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2020 Pediatric Boot Camp Topics

Boot Camp Topics:

Feeding Considerations in Critical Care

The Impact of Professionalism on Outcomes

Traumatic Brain Injury

Scope of Practice: Update for Advanced Practice Providers

Anticoagulation for Mechanical Support

Vaping: An Evolving Epidemic

PICU Management of Pediatric Acute Liver Failure

Pulmonary Hypertension

Palliative Care in the ICU

Research and Quality updates:

Managing Rejection After Cardiac Transplant: Cellular vs Antibody Mediated

RAMP: Risk Assessment and Mitigation Plan

Hydrocephalus Treatment

Interventions for Delirium

Mechanical Support: Impacts of Microbial Biofilm Formation

2020 Pediatric ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp

General Information

Course Handouts – Handouts will be available online prior to event. More details after August 1, 2020. Please download the presentations prior to arrival as it may be difficult to do so on-site due to the volume of people accessing the WIFI.

Getting Here – All events take place at the Vanderbilt University Student Life. Most hotels are within walking distance or have shuttles to this location.

Parking – There will be a limited number of complimentary spaces available in the 25x section on levels 1 & 2 in the 25th Avenue Garage. Please use the 25th Avenue entrance to access these spaces, which will be marked for boot camp. The 25th Avenue Garage is located at the intersection of 25th Avenue South and Garland Avenue. Please visit the VUMC Parking website for additional information.

Campus Map – Please use the following link to find any location on the Vanderbilt campus: You can also download the “Vanderbilt Campus Tour” and “Vanderbilt Walkways” apps to help navigate the campus.

Food – Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be available for Boot Camp Attendees. There will be a wine & cheese reception after the September 3rd Boot Camp.

Clothing – Dress is casual. Please consider bringing a sweater or jacket to adjust for air conditioning.

Nashville – There are lots of things to do and places to go in Nashville! Visit the following website for more information:

Accommodations- Need to reserve a hotel room? Use the following link to receive a discounted rate for ACNP/PA Boot Camp 2020 attendees! Please note, room blocks fill quickly.

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Questions? Call 615.322.8917 or email

Schedule of Events






Critical Care Simulation and Skills Lab (Pediatric)


Vanderbilt University Student Life Center (Classroom 1 &2)


Critical Care ACNP/PA Boot Camp (Pediatric Day 1&2)


Vanderbilt University Student Life Center (Board of Trust)


Critical Care ACNP/PA Boot Camp Wine and Cheese Reception


Loews Vanderbilt Hotel and Conference Center


Critical Care ACNP/PA Boot Camp (Pediatric Day 1&2)


Vanderbilt University Student Life Center (Board of Trust)


Registration Opens January 15th!

Pediatric ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp September 3-4 ($450* - $650)

Pediatric Critical Care Simulation and Skills Lab September 2 ($250* - $350)

*EarlyBird Discount through June 1st.

ALL BOOT CAMP sessions were sold out early last year; please register as soon as you can! 

Stay at this year's conference site - Loews Vanderbilt Nashville! Exclusive Boot Camp Attendee Rates!!!

Click here to reserve your room today!

Loews Vanderbilt Nashville