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38th Annual David W. Smith Workshop on Malformations and Morphogenesis
Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:00 AM - Tuesday, August 29, 2017 5:00 PM Stoweflake Resort and Conference Center, Stowe, VT

Themes for this year’s meeting include: Dysmorphology in minority and unique populations; Syndromes or isolated birth defects involving malformations of the developing foregut; Disorders of transcriptional regulation; Natural history of syndromes
Transport of the Pediatric and Neonatal Patient Conference
Monday, September 11, 2017 7:00 AM - 5:15 PM The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

This one-day conference will provide a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to clinical issues related to neonatal and pediatric transport. Nursing, Respiratory and EMS contact hours will be awarded.
Symposium on Integrative Health: Advances in Research and Evidence-based Practice
Friday, September 15, 2017 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

This one-day symposium will offer healthcare practitioners a review of the evidence on common integrative modalities and their application to clinical practice.
First Annual Integrative Health Symposium and Expo for Parents and Caregivers
Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

In this half-day symposium, parents and caregivers are invited to come and learn about the therapies and services offered by our Integrative Health Program. You can meet the practitioners who provide services and learn which services may be helpful for your child’s and family’s well-being.
International Migration and Child Health: Progress and Priorities in Immigrant/Refugee Health
Friday, October 6, 2017 4:00 PM - Saturday, October 7, 2017 4:00 PM Philadelphia, PA

This conference will explore the state of immigrant and refugee health from a global, national and local perspective.
36th Annual IFMSS Meeting
Sunday, October 8, 2017 8:00 AM - Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:00 PM Four Season Hotel, Jackson Hole, WY

The International Fetal Medical and Surgery Society strives to promote and encourage the development and advancement of the field of fetal diagnosis and therapy by providing a venue to discuss research, clinical experience, innovations, and controversies in a participatory and interactive setting.
Advances in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM The Union League, Philadelphia, PA

This one-day program will provide neonatologists and neonatal healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information on a variety of complex physiologic issues in neonatology and review some of the latest therapies used in treating the sick neonate.

Update on Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: Innovations in Pediatric Anterior Segment Diagnosis and Surgery
Saturday, October 14, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

This half-day course is intended for pediatric ophthalmologists, pediatric healthcare providers and general ophthalmologists, optometrists, orthoptists, ophthalmic technicians and other specialists interested in pediatric anterior segment.
10th Annual Friedreich’s Ataxia Symposium
Monday, October 16, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Crowne Plaza Valley Forge, King of Prussia, PA

This one-day symposium providing patients and families with up-to-date clinical information on therapeutic approaches and current research being conducted in the field of Friedreich’s ataxia
Best Practices in Pediatric Emergency Nursing
Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:00 AM - Friday, October 20, 2017 5:00 PM Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

This one-day program will provide the emergency nurse with the most up-to-date information on a variety of pediatric emergencies. Refresh your knowledge through didactic and hands-on sessions, integrating evidence-based practice into safe clinical care.
Current Sports Medicine Topics for Care of the Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete
Friday, October 20, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Pediatric, Philadelphia, PA

This course will outline the use of evidence-based decision making for surgical and physical therapy management of pediatric and adolescent sports injuries in the developing athlete.
34th Annual Innovations in Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Consensus, Controversy and the Cutting Edge
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:30 AM - Friday, November 3, 2017 5:00 PM Ruth and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building, Philadelphia, PA

The increasing number of acutely ill and injured pediatric patients presenting to Emergency Departments and offices requires that emergency medicine teams be prepared to assess, diagnose and expertly treat a wide variety of pediatric emergencies.
Breakthroughs Before Birth: A Continuing Education Symposium
Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Washington, DC

Leaders in the field from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and National Institutes of Health will address key concepts in prenatal counseling, fetal therapy, genetic testing, perinatal surveillance, surgical management and outcomes, as well as innovations and evolving research.
The Use of Human Milk and Breastfeeding Education for the NICU Nurse
Thursday, November 9, 2017 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

