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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.

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.

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!

2017 Diabetes Management in the School Setting

December 2, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saint Paul

This is an all-day conference for school nursing staff to provide updated information on care of students with Type I diabetes.

2nd Annual Ethics Symposium: Brain Death

November 17, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Minneapolis

Because of advances in technology, the clarity of brain death has been called into question on multiple occasions publically. This conference is going to discuss the issues around the role of brain death testing and family acceptance.

27th Annual Practical Pediatrics for Primary Care

September 21, 2017 8 a.m. – September 22, 2017 4 p.m., Saint Paul

Make plans to join your colleagues at the 27th Annual Practical Pediatrics for Primary Care Conference. This two-day program offers practical information to help you stay current on relevant topics and recent advances important to your practice. This year's focus areas include:

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Tips for managing screen time with kids

Dr. Molly Martyn shares tips on how to manage screen time with kids and teenagers.

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Our children’s health depends on a strong pediatric care system

The Brorson family’s world turned upside down when their three-week-old son, Brayden, was diagnosed with cancer. Brayden is now an active five-year–old thanks to the health care coverage he received through Medicaid. Learn more about the important role medical assistance plays in caring for children, and join our advocacy network today.

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Meet the Stark Family: William Today

See William's progress today after doctors at the Midwest Fetal Care Center give him a new opportunity to thrive.

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News for parents from the 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

Dr. Gigi Chawla recaps some of the hot topics parents should know coming out of this year's annual American Academy of Pediatrics conference.