Medically Complex: Annual March 16- 2024 breakout sessions option 1


Medically Complex: Annual events are offered at no cost. 

  • 11:45 AM – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
  • 1:00 PM – G-Tube and Ostomy Site Care
  • 2:30 PM – Neuromuscular Diseases
  • 3:45 PM – Functional Neurological Disorders

Registration Deadline March 7, 2024 at 2:45 P.M.



This is an in-person training session on Saturday, March 16, 2024, participants will have a variety of topics in breakout sessions to allow them the opportunity to attend the training sessions most relevant to the needs of the child in their care. if this option is less relevant to you and the needs of your medically complex child, please check the breakout session page from here for more options.

In-Person Sessions at
Embassy Suites
1801 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

March 16- 2024

Registration Begins At 9:30 AM.

Advanced registration is required for the breakout sessions.

# Time Presentation Title  Presentation Description
1 11:00 AM- 11:30 AM Navigating the Medically Complex World with David Giannini MS, LCADC  This brief presentation serves to introduce the annual medically complex training. Attendants will be welcomed, process of training will be described, and there will be a few minutes for questions concerning processes of daily training.
2 11:45 AM-12:45 PM Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children with Christina Delk, NBCT This presentation will cover issues facing foster parents of deaf and hard of hearing children. Among problems covered will be a focus on care, specific medical needs, and modes of communication for these children. 
3 1:00 PM-2:00 PM G-Tube and Ostomy Site Care with James Van Buren, MD  This presentation will cover basic care and common problems for various health needs of medically complex children. It will discuss tracheostomy care, g tube care, and ostomy care as well as common problems that can be treated at home. 
4 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Neuromuscular Disease with Arpita Lakhotia, MD  This presentation will focus on neuromuscular disease. The foci of this presentation will be commonality between numerous types of pediatric muscular disease, management options that are disease specific, and to understand the role that caregivers play in care of children with these issues. 
5 3:45 PM-4:45 PM Functional Neurological Disorders with Cullen Marshall, MD  This presentation will be on functional neurological disorders and how they present in children. Dr. Marshall will provide general background on disorders and provide examples of specific disorders. Presentation will also focus on care and adjustment in the home. 
6 5:00 PM-6:30 PM Medical Traumatic Stress with Tanesha R. Johnson, Ph.D.  This presentation will speak directly to the experiences and needs of patients and families affected by injury and illness. Attendees will learn about pediatric medical traumatic stress and the signs and symptoms to look out for in their loved ones.