Continuing Education

All continuing education programs organized by the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento are designed to ensure that best practices are passed on to those who will care for the most challenged among us. Programs include medical lectures, all-day seminars, nursing conferences and hands-on workshops.

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California is a licensed continuing education provider. If you would like more information about upcoming programs, please contact the Staff Development Office at 916-453-2041 or ncal.education@shrinenet.org. Complete the form below to be added to our mailing list.

2020-21 Virtual Physician CME Program

To expand our reach to more physicians, we are launching a Virtual Physician CME Program, which focuses on our core pediatric clinical programs. Please visit this page for more information and to register.

2020 PediOrthoWEST

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is holding it’s third annual PediOrtho WEST (Western Education & Surgical Techniques) Resident Education Course on Friday and Saturday, October 16 & 17, 2020.  This course is presented in cooperation with the OrthoPediatrics Foundation for Education and Research (OFER). Please visit this page for more information and to register.

Science Seminar Series

Presented by the Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine
Location: Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, First-Floor Auditorium (unless noted). Free parking is available in the Shriners Hospital Garage.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Lunchtime Lectures

Lunchtime Lectures are organized throughout the year to engage and educate health care professionals and the community at large. Lectures are free and reservations are not required. Beverages are provided and “brown bag” lunches are welcome.

Continuing Education Courses

Conducted by Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California include, but are not limited to, the following:

Signature Series Dinner Lectures

Signature Series Dinner Lectures are organized by Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California to promote excellence in healthcare through continuing medical education. Each program features a lecture by a nationally and or internationally noted physician.

Perspectives on Pediatric Orthopaedics

Perspectives on Pediatric Orthopaedics is a seminar for doctors, nurses and physician assistants presented by the orthopaedic faculty at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California. The seminar brings health care professionals together to discuss best practices in pediatric orthopaedics.

Recovery and Rehabilitation following SEMLS

Recovery and Rehabilitation following SEMLS (Single Event Multi-Level Surgery) is a course designed for physical therapists and nurses who work with children with cerebral palsy. [create hyperlink to CP page] Dr. Jon R. Davids, Assistant Chief of Orthopaedics at the Northern California Shriners Hospital, brings together a multidisciplinary team of neuromuscular experts for a comprehensive seminar that provides the information and resources needed to work successfully with children with cerebral palsy following SEMLS (Single Event Multilevel Surgery.)

The R. Kirklin Ashley Memorial Lectureship

The R. Kirklin Ashley Memorial Lectureship honors the contributions of R. Kirklin Ashley, M.D., who served as chief of staff at the Shriners Hospital in San Francisco from 1981 – 1991. Dr. Ashley inspired many orthopaedists by his kindness, compassion, quick diagnostic skills and superb surgical technique.

Convenient Hotel Accommodations

Two hotels are located just steps away from the conference facilities at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. Those who wish to stay in Sacramento overnight before or after the conference should inquire about the Shriner discount upon making reservations.

Courtyard by Marriott

4422 Y Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 455-6800

Hotel Park Med

2356 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 455-4000

There also are many hotels located just a short drive from the hospital in the heart of downtown Sacramento. These accommodations provide easy access to the California State Capitol, Old Sacramento, the California Railroad Museum, the Crocker Art Museum, the Sacramento Convention Center and other places of interest. To learn more about lodging, entertainment and events in California’s capital, visit the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau website at www.discovergold.org/cvb or call 1-800-292-2334.

Make an Appointment

Please call our Referral Center to schedule an appointment, call (916) 453-2191 or via email at ncal.info@shrinenet.org. A Referral Coordinator will partner with you to gather the necessary information to allow our physician leadership to evaluate the best path for your child.
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