Conferences

Children's offers two main conferences each year designed to meet the needs of health care professionals who work with children including pediatricians, family practice physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Other specialized conferences are offered throughout the year. Each fall, we offer Practical Pediatrics with content that is helpful to those working in a clinic setting. Each spring, our Pediatric Update conference focuses on mental health. 


4th Annual Nursing Professional Development Conference

The professional development council invites nurses and Clinical Support Personnel at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to the 4th Annual Nursing Professional Development Conference: Surviving Sepsis. Attend this conference to learn more about the pathophysiology of sepsis, identify signs and symptoms for early recognition, and discuss ways to professionally and assertively communicate concerns with the health care team. Don’t sit by when you could be doing more – register now.

St. Paul-John Nasseff Conference Center
May 6, 2014  10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Minneapolis-Education Center
May 7, 2014 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Registration


2014 Spring Pediatric Update Bullying Risks and Response:
A Primary Care Approach

May 8, 2014

This program is designed for pediatricians, family practitioners and primary care physicians who wish to increase their knowledge and competence dealing with bullying. Nurse practitioners, nurses and other health care professionals may also find this program of interest. The information presented is intended to be practical and applicable in your practice. 

Registration


20th Annual Spring pediatric update - Bullying risks and response: a primary care approach

May 8, 2014, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This program is designed for pediatricians, family practitioners and primary care physicians who wish to increase their knowledge and competence dealing with bullying. Nurse practitioners, nurses and other health care professionals may also find this program of interest.

Registration link coming soon.


7th Annual Pediatric pain master class

June 7-13, 2014

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 program covers pharmacological, medical, psychosocial and integrative therapies in 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.

The Master Class is primarily designed for physicians and advanced practice nurses to develop their expertise in the field of pain management in an interactive seminar format. However, other disciplines are welcome.

Registration 


Center to advance palliative care (CAPC) - palliative care leadership center (PCLC) training

July 23-25 and October 22-24, 2014

Registration link coming soon.


Online Medical Training Academy

Online Medical Training Academy is a rigorous set of online modules to prepare medical providers in correctly identifying and diagnosing child physical and sexual abuse. This training will provide a thorough review of nationally recognized Guidelines for Medical Care of Children Who may have been Sexually Abused(Adams et al, 2007). Topics to be covered include; behavioral and physical indicators of sexual abuse, role of the medical provider, pertinent review of literature, peer review principles and practices, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), abusive head trauma, skeletal injuries, cutaneous injuries and neglect and failure to thrive.

Registration


24th Annual Practical Pediatrics for the Primary Care Physician

September 18 – 19, 2014

This two-day program offers practical information to help you stay current on relevant topics and recent advances important to your practice. Join our pediatric experts and your peers to discuss the latest in allergies, genetics, immunology and rheumatology, and mental health consequences of child abuse.

Registration opening in June


Pediatric Integrative Medicine Master Class: Advanced Pain and Symptom Management

Sept. 21-26, 2014

The Pediatric Integrative Medicine Master Class offers state-of-the-art education in the holistic, non-pharmacological management of common symptoms such as pain, nausea, fatigue, insomnia, depression and anxiety particularly as they are experienced by children and teens with cancer, life-limiting conditions, chronic pain, and those in palliative care or hospice situations. Participants will gain knowledge and experience with a variety of modalities including imagery, biofeedback, meditation, acupressure, aromatherapy, massage, music, storytelling, and energy therapies. Additional topics will include practical discussions of ethics, legal issues, business and administrative aspects of integrative care, care coordination and self-care for the practitioner.

The Master Class is primarily designed for physicians and advanced practice nurses to develop their expertise in the field of pediatric integrative medicine. Other disciplines are welcome.

Course Information and Registration