Specialty Symposium: Interpreting Pediatric Labs and Radiographs

Join us in Minneapolis!

Interpreting Pediatric Labs and Radiographs will be held in Minneapolis on Sept.14 at Hilton Minneapolis.  

Credit: Photo by Lane Pelovsky, courtesy of Meet Minneapolis.

Interpreting Pediatric Labs and Radiographs Course Description

Presented by Rita Marie John, EdD, DNP, CPNP, PMHS and Deanna Schneider, DNP, CPNP-PC

Diagnostic Labs session is designed to improve the use of diagnostic testing for the pediatric-focused APRN. Using cases from clinical practice, participants will determine which lab tests are or are not helpful in establishing a diagnosis. Radiographs play an integral role in diagnosis and management in the pediatric patient. With training and practice, you will learn to recognize radiographic patterns and distinguish normal versus abnormal presentations. You will learn a systematic method to assess and interpret pediatric radiographs, CT scans, MRI and ultrasound. We will end the day with diagnostic testing and interpretation case studies to test the knowledge you've gained at the symposium.

CE: 7.0 contact hours


Registration fees: NAPNAP preferred member - $175; NAPNAP essentials member or nonmember- $225. If you register after Aug. 24, 2019, the price will increase by $20 so register early and save.

To register by mail/fax, download the registration form.


The symposium is 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m with breakfast provided. 

  • 7:30-8:10 a.m.—Registration and continental breakfast 
  • 8:10-8:30 a.m.—Welcome attendees and introduce speakers
  • 8:30-10 a.m.—Diagnostic Labs and Interpretation - Part 1
  • 10-10:15 a.m.—Break 
  • 10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.—Diagnostic Labs and Interpretation - Part 2
  • 11:45-12:45 p.m.—Lunch (on your own)
  • 12:45-2:15 p.m.—Interpretation of the Radiographs - Part 1  
  • 2:15-2:30 p.m.—Break
  • 2:30-4 p.m.—Interpretation of the Radiographs - Part 2
  • 4-5 p.m.—Diagnostic Testing and Interpretation Case Studies 

Book Your Hotel

Hilton Minneapolis is located at 1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis. This convenient downtown hotel offers an ideal location to restaurants and attractions. NAPNAP is able to offer our participants a discounted rate of $149+tax single/double occupancy. The deadline to receive the discount in our hotel block is Aug. 23, 2019. Book your reservation now.

Parking is available at 11th Street Underground Ramp that is located under the hotel. The fee is $13 for the day (without in and out access) or $8 if you park during the “Early Bird” rate before 9 a.m. and then out within 10-12 hours. 

Getting to Minneapolis

United Airlines extends a discount to symposia participants traveling between Sept. 9-19, 2019, to Minneapolis. Book online at Be sure to use the All search option in the book travel section so that you can enter code in the promotions and certificates box at the bottom of the page to receive the discount. The event code is ZGXN539666. You cannot use the code once in the payment section. The discount code cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts.

Getting Downtown

NAPNAP had partnered with SuperShuttle that will provide discounted airport transportation from the airport to Hilton Minneapolis. The discounted cost for round trip is $24 per person and one way is $15 per person. The discount only applies to reservations made through NAPNAP special portal.

You can also get downtown by traveling on Light Rail that is accessible from both the Humphrey and Lindbergh Terminals at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. Follow signage towards “ground transportation”. Route 55 services downtown and runs every 7.5 minutes during rush hour and 10-15 minutes during non-rush hour. Travel time is approximately 25 minutes and fares vary between $1.75 - $2.25. Proceed to the Nicollet Mall Station (5th Street & Nicollet). Walk 5 blocks down to 10th Street. Hotel is located on corner of 11th Street and Marquette Avenue.

Credit: Photo by Don Woug, courtesy of the Mall of America.

Things to Do

September is a great time to explore Minneapolis - by foot, Segway, bike or boat. Plan to visit Paisley Park, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the Bell Museum or any of the city's many attractions. Explore Minneapolis the way it was meant to be explored – through multiple outfit changes. With plenty of boutiques and the biggest mall in North America you will have a chance to do some tax-free shopping. 

If you're a music lover, there are numerous venues to enjoy live music and dancing, including the world famous First Avenue. Minneapolis offers a wide variety of dining options to please every palate. 

Plan to spend a long weekend in the area so you can explore the city and some of the 10,000 lakes in Minnesota. 

Registration Policies

Refund Policy

We will refund your registration fees if we receive your cancellation in writing via mail, fax or email before Sept. 7, 2019. We cannot accept telephone cancellations. A $30 administrative fee will apply to all refunds.

Cancellation Policy

If NAPNAP finds it necessary to cancel this event for any reason including, but not limited to, registration responses, strikes or acts of God, liability shall be limited to a full refund of registration fees. Notification of a canceled event will be sent at least 10 days prior to the conference starting date, when possible. Registration refund will be processed within 15 days after event date.

American Disability Act

NAPNAP and Hilton Minneapolis are committed to making this activity accessible to all individuals. Hilton Minneapolis guest rooms, common areas and transportation services are in substantial compliance with applicable public accommodation obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need special assistance, auxiliary aid(s) or service(s) as identified under the ADA, or have a dietary restriction, please describe your needs during the registration process. Most requests can be accommodated if notification is received by Sept. 1, 2019.

NAPNAP will take digital photographs at the symposium. The photographs may be used for print and digital communications and marketing. By registering for the symposium you grant permission for NAPNAP to use your photograph in this manner.