Topics and Advances in Pediatrics


Thursday, June 1, 2017 to Friday, June 2, 2017


University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

This 2-day conference offers participants an opportunity to learn about advances and innovations for many of the key pediatric issues practitioners face today.

This conference covers a wide range of topics applicable to the practice of pediatrics. We aim to highlight best practices, the latest advances, and current influences on our work caring for children.


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. 

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This conference is ideal for all pediatricians and primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, hospital and clinic nurses, and others who are involved in the care and treatment of pediatric patients.

Symposium Topics

  • Rheumatology 
  • Behavior
  • GI
  • Dermatology 
  • Orthopedics 

Educational Objectives

Following completion of this activity, learners should be better able to: 

  • Describe the latest approaches to care of the child with respiratory syncytial virus infection. 
  • Explain how principles of magic can lead to more effective care of patients. 
  • List State of Minnesota healthcare priorities and understand the impact on immigrant communities. 
  • Describe the latest approaches to treatment of dermatological conditions. 

Keynote Presentations

Lewis W. Wannamaker Memorial Lecture: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV): Challenges in Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment - Janet Englund, MD

Max Seham Lecture on Social Pediatrics: Community - Ilhan Omar, MN State Representative

Julia Berg Memorial Lecture on Adolescent Mental Health: Pamela Gonzalez, MD, MS, FAAP

Thompson – Tobin Lecture: Ed Ehlinger, MD, MN Commissioner for Health

Presented By

Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital


John S. Andrews, MD
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Associate Professor


Abraham K. Jacob, MD, MHA
Jordan Marmet, MD


Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Determination of exact number of credits is pending.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit this statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit.  The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.


Early Rate- On or before March 15:

Physician/Other healthcare professional: $250

Regular Rate – After March 15:

Physician: $550
Other Healthcare Professional: $450

Registration fees include continental breakfast, lunch, morning/afternoon breaks and conference workbook.

Special needs, such as dietary restrictions, lactation room, etc. should be requested in advance. These requests cannot always be honored on site.

How to Register


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University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital -- Wilf Family Center
2450 Riverside Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55454 


Parking is available in the nearby yellow and red parking ramps. Parking fees apply.


Acknowledgement of Support

We gratefully acknowledge the following organizations for their financial contributions to this activity:

  • Pediatric Home Service
  • PrairieCare

(List current as of 01/26/2017)