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.


27th Annual Harold Katkov Tutorial in Pediatric Cardiovascular Medicine for the Primary Practitioner

February 6, 2015

We are now in our 27th year of the Harold Katkov tutorial. The goal of this tutorial is to provide education regarding cardiac topics relevant to health care professionals caring for infants, children and young adults. This tutorial is in memory of Harold Katkov, M.D. whose inspiration continues to preserve the success of this educational opportunity.

This one-day conference provides education regarding cardiac topics relevant to health care professionals caring for infants, children and young adults. Participants will learn about syncope, pacemakers and defibrillators, nutritional issues in cardiac patients, evaluation of murmurs, the latest information regarding adults with congenital heart disease.

This year’s tutorial will take place in the Education Center on the Minneapolis campus of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.


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.


Pediatric Integrative Nursing Conference

April 13-14, 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 relaxation techniques, imagery and hypnosis, massage therapy and aromatherapy, bedside practitioners will gain additional tools to care for patients, manage suffering, assist in healing and provide comfort. This conference is a four day event with Days 3 and 4 being held November 9th and 10th. Registration will open in April for those conference dates.


EPEC Pediatrics

May 4-5, 2015

EPEC-Pediatrics is a two day conference combined with an online curriculum designed to address the needs of children, their families, and pediatric oncology providers and other pediatric clinicians.  It consists of 23 core and 3 elective topics in pain and symptom management in palliative care, taught as a combination of 20 distance learning modules and 6 in-person conference sessions.  The conference is geared towards teaching participants how to teach, with demonstrated different teaching techniques including role play, interactive lectures and small group case-based discussions.


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. 


20th Annual Child Life Midwest Conference on Professional Issues

November 7 – 8, 2015

Now accepting abstracts relevant to the field of child life. Abstract proposals must be received by the Midwest Conference Program Committee through the online submission process by March 31, 2015.  

Event registration will take place after sessions and speakers are finalized. Check back for more information. 

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