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Medical education

Medical education

At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland, our medical teams share their expertise by participating in conferences at local levels, conducting offsite clinics to provide care to even more children in need, serving in health care industry leadership capacities, and training other medical professionals in our four core training disciplines.

Continuing medical education: Grand Rounds

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland offers robust continuing education opportunities for medical students and professionals through our CME-approved program, Grand Rounds. This ongoing lecture series is dedicated to fostering a shared culture of knowledge and expertise in the field of pediatric orthopaedics. Each bimonthly lecture series includes speakers with a demonstrable history of expertise in the specialized field, and focuses on discussing new and innovative treatment options for musculoskeletal conditions.

Upcoming lecture: Thursday, February 11, 7 a.m.–8 a.m.

Cerebral Palsy: A view from both sides, presented by Hank Chambers, M.D.

Hank Chambers, M.D., is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California. He also serves as a Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado in 1978. After medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He finished a pediatric orthopaedic surgery fellowship in San Diego under the tutelage of David Sutherland, M.D., Scott Mubarak, M.D., and Dennis Wenger, M.D., in 1990.

Dr. Chambers is currently the director of the Southern Family Center for Cerebral Palsy Program at Rady Children’s Hospital. He is also the medical director of the David H. Sutherland, M.D. Motion Analysis Laboratory. Dr. Chambers was the chief of staff at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego from 2004-2006. He is active nationally in many organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a past president of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and is also the past president of Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM), a pediatric sports medicine research society which he co-founded. He has published over 100 publications and has authored over 30 book chapters. He has been fortunate to have been the visiting professor at over 100 institutions throughout the world and has been recognized as one of the Top Doctors in San Diego, Best Doctors in America, and Top Doctors in U.S. News and World Report and Who’s Who in America and in the World.

Credit: This live activity accounts for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target audience: Faculty, fellows, allied health and medical students.

Learning objectives:

  1. To recognize the etiologies of the different cerebral palsies.
  2. To appreciate and incorporate into practice the different classification systems of cerebral palsy.
  3. To understand the different treatment options for children and adults with spasticity and cerebral palsy. 

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians, fellows and medical students. The education series is currently being held virtually due to community circumstances surrounding the prevention of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). CME credits are provided based on the time that you are present during the live stream. For more information, or to sign up for the series, please contact medical staff services coordinator, Lisa.

Sharing our expertise in orthotics and prosthetics

Many of our hospitals with in-house orthotics and prosthetics capabilities work with their local colleges to provide educational opportunities, sharing their expertise with students and ensuring that even more children will receive the best possible care.

National industry leaders

Many of Shriners Hospitals for Children’s medical professionals serve in leadership positions for national organizations.

Our doctors are deeply involved in the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), American Burn Association (ABA), Arthrogryprosis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) Support, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA), Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), and other leading pediatric health care organizations. 

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland also hosts several medical educational opportunities throughout the year including the Beattie Lecture, Dillehunt Lectures and Primary Care Providers Conference.