Conferences and Events

  • Transfusion and Laboratory Medicine Conference

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    February 8 - 9, 2018 - 7:45am - 3:45pm
    Location:
    DoubleTree Hotel
    Ballrooms A, B and C
    2015 Market Center Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207
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    Overview

    For our 11th annual conference, we are offering four courses over the two-day conference. The Transfusion and Laboratory courses will be held simultaneously on the first day. The second day consists of a Hot Topics course or additional Transfusion courses. As always, excellent speakers will present on engaging topics of interest to people who work in or are interested in the field of clinical laboratory science. Attendees may choose to attend either course throughout the day. However, timely arrival is encouraged to ensure there is available seating in the selected course. Six P.A.C.E® credits will be offered per day.

    This conference is designed to promote educational opportunities in Clinical Laboratory Medicine. The purpose of this educational activity is to enhance the knowledge of medical laboratory professionals and students by addressing a wide variety of topics including transfusion medicine, chemistry, microbiology, hematology, pathology, molecular techniques, quality and leadership. The target audience includes managers, supervisors, and technologists who work in the field of clinical laboratory science, laboratory medicine, or a related field. Also, students interested in these fields are encouraged to attend.

    Accreditation: Children’s Health is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program.

    Credit Designation: Children’s Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 P.A.C.E credits. Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    For more information or questions, please contact Estella Castillo at estella.castillo@childrens.com.

  • Hands-on Surgical Training (H.O.S.T.)

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    March 1, 2018
    Location:
    Children's Medical Center of Dallas
    Heart Center Conference Room B-3607
    1935 Medical District Drive, Dallas TX, 75235
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    Overview

    Children’s Health Dallas and the University of Texas Southwestern are pleased to present a 2 ½-day, hands-on congenital heart disease surgery course. Attendees will have the opportunity to perform five surgical procedures on their own 3D printed models, and new for this year, view them on 3D displays. The cases include: tetralogy of Fallot; complete transposition of the great arteries with intact ventricular septum; two different forms of double outlet right ventricle; and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. The hands-on sessions for each case will be preceded by didactic lectures on surgical anatomy, as well as discussions on the techniques. Attendees will be divided into groups of two and each will have the opportunity to perform the procedures as primary operator and assistant. Established cardiovascular surgeons will be available for advice and demonstration of the procedures throughout the course.

    Course Directors: 

    Gerald Greil, M.D. 
    Professor, Division Director – Pediatric Cardiology 
    Children’s Medical Center Dallas
    UT Southwestern Medical Center

    Jake Jaquiss, M.D. 
    Professor, Division Director – Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery 
    Children’s Medical Center Dallas
    UT Southwestern Medical Center

    Who should attend: The conference is designed for Pediatric Cardiac Surgeons.

    For more information or questions, please contact the CME Office at 214-456-6527 or email.

  • Pediatric- Neonatal and Adult ECMO Course

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    March 26, 2018
    Location:
    Children's Health Specialty Center Dallas Campus
    2350 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207
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    Overview

    • Discuss how to properly assess the candidacy of a given patient for ECMO.
    • Demonstrate the ability to use of the ECMO circuit and the ability to understand patient physiology.
    • Demonstrate competence in the daily management of the patient on ECMO.

    Who should attend: 
    The conference is designed for PICU physicians, neonatologists, adult intensive care physicians, cardiothoracic surgeons, general surgeons, respiratory therapists, and nurses training to be ECMO specialists.

    Credit Designation:
    The Children's Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    For more information or questions, please contact the CME Office at 214-456-6527 or email.

  • 18th Scott Storm Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing Seminar

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    April 20, 2018
    Location:
    Andrew Ormsby at Cityplace Events
    2711 North Haskell Dallas, TX 75204

    Overview

    Staying Within the Lines: Coloring the Future

    The Scott Storm Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Nursing Seminar will provide a comprehensive look at the care of children with cancer and blood disorders. Clinical experts will challenge participants in the areas of research, assessment, treatment modalities and supportive care.

    Lecture Topics/Speakers:

    A Brighter Future for Pre-B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Kymriah– Dr. Ted Laetsch

    It’s Not Black or White: Comparing Immune Responses- Ruth Anne Herring RN, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC, CPHON

    The Portrait of Thrombosis in Pediatrics - Dr. Janna Journeycake, Associate Professor Pediatrics, UTSW, Director, Bleeding Disorder, and Thrombosis Program

    All the Hues of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)- Teresa Jones RN, CPNP-AC

    Neuroblastoma: Treatment Across the Spectrum- Dr. Tanya Watt, Associate Professor of Pediatric Oncology, UTSW

    Conflict Resolution: Creatively Holding the Tension Between Rigidity and Chaos- Ryann Campbell MTS, BCC Staff Chaplain, Program Manager-Center for the Spirituality of Children and Hayley Zinski RN, BSN Nurse Team Leader

    Sharpening your Crayons: Building a Resilient Self to Decrease Burnout- Janice Nuuihwa

    Who Should Attend: The content has been designed to benefit nurses and other health care providers in hospitals and ambulatory settings.

    Approval Statement: Children’s Health℠ (Children’s Medical Center) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contact Hours will be awarded

    For more information or questions, please contact Crystal Kincaide at 214-456-2948 or Crystal.kincaide@childrens.com.

