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Outreach Conferences and Courses

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

July 31–August 2, 2014

SMAHRT Conference: Using Social Media to Improve Health, Catalyze Research and Empower Communities

Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s SMAHRT team invites you to join their 2½ day conference that will focus on research methods using social media (day 1), the health impact of social media (day 2) and the future of social media in child health (day 3).

Conference attendees may choose to attend one day of interest or all three days.

The conference will educate and empower attendees from diverse fields, including teachers and educators, healthcare providers, researchers, child health advocates, public health practitioners and members of the legal, business, technology and journalism communities. Seattle Children’s patient families are also invited to contribute to this shared learning experience.

November 15, 2014

Back Pain in Young Athletes

Back dysfunction in the pediatric and adolescent patient represents a large part of pediatric physical therapy practice. The pediatric population presents with different mechanisms of injury, pathophysiology and paths to recovery from the adult population. Understanding differential diagnosis and utilizing evaluation specific to this population is key to developing a safe and effective treatment plan to return the patient to their prior level of function and participation. This one-day course was developed to provide the clinician with a deeper understanding of diagnosis and treatment issues specific to children with back pain and related spine dysfunction.