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Executive Committee

Natalie Plachter, RN MSN CPNP

Angie Champeau, RN, PNP

Christine Danielson, MSN, CPNP

Council Members
Joanna Maynard, CPNP, RN MSN
Cheryl Baxter, RN, MS
Melissa Young, BSN, MSN

Shelly J. King, CPNP, RN MSN
Valre W. Welch, MSN CPNP

Our Mission
The Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists and Associates is a professional organization dedicated to improving the care of pediatric urology patients across the lifespan through educational programs, research collaboration, and evidence based clinical practice.


Special Interest Groups

Biofeedback SIG
Education SIG
Research SIG
Urodynamics SIG

PUNS is pleased to have several Special Interest Groups available to members. The SIGS focus on various aspects of our specialty and can be viewed by logging in to the Members Only Area.


Annual Meeting Review

PUNS was very excited to hold an extremely successful Annual Meeting on October 23, 2014 at the Loews Hotel in Miami with over 100 professionals in attendance. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Pediatric Urology Fall Congress and attendees enjoyed 4 days of scientific sessions and social events.

The PUNS Annual Meeting program kicked off with a presentation on Hydronephrosis by Anthony Herndon, MD and was followed by four innovative abstract presentations from our colleagues. After a short break to visit with our industry colleagues, MaryEllen Kelly gave an update on how constipation is related to UTIs and incontinence.

A panel discussion "The Role of the Advanced Practice Provider in Pediatric Urology" addressed the various roles and responsibilities of the advanced nurse practitioner and provided an in-depth look at the many different "jobs" performed by urology NPs. Marlo Eldridge led a hands-on demonstration and presentation on the Basics of Biofeedback in the Pediatric Population, along with representatives from Laborie and Prometheus demonstrating the equipment.

The program concluded with an update from our SIGs and a presentation on Robotic/Minimally Invasive Surgery by Dr. Herndon. The entire program is available in the meeting archive.

PUNS is dedicated to improving the care of pediatric urology patients across their lifespan through educational programs, research, and evidence based clinical practice.



Annual Meeting Archive

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