Pediatric Healthcare Series

University of Findlay College of Health Professions  Shriners Hospitals for Children       Dowling Steel       Jerl Machine

Co-sponsored by the University of Findlay's College of Health Professions and Shriner Hospitals for Children. This annual interprofessional education (IPE) event presents different topics in pediatric healthcare led by leading experts in those respected fields.

The Pediatric Healthcare Series is free and open to the community​.

​​The Role of the Interdisciplinary Team in Successful Burn Management

Shriner Hospitals Pediatric Burn Team

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Winebrenner - TLB Auditorium
950 N Main St, Findlay, OH 45840

​​​2019 Speakers:​

Amanda Fields, MSN, RN, is the Manager of Education and Development at Shriners Hospitals for Children—Cincinnati. She started her nursing career at Shriners upon graduation, and was promoted to Clinical Coordinator where she mentored nurses.  She is also a BLS, PALS, and ABLS instructor. 

Lori Boerger, MSW, LSW, ACM-SW
, has been a part of the Family Services/Care Management team at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati since 2006 which includes involvement with families whose children are receiving acute and outpatient treatment for burns, soft tissue reconstruction and craniofacial malformations. ​She received her BS and MSW at the University of Cincinnati.

Michelle Dwertman, PT
, received her degree in physical therapy from the University of Kentucky. She worked in New York City for eight​ years before joining the Cincinnati Shriner's Hospital team. Michelle's work experiences include school-based physical therapy and out-patient therapy at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornel in pediatric and burns. She received credentials as an ABA burn certified therapist.​​​

Past Pediatric Healthcare Series Events

Peter Smith


Bone Health in Children

Peter A. Smith, M.D. has served as an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago since 1990, where he is Director of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta clinic, and Medical Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory.

Michelle Urban is a native Ohioan growing up in Toledo. She attended school at Marquette University obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy.

Pernendu Gupta headshot



Spinal Cord Injury & Care 

Purnendu Gupta, MD, chief of staff and pediatric spine surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children—Chicago. Kathy Zebracki, Ph.D., director of psychology at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Chicago and Adjunct Associate Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


2016 pediatric healthcare series event2016

Chicago Craniofacial Team Provided Cleft Lip Care Educational Session for UF Health Professions Students, Area Practitioners

From left, Susan Stevens, then Department Chair, and Athletic Training Program Director; Dr. David Morris, M.D.; Dr. Meredith Albert; and nurse practitioner Marisa Foss. Click here to read about the 2016 event.