9th Annual National Pediatric Nursing Conference”What's Now...and What's Next”


September 13, 2019

John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center at

 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

4401 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Conference Objectives:

Advancing nursing care through expanding an understanding of the holistic patience and family experience.

Characterize societal and cultural differences as the impact pediatric patient care.

Apply the latest innovations nursing care of the pediatric population.

Registration Information

Registration begins at 7:45am

Conference begins at 8:15am

Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

*For UPMC employee discount:  Type UPMC for CHP in promotional discount section, then click "Apply to Total"

Conference Agenda

Welcome Address

Diane Hupp, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Keynote Address: “Nursing - The Future is Ours!”

Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP, FAAN

Poster Session

Vendor Sessions

“Moving Beyond the Pain Score”

Kathy Ann Sheehy, MSN, RN-BC, PCNS-BC

“Innovations in Pediatric Care”

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh


“Development of a Multidisciplinary Communication Bundle to Enhance Patient & Family Care and Experience”

Ashleigh Couturie, BSN, RN & Elena Vidrine, MSN, RN-BC

Children's Hospital New Orleans


EBP Showcase

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

“What’s Next? Future Innovations in Pediatric Care”


UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh


Continuing Education 

UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To receive 6.5 Contact Hours, the learner must attend the entire activity and complete the activity evaluation within 2 weeks of the event.

Registration fee

UPMC employee:  $150  (Use Promo code "UPMC for CHP")

Non-UPMC employee/student:  $175

Suggested Hotels:

(We do not offer a block/discounted rate. Please plan to make your reservations in advance)

Omni William Penn Hotel (3.5 miles)

Phone: (412) 281-7100

Springhill Suites Pittsburgh Bakery Square (2 miles)

Phone: (412) 362-8600

Springhill Suites Pittsburgh North Shore (4 miles)

Phone: (412) 323-9005


Parking will be free the day of the event in the North Garage. (Employee Parking Garage)



Questions? Contact

Amy Bridgman at 412-692-7014 or  [email protected]

Donna Weyant at 412-692-6612 or [email protected]

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

4401 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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