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Childrens Hospital Presents 2017 Pediatric Spring Conference

Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital (CHNH) is pleased to present its 2017 Pediatric Spring Conference, March 31 - April 1, 2017. The conference will be held at The Medical Center, Navicent Health's Peyton Anderson Health Education Center (877 Hemlock Street, Macon). During the two-day conference, speakers will discuss the following topics:

"¢ Adolescent gynecology

"¢ Developmental disabilities and the school system

"¢ Health disparities

"¢ Non-concussive sports injuries

"¢ Non-medication management of behavioral issues

"¢ Psychoses in children

"¢ Updates in pediatric care

Conference attendees may also improve their skills in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), neonatal resuscitation (NRP) and IV access. Attendees will also be introduced to the bedside use of ultrasound.

Dr. Anthony Pearson-Shaver, Chief of Pediatrics for Atrium Health Navicent, says those who routinely care for children - including pediatric office staff, nurses, therapists, teachers, school counselors and school administrators - would benefit from the 2017 Spring Pediatric Conference.

"Often, conference attendees work so closely with children that they notice clinical or psychological needs long before diagnoses are made. These professionals are required to address the needs that develop in children in their care. During this year's Pediatric Spring Conference, highly-qualified experts will explain the science behind the topics presented, and strategies for managing issues that adults regularly interacting with children may face," said Dr. Pearson-Shaver.

For registration information, please visit www.navicenthealth.org/pedconf.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate the Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Atrium Health Navicent has 830 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, the region's only dedicated pediatric hospital; Medical Center of Peach County, Atrium Health Navicent, a rural critical access hospital; Rehabilitation Hospital, Atrium Health Navicent, the region's oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Atrium Health Navicent, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Atrium Health Navicent, the area's first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Atrium Health Navicent; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit www.navicenthealth.org.