Continuing Education

ContinuingEDAll 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 or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact the Staff Development Office at 916-453-2041 or


R. Kirklin Ashley Lectureship

Please join us on Tuesday, May 23 for a full day of lectures, case discussions and research presentations with Tony Herring, M.D. a world-renowned pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and Chief of Staff Emeritus at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas.  Dr. Herring is a professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas and served as the Chief of Staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for 34 years. He has served in a leadership role in nearly every major orthopaedic professional association and his textbook on pediatric orthopaedic surgery continues to be one of the most widely read in the world.  He has published extensively in all areas of pediatric orthopaedics, including Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, scoliosis, hip dysplasia, and limb deficiencies.

Speaker: J.A. “Tony” Herring, M.D.Chief of Staff Emeritus, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, 2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817
Print: Click on link to print a copy of the R. Kirklin Ashley Invite

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For further information about continuing education programs, please call 916-453-2041 or email

The Department of Orthopaedics at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California organizes the R. Kirklin Ashley Lectureship to honor its commitment to advancing care through clinical excellence and continuing education.


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.
Date(s): 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.)


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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