  • Kenneth C. Haltalin Pediatrics For The Practitioner

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    April 27, 2018 12:00 AM - April 28, 2018 12:00 AM
    Location:
    TBD

    Overview

    The purpose of the symposium is to provide knowledge to physicians and other health care professionals who care for children. To accomplish this, a series of talks, including a half day subspecialty session, emphasizing new information will be presented with ample time for questions from the audience.

    Who Should Attend

    The conference is designed for pediatricians, family practice physicians, emergency medicine physicians, pediatric specialists, pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants who wish to update their knowledge on important topics in pediatric care.

    More information coming soon!!!

  • Nursing Leadership Conference

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    April 27, 2018
    Location:
    Children's Health Specialty Center Plano - Ambulatory Pavilion
    Speese Conference Center
    7601 Preston Rd., Plano, TX 75024
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    Overview

    This conference will provide a comprehensive look at some of the challenges facing nursing leaders of a hospital. We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails. Learn from other leaders about how to handle challenging situations in the work environment. Remember, a smooth sea never made a skillful sailor. 

    Lecture Topics/Speakers:

    “All Hands on Deck” – Matt Davis, Senior Vice President of Physician Networks and Clinical Enterprises  
    Creating an environment of trust and how to deal with change

    “Staying Anchored” – Denise Boensch, Program Director for Leadership and Career Development
    Influencing without authority

    “Looking for New Horizons” – Mitch Hall, Manager of Virtual Health and Innovation
    Telemedicine

    “Making Waves” – Geneva Burnap, Senior Director of Acute Care Services and Access Center and Stacy Smith, Manager, Clinical Ethicist
    Conflict resolution

    “Man Overboard” – Dr. Maeve Sheehan, Chief of Inpatient Services at UTSW
    Transfer dilemmas in today’s health care environment/psych challenges

    “Navigating Towards a Moral Horizon” – Dr. Michael Dowling, Neurologist 
    Ethics and morality

    “Seas the Day” – Andy Stoker
    Motivational teamwork

    Who Should Attend: The conference is designed for nurse leaders and other healthcare professionals interested in broadening their leadership abilities

    Approval Statement: Children’s Health℠ (Children’s Medical Center) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contact hours will be awarded..

    For more information or questions, please contact the Kristin Gamble at 214-456-2346 or email her at Kristin.gamble@childrens.com

  • Musculoskeletal Conference:“Judgment under Uncertainty for Infectious, Inflammatory or Neoplastic Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System: A Risk Management Approach”

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    May 19, 2018
    Location:
    Children's Medical Center of Dallas
    Moore Auditorium
    1935 Medical District Dr., Dallas, TX 75235
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    Overview

    • Review the initial assessment of a child with suspected musculoskeletal infection (signs and symptoms, exam findings, labs, X-rays, and urgency for referral)
    • Review the initial assessment of a child with suspected neoplasm of the musculoskeletal system (signs, symptoms, exam findings, labs, X-rays, and urgency for referral)
    • Review the initial evaluation and preliminary treatment of a child with initial presentation of common inflammatory disorders of the musculoskeletal system (signs, symptoms, exam findings, labs, and urgency for referral)
    • Discuss the medical legal risks associated with delay in diagnosis or in failure to ensure timely subspecialty evaluation for children with infectious, neoplastic, or inflammatory disorders.

    Who should attend:
    Primary Care Physicians, Emergency room providers, Physician assistants, and Nurse practitioners.

    Credit Designation:
    Credit Designation (CME): The Children’s Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Ethics Designation Statement (CME): This course, Understanding the medical legal risks associated with delay in diagnosis or in failure to ensure timely subspecialty evaluation for children with infectious, neoplastic, or inflammatory disorders, has been designated by Children’s Health for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

    For more information or questions, please contact the CME Office at 214-456-6527 or email.

  • 2018 New Frontiers in Pediatric Neurology Symposium

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    June 1, 2018
    Location:
    Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
    Hay T. Clark Auditorium
    2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, TX 75219
    Registration Coming Soon

    Overview

    The aim of this symposium is to impact positive changes in physician competency, improve performance in clinical Pediatric Neurology practice and subsequently improve patient outcomes.

    Who should attend:
    Pediatric Neurologists and adult Neurologists in academic and private practices, General Pediatricians, Pediatric and Adult Neurology Residents, Fellows and medical students.  Specialty Physicians:  Emergency Care Providers, Pediatric Intensive Care Providers, Pediatricians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Therapists (OT, PT, ST), Psychologists, Psychiatrists and other allied health professionals.

    Course Director: Deepa Sirsi, M.D. 

    Course Co-Director: Diana Castro, M.D. and Sailaja Golla, M.D.

    For more information or questions, please contact Rita Gonzales at 214-456-2514 or rita.gonzales@childrens.com

  • 2018 DFW Child Life Workshop

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    November 3, 2018
    Location:
    Children’s Health℠ Specialty Center Dallas Campus 
    Independence Hall
    2350 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207
    Registration Coming Soon

    Overview

    An overview of the requirements to enter the field, including:

    • Academic and clinical preparation.
    • The journey from student to professional – what is required and what is not
    • Hear about experiences from students who have recently been through the application process.
    • Discuss your unique needs during breakout sessions.

    Who Should Attend:This workshop is open to high school seniors, college students, and adults considering a possible career change.

    Registration Information: Online registration opens on September 14, 2018. 

    For a list of dates and locations for all 2018 child life workshops, click here.

    For more information or questions, please contact Krista Stringer at 214-456-3209 or krista.stringer@childrens.com

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