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  • Creating Essential Rehearsal at the Point of Greatest Impact: Design, Delivery, & Debriefing of Simulation Programs (9/10-9/12/19)

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 8 AM - 5 PM

    This comprehensive and interactive three-day course provides interdisciplinary instructional training in simulation and debriefing for novice through expert faculty and covers major aspects of hospital-based and in-situ/point-of-care high-fidelity simulation.It builds from the ground up beginning with practical aspects of adult learning theory applied to simulation-based education in order to provide a framework for simulation as a robust teaching tool. All material presented on adult learning theory is derived from leaders in the field including David Kolb, Malcolm Knowles and Donald Schon. It provides participants with an introduction to Crisis Resource Management and teamwork among interdisciplinary teams modeled after the aviation industry’s Crew Resource Management.

  • Lean Six Sigma White Belt 09/10/19

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 8 AM - 5 PM
    Boston Children's Hospital, 1 Autumn Street, Boston, MA 02115

    Continuous Improvement Training – Lean Six Sigma White Belt: Process Improvement ToolsLean Six Sigma is a combination of two proven continuous improvement methods: Lean and Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma is focused on creating value for customers by improving efficiency, safety and quality, while reducing waste and variation. Want to change the world but not sure how? Learn some important process improvement tools that can help drive change in your part of the world. This goal of this introductory course is to teach the mindset and tools that are fundamental to the success of Lean and Six Sigma in healthcare. 

    • White Belt is led by real world practitioners, giving participants insight on how to apply these tools in their own job.
    • The day is meant to be interactive throughout, with small group exercises, class discussion, video examples and active learning opportunities
    • Through the use of a simulated Emergency Department, participants get to apply six specific tools to improve a process: Eight Wastes, Process Mapping, Fishbone, 5S, Mistake Proofing, and Standard Work.  

    Class begins at 8:00am and concludes by 5:00pm. There will be an hour for lunch around 12:00pm and several breaks throughout the day.Upon completion of this course, you are eligible to sign up for the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course.

    Target Audience

    • Physicians 
    • Physician Assistants
    • Nurses
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Pharmacists
    • Health Care Administration
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt 09/11/19

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8 AM - 5 PM
    Boston Children's Hospital, 1 Autumn Street, Boston, MA 02115

    Continuous Improvement Training – Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt: Leading Process Improvement ProjectsLean Six Sigma is a combination of two proven continuous improvement methods: Lean and Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma is focused on creating value for customers by improving efficiency, safety and quality, while reducing waste and variation.Build on the tools learned in the White Belt class to understand how to lead process improvement projects. Participants learn how to use a proven five-step methodology called, DMAIC, to drive change in their organization. Specific tools and topics are covered for each of the five steps and participants are given the opportunity to practice in small groups.

    • Yellow Belt is led by real world practitioners, giving participants insight on how to apply these tools in their own job. 
    • The day is meant to be interactive throughout, with small group exercises, class discussion, video examples and active learning opportunities
    • Included in the course: Team Charter, Value Analysis, Flow, Operational Definitions, 5 Why’s, Understanding Variation, Pareto Chart, Creative Thinking, Kanban, Visual Management, and Run Charts.  

    Class begins at 8:00am and concludes by 5:00pm. There will be an hour for lunch around 12:00pm and several breaks throughout the day. 

    Target Audience:

    • Physicians 
    • Physician Assistants
    • Nurses
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Pharmacists
    • Health Care Administration
  • Lean Six Sigma White Belt 09/12/19

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 8 AM - 5 PM
    Boston Children's Hospital, 1 Autumn Street, Boston, MA 02115

    Continuous Improvement Training – Lean Six Sigma White Belt: Process Improvement ToolsLean Six Sigma is a combination of two proven continuous improvement methods: Lean and Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma is focused on creating value for customers by improving efficiency, safety and quality, while reducing waste and variation. Want to change the world but not sure how? Learn some important process improvement tools that can help drive change in your part of the world. This goal of this introductory course is to teach the mindset and tools that are fundamental to the success of Lean and Six Sigma in healthcare. 

    • White Belt is led by real world practitioners, giving participants insight on how to apply these tools in their own job.
    • The day is meant to be interactive throughout, with small group exercises, class discussion, video examples and active learning opportunities
    • Through the use of a simulated Emergency Department, participants get to apply six specific tools to improve a process: Eight Wastes, Process Mapping, Fishbone, 5S, Mistake Proofing, and Standard Work.  