This one-day course will provide neonatal nurses with evidence-based nursing knowledge, and application skills regarding research on human milk and breastfeeding for vulnerable infants.
Practical Review for the Clinician: Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Friday, November 10, 2017 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Philadelphia , PA

The primary care provider for children frequently faces challenges in the diagnosis and management of allergic, immunologic and infectious disorders.
15th Annual Topics Explored: Surgical and Trauma Nursing Conference
Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:00 AM - Friday, November 17, 2017 5:00 PM Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

The format for this two-day program will be general lecture with an afternoon concurrent session. The content options will be applicable to all levels of nursing expertise. Faculty will share the lessons they have learned from managing children who experience unexpected illness and traumatic injury.
Neonatology and Critical Care Ultrasound Course
Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:00 AM - Sunday, November 19, 2017 5:00 PM Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

This course is focused on neonatal point-of-care ultrasound. It is designed for neonatology and critical care providers with limited or basic knowledge of bedside ultrasonography.
Nursing Professional Development Certification Preparation Course
Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:30 AM - Friday, December 1, 2017 7:30 AM Children's Hopsital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

This program is intended to enable the learner to successfully complete the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) generalist examination in nursing professional development (NPD). This course also enables novice NPD practitioners to develop foundational knowledge for the specialty practice.


The conference will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care — Raymond G. Perelman Campus at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The registration fee ($275 before Oct. 1; $325 after Oct. 1) includes continental breakfast, breaks, lunch, parking (Wood parking garage only) and syllabus material. For more information, go to


Earn up to two additional contact hours by taking the Nursing Porfessional Development Certification Preparation Course pre- and/or post-test in the ANPD Professional Development Center. Each test, which contains 60 questions, awards one contact hour. Measure your progress made during the course by comparing your pre-test score with your post-test score. In addition, you can see which domains should be areas of focus when preparing for the certification exam. Instructions to access the pre- and post-test will be provided to attendees two weeks in advance of the course.

Cardiology 2018: 21st Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 8:00 AM - Sunday, February 25, 2018 12:00 PM Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ

A comprehensive post-graduate course for pediatric cardiologists, intensivists, surgeons, nurses, neonatologists, anesthesiologists, ACHD specialists, sonographers, perfusionists, and all those involved in the care of patients with pediatric and congenital cardiovascular disease.

Feeding and Autism: Diverse Perspectives
Friday, February 23, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Feeding and swallowing problems are common and complex in children with autism spectrum disorders. Without appropriate treatment, these disorders can have lasting effects on a child’s physical and emotional development.
2018 John M. Templeton Jr Pediatric Trauma Symposium
Friday, March 2, 2018 7:30 AM - Saturday, March 3, 2018 4:00 PM The Union League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Trauma is the leading cause of childhood death and disability. However, pediatric trauma care continues to provide significant and unique challenges. This two-day symposium will provide the healthcare practitioner with up-to-date clinical information for the management of injured children.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Chronic Lung Disease Conference
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Union League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

This multidisciplinary course is intended for physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses, respiratory therapists and other members of the healthcare team who provide care for patients with CLD/BPD and their families. This course will explore the pathophysiology, current research and key aspects of the management of severe CLD/BPD including diagnostic and treatment options. This course will also discuss the long-term needs of infants with severe CLD/BPD, highlighting the chronic nature of this illness extending beyond infancy.

International Nursing Conference on Child and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship
Thursday, April 12, 2018 7:30 AM - Friday, April 13, 2018 5:00 PM Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Specialties: Nursing - Advanced Practice, Nursing, Pediatric Oncology

This international conference is designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals working with survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer.
Sixth Annual Minds Matter: Concussion Care for Kids
Thursday, April 12, 2018 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Union League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

This one-day conference is intended for multidisciplinary clinicians and school personnel who are involved in the acute and chronic management, return to school and return to physical activity of students with concussion.
Neonatology Clinical Research Symposium
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 8:00 AM - Thursday, May 10, 2018 4:00 PM The Union League, Philadelphia, PA

This course is designed to highlight evidence-based medicine and innovative, randomized clinical trials in Neonatology.