Innovative Conferences


As the primary pediatric teaching facility for UT Southwestern, Children’s Health℠ has access to the latest in clinical care and research. Children’s Health is committed to keeping providers up-to-date on the most recent healthcare innovations through the use of our on-site or virtual videos and conferences. See below for current offerings:


Affordable Care Act

Children’s Health recently hosted a forum about the Affordable Care Act during which providers were able ask questions about the ways the new health care law will affect their practices. CMS Consortium Administrator, James Randolph Farris, M.D., facilitated the expert panel forum and Q & A session. 

ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is requiring transition to ICD-10 for classification and payment of services rendered. ICD-10 increases the number of codes available threefold, allowing for greater specificity.



Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds is an ongoing forum to discuss new developments in pediatrics and to provide information that will enhance physicians' clinical skills and ability to diagnose and treat patients. Topics cover all pediatric subspecialties and primary care. Weekly presentations are held Wednesdays at 8 a.m. at Children's Medical Center Dallas in the Moore Auditorium. Click here for the schedule.

Continuing medical education credits are available through The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. For more information regarding education credits, contact the UT Southwestern Continuing Medical Education office at 214-678-3794.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The American Heart Association recognizes Children's Medical Center Dallas as a Community Training Center for PALS. Click here to register for a course. 

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)

The American Heart Association has introduced a new program for healthcare providers called PEARS. It is focused on the early recognition and stabilization of the patient until the code team or EMS arrives.

This new course allows Children's Health to better meet the educational needs of nursing staff and the care needs of patients. Whether you take PEARS or PALS will depend upon the acuity of your patient population. Click here for more information and to register for a course.