Pre-registration is required for all events. Please see the individual continuing medical education (CME) event listings for more details.

For more information or program updates, please contact Seattle Children’s Continuing Medical Education Office at 206-987-5379.

June 15–16, 2017

PLUGS Summit 2017: Can Hospitals, Labs, IT Experts and the Insurance Industry Work Together to Improve Lab Test Utilization?

This two-day program brings together Utilization Management (UM) leaders for a lively discussion on the practical application of laboratory UM tools in diverse healthcare settings. We will cover different approaches to tackle test utilization challenges, such as insurance preauthorization, provider culture and other dynamic UM issues.

July 21–22, 2017

13th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference: On the Cutting Edge: Ethical Controversies in Pediatric Surgery

Join us for our 13th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference, where we will discuss ethical issues raised in the use of surgical interventions in children.

Ethical issues involving children arise frequently in the surgical arena. While the core concepts of confidentiality, informed consent and respect for persons apply in the surgical realm, the application of these concepts in pediatric surgery can be challenging. Surgical innovation often occurs through trial and error, rather than within a clinical trial. This reality raises questions about whether some formal review process should be required prior to using an innovative technique. Solid organ transplantation raises questions about justice that rarely arise in other areas of medicine. Additionally, surgical practice involving children raises many other unique issues. 

  • Location: Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle, WA 98121
  • Learn more and register.

September 14–15, 2017

22nd Annual SPLIT Meeting (Studies in Pediatric Liver Transplantation)

Studies in Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) is a community of pediatric hepatologists, transplant surgeons, research coordinators, nurse coordinators and other health professionals across the United States and Canada working together to advance knowledge in pediatric liver transplantation. SPLIT was started in 1995 and has evolved from a research registry into a multifaceted organization focused on improving outcomes for children receiving liver transplantation.

Program highlights will include biostatistical expertise in the analysis of long-term registry and databases; technology to improve adherence; computer modeling to improve transplant listing decisions; and surgical simulation and 3D modeling to benefit transplantation. 

September 17–19, 2017

Pediatric Heart Transplant Summit 2017: Contemporary Challenges and Future Directions

This three-day scientific and educational event will be a unique opportunity for the pediatric heart transplant community to come together to learn, exchange ideas, and network. The program will provide important fundamental didactic information, as well as the latest updates in the field of pediatric heart transplantation for practitioners at all levels and varied practice settings. It will highlight current controversies and spotlight the latest science and innovation that are close to clinical application. Please plan to join us and be part of the conversation.

October 5–8, 2017

3rd Annual Society for Pediatric Urgent Care Conference

This four-day meeting is designed to provide up-to-date practice management, clinical best practices and quality improvement for healthcare providers. The curriculum includes lectures, interactive workshops and opportunities to discuss issues with experts.

Save the Dates: Additional 2017 CME Courses

Program details and links to registration are coming soon.

October 14, 2017

Pediatric Dermatology Update for Primary Care Providers