May 02, 2017
May 04, 2017
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333 1st St S, Saint Petersburg, Florida, 33701-4342, USA AECMN APHOES Joint National Conference 2017

Shining Light on Educational Success

A Joint National Conference for professionals working together to address the educational needs of pediatric patients.

Presented by:



Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel
333 1st Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Tel: +1-727-894-5000
Fax: +1-727-823-4797 

Maps & Directions

Hotel Details

Reservations for Attendees

A block of rooms has been reserved for Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 5th. The discounted room rate will be available until April 1st or until group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Hotel Joint Conference Rate - $179.00
Please note that an additional $10.00 per person will be added for triple and quad occupancy.


Click here to book your reservation!


Check-in & Check-out

Check-in time is 3:00PM. Baggage storage will be available for a small handling fee.

Check-out time is 12:00PM. Late check-out requests will be reviewed based on hotel demand.

333 1st St S, Saint Petersburg, Florida, 33701-4342, USA




Our event app (for Android devices)

Apple Device Users CLICK HERE


Using the event app, attendees can:
  • Update their profile
  • Manage their personal schedule and check-in to sessions
  • Set up 1-to-1 meetings with fellow attendees
  • View sponsors and exhibitors and their representatives, send requests to get their contact details
  • Engage in discussions on the forum

Guests can:
  • Sign up using Facebook or registration form
  • View attendees and speakers, and their publicly available details including submitted abstracts and checked-in sessions.



Keynote Speakers


Dr. Gokul Krishnan, PhD

Founder, Maker Therapy

Dr. Gokul Krishnan is a learning scientist (Ph.D. Vanderbilt University), mechanical engineer (M.S. University of California, Riverside), and healthcare innovator. He is the founder of Project M@CH (Makerspace at Children's Hospital) and the creator of the "Maker Therapy" approach. Gokul designed and constructed the world's first mobile Makerspaces in a children’s hospital, which help to address the needs of chronically ill patients, at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee.


LaVonna Roth, MSEd

Creator & Founder, Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.®

These words capture the path that LaVonna Roth uses to challenge others in finding out how to ignite the S.H.I.N.E. in their students, others and self.  As a learning specialist, author, keynote speaker and consultant, LaVonna bridges her passion for how the brain learns with education and helping every individual realize the value they bring. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, a Master’s in the Art of Teaching and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. LaVonna taught at the elementary and secondary levels and is the author of 8 books. She has presented in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Middle East on increasing engagement and the fun factor in learning.  She is the creator and founder of the Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.® movement, where every person is encouraged to use his or her skills, talents and gifts… to illuminate the world.



Children's Health Children's Medical Center
Manager, School Intervention Program
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Emory University
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Hospital Based School Teacher for Hematology and Oncology patients
Children's Mercy Hospital
School Intervention Specialist
CS Mott Children's Hospital University of Michigan
Reading Specialist
Prince George's County Public Schools
The University of Southern Mississippi
Education Fellow
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Michigan Medicine
Pediatric Education Coordinator
M D Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital