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.

Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider Course

The ABLS Provider Course is an 8-hour course for physicians,nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, firefighters, paramedics, first responders and military personnel. This live, hands-on course is designed to provide the “how-to” of emergency care of the burn patient through the first 24-hour critical time period. Following a series of lectures, case studies are presented for group discussions. The course includes an opportunity to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment, stabilization, and the American Burn Association (ABA)transfer criteria to a Burn Center. Testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment. The ABLS Provider certification is valid for four years.

Date: June 1, 2018
Address: Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California, 2425 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95817
Time: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Register:The registration fee includes all continuing education credits,presentations, conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
$250 Non-Physicians (Nurses, Physician Assistants,  Nurse Practitioners, Therapists,Paramedics,  Firefighters, EMTs)
$350 Physicians

Space is limited. Please register by May 25
To register, please call (916) 453-2041 or email You will receive a registration form to complete and return with registration fee.
Printable version of Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider Course invite.

ABLS Registration Form

The R. Kirklin Ashley Memorial Lectureship

Please join us for a full day of lectures, case discussions and research presentations with William G. Mackenzie, M.D., a world-renowned pediatric orthopaedic surgeon noted for his work in caring for children skeletal dysplasia, limb length discrepancy, limb alignment and muscle diseases. Dr. Mackenzie is Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for Little People of America and Medical Director of the Dwarf Athletic Association of America. He is the past President of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society. Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Mackenzie is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons or Canada. Dr. Mackenzie practices at the Nemours, Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, where he also serves as Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Mackenzie has over 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has written 17 book chapters.


PediOrtho West Resident Course

Date: October 5 & 6
Location: Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, 2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California proudly invites orthopaedic residents to participate in the inaugural PediOrtho WEST (Western Education & Surgical Techniques) Resident Course on Friday and Saturday, October 5 & 6, 2018.  The course is presented in cooperation with the Ortho Pediatrics Foundation for Education and Research (OFER). Enrollment is limited to 30 residents, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants who have been accepted into the course will receive formal notification. For more information, please visit this webpage.


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. Light lunch provided.
TIME: Noon to 1 p.m.
DATES: Printable version of the Research Science Seminar Series 2016-2017

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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