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Conferences, courses, and other events for Health Professionals interested in pediatrics and Children’s Minnesota.

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End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)

June 26, 2017 7 a.m. – June 27, 2017 3:30 p.m., Minneapolis

Offers RN and healthcare professionals information specific to care of children and their families at end-of-life. This course is based on the Pediatric Palliative End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) training module, supported by the Colleges of Nursing and City of Hope National Medical Center.

Grand Rounds: PED Talks

June 29, 2017, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

Grand Rounds: Morbidity & Mortality Conference

July 6, 2017, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Saint Paul

Gigi Chawla, MD

Fetal to Neonatal Care: Advances in Therapies for Mother and Baby

October 6, 2017, 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Minneapolis

This one-day conference is hosted by Midwest Fetal Care Center, a collaboration between Children’s Minnesota and Allina Health, and will bring together experts in fetal and perinatal medicine. It is intended to promote knowledge of advanced fetal, maternal and neonatal care interventions and therapies.

2017 Pediatric Integrative Nursing Course

October 9, 2017 8 a.m. – October 11, 2017 4 p.m., Saint Paul

This 3 day course is designed for nurses and other health care professionals working with children in inpatient and outpatient settings. It will focus on concepts of holistic/integrative healthcare. The course structure will include interactive and experiential components; the goal is to prepare participants to bring new knowledge to the bedside. The course will include relaxation techniques, imagery and hypnosis, massage therapy, aromatherapy, acupressure, energy work, music therapy, yoga and an update on nutrition. There will be an opportunity to hear from nurses and patients who have used integrative techniques and to engage with like-minded colleagues in a supportive learning environment. Participants may register for all or portions of the course.

9th Annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference

October 12, 2017 10 a.m. – October 13, 2017 4 a.m., Minneapolis

The goal of this two day conference is to improve wound management and suturing of open wounds; according to evaluations and clinical observation, practitioners are confused about appropriate suture selection and technique and reducing the appearance of scars.