Conferences and Events
- September 6, 2019
- Children’s Medical Center Dallas
2350 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, Texas 75247
What are the individual, cultural, and spiritual factors that influence decision-making? How can we capitalize on the opportunity social workers have to facilitate the exchange of valuable information and the expansion of perspectives? Social workers are uniquely posed to advocate for the ethical care of marginalized populations in a healthcare setting. As we work to promote the dignity and value of each human life, we encounter opportunities to help diverse individuals and families equitably access care that ultimately may enhance their development, improve health outcomes, and promote social justice.
Speakers: Stacy Smith, MA, MLS, BSN, RN, CHPPN, HEC-C and Jessica Roumillat, MSSA, MA, LCSW
Participants in this workshop will be able to:
- Identify the challenges inherit in expanding perspectives.
- Utilize a bioethics positions inventory to assess areas of bias in ethically challenging situations.
- Enhance skills to better facilitate exchanges of information that optimize outcomes for patient families and providers.
- August 9, 2019
- Children’s Health Specialty Center
2350 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207
The purpose of this educational activity is to enhance the knowledge of the health care providers in the community. Topics are focused on medically complex airway patients in an effort to improve the delivery of safe and up-to-date care.
Conference Topics to Include:
- Pulmonary management in the patient with a chronic tracheostomy
- Navigating the complexity of a child with heart disease and tracheostomy
- Care of the child with a complex airway
- Deaf Plus: Care considerations for medically complex patients who are deaf/hard of hearing
- Pediatric Tracheostomy: Dysphagia and development
- Keeping the trach safe
- Vent training
Who Should Attend: School Nurses, Home Health Nurses, Emergency Medical Services(EMS), Respiratory Therapists
If you have any questions, please contact Scott Callahan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- August 17, 2019
- Children’s Health Specialty Center 1 Plano
Speese Conference Center
7601 Preston Rd., Plano, TX 75024
The field of pediatric rehabilitation medicine is a unique subspecialty that utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to address congenital and child-onset functional impairments. The primary focus of this single day course in our First Annual Pediatric Rehabilitation Symposium is to address a variety of topics concerning rehabilitation management with an integrative perspective. Speakers include pediatric physiatry, pediatric neurology, plastic surgery, neuropsychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and social work.
Topics to be discussed include the following:
- Ethics in Cerebral Palsy
- Acute Flaccid Myelitis
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- Management of Sialorrhea
- Functional Neurological Disorders
Who should attend: Pediatric Physicians (Neurology, Rehabilitation, Primary Care), Residents, Fellows and medical students. Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Therapists (OT, PT, ST), Psychologists, and other allied health professionals.
Credit Designation: The Children's Health is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Children's Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The presentation, Ethical Issues in Cerebral Palsy, has been designated by Children’s Health for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
Nursing: Children’s Health 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.
Physical Therapy: This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 7.50 CCUs for PTs and PTAs
Occupational Therapy: Certificates for 7.5 CCUs will be provided
- September 28, 2019
- Children’s Medical Center Dallas
1935 Medical District Drive, Dallas, TX 75235
Management of the children with intestinal failure is a very complex problem requiring an organized team of multiple specialists in order to optimize outcomes. The Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation Conference will address some of those problematic cases you will see in your Pediatric practice.
- Discuss updates on state of the art nutritional management in patients with short bowel syndrome/intestinal failure.
- Describe surgical strategies for intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome.
- Explain gut microbiome and its role in intestinal failure.
- Review the indications for referral and analyze when to consider intestinal transplantation.
- Define multidisciplinary team approach to intestinal rehabilitation in order to improve outcomes.
Who should attend: General Pediatrics; Gastroenterologists; Neonatologists; Surgeons; Physician Assistants; Nurse Practitioners; Nurses; Dieticians; and any other healthcare professional with a general interest in the subject matter
Course Directors: Barry Hicks, MD; Nandini Channabasappa, MD
Credit Designation: The Children's Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing: Children’s Health 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.
Ethics: This course has been designated by Children’s Health for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
5th Annual Eating Disorders Symposium: Cultivating Connections: Innovations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
- October 4, 2019
- Capital One Conference Center
8036 Dominion Parkway Plano, TX 75024
The Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders at Children's Medical Center Plano, is the only pediatric eating disorder treatment center in the nation that holds the prestigious disease-specific Joint Commission accreditation in the treatment of eating disorders.
The Center enthusiastically announces the 5th Annual Symposium focusing on the theme of "Cultivating Connection: Innovations in Eating Disorders Treatment.” The symposium features our keynote speaker, Kristin Neff, Ph.D., who is a prominent figure in the architecture of mental health, nationally known for her research on Self-Compassion. Symposium presentation topics include the intersection of eating disorders and self-compassion, attachment, working with diverse populations, and family connections.
Who should attend: Doctors, nurses, psychologists, therapists, social workers, dietitians, educators, or other health care professionals
Contact hours will be awarded for mental health professionals, dietitians, and educators.
Children’s Health 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.
- October 17, 2019
- Four Points by Sheraton Fort Worth Airport North,
1580 Point West Boulevard, Coppell, Texas 75019
This conference is to provide continuing education credits approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care that contain a pediatric, patient centric focus on diseases and challenges of the respiratory patient.
Who should attend:
Application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for 8.0 continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists
This conference has been designated 8.0 continuing respiratory care education hours
For additional information, please email Dallas Manly at email@example.com.
- October 17, 2019 and October 18, 2019
- Four Points by Sheraton
1580 Point West Boulevard, Coppell, TX 75019
The 13th Annual Advanced Practice Conference is aimed at educating health care providers on a variety of topics specific to the pediatric population. The purpose of this conference is to enhance the knowledge of the health care professional working in the area of pediatrics by addressing a wide variety of topics focused on pediatric specialties in an effort to improve the delivery of safe and up-to-date care to this vulnerable population.
Who should attend:
Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, registered nurses, and allied health professionals within primary care, acute care and specialty roles.
This program is being planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.
Credit Designation (CME) – This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 12.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel.
PAs should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.
Credit Designation (CNE) – Children’s Health 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.
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