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Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities offers a variety of educational programs, some of which are open to the community. Programs include a CME-accredited series, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Pediatric Advanced Life Support courses, and others.

If you would like more information about upcoming programs or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact:

Sue Johnson, RN
Staff Development Coordinator

CME (Continuing Medical Education)

Multidisciplinary education at Shriners Hospital (“MESH”) is a regularly scheduled CME accredited educational series at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities. It is open to all staff and students and is advertised externally via email lists and websites, as well as to all internal staff. Some conferences are also available via webinar participation. Average attendance is 25–30 attendees, including physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, radiology and laboratory staff, orthotic and prosthetic practitioners, surgical techs and other interested staff. Each session provides 1.0 hours of CME credit. Topics during the past year have included measles update, vitamin D deficiency, chiari and syrinx management, management of lower extremity deficiency, rhizotomy and numerous other topics of interest. View a list of future CME at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities. 

Free continuing medical education is available through a partnership with the Minnesota Medical Association. CME may be obtained by attending the conference at the hospital or via webinar. Pre-registration is required to attend.

Minnesota Memorial Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (MMPOS)

Every third year, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities hosts this all-day symposium which is designed for pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals who care for children with orthopaedic conditions. Shriners Hospital will host in November 2018. Topics have included spinal deformity, clubfoot, limb deficiency and pediatric orthopaedic trauma. This symposium provides CME credit.

Basic Life Support (CBLS/CPR) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities is a training site, by agreement with Fairview Health Services, for selected American Heart Association courses. We offer Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and on occasion, Family and Friends Community CPR courses. Space permitting, these classes are available to the community for a fee and are advertised on the American Heart Association class connector.

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