    Class begins at 8:00am and concludes by 5:00pm. There will be an hour for lunch around 12:00pm and several breaks throughout the day.Upon completion of this course, you are eligible to sign up for the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course.

    Target Audience

    • Physicians 
    • Physician Assistants
    • Nurses
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Pharmacists
    • Health Care Administration
  • 2019 International Neural Tube Defects Conference

    Monday, September 16, 2019 7 AM - 5 PM
    Joseph B. Martin Center at Harvard Medical School

    The overarching goal of the 11th International Conference on Neural Tube Defects is to foster collaborations that will lead to rapid developments in understanding the causes of neural tube defects and to facilitate the translation of these findings into effective prevention and treatment strategies.Conference Goals:The goals of the conference are the following:

    1. To bring together established and new investigators from a variety of research fields with a shared interest in the causes, consequences, and prevention of neural tube defects
    2. To provide a forum for investigators to present their latest research findings 
    3. To foster the development of new, multidisciplinary and multinational collaborations 
    4. To offer trainees opportunities to learn about neural tube defect research and establish relationships with the early career and senior investigators who currently shape the field 

    Conference Themes:Theme 1:  Modeling and analyses of polygenic inheritanceTheme 2:  The role of epigenetics in gene-environment interactionsTheme 3:  Innovative strategies for prevention and treatment of neural tube defectsTheme 4:  Surveillance and care in low- and middle- income settingsTarget Audience: This conference is meant for new and established researchers studying neural tube defects. It is also meant to be a forum for trainees to create new connections within the research community. 

    AbstractsAbstract submission is closed. If you have any questions, please contact NTD2019@childrens.harvard.edu

    Meeting FormatThe meeting format is for individuals to present 15–20 minute talks followed by time for discussion. The pre- and post-doctoral students that attend are encouraged to be active participants and have the opportunity to present their research at a special student session. Students, as well as established scientists have the opportunity to interact, with new research endeavors and international collaborations will develop as a result. Some of the topics that will be covered include embryology, suspected teratogenic factors (e.g., maternal diabetes, obesity), candidate genes, mouse models, epidemiology, and folate, both in terms of NTD reduction with supplementation and mechanisms by which folate exerts its protective effect. It is becoming clear that such a format can be a great forum for exchanging ideas and developing ideas for research projects. There will be no concurrent sessions and the presentations are arranged in such a manner that no significant blocks of time were dedicated to epidemiology talks or to developmental biology talks, with the goal in mind that the entire audience would remain and that most every participant would attend almost every lecture.Conference Background  The International Conference on Neural Tube Defects (NTDs) has an interesting history that speaks to the ground-up nature of the scientific and clinical involvement that has driven the meeting from day one. The origin of this meeting was based on informal discussions following a workshop conducted at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting in 1994, with the workshop topic being current research on NTDs. The consensus following the workshop was that the individuals involved in NTD research could benefit from a stand-alone conference dedicated to this topic, so that collaborations and a free exchange of ideas could expedite the progress of research.

  • Pediatric Sedation Outside the Operating Room

    Friday, September 20, 2019 8 AM - 5 PM

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    To register, please click the tab above.  For complete course details, faculty list and course agenda, please visit this site

    Friday, 9/20/19-  The Fundamentals and Practical Applications in Hospital-Based and Dental Sedation SymposiumFriday, 9/20/19- Full Day High Fidelity Pediatric Sedation Simulation WorkshopsSaturday/Sunday, 9/21-9/22/19- Weekend Conference: Scaling Up ExcellenceSaturday, 9/21/19-  A Comprehensive Approach to Pediatric Dental Sedation: The DidacticsSaturday, 9/21/19- A Comprehensive Approach to Pediatric Dental Sedation: Dental Sedation Simulation

  • The 2019 Micheli Lecture: Youth Athletes with Disabilities

    Sunday, September 22, 2019 7 AM - 4 PM
    Folkman Auditorium at Boston Children's Hospital

    For youth athletes with disabilities, participation in recreational physical activity and sports has many psychological and physical benefits. Sports medicine providers and others who care for youth athletes do not often receive dedicated training in the care of youth athletes with disabilities, yet this is a population that has unique medical considerations.  

