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 Complete the form below to be added to our mailing list.

2020 Regional Burn Conference

Doctors, nurses, firefighters and paramedics from throughout California and the Western United States are invited to the 2020 Regional Burn Conference at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California. Please visit this page for more information.

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA
Free parking is available in the Shriners Hospital garage.

Registration: The $95 registration fee includes all continuing education credits, presentations, conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Please visit this webpage to register. Space is limited.



Pediatric Wound Care Boot Camp

Presented by Shriners Hospitals for Children in partnership with the Wound Care Team at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, the Pediatric Wound Care Boot Camp was a continuing education course for nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, and other health care professionals who provide wound care to infants and children. The course provided both didactic and hands-on instruction as well as vendor demonstrations.

Course Materials
Minor Burn Care
Fetal Surgery and Wound Care
Pediatric Wounds
Pressure Ulcers






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 or call 1-800-292-2334.

Patient Referral

916-453-2111 (Emergency Referral)
916-453-2395 (fax)

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