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.


Fall Pediatric Integrative Nursing Conference

November 9 - 10, 2015

This two-day course is designed for nurses and other health care professionals working with children with acute and chronic illness. Through interactive and experiential sessions on cultural aspects of holistic care, healing touch, music therapy, introduction to new apps for relaxation and meditation and review of new thinking about diet and nutrition bedside practitioners will gain additional tools to care for patients, manage suffering, assist in healing and provide comfort. This course was developed with support from the George Family Foundation. 


Clinical Updates: Pediatric Pain, Palliative & Integrative Medicine in a Healing Environment Clinic

November 18th, 2015

This educational event will provide clinical updates in the areas of pediatric pain medicine, palliative care and integrative medicine. Participants will be able to choose from a large selection of topics, talk with pain, palliative care and integrative medicine staff and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beverages in our new healing environment.


Pediatric Quality and Patient Safety Conference: Collaborating to Make Pediatric Care Safer in Minnesota 

December 18, 2015

How can we more effectively collaborate to increase the quality and safety of pediatric health care? What are the obstacles and opportunities? Join us for a day of learning how we can collaborate to improve quality and safety in patient care.  


Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) - Pediatrics

March 12-13, 2016

The EPEC-Pediatrics curriculum features state-of-the-art knowledge in pain and symptom management, as well as training in the skills required to address key domains for pediatric palliative care. The curriculum is designed to give pediatric healthcare providers the knowledge and skills needed to provide excellent palliative care to their patients and their families. Based on the well-established and proven training methods of EPEC, this curriculum features a high impact, widely disseminated approach that utilizes a train-the-trainer model with both distance learning and face-to-face segments of the curriculum.


5th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference

April 21 - 22, 2016

This conference has been formed to identify and meet the needs of EMS educators across the state of Minnesota as we face the future. Our goals are to outline current issues facing EMS educators and students and to help you, the instructor, gain new skills to bring back to the classroom.