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

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Grand Rounds: Clinicopathologic Conference

January 4, 2018, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., St. Paul

Rachel Cafferty, MD

Grand Rounds: Pediatric pain and palliative care: Controversies and clinical updates

January 11, 2018, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD, FAAP

Grand Rounds: The healthcare response to child sex trafficking: Looking beyond “pimps” and tattoos

January 18, 2018, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

Jordan Greenbaum, MD

2018 Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) – Pediatrics

April 12, 2018 8 a.m. – April 13, 2018 5 p.m., Minneapolis

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, and especially pediatric oncology specialists, 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 knowledge gained through the EPEC-Pediatrics curriculum, physicians, APRNs, RNs, social workers, and psychologists will be equipped to become trainers who will educate local interdisciplinary teams that provide care to children with cancer and hematological conditions, thus optimizing pediatric palliative care outreach within the pediatric hematology/oncology context. Click here for more information and to register.

2018 EPEC – Pediatrics: The Professional Development Workshop

April 14, 2018, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Minneapolis

The Professional Development Workshop (PDW) is a 1-day hands-on small-group workshop intended to familiarize participants with the theory & practice of adult learning and clinical practice improvement in teaching pediatric pain and palliative care. This is a required course for Trainers who wish to become a Master Facilitator and opens the possibility to join the EPEC-Pediatrics faculty upon completion. Individuals who want to further enhance their teaching and leadership skills are also welcome to attend. Click here for more information and to register.

11th Annual Pediatric Pain Master Class

June 9, 2018 8 a.m. – June 15, 2018 5 p.m., Minneapolis

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 course features a faculty of internationally recognized experts who will cover pharmacological, medical, psychosocial and integrative therapies for 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 using lectures, interactive presentations, experiential activities, and small-group learning.

28th Annual Practical Pediatrics for Primary Care

September 27, 2018 8 a.m. – September 28, 2018 4 p.m., St. Paul

Mark your calendars and plan to join your colleagues at the 28th Annual Practical Pediatrics for Primary Care Conference. This two-day program will offer practical information to help you stay current on relevant topics and recent advances important to your practice.  Focus areas this year will be: Mental/Behavioral Health, Endocrine and Dermatology. More information to come!