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.

Center to advance palliative care (CAPC) - palliative care leadership center (PCLC) training

October 22-24, 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.


Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota 5th Annual Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Conference

October 3, 2014

Through didactic presentations and hands-on skills training, this one-day program is designed to increase provider confidence in handling pediatric medical emergencies and trauma. Experts will discuss common injuries and emergencies seen in children. This conference will also provide an opportunity to practice skills needed to assess and treat pediatric patients in the field. The intended audience for this conference is pre-hospital providers and nurses.


End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Training Course

October 13-14, 2014

This course offers nurses and other health care professionals information specific to care of children and their families facing life-threatening illness. This course is based on the Pediatric Palliative Care End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) training module, supported by the Colleges of Nursing and City of Hope National Medical Center.


2014 Neurofibromatosis Symposium

October 13, 2014

The purpose of this conference is to provide a platform for individuals caring for patients with neurofibromatosis as well as patients/families affected by neurofibromatosis to come together to learn from one another. The target audience for this conference is care providers for neurofibromatosis and patients/families affected by neurofibromatosis. 


Third Annual Minnesota Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference

November 5, 2014

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is pleased to offer the Third Annual Minnesota Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference on Nov. 5, 2014. Please join your colleagues for this annual gathering of pediatric hospital medicine providers in the region, sharing clinical experience and best practice to improve the care of our hospitalized children.


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.