Shriners Children’s Annual Presentation on Orthopaedics

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Invitation to the Shriners Children’s Annual Presentation on Orthopaedics

UNIC Health and Shriners Children’s invite you to the Annual Shriners Children’s Scientific Presentation on Orthopaedics.



Flor Russello, ARNP, MNS, FNP-C

Flor Russello, ARNP, MSN, FNP-C, is an accomplished healthcare professional with extensive experience in both clinical practice and education. She completed her First Assistant Program certification with the National Institute of First Assisting, Inc. and earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Tampa, specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Her educational background is further solidified by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Microbiology from the University of South Florida, as well as an Associate of Science in Medical Lab from New York City Technical College. Ms Russello’s professional tenure includes a current role as an International Clinical Professional at Shriner’s Children International Hospital. Prior to this, she has served as a Paediatric Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner at St. Joseph’s Hospital and an Orthopaedic Paediatric Nurse Practitioner at Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Her clinical experience is diverse, with previous positions as a Clinical Nurse in NICU and a Medical Laboratory Technologist-Generalist, which demonstrate her comprehensive skill set in patient care and laboratory sciences.

Her graduate clinical rotations encompassed 380 hours each in women’s health, orthopaedics, and internal medicine, along with 200 hours in paediatric emergency care and adult dermatology. These rotations reflect a broad scope of practice and a dedication to multidisciplinary care.

Ms Russello holds multiple state licenses as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Laboratory Supervisor. She maintains memberships with several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner and the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners. Her qualifications also include certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, and RNFA, underscoring her commitment to continuous professional development.

Brock McConkey, CPO

Growing up in Vero Beach, Florida, Brock enjoyed woodworking with his father, constructing Legos and learning the art of glassblowing. After high school, a chance call from the owner of a local prosthetics and orthotics lab would end up charting his course for the future. As he recalled, “I had no idea what prosthetic or orthotic was, but it sounded really cool.” Brock worked part time fabricating prosthetics, but his goal was to work with people. “One day my boss told me I could stay in the back and build things, but if I wanted to see patients I would have to go to school,” he said. “I realized I could do this work anywhere in the world, and it just felt right.”

Brock attended California State University, Dominguez Hills, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in health science with a focus in prosthetics and orthotics. He was first introduced to the Shriners Children’s healthcare system while in California. As a student, he visited hospitals in Los Angeles and Sacramento. “I really fell in love with Shriners Children’s,” Brock recalled. “I wanted to be a part of the unique and challenging cases that they were treating.”

When a prosthetist/orthotist position opened up at the Shriners Children’s location in Springfield, Massachusetts, Brock jumped at the opportunity. “The job description included travel to international clinics four times a year,” he recalled. “I saw that and knew it was perfect for me.” He interviewed in California, and without ever visiting the Springfield location or spending time in the Northeast, accepted an offer and moved across the country.

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