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Ethics Simulation Conference: Practicing End of Life Conversations

June 27, 2019 8 a.m. – June 28, 2019 1 p.m., Minneapolis

The Ethics Simulation Conference features evidence-based training the skills required to have difficult end of life conversations. The unique curriculum features the combination of embedded everyday ethics principles alongside hands on simulation based practice of concrete skills with a coach providing real-time feedback. With knowledge and skills gained through this course, participants will be equipped to have difficult end of life conversations in various healthcare settings, keeping the foundational ethical principles in mind.

3rd Annual Children’s Pediatric Trauma Conference: Dispatch to Discharge

July 30, 2019, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Minneapolis

This conference provides clinicians current evidenced-based practice considerations in the care of the pediatric trauma patient. Participants will learn from a variety of pediatric experts and have opportunities for hands-on experience in application of trauma-related skills specific to the pediatric population.

1st Annual Twin Cities Pediatrics Update

September 19, 2019 8 a.m. – September 20, 2019 3:30 p.m., St. Paul

We are excited to bring you the first annual collaborative conference between Children's Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics. This two day program offers practical information to help you stay current on relevant topics and recent advances in pediatrics important to your practice

2019 Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) – Pediatrics

October 2, 2019 7:15 a.m. – October 4, 2019 4:30 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 health care 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.

2019 EPEC – Pediatrics: The Professional Development Workshop

October 5, 2019, 8 a.m. – 6 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. Attendees may register for this workshop without registering for the 2019 Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) - Pediatrics conference.

2019 Pediatric Integrative Nursing Conference

October 7, 2019 8 a.m. – October 9, 2019 4 p.m., Saint Paul

This three-day course is designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals working with children in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Focusing on concepts of holistic/integrative healthcare, including interactive and experiential components.