4th Annual Comer School Nurse Continuing Education Day

August 4, 2023
Attention all school nurses and clinicians! Are you ready to kick off the new school year with the knowledge and resources to provide top-notch care for your students? Join us for this annual conference designed to equip you with the necessary tools to navigate the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and new school health policies. Our program includes engaging discussions and expert insights on key topics relevant to your role, so you can offer the highest level of care to your unique patient population. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with fellow professionals and enhance your clinical skills. Register now and get ready to start the school year off right!

 This activity is generously sponsored by the Sunshine Charitable Foundation.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for nurses, pediatricians, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to treating children and adolescents in a school setting.

Learning Objectives

After this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recall treatments for autism spectrum disorder;
  • State how to manage and treat traumatic injuries in a school setting;
  • Recognize student substance use and addiction issues and solutions for addressing them in a school setting;
  • Outline how to treat and manage neurological issues such as epilepsy, seizures, fainting, syncope, and elevated blood pressure in school-age children and teens;
  • Identify solutions to managing students with food insecurity, including community-based social support;
  • Describe the most recent information on thyroid issues and diabetes in school-aged children;
  • Discuss the best practices for assisting students with acute illnesses such as cancer in the classroom setting;
  • Determine the needs of children with ADHD and related conditions;
  • Explain the need for special diets in children, including recognizing food allergies and disordered eating.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Laverne Bartee
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.75 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 5.75 Participation
  • 5.75 Social Work CEU
Event starts: 
08/04/2023 - 8:15am
Event ends: 
08/04/2023 - 3:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 


8:15 a.m.Christina E. Ciaccio, MD, MSc; Peggy Hasenauer, MS, RN; John M. Cunningham, MD

Session 1: Addressing the Specific Needs of Our Students

8:30 a.m. – Keynote Presentation – Jie Zhao, PhD, BM and Mellissa Grana

9:00 a.m. – Substance Use and Addiction – Claudio Rivera, PhD

9:30 a.m. – Diabetes, Growth, and Thyroid Concerns – Katie O’Sullivan, MD

10:00 a.m. – Cancer Care and Support – Kelly Kramer, MSN, NP

10:30 a.m. – Break


Session 2: All About Food

10:45 a.m. – Food Allergies, Celiac Disease, and Special Diets – Lori Rowell Welstead, MS, RD, LDN

11:10 a.m. – Disordered Eating – Jennifer Wildes, PhD

11:35 a.m. – The Food Panel: moderated by Peggy Hasenauer MS, RN, – Jennifer Wildes, PhD; Ruchi Singla, MD; Lori Rowell Welstead, MS, RD, LDN

Noon – Lunch Break


Session 3: Specialized Care in the School Setting

12:30 p.m. – ADHD, Autism Spectrum, and Current Medications – Peter Joseph Smith MD, MA

1:00 p.m. – Seizures, Concussions, and Other Neurologic Conditions – Emily Doll, MD

1:30 p.m. – Dermatologic Conditions – Sarah Stein, MD

2:00 p.m. – Fainting, Syncope, and Blood Pressure – Paula E. Williams, MD, MS

2:30 p.m. – Traumatic Injuries – Marc Sycip, MD

2:30 p.m. – Adjourn

*The agenda is subject to change.

Online Webinar
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
To learn more about Comer Children's Hospital, click here.
Please contact Laverne Bartee via e-mail.
The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact our office at via email at lbartee@bsd.uchicago.edu.
  Christina Ciaccio, MD, MSc
  Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  Associate Professor of Medicine
  Chief, Section of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
  Chief, Section of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine

Peggy Hasenauer, MS, RN  Peggy Hasenauer, MS, RN
  Executive Director, University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

This live activity is designated for a maximum of 5.75 continuing nursing education units.

Social Worker Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is a Registered Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and will offer continuing education units for the 4th Annual Comer School Nurse Continuing Education Day for LSW and LCSW social workers in the state of Illinois.

5.75 social work continuing education units are provided for this live activity.

Other Health Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.

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