Pediatric Gait Analysis and Orthotic Management: A Segmental Kinematic Approach to Rehabilitation

March 23–25, 2018

Seattle Children’s Rehabilitation Department is proud to sponsor this conference presented by Elaine Owens, MBE, MSc, SRP, MCSP. The course is intended primarily for pediatric physiotherapists, orthotists and other professionals working in the field of pediatric gait rehabilitation. It is also highly relevant to physiotherapists, orthotists and others working in the fields of adult neurology and adult learning disability.

The course explores a fresh approach to the observation and analysis of normal walking and standing, and the classification and management of gait disorders. The biomechanics of normal walking and standing and the pathological gaits of disabling conditions will be extensively reviewed, with particular reference to orthotic management. Pre-gait analysis and orthotic management assessment will be demonstrated. The emphasis of patient cases will focus on cerebral palsy, myelomeningocoele and other neurological conditions.

Participants will gain knowledge of the aims of orthotic management and how to achieve them through the biomechanics of ankle–foot orthoses, the influence of footwear, varieties of AFO footwear combination design, tuning AFO footwear combinations to optimize gait and extensive video examples. In addition, live patient demonstrations will help participants refine their clinical decision-making skills involved in gait analysis and orthotic design.

  • Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
  • Location: Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
  • Register online.

39th Annual Duncan Seminar: Spina Bifida: Promoting Wellness and Preventing Pitfalls

April 20, 2018

At this one-day conference, participants will gain an understanding of the current aspects of health and development for children with spina bifida across the lifespan. Physical therapy modalities, fostering academic success and psychosocial functioning in youth with spina bifida are highlighted.

  • Time: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
  • See the brochure (PDF).
  • Register online.

Fifth Annual Nursing Research Symposium

May 11, 2018

The Departments of Nursing Practice, Professional Development and Innovation and Outreach Education are proud to sponsor this symposium. This program has three main objectives:

  • Learn about cutting-edge research from national experts.
  • Understand basic concepts of nurse-led research and how to get started.
  • Describe the outcomes of research led by nurses at Seattle Children’s.
  • Time: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
  • See the flyer (PDF).
  • Register online.

Suicide Prevention Course

May 23, July 11 or November 12, 2018

This course will provide nurses information about:

  • The complex nature of suicide
  • How to assess and determine risks and the appropriate treatment and management for at-risk patients, both in the healthcare setting and the community

This six-hour class meets the requirements and is on the 2017 Model List for the State of Washington mandatory suicide prevention training for nurses, and will include the special needs of the pediatric population.

TrachSafe Emergency Airway Management Course

June 20 or October 10, 2018

This five-hour course will educate healthcare professionals to prepare, practice and prevent airway emergencies in a child with a tracheostomy. Participants will be actively engaged in an immersive educational experience in a safe environment for learners to ask questions, refine their skills and practice emergency care through return demonstration and simulation scenario-based learning. 

  • Time: 3:45 to 9 p.m.
  • Location: Seattle Children’s 70th and Sand Point Administrative Building, 6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
  • See the flyer (PDF).
  • Register for:

For questions, please email Outreach Education or call 206-987-3200.