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.

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.


Pediatric Medicine: Research and Practice 2014 Conference

December 8, 2014

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is pleased to once again offer the Pediatric Medicine: Research and Practice 2014 Conference. This conference features current research being conducted at Children's and more specifically focuses on how to perform research within a pediatric clinical setting.This conference is free and open to the community. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota designates this educational activity for a maximum of  4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


6th Annual Improving Neonatal Outcomes Conference: Neonatal Golden Hour

January 20, 2015

Neonatal nurses, practitioners and providers are invited to attend the 6th Annual improving neonatal outcomes conference: Neonatal golden hour, hosted by Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

By attending this conference, nurses and physicians will advance their knowledge surrounding the neonatal golden hour. Improving newborn outcomes is an ongoing effort of the neonatal program at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, this year focusing on the neonatal golden hour.



Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota 9th Annual Topics in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference 

February 27, 2015

This one-day conference provides pediatricians, family practice physicians, emergency medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses with the latest information on pediatric emergency care. Participants will gain practical knowledge from expert providers in the care of acutely ill or injured children.

This year's topics include:
  • Pediatric airway management: From A to Z
  • RSI: Principles and strategies
  • Myths in PEM
  • Evaluation of the undifferentiated sick infant
  • Case studies in PEM

The intended audience for this course is pediatricians, family practice physicians, emergency medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses.


8th Annual Pediatric Pain Master Class

June 20-26, 2015

The Pediatric Pain Master Class offers state of the art education in pain management for the pediatric patient from a holistic and interdisciplinary perspective. The program features a faculty of internationally recognized experts who will cover pharmacological, medical, psychosocial and integrative aspects of pediatric pain management. Specifically, pain assessment and management of somatic, visceral, neuropathic, psychosocial, and spiritual pain as well as end-of-life management of pain and distressing symptoms will be covered in depth using lectures, workshops, and small-group activities. 

While the master class is primarily designed for physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice nurses to develop their expertise in the field of pediatric pain management, the class is also open to other disciplines involved in the care of the pediatric pain patient.