OHSU

Elizabeth Conference 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Shriners Hospital for Children

7th Floor Auditorium
3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR

Register online

Parking is free underneath the Hospital.
Enter from Sam Jackson Park Road, before the main entrance.

Keynote Speaker:

Kathleen J. Sawin, PhD, CPNP-PC, FAAN

Dr. Sawin is a Nurse Researcher, Clinician, and teacher as Professor at the College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

She has been the Advanced Practice Nurse in the Spina Bifida Program for two decades. Her research on self-management and on transition to independence in adolescents living with spina bifida is well regarded.

She has been a member of the Professional Advisory Council of Spina Bifida Association and a member of the planning committee for the World Congress on spina bifida.

Finally, she is a colleague of previous speaker Dr. Tim Brei, and a friend of Dr. Merkens.

8:00

Check-in/Registration

8:30

Introductions

8:45

Adolescents Managing Their Own Condition - Kathleen J. Sawin, PhD, CPNP-PC, FAAN

10:00

Selected Orthopedics Issues
In Spina Bifida -
Michael Aiona, MD

10:45

Break

11:00

Advocacy - Daria Ettinger, RN, Parent

11:30

Lunch

1:00

Doctors Roundtable:
What You Always Wanted to Ask the Doctor

1:45

Lower Extremity Orthotic Management: AFO Options - Todd DeWees

2:15

Break

2:45

Selected Topics on Spina Bifida - Joseph Pinter, MD

3:15

How to Optimize Independence and Employment Skills

Kathleen Sawin, PhD


Presenters:

Michael Aiona, MD
Shriners Hospital for Children - Portland

Joseph Pinter, MD
Director, CDRC Spina Bifida Program
Oregon Health & Science University

Todd DeWees, Orthotist
Shriners Hospital for Children - Portland

Mark J. Merkens, MD
Oregon Health & Science University