Conferences

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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