Growing Up Complex: Creating a Seamless Transition from Pediatrics to Adulthood

Brought to you by premier children’s home care provider Pediatric Home Service, Gillette Children’s Speciality Healthcare and the University of Northwestern this daylong conference focuses on how to adapt as home care providers when children with medical complexities transition to adulthood.

Join us for this full day of training.
  • Learn how specific diseases impact the body and how interventions change over time
  • Get a patient’s perspective on what it is like to transition from providers who specialize in children to providers for adults
  • Hear from an expert panel on lifetime care for patients
  • Network with other home care nurses
  • Earn 7 CEs
9 Speakers
7 CEs

Speakers

Dr. Debbie Song, MD

Dr. Debbie Song, MD

Debbie Song, MD, is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, MN with a focus on conditions including Chiari malformation, spina bifida, and hydrocephalus. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, MI, where she also completed her residency in neurosurgery. Dr. Song is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons as well as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Kathy Lindstrom, APRN, CFNP, FNP-BC

Kathy Lindstrom, APRN, CFNP, FNP-BC

Kathy Lindstrom, APRN, CFNP, FNP-BC, is a family nurse practitioner at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, MN. Here, she specializes in rehabilitation medicine for conditions including cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disorders, and spina bifida. Kathy is a member of the America Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and Sigma Theta Tau.

Dr. Robert Wagner, MD

Dr. Robert Wagner, MD

Robert Wagner, MD, is a general medicine specialist at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, MN. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota, and completed his residency at the Ramsey County Medical Center (now Regions Hospital) in St. Paul, MN. Dr. Wagner is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians.

Ginger Wolgemuth

Ginger Wolgemuth

Dr. Ginger Wolgemuth is the chief nurse administrator and assistant dean at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN.

Laura Kane

Laura Kane

Laura Kane, RN, BSN, is the nursing supervisor at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, MN. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in 2011 and began her nursing career at Gillette as a staff nurse on the neurosciences unit before transitioning into the role of the unit’s admission, transfer, and discharge nurse. During this time, she received her certification as a pediatric nurse and was involved in a variety of quality improvement efforts, including transforming care at the bedside, nursing governance, and unit council. In 2014, she accepted a position as the neuroscience unit charge nurse and in 2016, she moved into the role of a hospital-wide nursing supervisor. Laura is currently in graduate school at the University of Minnesota, and as part of her doctoral program is working with Pediatric Home Service on developing evidence-based tools and processes to transition adolescents who have special health care needs from pediatric to adult providers. In May 2019, she will graduate as a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Innovation and Leadership.

Kassi Jillson

Kassi Jillson

Kassi Jillson, PNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner with a specialty in neurology at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, MN. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Minnesota, and her Master of Science in nursing from St. Catherine University.

Mark Siegel, Attorney and Health Care Policy

Mark Siegel, Attorney and Health Care Policy

Mark Siegel, JD, is an attorney for the Minnesota Department of Human Services where he focuses on healthcare and disability policy. He holds a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English from St. Norbert College. Mark receives respiratory therapy from Pediatric Home Service to help manage his spinal muscular atrophy.

Pat Lang

Pat Lang

Pat has real life experience with the health care delivery system as a single parent of two children with special health care needs. While working full time for General Electric for 45 years in various roles, Pat has also worked for over 22 years navigating the health care system partnering with over 23 medical specialists, 3 different Children’s hospitals, University of MN Medical School, MN Department of Health, and durable medical equipment suppliers and manufacturers, to help promote the core objectives of the patient centered health care model and better serve children and youth with special health care needs. She was a member of the Essentials of Modern Medicine Task force and a representative on her children’s primary care medical team to develop the goals and responsibilities for the first care coordinator for kids with complex medical needs. She was on the development team for the first employee affinity group for families with disabilities at General Electric.
Pat’s youngest daughter has a rare progressive disease, and has had two bone marrow transplants to slow the progression of the disease. She is currently wheel chair bound, trach and vented, utilizes a feeding tube for all nutritional needs and requires 24/7 in home nursing care. She is nonverbal with an age appropriate intellect. Her oldest daughter, is on the autism spectrum, and diagnosed with ADD, learning disabilities, anxiety and depression. Pat has experience in accessing accommodations and special education services as they relate to both educational and special health needs for both of her daughters. Pat has been instrumental in creating a model for inclusion in the elementary school that has benefitted many.
Once a volunteer for PACER, now the Health Information Center Coordinator for PACER, Pat coordinates the F2F HIC, handling calls, emails, workshops, web based trainings, publications, web content, and presentations to medical professionals, to cooperate and legislative decision makers, families and teachers. She is a contributing member of the MDH task force, Midwest Genetic Network, NORD and a volunteer for HOPE Kids of MN.

Dr. Madeleine Gagnon, MD

Dr. Madeleine Gagnon, MD

Madeleine Gagnon, MD, is a complex care pediatrician and the associate medical director of pediatrics at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, MN. She is involved in the care of patients with conditions including anoxic brain injury, cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, gastronomy tube dependency, and genetic conditions. Dr. Gagnon went to medical school at Georgetown University in Washington D.C, and completed her residency at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and previously worked in the Complex Care Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Schedule

Registration

April 26, 2018 | 8:00am - 4:30pm | St. Paul, MN

Pricing:
  • Early Bird $75.00, now through 2/6
  • Student $50.00 (use code STUDENT at checkout for discounted price). Student ID will be required upon conference check-in.
  • Regular rate $125.00 (2/7/18-4/25/18)
  • Walk-in/day of $150.00

FAQ

  • What topics will the conference cover?

    The event schedule includes a variety of topics that will help you gain a greater understanding of what to do in the instance of an emergency with your pediatric patient. A sampling of topics include:

    • How specific diseases impact the body and how interventions change over time
    • A patient’s perspective on what it is like to transition from providers who specialize in children to providers for adults
    • Spina Bifida
    • Neuromuscular diseases
    • An expert panel on lifetime care for patients
    • Resources for families
  • Who should attend?

    The conference is catered to home care nurses, but is open to anyone who would like to attend.

  • Why should I attend?

    As a conference attendee, you will walk away not only with seven contact hours but also valuable knowledge from leading Twin Cities health care professionals in order to be better prepared to transition your patient from pediatrics to adulthood. Plus, you’ll have had ample networking opportunities to connect with area industry professionals.

  • I signed up but am now unable to attend. Can I get a refund?

    Sorry, but there are no refunds. Please check your calendar prior to registering to make sure you are able to attend April 26.

  • Will I receive contact hours from attending the conference?

    Absolutely! We are excited to not only provide great information but also pack seven contact hours into the mix.

  • I'm coming from out of town. Where can I make hotel reservations?

    There are many hotels in the area. However, we recommend the following accommodation located near the conference.

    Hampton Inn

    (Offering a discounted rate and blocked rooms, so be sure to mention the conference when booking)
    2050 Iona Ln
    Roseville, MN 55113
    (651) 209-3000

  • Will there be food provided throughout the day?

    Of course! We wouldn’t forget the food. Included with your registration is pastries, muffins, hot tea, coffee and orange juice for breakfast and sandwiches, chips, fruit, cookies and water/pop for lunch. You’ll also enjoy snacks and refreshments during our afternoon break.

  • Who can I contact for more information?

Nazareth Room at University of Northwestern