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  • Creating Essential Rehearsal at the Point of Greatest Impact: Design, Delivery, & Debriefing of Simulation Programs (2/24/20-2/26/20) (1232)

    Monday, February 24, 2020 8 AM - 5 PM

    Please note this course is now sold out. 

    This course build on over 15 years of SIM Faculty Development and is fully updated to include all "How To's" on:

    • Foundations of Adult Learning and Simulation
    • SIM 1.0 to 2.0-Applying SIM Directly to the Bedside
    • SIM Activity Development Pathways
    • SIM Ecosystems- From Training to Testing to 3D Engineering
    • SIMZONES of Curriculum Development
    • SIM Metrics and Research 
    • SIM Debriefing and Feedback Across All Expertise Domains
    • Scenario Design and Delivery 
  • Lean Six Sigma White Belt 3/11/2020

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 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
  • The 2020 Lennox-Lombroso Pediatric Epilepsy Conference

    Friday, March 20, 2020 7 AM - 6 PM
    Hilton Boston Back Bay

    The 2020 Lennox-Lombroso Pediatric Epilepsy Conference will present the latest advances and innovations in epilepsy research and care, and will provide practitioners with clear guides in terms of how to apply knowledge in all domains of pediatric epilepsy. 

    Core Faculty are from the Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at Boston Children’s Hospital. We are proud to announce BCH Alumni Faculty as our Keynote Speakers for 2020:

    Blaise Bourgeois, MDProfessor Emeritus, Harvard Medical School; Director (Emeritus), Division of Epilepsy and Neurophysiology, Boston Children’s Hospital

    Howard Goodkin, MD, PhDFaculty Alumnus; Howard Shure Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, University of Virginia Medical School; Chair, Department of Neurology, Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology, University of Virginia Health System

    Cecil Hahn, MD, MPH, FRCPCFaculty Alumnus; Director, Critical Care EEG Monitoring Program, Division of Neurology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

    Special guestTracy Dixon-Salazar, PhDDirector of Research and Strategy, Lennox Gastaut Syndrome Foundation

    The Conference will consist of 7 sessions held over 2 days: 

    • Status Epilepticus, Epilepsy Genetics
    • Infantile Spasms
    • Intensive Care Epilepsy
    • New Technologies and Epilepsy
    • Epilepsy Surgery
    • Special Topics in Clinical Epilepsy

    Topics include medical advances, discoveries and innovative technological approaches in epilepsy genetics, neurocritical care, computational neurophysiology, surgical procedures, and EEG ontogeny.

    Target Audience

    The content of this course is designed to meet the educational needs of pediatric: 

    • physicians
    • physician assistants
    • nurse practitioners
    • nurses
  • Pediatric Asthma & Allergy Updates for Primary Care Providers 2020

    Friday, March 20, 2020 8 AM - 4 PM
    Folkman Auditorium at Boston Children's Hospital

    Asthma is the most common chronic illness of childhood, affecting almost 7 million children in the United States. Poorly controlled asthma limits activities, interferes with school attendance and can result, all too often, in emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Our challenge remains to provide safe and effective treatment of asthma and allergies. We developed this program to provide a forum to discuss current topics related to the diagnosis and management of pediatric asthma and allergy with primary care providers, who care for the majority of these children.Topics Include:

    • Wheezing in the Very Young
    • Management of Acute Asthma in the Emergency Room 
    • ICU Asthma Management 
    • Teaching and Care Coordination in the Severe Asthma Clinic and more 

    Target Audience: 

    • Physicians
    • Physician Assistants 
    • Nurse Practitioners 
    • Nurses 
    • School Nurses
  • Fundamentals of Disclosure Coaching Workshop

    Friday, March 27, 2020 1 PM - 5 PM
    401 Park Drive, 7th Floor

    Physician/clinician leaders and risk managers must coach staff through the nuances of implementing hospital disclosure and apology protocols, even as many institutions’ approaches are still evolving.  The availability of trained disclosure coaches, who can provide “just-in-time” support to clinicians in preparation for disclosure conversations, is increasingly a marker of best practice. This course will help you understand the essential elements of disclosure coaching. With greater insight and skills, you can guide your team through difficult conversations and highly-charged situations—moving your patients, families, clinicians, and institution forward in care. The Fundamentals of Disclosure Coaching provides you with a solid grounding in the core principles of coaching colleagues throughout the process of error disclosure and apology, including while an event is still being investigated. Learning from Harvard Medical School experts in bioethics and communication, you’ll gain insight into:

    • The disclosure coach role—and what helps or hinders positive outcomes
    • Anticipating the range of reactions patients, families, and clinicians may experience or express
    • Risk management and legal perspectives
    • Understanding your institution’s expectations
    • Convening, debriefing, and counseling your team
    • Documenting disclosure conversations
    • Support services

    This workshop is sponsored by the Institute of Professionalism and Ethical Practice at Boston Children's Hospital. For more information visit:

    Target Audience: 

    Physician leaders, at the level of Division Chiefs, CMOs, senior staff; risk managers and patient safety leaders.

