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.


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.

Speaker: William G. Mackenzie, M.D. Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Nemours, DuPont Hospital for Children
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time: 7 a.m. – 4:30  p.m.
Location: Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, 2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817

Reservations: If you would like to reserve a spot at the 2018 Ashley Lectureship, please contact:
Aimee Gamez
Department of Orthopaedics

Printable version of invite: R. Kirklin Ashley Lecture Invite 2018

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.
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

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