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

March 9, 2016

Pediatric End-of-Life Conference

This one-day course, sponsored by Nursing Professional Development, is offered to all disciplines that care for children at the end of life. The course will describe the philosophies, principles and practices of palliative care that can be integrated across different settings to influence quality pediatric end-of-life. Information will also be provided regarding the role of healthcare providers and families in providing palliative care for children.

April 15, 2016

37th Annual Duncan Seminar: The Heart of the Matter – Congenital Cardiac Conditions and Child Development

Please save the date for the 2016 Duncan Seminar, which will focus on important aspects of child development and family outcomes for children with congenital cardiac disease. Speakers include nationally recognized researchers and local clinicians with expertise and interest in the challenges facing these kids and their families. A family panel will provide depth and perspective to the day’s discussion.

April 28, 2016

Trach Safe Emergency Airway Management Course

The goal of Seattle Children’s Trach Safe course is to 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.

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.