  • Effective Pediatric Pain Management and End of Life Care

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 7 AM - 2 PM
    Folkman Auditorium at Boston Children's Hospital

    Children can respond to, and remember painful experience similar to adults, and while predictable pain problems are now more reliably treated, a gap still exists in assessing and managing chronic pediatric pain, making children's pain chronically under treated. Several clinical studies have demonstrated the deleterious effects from not providing adequate pain control in children. Consequently, adequate pain assessment and management requires special effort in terms of careful assessment, communication, patient education, appreciation of exceptions, and modification of therapies. The Effective Pediatric Pain Management and End Of Life Care course is designed for clinicians in the primary or sub specialty care setting who may identify and treat pediatric patients with various painful conditions and provide end of life care. The educational format will include live didactic lectures, interesting case presentations and panel case discussions with the goals of reviewing opioid treatment strategies, evaluation opioids and non-opioids treatment options, applying current pain management guidelines, developing strategies for addiction treatment, and incorporating best practices for palliative care in the pediatric population. 

    Target Audience

    The content of this course is designed to meet the educational and professional needs of:

    • Primary Care Physicians/Specialty Physicians
    • Physician Assistants
    • Registered Nurses/Specialty Areas
    • Licensed Practical Nurses
    • Allied Health Professional 
    • Dentists

    Course Directors

    • Yuan-Chi Lin, MD, MPH, Senior Associate in Anesthesia Pain Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital 
    • Young-Jo Kim, MD, PhD, President, Medical Staff Organization; Director, Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program; Director, Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship; Boston Children's Hospital; Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
    • Karen Conwell, RN
    • James Moriarity, PA-C, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Disclosure and Apology in Radiology Online Workshop

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9 AM - 11 AM

    9:00am-11:00am (ET); 6:00am-8:00am (PT)

    Disclosure and apology conversations after medical error are among the most difficult in healthcare. Patients and families may be expressing anger, frustration, and sadness. They may expect their clinicians to take responsibility and convey empathy – even as many radiology teams have no consistent approach to such situations, causing clinicians to often feel defensive, ashamed, unsupported, and unprepared. Navigating the aftermath of a medical error requires specific skills and preparation. Your team is best served by establishing an internal communication process leading up to the disclosure conversation with patients and families. At the same time, individual clinicians can reduce the stress, fear, and anxiety they often experience by preparing for these conversations while engaging confidently and compassionately.  This new online workshop, designed BY radiologists specifically FOR radiologists, will outline the ethical underpinnings, legal and risk management perspectives, important recent developments, and nationally recommended best practice standards around error disclosure. Highly recommended for radiology department/team leaders, training managers, and risk managers (both practice- and insurer-based) as well as individual clinicians. Live, moderated online workshop format Participation in the 2-hour online workshop is through an online video conferencing platform. After opening case-based discussion, we’ll view and discuss three short films illustrating relevant scenarios: a team’s deliberations in the aftermath of a delayed diagnosis resulting from errors, the role of a department leader and an institutional disclosure coach, and a radiologist’s discussion with a family about an interpretive error. IPEP is renowned for its use of actors to bring the full range of perspectives into consideration; this scenario-based format will make nuanced concepts more tangible. Using our interactive platform, including our guided whiteboard and comment-board discussions, you’ll be able to engage directly with IPEP’s faculty and your peers from around the country and the globe to learn, discuss, and practice strategies for disclosure.

    Target Audience: 

    • Radiology Department and Team Managers
    • Quality and Safety Leaders
    • Training Managers
    • Radiology Physicians, Residents, and Fellows
    • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
    • Physician Assistants
    • Technologists
    • Patient Advocates
    • Risk Mangers
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt 4/9/20

    Thursday, April 9, 2020 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
  • Pediatric Genetics & Genomics for the General Practitioner

    Thursday, April 16, 2020 7 AM - 4 PM
    The Revere Hotel

    The Division of Genetics and Genomics in the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital is offering its first "Pediatric Genetics & Genomics for the General Practitioner” conference.  This 2-day course is directed at primary care and family practitioners, and the associated care teams, and will give an overview of genetic disorders, metabolic disorders, genomic medicine and newborn screening

    Attendees will learn about genetic testing, what to look for in patients with rare diseases, how to manage these patients on follow-up, and when to refer to a specialist.  In addition to lecturers from across the Harvard Medical School affiliated genetics programs, we will have hands on workshops, case reviews, and panels with primary care practitioners as well as patients.  We are constantly finding improved methods of diagnosing and treating rare disorders and the primary care service is integral in the management and well being of these patients.  Our goal is to provide attendees with the necessary tools to initiate the evaluation of a child with a possible genetic and/or metabolic disorder.

