educator and Patient Follow Up Nurse



Dr. Shannon Woods, MD

Sports Medicine

Ferrell-Duncan Clinic





Glenda Adams, BSPharm, BCPPS




Carol Cummings-Smothers

Team Leader, Respiratory Care




Mike Ingram

Supervisor, Respiratory Care



Ashley Larkin, RN, BSN, RNC-OB

Nurse Manger

Education Center


Jennifer McCroskey, MSN, RN

Enterprise Educator

Education Center


Rozlyn McTeer, BSN, RN, CEN, CPS-T

Pediatric Trauma Coordinator

Trauma Services


Leanne Porter, RN



Rana Post, MBA, CCLS, CPST

Child Life Coordinator

Child Life Services


Holly Rogers, RN-BC, BSN

Maternal Child Educator

Educational Services


Ami Rohr

Nurse Manager



Kristi Vandeloecht, PTA, GC CDR, MS

Clinical Therapist Educator

Rehab Services





DoubleTree Hotel

2431 N. Glenstone Ave.

Springfield, MO 65803

Cancellations received in writing to by September 3, 2019 will be entitled to a full refund. After this time, a $25 processing fee will be withheld.  No refunds will be made the day of the conference.  No shows will be charged the full conference fee.

In the event the Education Center cancels or reschedules a course, participants are entitled to a full refund or the participant may transfer registration to the next scheduled activity.

CoxHealth is not responsible for travel, hotel, booking fees, or other cancellation fees for registrants when an activity is cancelled.

All refunds must be received in writing via email or by calling the Education Center.