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Upcoming Conferences

December 2017

January 2018

January 4

2018 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference
Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, SeaTac 

January 22,  (also available March 16, May 23, July 11 or November 12, 2018)

Suicide Prevention Course
Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

This course will provide nurses information about:

  • The complex nature of suicide
  • How to assess and determine risks and the appropriate treatment and management for at-risk patients, both in the healthcare setting and the community

This six-hour class meets the requirements and is on the 2017 Model List for the State of Washington mandatory suicide prevention training for nurses, and will include the special needs of the pediatric population.

January 26

Pediatric Nursing Update
Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Outreach Education is proud to sponsor this conference with experts from Seattle Children’s and the community who will present evidence-based recommendations on commonly occurring medical and mental health issues. This year’s topics will provide practical tips and tools, resources and information to better serve children with special healthcare needs and their families in your practice setting.

 February 2018

February 3

Practical Pediatrics: Improving Pediatric Practice
Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s, Seattle WA

February 10

PAL Program Educational Event: Mental Health for Primary Care Providers
Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, Xfinity Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Ste. 200, Everett, WA 98201

Free Category I CME credit. Speakers and topics include Dr. Robert Hilt on depression, Dr. Will French on bipolar disorder and Dr. Nick Weiss on substance abuse. Online registration will be available in December 2017.

March 2018

March 7-9

General and Special Education Conference
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
The conference will cover areas like Learning Disabilities, Social-Emotional Disorders, Classroom Behavior Management, Autism, Effective Classroom Strategies and much more.

March 26-28

Northwest Rural Health Conference
The Davenport Grand, Spokane, WA

April 2018

April 20

39th Annual Duncan Seminar-Spina Bifida: Promoting Wellness and Preventing Pitfalls
Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA


Ongoing Calendars of Events

Listed below are calendars of training events for health care providers, families and others interested in children and youth, especially those with special needs in Washington State.

Clinician-Focused Listings

Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) Activities Calendar
Monthly calendar of events and trainings open to the public affiliated with the University of Washington’s CHDD in Seattle.

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND) Seminars
UW Center on Human Development & Disability, Conference Room 150
Core seminars are typically Mondays from 12:30-1:30 and are usually recorded for later access.

Seattle Children’s Hospital Continuing Medical Education

Multiple events including:

  • Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds
  • Nursing Grand Rounds
  • Outreach Conferences
  • Other upcoming CME events
  • and links to archived presentations and videos

UW Psychiatry and Behavioral Health- School of Medicine

  • Grand Rounds is a series of educational lectures open to the public given by department and invited faculty about the latest in psychiatry and behavioral health research and practices. Past Grand Round lectures can be viewed in our archive. If you would like to receive email notifications for upcoming lectures please email

Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital- Spokane, WA
Physician Grand Rounds- presentations available on video as well. Children’s Hospital Grand Rounds are listed as part of Sacred Heart’s
CME offerings.

Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital- Tacoma, WA

North Pacific Pediatric Society

Public Health Practice Training Finder Tool
The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) out of the University of Washington releases a new Training Finder Tool that searches NWCPHP’s nearly 200 online courses, webinars, toolkits and guides, in-person trainings, as well as their Institute and Certificate programs.


For Clinicians AND Families

Informing Families, Building Trust
A partnership for communication on developmental disabilities. Partners include the WA State Developmental Disabilities Council and the Developmental Disabilities Administration.

Washington Nonprofits
See Events and Training Page


Family-Focused Listings

Autism Society of Washington
Resource and Event Calendar, by region

Seattle Children’s Parenting Classes
Children’s offers free Autism lectures for parents and caregivers of children and youth on the autism spectrum. These classes are held at the hospital but videocast to community sites across the state as well as recorded for later viewing.

  • Autism 101: This lecture is designed to provide information and support to parents and families of children recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Lecturers provide up-to-date and evidence-based information regarding the core deficits of ASD, the variability and presentation of behaviors associated with autism, prevalence and etiology, treatments available and resources for families. Offered quarterly.
  • Autism 200: This series of free 90-minute classes for parents and caregivers of children with autism who wish to better understand this disorder. Faculty from Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington and community providers teach the classes. Held the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 pm.

The ARC of Washington State
Many of the nine regional/county Arcs offer trainings and events.