    Target Audience

    The content of this course is designed to meet the educational and professional needs of: 

    • primary care physicians 
    • family physicians 
    • physician assistants
    • nurse practitioners
    • nurses 

    Course Directors 

    • Joan Stoler, MD, Fellowship Program Director, Clinical Geneticist, Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children's Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
    • Leah Hecht, MEd, MSN, CPNP, Nurse Practitioner, Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children's Hospital
    • Joshua Baker, DO, Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Revolutions in Pediatric Audiology 2020

    Thursday, April 23, 2020 7 AM - 4 PM
    Waltham Woods Conference Center

    As our understanding of the auditory system and genetics expands, the complexity of the cases presenting to pediatric audiologists also grows.  Children may demonstrate normal hearing or minimal hearing losses, yet their auditory and listening needs may be considerable.  Understanding how genetic and audiometric findings may impact hearing and hearing loss is critical to developing a management plan.  Added to the audiometric and genetic profiles is the ever increasing number of children presenting with developmental differences, requiring audiologists to be ever more creative with their approaches for assessing this population.This one day conference will focus on current research and evidence based practice procedures for the audiological assessment of young and developmentally challenged children.Topics will include:  Factors That Support Listening and Listening Effort in Complex Environments;  Genetic Hearing Loss:  Genes, Counseling and Cures;  Hidden Hearing Loss & Difficulties Hearing in Noisy Environments; and Neurological Insights into the Impact of Hearing Loss on Cognitive Development.Target Audience

    • Pediatric audiologists and audiology students.

    Learner Objectives

    Participants will be able to: 

    • Describe how hearing loss impacts cognitive development throughout childhood & how neuroimaging may help to understand the impact of hearing loss on brain & cognitive function.  (Session A)
    • Explain how genetic testing fits into the overall diagnostic strategy for infants and children with newly identified hearing loss. (Session B)
    • Describe the underlying skills that drive listening and listening effort for children with hearing loss, and how that limits the ability to develop interventions.  (Session C)
    • Identify the etiologies, prevalence and differential diagnosis of cochlear synaptopathy .  (Session D)

    List of Presenters 

    Elizabeth Heinrichs-Graham, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorDept. of Neurological SciencesUniversity of NebraskaElizabeth Heinrichs-Graham, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and MEG Research Scientist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her work uses advanced neuroimaging, including magnetoencephalography (MEG) and MRI, to study how brain structure and neural oscillatory patterns change throughout childhood, and the impact that hearing loss and subsequent hearing intervention have on these neural patterns.Financial Disclosure:  Dr. Heinrichs-Graham is an employee of the University of Nebraska.  She receives grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the National Science Foundation.Non-financial:  NoneMargaret Kenna, M.D., MPHSarah Fuller Chair for Hearing Loss & Hearing RestorationDirector of Clinical ResearchBoston Children’s HospitalProfessor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical SchoolDr. Kenna is the Director of Clinical Research in the Dept. of Otolaryngology, Boston Children’s Hospital, and is Director of the Hearing Loss Program.  Over the past 20+ years she has focused on the causes of pediatric hearing loss, including genetics, congenital cytomegalovirus, structural anomalies of the temporal bone, and hearing loss secondary to ototoxicity in patients with Cystic Fibrosis.Financial Disclosure:  Dr. Kenna is a salaried employee of Boston Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Kenna receives grant funding from the National Institutes of Health.Non-financial:  NoneStéphane Maison, Ph.D.Principal InvestigatorMass. Eye and Ear InfirmaryAssistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical SchoolDr. Maison is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School, a Principal Investigator in the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories at Mass. Eye and Ear, and a clinical audiologist. As an auditory physiologist, Dr. Maison studies the peripheral auditory system and has published more than 45 peer-reviewed papers in the field.Financial Disclosure:  Dr. Maison is an employee of Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary.  He receives grant funding from the National Institutes of Health.  He receives consulting fees from Decibel Therapeutics.Non-Financial:  None

    Elizabeth Walker, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorCommunication Sciences and DisordersUniversity of IowaDr. Walker is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Pediatric Audiology Lab in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa.  She has published many articles in audiology journals focusing on the listening and cognitive needs of children with hearing loss.Financial Disclosure:  Dr. Walker receives grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIDCD).Non-financial:  None