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 11 & 12, 2019.  The course is presented in cooperation with the OrthoPediatrics Foundation for Education and Research (OFER).


About the Course

The course will provide residents with training in a variety of pediatric orthopaedic surgical techniques through both didactic instruction and hands-on skills labs. The purpose of the course is to provide early exposure to pediatric orthopaedics generating enthusiasm for the subspecialty.

Target Audience

The target audience is PGY 2 and PGY 3 residents.


Enrollment will being Spring 2019 and is limited to 30 residents. Acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Thanks to OFER’s generous support, there is no fee to attend.


The course will be led by pediatric orthopaedic surgeons from:

  • Shriners Hospitals for Children / University of California, Davis
  • Stanford University
  • University of California San Francisco/ Children’s Hospital Oakland
  • Valley Children’s Hospital


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.

No Course Fee — Participants Attend Free of Charge

Thanks to OFER’s generous support, we are able to present this course free of charge and provide food and lodging at no cost to participants. Participants traveling from outside Northern California also are eligible for 50 percent reimbursement of coach airfare costs.

Cancellation Policy

We are delighted to offer the course free of charge. However, our  cancellation policy will be strictly enforced to ensure maximum participation.  Written cancellations must be received no later than September 27, 2019. This will give residents on the waiting list an opportunity to attend.  Anyone who is a  “no-show” without cancelling in advance will be charged a  $150 “registration” fee.  For further information call 916-453-2041 or email


Please click here to complete your online registration.
Upon receipt of initial registration, after your completed online registration is received, you will be notified via email of your formal confirmation to the course.



2018 PediOrthoWest Event

Patient Referral

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

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