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Pediatric Certification Review Course

March 2, 2020 8 a.m. – March 3, 2020 4 p.m., Minneapolis

The Pediatric Nursing Certification (CPN & RN-BC) Review Course provides a comprehensive and up to date review of pediatric nursing care based on the pediatric nursing certification (CPN & RN-BC) exam content outlines. Participants receive information that will not only promote certification exam success but will also enhance clinical nursing practice.

Autism Conference: Driving inclusion in clinical care

March 27, 2020, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Minneapolis

The Autism Conference will provide information on health equity in autism care, creating an autism friendly health organization, identify how to detect sensory needs and interventions, and address new research findings.

Assisting Hand Assessment Testing (AHA Testing)

April 24, 2020 7:30 a.m. – April 26, 2020 4 p.m., Minneapolis

The Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA) is a frequently used evaluative tool to measure how effectively children with unilateral hand dysfunction actually use their involved hand to perform bimanual tasks. The course teaches the Assisting Hand Assessment, version 5.0 and is conducted in two steps. First, a two-and-a-half day training course include information about the test construct, testing procedure and scoring practice on a range of children from videos. A manual with detailed scoring criteria and a computer based scoring form is provided. To achieve certification, the participant is required to complete six additional cases and achieve satisfactory results. Some of the cases are videos delivered on a web based e-learning platform, and some are self-produced AHA play sessions. Individual feedback of these cases is provided.

Fetal Cardiac Ultrasound Course and Hands-On Scan Session

May 2, 2020, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Minneapolis

Currently 1 out of 100 babies born in the United States has a heart defect, and 20-30% of these babies suffer from serious or life-threatening defects. This this 1-day program is designed for sonographers and physicians performing prenatal screening ultrasounds to recognize key signs of congenital heart disease.

Children’s Mental Health for Primary Care: The School Age Years

May 15, 2020, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., St. Paul

Join fellow primary care clinicians to learn from local and national experts in pediatric mental health how to address gaps in practice and incorporate new information to effectively manage mental and behavioral health issues in children. We recognize the increasing number of mental health concerns that are managed in the primary care office and aim to support clinician’s ongoing need for further education, training, and access to available local resources.

12th Annual Pediatric Pain Master Class

June 13, 2020 10 a.m. – June 19, 2020 6 p.m., Minneapolis

2020 Twin Cities Pediatrics Update

September 10, 2020 7:30 a.m. – September 11, 2020 3:30 p.m., St. Paul

We are preparing to bring you the second annual collaborative conference between Children's Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics. This year we are excited to share the addition of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP) to this event. This two day program will offer practical information to help you stay current on relevant topics and recent advances in pediatrics important to your practice. Each day offers you the opportunity to customize your experience by selecting a variety of breakout sessions