SPUC 2019 Annual Conference – Save the Dates!
|Cook Children’s Medical Center
Forth Worth, Texas
September 26 – 29, 2019
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Thank you for making 2018 a huge success!
On behalf of the SPUC Board and Program Committee, we thank each of you for attending the 2018 conference at Nemours Children’s Hospital. We appreciate your participation, ideas and expertise. A special thank you to Dr. Robert Cooper and the entire Nemours team for hosting our conference and taking great care of SPUC attendees and speakers. Also, a special thank you to Read and Margaret (Peg) Tuddenham for sponsoring Terry Foster, Nurse humorist, who kept us laughing and smiling during his time at our conference and his reception.
Please contact Carolyn Moffatt email@example.com if you have any questions about the conference, evaluations, CME
credit or presentations.
Online Registration for the SPUC Conference and Leadership Summit is now closed. Registration for the Leadership Summit and/or the main conference will be available onsite. Please be aware, new registrants must undergo a brief security clearance at Nemours Children’s Hospital.
*There are still a few spots open for the Friday Simulation Workshop. Sign up with Carolyn Moffatt at the Registration Desk if you are interested in participating. The Simulation Workshop (MOC II) does have an additional fee.
Getting Ready in Orlando!
Join us in Orlando for the 2018 SPUC Annual Conference, October 5-7 and Leadership Summit on October 4 at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida. This three-day conference and Leadership Summit will target all areas facing professionals in Pediatric Urgent Care.
Conference attendees will have exposure to lectures as well as workshops, including a new simulation workshop for MOC Part 2 credit. (limited space) Lecture topics include “No Need to be Rash” (Dermatology), “First 5 Minutes” (emergently ill patients in the UCC), and “Keeping with the Beat” (Cardiology). There will be a Nursing Track throughout the SPUC 2018 conference.
The Leadership Summit will provide a chance for participants in leadership positions to hear important information on operational management styles and overcoming challenges in the business of urgent care.
New to the schedule: Leadership Guidance for Antibiotic Stewardship in Urgent Care.
Note: If you are registered for the conference but would like to also register for the Leadership Summit, please login to the Registration portal with your email address and register for the Leadership Summit as an “add on.”
Alert- The Residence Inn is SOLD OUT!
Residence Inn Orlando Lake Nona
6955 Lake Nona Blvd
Orlando, FL 32827
+1 (407) 888-9974
We encourage you to call the hotel to see if rooms are available.
Here is a list of alternate hotels very close to Nemours Children’s Hospital, where the SPUC conference is being held. Please note that these overflow hotels may not offer the conference rate.
New: MOC-II Credit for the Simulation Workshop on Friday and Saturday: Limited Space!
The SPUC 2018 Fall Conference program is complete and registration is open! SPUC 2018 attendees have the opportunity to participate in a Leadership Summit on Thursday, October 4th. This will provide a great chance for participants in leadership positions to hear important information on operational management styles and overcoming challenges in the business of urgent care. Panel discussions will include “How to Make a Living” covering market assessment and business practices.
Managing director Jason North of the urgent care management consulting firm Merchant Medicine will open the Leadership Summit. North, who has been with Merchant Medicine since 2016, was previously Vice President for Employer Health and Wellness Service at Med Express, and Vice President of the Urgent Care Division of TEAMHealth. North brings 29 years’ experience in pediatrics and employer healthcare to his presentation. North is a faculty member of the Urgent Care Association of America and is a frequent speaker at healthcare conferences nationwide.
The 2018 Fall SPUC Conference in Orlando in October will open Friday with a presentation by the American Board of Pediatrics Vice President for Maintenance of Certification and Quality, Dr. Virginia Moyer. Dr. Moyer is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and served her residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, before earning a master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas. At ABP, she oversees continued development and implementation of the Maintenance of Certification program. She was chosen one of Time Magazine’s “People Who Mattered” in 2011 for her leadership of the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force.
On Saturday, Oct. 6, you wont want to miss keynote Terry Foster, a professional humorist as well as a critical care and trauma nursing specialist. Terry Foster of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, Kentucky, is an LPN graduate of Booth Memorial Hospital School of Practical Nursing, an RN graduate of the Christ Hospital School of Nursing, and holds a Master’s Degree in Critical Care and Trauma Nursing from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health. He’s given more than 5,000 formal presentations across all fifty states on subjects including nursing humor and clinical nursing topics. Foster has performed at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and Trump Tower in Atlantic City, as well as at local comedy venues around the Cincinnati area. And he has been featured in nine episodes of the cable channel TLC’s “Untold Stories of the ER,” the first RN to be featured on the program.
Top poster presentations will be presented in the form of podium sessions. Attendees will also be provided the opportunity of hearing additional poster presentations in a more informal format during the conference. The program registration and lodging information is available on our website and here in the mobile meeting guide.