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 Spring Pediatric Update Bullying Risks and Response:
A Primary Care Approach
This program is designed for pediatricians, family practitioners and primary care physicians who wish to increase their knowledge and competence dealing with bullying. Nurse practitioners, nurses and other health care professionals may also find this program of interest. The information presented is intended to be practical and applicable in your practice.
2014 Jill Davis Critical Care Nursing Conference
Participants may choose to attend the conference April 7 or 8, 2014
The 2014 Jill Davis Critical Care Nursing Conference provides an overview of care of the adult congenital heart patient and the nuances of caring for this population in the pediatric setting. Common heart defects requiring post-operative care in the adult congenital heart disease population will be reviewed. Key considerations for post-operative care management and optimizing recovery will be provided. This one-day conference hosted by Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is supported by the Jill Davis Intensive Care Nursing Fund which was created in memory of Jill, who died following open heart surgery at the age of 13 months. It was her family's hope that through this fund, annual continuing education in intensive care nursing would allow nurses to continue to give children high-quality care that Jill received.
26th Annual Harold Katkov Tutorial in pediatric cardiovascular medicine for the primary practitioner
February 8, 2014
This one-day conference provides topics relevant to health care professionals caring for children and young adults with congenital heart disease. Participants will learn about chest pain, sports cardiology topics, advances in cardiac imaging with MRI and CTA, EKG reading and referrals for echocardiograms. Common general cardiology guidelines will also be reviewed.
8th Annual Topics in pediatric emergency medicine conference
February 28, 2014
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.
Education in palliative & end-of-life care (EPEC): become an EPEC-pediatrics trainer
March 15-16, 2014
This conference will provide a forum for investigators in the community to present the results of their current research activities, as well as share ideas for future research collaborations. The conference will also highlight current topics in pediatric medicine and discuss their impact on research and patient care.
20th Annual Spring pediatric update - Bullying risks and response: a primary care approach
May 8, 2014, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This program is designed for pediatricians, family practitioners and primary care physicians who wish to increase their knowledge and competence dealing with bullying. Nurse practitioners, nurses and other health care professionals may also find this program of interest.
Registration link coming soon.
7th Annual Pediatric pain master class
June 7-13, 2014
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 covers pharmacological, medical, psychosocial and integrative therapies in the management of children’s acute, procedural and complex/chronic pain. 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 explored in depth.
The Master Class is primarily designed for physicians and advanced practice nurses to develop their expertise in the field of pain management in an interactive seminar format. However, other disciplines are welcome.
Center to advance palliative care (CAPC) - palliative care leadership center (PCLC) training
July 23-25 and October 22-24, 2014
Registration link coming soon.
1st Annual Pediatric integrated medicine master class
September 21-26, 2014
Registration link coming soon.
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.
Online management institute
This institute begins by exploring organizational assessment and planning strategies, moving into the role of boards and the occasional challenging board members. From there, we will examine how program evaluation will help your organization stand out and strategies to address the leadership challenges within your organization. Finally, we will examine organizational change management strategies and their implications on a personal and leadership level. Throughout, we will examine real world examples and review the theories and practice that apply to them.
This training is intended for executive directors (or like title) of a Children’s Advocacy Center or NCA Chapters who are seeking to gain a better understanding of nonprofit management, board development, strategic planning and evaluation. Professionals in other management roles, such as program coordinator, are welcome to participate.