Children's offers two main conferences each year designed to meet the needs of health care professionals who work with children including pediatricians, family practice physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Other specialized conferences are offered throughout the year. Each fall, we offer Practical Pediatrics with content that is helpful to those working in a clinic setting. Each spring, our Pediatric Update conference focuses on mental health.

2014 Nitrous Oxide Administration Course

June 13, 2014

This course is designed to teach pediatric health professionals how to effectively and safely utilize nitrous oxide to increase patient comfort. During the 4-hour course, under the instruction of clinicians with expertise in nitrous oxide sedation, participants will receive the needed information and hands on training to administer nitrous oxide in efforts to minimize pain and distress for pediatric patients undergoing medical procedures.


Center to advance palliative care (CAPC) - palliative care leadership center (PCLC) training

July 23-25 and October 22-24, 2014

Registration link coming soon.

Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT-E) for Eating Disorders: A clinical update and workshop

August 4-6

Presented by one of the world’s foremost authorities on problem eating, Christopher Fairburn, MD, this three-day workshop offers evidence-based training for health professionals on a range of topics, including:

  • CBT-E : Current standings, stages I-IV, underweight patients and mood intolerance 
  • Overcoming Binge Eating: Guided self-help •Inpatient CBT-E
  • CBT-E for adolescents 

This workshop is appropriate for all those who work with patients with eating disorders.


Online Medical Training Academy

Online Medical Training Academy is a rigorous set of online modules to prepare medical providers in correctly identifying and diagnosing child physical and sexual abuse. This training will provide a thorough review of nationally recognized Guidelines for Medical Care of Children Who may have been Sexually Abused(Adams et al, 2007). Topics to be covered include; behavioral and physical indicators of sexual abuse, role of the medical provider, pertinent review of literature, peer review principles and practices, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), abusive head trauma, skeletal injuries, cutaneous injuries and neglect and failure to thrive.


Children's 6th Annual Pediatric Wound Management and Suturing Conference

September 11-12, 2014

This two-day conference is designed to provide pediatricians, family physicians, emergency room physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses with the latest information on pediatric wound repair and wound healing. The participants will gain practical experience in suturing techniques under the supervision of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota surgeons and the emergency department suturing team. The conference is specifically pediatric focused, including pediatric-friendly interventions, sedation and tips for success in working with children. 


24th Annual Practical Pediatrics for the Primary Care Physician

September 18 – 19, 2014

This two-day program offers practical information to help you stay current on relevant topics and recent advances important to your practice. Join our pediatric experts and your peers to discuss the latest in allergies, genetics, immunology and rheumatology, and mental health consequences of child abuse.


Low Risk Neonatal Certification Review Seminar

Sept. 22-23, 2014

This program provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of low risk neonatal nursing based on the low risk neonatal nursing exam content outline. Participants receive information that will not only promote certification exam success, but will also enhance clinical nursing practice.


Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota 5th Annual Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Conference

October 3, 2014

Through didactic presentations and hands-on skills training, this one-day program is designed to increase provider confidence in handling pediatric medical emergencies and trauma. Experts will discuss common injuries and emergencies seen in children. This conference will also provide an opportunity to practice skills needed to assess and treat pediatric patients in the field. The intended audience for this conference is pre-hospital providers and nurses.


End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Training Course

October 13-14, 2014

This course offers nurses and other health care professionals information specific to care of children and their families facing life-threatening illness. This course is based on the Pediatric Palliative Care End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) training module, supported by the Colleges of Nursing and City of Hope National Medical Center.


2014 Neurofibromatosis Symposium

October 13, 2014

The purpose of this conference is to provide a platform for individuals caring for patients with neurofibromatosis as well as patients/families affected by neurofibromatosis to come together to learn from one another. The target audience for this conference is care providers for neurofibromatosis and patients/families affected by neurofibromatosis. 



Third Annual Minnesota Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference

November 5, 2014

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is pleased to offer the Third Annual Minnesota Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference on Nov. 5, 2014. Please join your colleagues for this annual gathering of pediatric hospital medicine providers in the region, sharing clinical experience and best practice to improve the care of our hospitalized children.