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King University Knoxville to Host Current Issues In Pediatrics Conference April 13

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 13, 2018 – King University will host the Current Issues in Pediatrics Conference on Friday, April 13 at King’s Hardin Valley campus located at 10950 Spring Bluff Way in Knoxville.

“King School of Nursing wanted to provide a pediatric specialty continuing education conference to give those caring for the pediatric population an easy, cost-effective way to stay up-to-date on the most current pediatric issues,” said Tracy Slemp, DNP, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, dean of King’s School of Nursing. “This is something we can give back to the community and improve the knowledge of our pediatric healthcare providers and ultimately the care received by the pediatric patients. This conference is a great opportunity for those who may want a refresher on current pediatric topics or those who currently work with pediatrics on a daily basis.”

The conference itinerary includes:

Keynote: Recent Developments in Pediatric Pharmacotherapeutics

Dr. Glen Farr, PharmD, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Associate Dean for Continuing Education and Public Service at University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy

The Opioid Crisis and Its Impact on the Maternal-Baby dyad: What clinicians need to know

Carla Worley Saunders, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC

Pediatric Mental Health Primer

Penny Neal, Ph.D., MSN, CPNP, PMHS

The Long-term Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): A Trauma-Informed Approach

Rev. Jodi Helbert, Ph.D., MSW

Type 1 Diabetes in Children- the Silent Rise

Rhonda Morgan, DNP, MSN, RN

Noise Pollution and Pediatrics

Katelyn Kirk, DNP, FNP-BC

PANDAS: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections

Karen Bordwine, MSN, APN, FNP-BC

Registration for the conference will be from 7:30 - 8 a.m. The conference will take place from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. A $30 fee includes lunch and 7.5 continuing education units. Registration is limited to the first 100 registered participants. To register online, visit

For additional information contact Tracy Slemp, dean of King’s School of Nursing at 423.652.6335 or


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