    At the 2019 Micheli Lecture: Youth Athletes with Disabilities, experts from orthopedics, sports medicine, rehabilitation medicine, and many other fields will address topics related to the care of youth athletes with physical, sensory, and intellectual/developmental disabilities. This educational activity will provide basic information about sports for youth with disabilities, precautions and considerations for sports participation among youth with disabilities, and the care of injuries and illness related to youth athletes with disabilities.  

    Topics will include: 

    • Exercise Physiology in Youth with Physical Disabilities
    • Sports Participation in Youth with Skeletal Dysplasia
    • Shoulder Injuries in Youth Wheelchair Athletes
    • Youth Athletes with Low Vision
    • Physical Activity Participation Among Children and Young Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
    • Obesity/Overweight in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • And more 

    Target Audience

    This educational activity is intended for healthcare providers and other professionals who care for youth athletes, including: 

    • Sports Medicine Physicians
    • Primary Care Providers 
    • Physician Assistants
    • Nurse Practitioners 
    • Nurses 
    • Physical Therapists 
    • Athletic Trainers 

    Course Directors

    • Mininder Kocher, MD, MPH
    • Mary Dubon, MD
  • Global Pediatric Clinical Skills Week

    Monday, September 23, 2019 7 AM - 4 PM
    Folkman Auditorium at Boston Children's Hospital

    Global health as a field is complex, ever-changing and involves a diverse set of skills that spans across disciplines, including: clinical knowledge & skills, advocacy & communication, systems-based knowledge, teaching skills, problem-solving, critical thinking, and cultural sensitivity. Though many health professionals have strong clinical skills as applied in their home settings, they lack the clinical experience and knowledge to successfully apply those skills in a resource-limited setting. This course aims to improve the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals engaged or planning engagement in pediatric clinical work in low or middle income countries. High-yield clinical topics and skills will be taught using an interactive curriculum of didactics, technical skill sessions, workshops, simulation, and hands-on training.  

    Clinical Core Topics in Global Health | September 23-25, 2019 This three-day component of the course will feature a combination of didactic and case-based teaching, and hands-on skills workshops. During the morning sessions, through lecture and case discussion participants will gain evidence-based, setting-specific knowledge in the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of common illnesses and tropical diseases affecting children in developing countries. During the afternoon workshops, participants will receive practical, hands-on training in clinical skills commonly used in resource-limited settings.Ultrasound Course | September 26, 27, 2019This interactive two-day component of the course will provide the foundation for integration of ultrasound into clinical practice with a focus on use in resource limited settings. The course provides an overview of basic ultrasound physics, machine use, and a review of point-of-care ultrasound applications including (FAST, lung, vascular access and other high yield topics). The course will feature a combination of didactic teaching sessions with small-group hands-on training sessions. Case discussions and image review will provide learners with the opportunity to learn abnormal findings and their implications in clinical care. Hands-on sessions will utilize adult & pediatric models, allowing learners to develop comfort with scanning basics and recognition of normal anatomy. 

  • 5th Annual Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Transport Team Conference

    Saturday, September 28, 2019 7 AM - 4 PM
    Folkman Auditorium at Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue

    The fifth annual Critical Care Transport Team Conference will focus on the assessment, stabilization and transport of critically ill infants and pediatric patients.  This full day conference will include topics related to:

    • Case reviews (neonatal, cardiac, transport-related and medically complex children) 
    • Cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Pediatric mechanical ventilation
    • Infectious diseases (measles, influenza, meningitis, etc.)
    • Toxicology

    Through lectures, case reviews, and Q&A, you will gain the practical knowledge needed to recognize, assess, and manage the critically ill infant or child. Lectures and case reviews will focus on the unique challenges faced by providers in the pre-hospital, community hospital and tertiary care settings. 

    Target Audience: 

    • Registered Nurses
    • Advanced Practice Nurses
    • Licensed Practical Nurses
    • Allied Health Professionals
    • Paramedics
    • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Milford Hospital 2019 Pediatric Healthcare Summit

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 7 AM - 12 PM
    Milford Regional Medical Center

    Boston Children’s Hospital and Milford Regional Medical Center are pleased to host the Milford Pediatric Health Care Summit 2019. This community-based continuing medical education (CME) seminar will discuss the changing trends in the management of common health concerns among children.Join us for a half-day of presentations led by pediatric experts on Tuesday, October 1st at Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford, Massachusetts.

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    This year's summit will cover:

    • Speech and Swallow Concerns Evaluation
    • Dentistry Pitfalls and Pearls
    • Hematuria
    • Gender Identity