Conferences and Events
- May 30, 2019
- Children’s Health Specialty Center
Independence Hall - First floor
2350 Stemmons Freeway (I-35E) Dallas, Texas 75207
Event Registration will starts at 12:30 p.m
For more information or to join the PESN e-mail list and receive announcements regarding future offerings, please contact the Pediatric Emergency Services Network at 214-456-2068 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- May 31, 2019
- Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
Hay T. Clark Auditorium
2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, TX 75219
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.
- Discuss the most recent information about Acute Flaccid Myelitis, including rapid recognition, diagnostic tools and options for treatment.
- Describe the most common orthopedic conditions associated with neurologic diseases and current diagnostic tools for assessment and management.
- Learn about treatable neurometabolic diseases- approach to understanding these rare diseases where early institution of appropriate treatment can change outcomes.
- Obtain updates in understanding of Sleep disorders in patients with pediatric neurologic diseases.
- Review updates on Zika and other congenital infections.
- Receive updates on diagnosis and neurosurgical management of hydrocephalus and Chiari malformations.
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.
The Children's Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The presentation, Consent in the Pediatric Patient with Neurologic Disease, has been designated by Children’s Health for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
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.
- June 7, 2019 and June 8, 2019
- Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051
The purpose of the symposium is to provide knowledge to physicians and other health care professionals who care for children. For more information visit the Haltalin Conference page.
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
- June 22, 2019
- Children’s Health Specialty Center 1 Plano
Speese Conference Center
7609 Preston Rd, Plano, TX 75024
This full day conference will discuss a range of topics from the identification of child abuse to techniques on how to engage pediatric patients in their own healthcare. This event will offer continuing education and an opportunity to network with other medical assistants.
Course Director: Dana Hicks, MBA (email@example.com or 214-456-1059)
Who Should Attend: Medical Assistants
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 5 Clinical continuing education unit(s). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program’s sponsor.
- June 12, 2019 through June 14, 2019
- Children’s Health Specialty Center Plano - Ambulatory Pavilion
Speese Conference Center
7601 Preston Rd., Plano, TX 75024
This 2.5-day course, offered by Children’s Health, is designed to provide advanced practice providers cutting edge knowledge regarding critical care issues such as sepsis and shock management, hematology/oncology issues, respiratory and neurologic emergencies, ventilator management, and an introduction to ECMO. Special content will include transitioning to the role of an advanced practice provider in the pediatric critical care setting. The course provides educational content through both didactic lectures and hands-on simulation sessions.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Describe the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of conditions commonly cared for in pediatric critical care
- Demonstrate sound clinical approaches to differentiate non-urgent and emergent situations in the critical care setting
- Verbalize plans of care to address emergency situations in the critical care
- Apply skills to manage the daily care patients in a simulated critical care setting
- Discuss the transition from novice to expert in the critical care setting
Course Directors: Cassie Limoges, CPNP-PC/AC and Lakshmi Raman, M.D.
Who Should Attend: This content has been designed for nurse practitioner and physician assistant students approaching graduation or who have recently graduated, as well as experienced nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are interested in pursuing practice in a critical care environment.
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. A maximum of 15.25 contact hours will be awarded.
This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 15.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
This activity was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.
- 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.
- 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.
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 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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