Outstanding continuing education events provided residents, faculty, community practitioners—and even patients and families—with valuable knowledge on important topics in pediatric care.
The Pediatric Advanced Life Support+ (PALS+) provider course, taught by many of our faculty, used high-fidelity manikins at the UW Hospital Clinical Simulation Program. The two-day course gave participating clinicians a highly realistic, hands-on educational experience in the care of acutely ill children.
In October, we welcomed nationally renowned pediatric geneticist, Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism winner, MacArthur fellow, and Clinic for Special Children founder Holmes Morton, MD, as a visiting professor. Dr. Morton made inspiring presentations on newborn screening and healthcare delivery to the Amish and Mennonite populations—insights that translate into improved care for all children with inherited disorders.
At our second Family Education Day for Cystic Fibrosis (CF), people with CF—and their families and friends—learned about promising new therapies, legal considerations, and coping strategies for the inherited disease.
Finally, we collaborated with healthcare organizations from around the state to hold the “Successful Youth Transition into Adult Healthcare” Summit. Keynote speaker Albert Hergenroeder, MD, and a host of presenters discussed ways physicians can help children with chronic illnesses or disabilities make the leap from pediatric to adult healthcare.