Annual Meeting Overview

Each year, APGNN hosts an annual meeting in conjunction with NASPGHAN. Our annual meeting offers evidence-based updates in the field of Pediatric GI, geared towards nurses, advanced practice providers, and allied health professionals. APGNN offers a diverse program covering a variety of “hot topics” as well as foundational education. Continuing Education and Pharmacology hours are awarded. The annual meeting is a wonderful opportunity to network and stay up to date on the latest clinical practices!


Registration is now open on the NASPGHAN site. 

**Register by August 31, 2022 for the early bird discount!

Join us on October 13-16, 2022 in Orlando, Florida
We look forward to seeing you for this celebratory year – 30th Annual Meeting for APGNN and 50th Anniversary for NASPGHAN!

The APGNN Annual Meeting is Friday, October 14, 2022 beginning at 7:30am and ending with the APGNN Social in the evening to celebrate our 30th Meeting. Saturday October 15, 2022 is APGNN sessions in the morning and NASPGHAN concurrent sessions in the afternoon. 

APGNN Annual Meeting Agenda


Friday, October 14th


7:30-8:00am: Breakfast & Welcome 

8:00-9:00am: Session I – Keynote Speaker & APGNN Year in Review

8:00-8:30am: Human Trafficking
•    Jessica L. Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, FAAN 

8:30-9:00am: APGNN Year in Review
•    Elizabeth Burch, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, APGNN President 

9:00-10:00am:  Session II - Nutrition 

9:00-9:30am: When Diets Cause Harm
•    Toni Solari, RD, LDN- Boston Children’s Hospital 

9:30-10:00am: Identifying Maladaptive Eating Behaviors and Eating Disorders in the Clinical Gastroenterology Setting
•    Julia Carmody, PhD-  Boston Children’s Hospital 
10:00-10:30am: Committee Meetings & Break

10:30-12:00 pm:   Session III - Pancreas 

10:30-11:00am: Management of Patients After an Episode of Pancreatitis 
•    Maisam Haija, MD- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital  

11:00- 11:30am: Overview of ERCP and Other Testing in Pancreatitis
•    Wenly Ruan, MD - Texas Children’s Hospital  

11:30-12:00am: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
•    Soma Kumar, MD- Rady Children’s Hospital 

12:00-1:30pm: Lunch and Poster Session

1:30-3:00pm:  Session IV - Nutrition Part 2

1:30-2:00pm: Weaning Tube Feeds
•    Kristen Cole, CNP- NC Children’s Hospital

2:00-2:30pm: Feeding Difficulties in the Premature Infant
•    Daniel Duncan, MD, MPH – Boston Children’s Hospital 

2:30-3:00pm: Formula Overview
•    Lisa Richardson, RD- NC Children’s Hospital

3:00-5:00:  Session V - Hot Topics 

3:00-3:30pm: Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
•    Neetu Bali, MD- Nationwide Children’s Hospital

3:30-4:00pm: Approach to the Jaundiced Infant
•    Shabina Walji-Virani, CNP- UTSW Children’s Medical Center 

4:00-4:30pm: IBD Immunizations
•    Maureen Kelly, DNP, MS, CPNP- NC Children’s Hospital

4:30-5:00pm: HEADDS Shoulders Knees and Psych
•    Sarah Bolog, MSW, LSW - Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital  

5:00-5:30pm: APGNN Awards & Presentations

6:00PM APGNN Social Event


Saturday, October 15th 


8:00-8:30am: Breakfast & Welcome 

8:30-10:00am:  Session V - Intestinal Failure & Rehabilitation 

8:30-9:00am: Introduction to Intestinal Failure
•    Lindsey Gumer, MD- Colorado Children’s Hospital

9:00-9:30am: Common Complications of Intestinal Failure
•    Kim Ackerman, CRNP- UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh 

9:30-10:00am: Intro to TPN
•    Nicole Lidyard, RD, LD - Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital   

10:00-10:30am Break 

10:30- 12:00pm:  Session VI - Procedures

10:30-1100am: Endoscopy Findings
•    Joseph Picararo, MD - Columbia University Irving Medical Center 

11:00-11:30am: Utilization of Botox in the Pediatric GI Patient
•    Jaime Belkind-Gerson, MD - Children’s Hospital Colorado

11:30-12:00pm: Endoflip

•    Rachel Rosen, MD- Boston Children’s Hospital 

12:00-2:00pm: Lunch and Poster Session

2:00 -6:00pm: NASPGHAN Concurrent Sessions 

When a spoonful of sugar doesn't make it go down
Moderators: Hannibal Person, MD, Seattle Children's Hospital and Karla Kristine Hicks Vaz, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital

2:00 PM    Functional dyspepsia and nausea
•    Julie Khlevner, MD, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and
                  New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

2:25 PM    Esophageal dysphagia: Novel tests and treatments to define the clinical algorithms
•    Justin C. Wheeler, MD, University of Utah

2:50 PM    Abstract

3:02 PM    Decoding gastroparesis: What is motor vs sensation
•    Samuel Nurko, MD, Boston Children's Hospital

IBD beyond the scope
Moderators: Jennifer Dotson, MD, MPH, Nationwide Children's Hospital and Joseph Picoraro, MD, Columbia University Medical Center

3:45 PM    What is mild IBD and how to treat it
•    Sandra Chihyun Kim, MD, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

4:10 PM    When does Venous thromboembolism (VTE) occur in IBD and how to avoid it
•    Eric Benchimol, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children

4:35 PM    Abstract

4:47 PM    What are roles for ultrasound in IBD and who needs it
•    Mallory Chavannes, MD, MHSc, Children's Hospital Los Angeles


Future Meetings


October 5-7, 2023
San Diego, CA


November 7-9, 2024
Hollywood, FL


November 6-8, 2025
Chicago, IL


October 22-24, 2026
San Diego, CA 

Past Meetings2021 Annual Meeting

Recorded sessions are available until 12/12/2022!

Registration is open until 12/2/2022
You will be emailed a link from Pathable, within 24 hours of registering , to access the recordings.

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