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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.

11th Annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference

October 10, 2019 10 a.m. – October 11, 2019 4 p.m., Minneapolis

Pediatric Quality and Patient Safety Conference

October 21, 2019, 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., St. Paul

Welcome to the 5th annual Pediatric Quality and Patient Safety Conference, a forum where we gather to collaborate and share best practices that promote optimal health care for children in our communities.  This conference serves as an opportunity to educate care providers and leaders serving pediatric populations throughout the state of Minnesota.  This year’s topics will focus on: humanizing health care, optimizing the patient, family, and staff experience, developing a safety culture within our organization, improving staff safety, and strategies that promote prevention of hospital associated conditions.  We will also explore current and future trends in quality and patient safety both at the national and local level, as well as understanding Minnesota’s efforts in supporting health equity.

5th Annual Pediatric Respiratory and Critical Care Conference

October 25, 2019, 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., St. Paul

4th Annual Ethics Symposium

November 15, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Minneapolis

Join Children’s Clinical Ethics Department for our annual one-day ethics symposium to discuss how religious and cultural implications affect patients in end of life situations. With three engaging lectures by specialists in the field, participants will learn how to recognize cultural and religious based conflict, as well as strategies to have end of life discussions when such conflicts arise.