These conferences and courses are presented for Seattle Children's Hospital employees and community healthcare professionals.

May 6, 2016

Seattle Children’s Nursing Research Symposium

This one-day course is offered to nurses in all disciplines who are interested in learning​ about ​research ​methods, ​including ​the topics ​of research ​interviews ​and ​focus ​groups, ​simple ​statistics, ​research ​ethics ​and ​managing ​data. The course will describe the ​importance ​of ​nurses ​leading ​research ​(the ​business ​case ​for ​research) and describe ​the ​research ​currently ​led ​by ​nurses ​at ​Seattle ​Children’s, ​including ​projects ​that ​have ​led ​to ​practice changes.

May 7, 2016

ACL Rehabilitation in Youth Sports: A Field to Field Examination

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are increasingly common in today’s young athlete, leading to a lengthy course of rehabilitation; hours lost from sports and academic participation; and long-term impact on knee joint health. The increased rate of ACL tears over the past two decades can be attributed to the number of children involved in sports and increased intensity of athletic training. The pediatric population presents with a different pathophysiology that impacts surgical intervention and readiness for return to play. This one-day course will look at a young athlete’s progression through the assessment and treatment of an ACL tear. Topics include: immediate-on-the-field assessment and treatment by an athletic trainer; an in-depth look at ACL injuries, including a Q&A with a panel of pediatric sports medicine physicians; surgical interventions; sport psychology; physical therapy; return-to-sport testing; and returning the athlete to the field.