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Our hospital podcast series

Pediatric Specialty Care Spotlight podcasts from Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago offer interviews with our physicians and clinicians in their areas of pediatric specialty care. Intended for parents, patients families and clinicians. See our Podcasts page.

Educational opportunities for health professionals

The World & Wonder of Pediatric Plastic Surgery - Friday, July 13, 2018

This is the new pediatric plastic surgery symposium commemorating the work of Dr. Marty Sullivan, a prominent plastic surgeon who helped make Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago a center of care for facial clefts. The symposium features craniofacial plastic surgeons, an otolayrnologist and speech language pathologist from Shriners Hospitals. It is intended to help physicians and clinicians identify conditions that need referrals, the optimal times for referrals and resources available. 

Tuition is $50 and includes breakfast and a boxed lunch. CNE and CME credits are available.

Registration coming soon!  For more information contact Physician Liaison Cynthia Anderson by email or 773-332-4921.

Annual Ethics Lecture - Thursday, August 30, 2018

The 5th annual Irma and Larry Sturm Memorial Ethics Lecture will take place August 30 with Deb Mukherjee, M.D., from the Ryan AbilityLab. This annual lecture series offered at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago features important leaders from the field of medical ethics and is offered to medical doctors and health care specialists who are responsible for the care and well-being of patients and the integrity of medical institutions. The goal of this lectureship is to highlight ethical issues across disciplines, and encourage thought and exploration of these issues among residents, students and faculty. The lecture is offered at no cost to participants. Continuing education credit (nursing) is available.

For more information, email Kathy Zebracki or call 773-385.5832.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes - coming Spring 2019

This is the annual Pediatric Symposium held each spring in Chicago that features the physicians of Shriners Hospitals for Children in their areas of pediatric specialty. Among the topics are scoliosis, brachial plexus, cerebral palsy, osteogenesis imperfecta and other orthopaedic conditions. Presented by Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago in conjunction with University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

Interested in hosting a presentation for health care professionals by Shriners Hospitals experts?

Physicians at the Chicago Shriners Hospital are available for grand rounds, staff in-services or to speak at conferences. For assistance in scheduling, contact Physician Liaison Cynthia Anderson by email or 773-332-4921.

Rehabilitation professional development seminars

Several courses are available in 2018 at the Chicago Shriners Hospital for physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists. Information regarding CEUs is available on the website listed for each specific course. To register, visit the website listed for each seminar.

All seminars take place at:

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago
2211 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60707

Free on-site parking is available in our hospital parking lot.

Questions or concerns?

773-385-5574 – To reach our rehabilitation department
773-622-5400 – For general hospital information

The Hand, Wrist and Elbow Complex

July 28-29, 2018
Hosted by: TN Seminars
Workshop Information

This two-day seminar will present a comprehensive overview of the structural and biomechanical basis of hand, wrist and elbow function and their relationship to the entire upper extremity. This unique approach thoroughly examines the relationship of these structures to human performance and suggest strategies for functional improvement. Common pathologies, mechanisms of injury, and progressive pre and post-operative treatment involving fractures, RSI/CTDs, tendon/nerve lacerations, arthritis, sprains/strains and dislocations will be covered with strong reference to their impact on function.

Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Techniques for the Lower Quadrant

August 11-12, 2018
Hosted by TN Seminars
Workshop information

This lab intensive manual therapy course presents the use of mechanical movements which lead to proper selection of Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM), select joint mobilizations and home exercises to correct positional faults, muscular imbalance and hypo-mobility of the lumbar spine, pelvis and hip region.

We will compare and contrast the traditional osteopathic methods of physical examination of the lumbar spine and pelvis with the mechanical diagnosis method of McKenzie and then blend them together into an efficient progression of care. Appropriate functional exercises for a home exercise program will be discussed or demonstrated.

Neuromobilization for the Upper Quadrant

September 22-23, 2018
Hosted by: TN Seminars
Workshop information

This two day, hands-on intensive seminar is designed to develop clinical assessment and treatment skills in advanced concepts of pain management and dysfunction in the upper quadrant. This course will combine an efficient examination process to effectively differentiate between musculoskeletal and neurological sources of pain in order to identify and sequence a custom treatment plan tailored to the dysfunction. Hands on lab sessions will further facilitate proper examination and treatment interventions involving evidence based special testing, neuromobilization, manual therapy, orthotic interventions and exercise prescription.

The Hip and Knee Complex

September 29-30, 2018
Hosted by TN Seminars
Workshop information

The first portion of the course focuses on a comprehensive overview of the anatomy and biomechanics of the hip and knee followed by examination considerations and treatment intervention strategies for non-operative and postoperative management of commonly seen orthopedic conditions.

Successful examination and development of tx interventions of the hip and knee requires the clinician to have a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the respected regions. With this understanding and a problem-solving approach, the clinician will be able to accurately determine the source(s) of the patient’s symptoms and formulate an effective tx scheme that focuses on correction of the underlying problems vs symptom relief. This workshop is designed for rehabilitation specialists of all skill levels who have exposure to this orthopedic population.

Effectively Treating Behavior in Children

November 30-Dec. 1, 2018
Hosted by: Education Resource
Workshop information

More effectively treat children and adolescents with complex behavioral, sensory integration, TBI, Autism Spectrum (DSM-V-TR associated diagnoses), cognitive limitations, PTSD, and other developmental challenge using a new approach synthesizing behavioral, sensory integration, handling, mindfulness, activity, music, and developmental strategies. This hands-on lab course emphasizes practical evidence-based techniques integrating Positive Behavioral Support, Mindfulness, Therapeutic Movement, NDT, Neuropsychology, Sensory Integration, and sensory massage.

All participants will receive reproducible copies of the recently published FAB Activity Strategies, Pressure Touch Program, Environmental Adaptations, Triggers & Coping Forms, and Oral Sensory Strategies and will learn to use them to develop individualized activity, environmental adaptation, and intervention strategies for home and school use.

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