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Digestive Disease Nursing Symposium

Observation Opportunity Available

A limited number of opportunities are available for this conference.


Sessions will address:

  • A day of clinical education addressing a variety of patient and personal care topics as it relates to the digestive disease caregiver.
  • Concurrent sessions will address what to expect when caring for specialized patient populations and provide attendees with methods to use in the workplace.
  • The health of our caregivers is equally as important, so this year we will discuss how to deal with stress from home, work and yourself.
  • The goal of the conference is to enhance the knowledge of caregivers about these topics so they are better equipped to care for themselves as well as the global community that digestive disease serves.


  • There are no dates scheduled at this time.


InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106Directions



InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Avenue

InterContinental Hotel Suites
8800 Euclid Avenue

The Tudor Arms Hotel Cleveland Doubletree by Hilton
10660 Carnegie Avenue

Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation


Course Director

Susan Beam, MBA, BSN, RN
Nursing Director for the Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute

Planning Committee

  • Lydia Booher, MSN, RN, ACNS
  • JeanMarie Campana, BSN, RN
  • Beth Christoff, BSN, MBA
  • Sheila Fansler, BSN, RN
  • Shannon Rives, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
  • Kitty Ribar, BSN RN CBPN IC
  • Ronald Rock, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC


  • Althea Premraj MSN, RN, CWCN, CWOC
  • Anthony Deross, MD, FACS, FAAP
  • Barb Kaplan, MD
  • Barbie Tosado, RN
  • Betsy Gallant, RD
  • Betty Napoleon PhD, RN, CCM
  • Coleen Potts RN, BSN, CWON
  • Denise Konrad RD, LD, CNSC
  • Holly Pederson, MD
  • Jessica Lawson BSN, COCN, CCCN, WOC
  • Jessica Philpott, MD, PhD
  • Katherine Lamparyk, Psy.D
  • Kathy Raig RN BSN CPN
  • Kevin Peterca LISW-S, LICDC, CEAP
  • Lori Jeris RN, MSN, CNP
  • Margaret Dziedzic BA, RN, CGRN
  • Marsha Kay, RD LD,
  • Mary Pat Morris, RD, LD
  • Megan Costedio, MD
  • Pamela Brelloch BSN, RN, CRNI
  • Paula Frazier-Mikel, RN, BSN
  • Scott Bea, PsyD
  • William Wick
Friday, September 18, 2015 Conference Agenda
7 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast - Exhibits, Art Display
7:45 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Susan Beam, MBA, BSN, RN
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Take a Big Bite of Well-Being
Speaker: Scott Bea, Psy D
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Around the World: Cultural Considerations in Care
Speaker: Shannon Rives , MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
9:45 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Break - Exhibits, Art Display
10:05 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. When Bites are Not Enough
Moderator: Jean Marie Campana, BSN, RN
Speaker: Mary Pat Morris, RD, LD
10:50 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Understanding Breast Cancer Genetics: Implications for Risk Reduction and Treatment
Moderator: Kitty Ribar, BSN, RN, CBPN, IC
Speaker: Holly Pederson, MD
11:35 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
12:35 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Going Home on TPN, Now What?
Moderator: Jeanmarie Campana, BSN, RN
Panel: Donald Kirby, MD FACP, FACN, FACG, AGAF, CNSC, CPNS; Betsy Gallant, RD; Lori Jeris, RN, MSN, CNP; Denise Konrad, RD, LD, CNSC; Betty Napoleon PhD, RN, CCM; and Pamela Brelloch, BSN, RN, CRNI
1:20 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Seeing the Ostomate Through the Os
Moderator: Sheila Fansler, BSN, RN & Ron Rock, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
Speakers: William Wick; Althea Premraj, MSN, RN, CWCN, COCN; Coleet Potts, BSN, RN, CWOCN;
and Jessica Lawson, BSN, COCN, CCCN, WOC
2:05 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
WOC School of Nursing Hall of Fame Awards
Presenter: Linda J. Stricker, MSN, RN, CWOCN
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Break - Exhibits, Art Display
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
What to Do When You are Feeling Blue
Speakers: Lydia Booher, MSN, RN, ACNS and Kevin Peterca, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, CEAP
3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Fecal Transplant: You Want Me to Do What?
Moderator: Kitty Ribar, BSN, RN, CBPN, IC
Speakers: Margaret Dziedzic, BA, RN, CGRN; Barbie Tosado, RN; and Paula Frazier-Mikel, BSN, RN
4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Growing Pains of IBD
Moderator: Marsha Kay, MD
Speakers: Megan Costedio, MD; Anthony Deross, MD, FACS, FAAP; Barbra Kaplan, MD; Katherine Lamparyk, Psy. D; Jessica Philpott, MD, PhD; and Kathy Raig, BSN, RN, CPN
4:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Evaluation Time
5 p.m.

Cleveland Clinic Enterprise is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


<< Registration is now closed for this course >>

Exhibitor Package – Standard $750.00 Click here to reserve your exhibit space

  • One day of exhibit space
  • One 6' Table, chair, linen and skirting
  • Two Exhibitor badges (provides admission to education program)
  • Additional exhibitor badges available at $50 each.
    • Exhibitor badges do not include registration to the course
  • Additional Exhibitor Fees (standard electric, power strip, easel) waived
  • Meals provided (available with Exhibitor Badge)
  • Exhibit Location: Allocated
  • Attendee Roster and statistics

Additional marketing opportunities available. For more information, please contact Samantha Miller, or 216.444.0295

General Information

Cleveland Clinic's Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence
Office of Nursing Education & Professional Practice Development

Conference Location

Intercontinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH, 44106
United States

Contact Information

Samantha Miller
Phone: 216.444.0295