Pediatric Emergency Mental Health Conference – Breaking Waves

A written request must be received prior to March 31, 2023 for a refund. No refund will be issued after March 31, 2023

Conference Date and Time

April 14, 2023
12:30 – 5:30 p.m. CST

Conference Description

The conference explores pediatric mental health relating to the emergency care setting.

  1. Survivor Story: Graduating from Foster Care and Graduating from College: What does it
    – 30 minutes
    • Presenter: Angela Schladoer, DPM – Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, UTRGV School of Podiatry
  1. Turning the Tide: Trauma Informed Care for Children – 50 minutes
    • Presenter: Bret Burton, MD, MBA – Chief Medical Officer, Medical City Fort Worth
  1. Mental Health Triage – 30 minutes
    • Presenter: Raul S. Escamilla, EMT-LP and Diana Garza, NREMT-P, FP-C – City of Pharr EMS
  1. Connection between Mental Health Crisis and Substance/Alcohol Abuse – 50 minutes
    • Presenter: Sonja Eddleman, MSN, RN, SANE-P CARE – Team Clinical Coordinator, Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi
  1. Pediatric Suicide – 50 minutes
    • Presenter: Aaron Salinas DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, NRP – Clinical Assistant Professor BSN Program Coordinator Nurse Practitioner
  1. Interprofessional Panel Discussion – 60 minutes
  • Panelists
    • JoAnn Craze RN, Migrant Health Perspective
    • Ysela Morales, Special Education Counselor, Brownsville ISD Special Services
    • Aaron Salinas DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC NRP, Psychiatric Pediatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Perspective
    • Angela Schladoer, DPM
    • Kevin McFarlane, Moderator

Conference Schedule and Flyer

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Conference Location – Hybrid

In-person (Seating limited to 100 participants)

Holiday Inn Resort
100 Padre Boulevard
South Padre Island, TX 78597

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Online conference will also be held on Registrants will be emailed the Zoom access link once payment has been received.

Shuttle Information

Transportation from the airport to South Padre Island.

Conference Fee

Seating limited to 100 in-person participants.

  • ENA Members or LVN/EMT/Students* – $35
  • Non-ENA Members – $45

Registrants must be an ENA member on the day of the seminar to receive the ENA member discount.

*Student – as defined by ENA: an individual obtaining their initial licensure as an RN (registered nurse).

Conference Registration

Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on April 10, 2023.

Click here to register.

4.5 Contact Hours

HCA Gulf Coast Continuing Nursing Education is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002077.

Contact Information

Christine Russe –

Refund Requests

A written request must be received prior to March 31, 2023 for a refund. No refund will be issued after March 31, 2023