Continuing Education


All continuing education programs organized by the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento 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, please contact the Staff Development Office at 916-453-2041 or Complete the form below to be added to our mailing list.

Continuing Education Courses

Conducted by Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California include, but are not limited to, the following:

Signature Series Dinner Lectures

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

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

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. Dr. Jon R. Davids, 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 (Single Event Multilevel Surgery.)

2021 Virtual Provider CME Program

Continuing medical education consists of educational activities, which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients. We are pleased to announce our new 2021 Virtual Provider CME Program.  There is no charge for attending these webinars and following the webinar, you will receive CME credit. Learn more here.

2021 PediOrthoWEST

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is holding it’s third annual PediOrtho WEST (Western Education & Surgical Techniques) Resident Education Course on Saturday, October 9, 2021.  This course is presented in cooperation with the Foundation for Advancing Pediatric Orthopaedics (FAP Ortho). Please visit this page for more information and to register.

Science Seminar Series

Presented by the Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine
Location: Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, First-Floor Auditorium (unless noted). Free parking is available in the Shriners Hospital Garage.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Lunchtime Lectures

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.

The R. Kirklin Ashley Memorial Lectureship

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.

Convenient Hotel Accommodations

Two hotels are located just steps away from the conference facilities at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. Those who wish to stay in Sacramento overnight before or after the conference should inquire about the Shriner discount upon making reservations.

Courtyard by Marriott

4422 Y Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 455-6800

Hotel Park Med

2356 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 455-4000

There also are many hotels located just a short drive from the hospital in the heart of downtown Sacramento. These accommodations provide easy access to the California State Capitol, Old Sacramento, the California Railroad Museum, the Crocker Art Museum, the Sacramento Convention Center and other places of interest. To learn more about lodging, entertainment and events in California’s capital, visit the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau website at or call 1-800-292-2334.


Rehabilitation for Pediatric Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

As we expand our Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Program to include care for children with traumatic brain injury and in recognition of brain injury month in March, we are pleased to announce a three-part recorded educational series.

To earn credit, please watch the series throughout the month then join us for the live expert panel discussion. Completion of each video and knowledge assessment earns 1.0 CEU and up to 4.0 CEU in total for RNs and PTs.

Special Invitation for: nurses, physical therapists.

Part One: Prevention, Acute Recovery and Lifespan Implications – 1.0 CEU  

Rehabilitation for Pediatric Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize risk factors and strategies for prevention
  • Distinguish lifespan of TBI specific to the pediatric population

Part Two: Interdisciplinary Care on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit – 1.0 CEU

Rehabilitation for Pediatric Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Learning Objective:

  • Determine factors that promote engagement in the rehab process
  • Anticipate patient progress based on TBI type, severity and therapy evaluation findings
  • Integrate principles of SMART goals to construct a plan of care

Part Three: Interventions to Target Brain – Behavior Function – 1.0 CEU

Rehabilitation for Pediatric Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Learning Objective:

  • Describe cognitive and functional tests/measures
  • Analyze cognitive strategies for functional activities training
  • Apply principles of brain-behavior relation for impairments of memory, mood and executive function