SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

2018 Midwest Pediatric Trauma Conference

Join us for a fun day of education with a baseball theme! Great attendance prizes! Come dressed in your favorite baseball attire and enjoy stadium classics of hamburgers, brats and hot dogs.(Vegetarian options upon request).


We are pleased to welcome Dr. Peter Antevy as our Keynote speaker. He is an internationally known pediatric emergency medicine speaker and EMS Medical Director. “Kids are not just little adults” is a phrase that has been engrained into the minds of every healthcare provider.  Generations of providers have perpetuated this gospel yet have found themselves feeling inadequate at the bedside even with decades of experience.  Dr. Antevy will describe how his journey as a PEM physician and EMS medical director has led him to challenge this hallowed dogma.  He may leave you convinced that it’s time to start treating kids like little adults.

 Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick, Trauma Medical Director and Surgeon in Chief will provide the group with poly trauma case examples and will bring all the speakers topics together from a multidisciplinary approach.

 Jeana Nordike MSN, RN, CEN, CNE brings years of experience in both hospital and EMS settings. Be ready for a trip to the country with her rural trauma presentation. Remember most trauma happens nowhere near a trauma center.

 Katie Smith, MEd, ATC, LAT manages the SportsCare program at Cardinal Glennon and has an incredible background in both education and in athletic training in college sports. She will give us need to know information from her perspective as a Licensed Athletic Trainer.

 Phillipe Mercier MD, PhD as an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Cardinal Glennon, will bring an insightful presentation on pediatric traumatic brain injury. His passion for teaching is infectious and with this knowledge you will be better prepared to care for the most common cause of death in children.

 Aki Puryear MD brings his experience in the military to the table as an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cardinal Glennon. Blast injuries are becoming more frequent and have the capability of injuring large crowds. Dr. Puryear speaks about MCI and bleeding control in his fascinating presentation.



Schedule – speaker order may change


9:30   Registration opens


10:00 – 11:00  Treating Kids Like Little Adults - Improving Outcomes by

Challenging Dogma

 Peter Antevy, MD


11:00- 12:00   Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Phillipe Mercier MD, PhD


12:00-12:45    Lunch


12:45 – 1:45    Rural Trauma Considerations:  Boredom Inspired Entertainment, Disengaged Safety Devices, and No Trauma Center in Sight

Jeana Nordike MSN, RN, CEN, CNE, CNML


1:45 – 2:45      Athletic Injuries – What You Need To Know From an Athletic Trainer

Katie Smith, MEd, ATC, LAT


2:45 - 3:00      Break


3:00 – 4:00      Blast Injuries and Extremity Trauma

Aki Puryear, MD


4:00 – 5:00      Poly Trauma Case Reviews

Colleen Fitzpatrick, MD, FACS, FAAP


Continuing Education Credit


In support of patient care, SSM Health is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

ACCME – Physicians                              

SSM Health designates this live activity for maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of  their participation in the activity.

ANCC – Nurses  

SSM Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 ANCC contact hours.


SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital is an approved provider of continuing EMS education by the State of Missouri Bureau of EMS. This program has also pending approval by the state of Illinois and participants will be issued 6.0 EMS CEU’s


Peter Antevy, MD has disclosed a financial relationship with Pediatric Emergency Standards, Inc. as Chief Medical Officer. The presentation has been peer reviewed and any potential conflicts of interest have been resolved. No one else in control of content for this activity has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.