All continuing education programs organized by the Northern California Shriners Hospital 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:
Staff development office
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:
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.
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 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 (single event multi-level surgery) is a course designed for physical therapists and nurses who work with children with cerebral palsy. Jon R. Davids, M.D., 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.