Conference & Symposia

The Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course (PPGC)

(Occurs yearly, between Feb-Mar)

Every year, for the past 58 years, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, has presented an annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course (PPGC) -- a course that is regarded as the most established continuing, independent medical education program in the country. Renowned faculty from all over the United States and the world are invited to participate and present the most recent advances to the practicing pediatrician that directly impacts the practice. Participants will be exposed to the world's foremost teachers who have proven ability to translate theoretical information to the practical level of day-to-day pediatric care.

The Annual General Pediatric Review & Self-Assessment (GPRSA)

(Occurs yearly, in the month of May)

This course presents material designated by the ABP Content Outline as necessary for preparation for Board certification in a comprehensive and intensive presentation prior to participating in the exam.

Annual Pediatric Hospital Medicine Review & Self-Assessment (PHMSA)

(Not taking place in 2023)

This course is intended for those expecting to complete the board certification exam to become a board-certified Pediatric Hospital Medicine sub-specialist. The course is designed to be an intensive review of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Courses focus on core material covering ABP PHM content.

The Annual Human Growth Foundation Conference

(Occurs yearly, in the month of October)

The Human Growth Foundation Education Day Conference is for pediatricians, primary care physicians, pediatric nurse practitioners, medical students and medical personnel interested in updating medical knowledge of conditions and entities in Pediatric Endocrinology.

Annual Pediatric Critical Care Review & Self-Assessment (PCCSA)

(Postponed - Future dates TBA)

This Self-Assessment is designed to be an intensive review of Pediatric Critical Care. The 2020 course features about 25-30 hours of lectures on pediatric critical care medicine topics with 24 CME credit hours. There are more than 300 multiple choice, board style questions for practice and test your knowledge..

Bi-Annual Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (PFCCS)

(Postponed - Future dates TBA)

This course is to introduce principles important in the initial care of critically ill or injured pediatric patients to physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers who are not skilled in pediatric critical care but who must care for such a patient in anticipation of the arrival of a pediatric intensivist or pending transfer of the patient to a more suitable facility.

Regularly Scheduled Series

RSS (Regularly Scheduled Series) are accredited activities that take place on an on-going basis, ranging from quarterly, to weekly. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our live RSS series have moved to a virtual format, make sure to view the current schedule for current status.

Cardiology Conference
Wednesdays, 7 am to 9am EST
Virtual (MS Teams)
This is a didactic conference in which complicated and unique cases of congenital heart disease and acquired pediatric heart disease are discussed.
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Faculty Development Seminars
Held Quarterly, Restricted Series
In-Person & Virtual (Zoom)
The general purpose of this series is to update NCH faculty of hot topics in medical education, new accreditation rules and regulations, and evidence-based teaching and research. This series is restricted to active staff, by invitation only.
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Pediatric Grand Rounds
Fridays, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM, EST (Sept. to June)
In-Person & Virtual (Zoom)
These weekly sessions are aimed at discussing a blend of selected hot topics in Pediatrics ranging from new innovative topics to updates on common pediatric disorders, treatments, diagnostic tests, research, and evidence-based practice.
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Radiology Conference
Wednesdays, 8:15 am to 9:15 am EST
In-Person & Virtual (MS Teams)
Cases of merit concerning imaging procedures are selected from the proceeding weeks and presented in detail along with correlating pathology, genetics, and clinical management.
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Trauma Conference Series
Third Thursday of the month, 7:45 am to 8:45 am EST
Virtual (MS Teams)
The goal of this activity is to provide participants with the learning needed to competently care for pediatric trauma patients and to maintain a level of clinical competency and understanding of the topics, theories and philosophy.
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Tumor Board Conference Series
Wednesdays, 7:15 am to 8:15 am EST
Virtual (MS Teams)
This series aims to update pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, pediatric radiotherapists, and other child health care professionals on the latest developments in Pediatric Oncology
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