Child Abuse Summit: Tips from the Team - Thursday, April 26, 2018 to Friday, April 27, 2018
Location: Millennium Hotel - 1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Description: The Child Abuse Summit: Tips from the Team is designed to provide medical and professionals from all disciplines with the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to properly identify and respond to all types of child and family maltreatment including physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or neglect. These professionals will have the opportunity to learn about child and family maltreatment within the context of a multidisciplinary team response. Child Abuse Summit: Tips from the Team will increase providers’ and professionals’ comfort level in identifying and treating cases of child and family maltreatment as well as in the multidisciplinary response from investigation through prosecution.
Audience: The anticipated audience for this activity includes physicians, nurses, pathologists, law enforcement, attorneys, social workers, CPS workers, emergency department personnel and first responders, and all other related professionals.
Presented by: Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Details: Register here.
Topics and Advances in Pediatrics - Thursday, June 7, 2018 to Friday, June 8, 2018
Location: The Graduate-Minneapolis (Formerly The Commons Hotel) - 615 Washington Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
Description: Advances in the understanding of pediatric health and diseases are occurring rapidly. To help ensure the ability of healthcare providers to deliver quality care to patients, it is essential that they take time to focus on such developments. This 2-day conference offers participants an opportunity to learn about advances and innovations for many of the key pediatric issues practitioners face today.
Audience: This activity is ideal for all pediatricians and other physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, hospital and clinic nurses, residents, fellows, and others who are involved in the care and treatment of pediatric patients.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Biology and Infection Update - Friday, June 15, 2018
Location: Wilf Family Center, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, 2450 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Description: Congenital cytomegalovirus infection causes serious disease in newborn infants. In fact, it is the most important infectious disease that causes disabilities in infants in the United States. The main disability caused by congenital CMV is hearing loss. Other disabilities include cerebral palsy, mental retardation, developmental disabilities, microcephaly, seizures. CMV is not common knowledge unlike Zika virus, which is rare compared to CMV. While CMV causes more problems in newborns than down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome and neural tube defect - combined, testing is not offered and rarely discussed.
Audience: This conference is ideal for primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and other interested healthcare professionals.