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Professional Education

Professional and Continuing Education Programs

All professional and 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 Children's 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.

2023 PediOrtho WEST | January 21, 2023

Shriners Children's Northern California proudly invites PGY 2 and PGY 3 orthopedic residents to participate in the PediOrtho WEST (Western Education & Surgical Techniques) Resident Education Course. Pediatric orthopedic surgeons from Northern California’s leading children’s hospitals will provide participants with early exposure to the field of pediatric orthopedics. Residents receive training in a variety of pediatric orthopedic surgical techniques through didactic instruction, case-based panel discussions and hands-on skills labs.


The course will be led by pediatric orthopedic surgeons from:

  • Shriners Children's Northern California
  • University of California, Davis
  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco and Oakland
  • Stanford University
  • Valley Children’s Hospital

Program Directors

  • Jon Davids, M.D., Assistant Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Shriners Children's Northern California; Professor of Orthopedics, University of California, Davis
  • Vedant Kulkarni, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon, Shriners Children’s Northern California; Clinical Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis

Register Today!

Enrollment is limited to 30 residents. Acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Thanks to FAP Ortho’s generous support, the course is presented free-of-charge and food and lodging is provided at no cost to participants. Participants traveling from outside Northern California also are eligible for 50% reimbursement of coach airfare costs.

A $50 deposit will be assessed upon registration to hold your spot. This will be refunded after your completion of the program.

Follow the link above to register today. For more information, please reach out to Laura Dayton by phone at 916-453-2049 or email at>

Course Schedule

  • Details to be announced

Pre-reading Requirements

  • Details to be announced  

View gallery of photos from the 2019 PediOrtho WEST Event.

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