Continuing Medical Education



Consistent with the Vision and Goals of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the Mission of our Continuing Medical Education program is to provide the highest quality of clinical care by developing and supporting organized programs in medical education by providing a stimulus for teaching and by conveying outcomes of clinical research for the medical community, staff and other health care providers. We will strive to meet our Mission through CME activities focusing on providing high-quality, practice-based educational opportunities that are designed to advance competence, enhance practice performance, and, where possible, improve patient outcomes in populations served by the healthcare providers we educate. In 2006, the PCH CME Committee expanded to include representatives from the majority of departments involved in education throughout the hospital, and in November 2010, the PCH CME program achieved six years of Accreditation with Commendation.

Phoenix Children's Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor Continuing Medical Education for physicians, including Grand Rounds, Pediatric Update, and a variety of other continuing medical education activities throughout the year.

Please contact us via email if you are interested in hosting a CME Educational Activity, need additional information, or would like to submit your CME Educational Activity Planning Application.


40thAnnual Melvin L. Cohen, MD Pediatric Update

March 13, 2017 - March 16, 2017

This Continuing Medical Education event welcomes hundreds of physicians from across the country who recognize and value this opportunity to learn the latest evidence-based practices in pediatric medicine.

Pediatric Update 2017 consists of morning sessions, each lasting five hours on four successive days (Monday, March 13, 2017 through Thursday, March 16, 2017). Optional afternoon workshops will be scheduled.

Pediatric Update 2017 faculty will include:

Elizabeth Alderman, MD (Adolescent Medicine)

Wendy Bernatavicius, MD (Children with Special Needs)

Blake Bulloch, MD (Emergency Medicine)

Richard Engel, MD (Hospitalist Medicine)

Alan Friedman, MD (Cardiology)

John Kelso, MD (Allergy, Immunology)

Tieraona Low Dog, MD (Integrative Medicine)

David Notrica, MD (Trauma, Surgery)

Harper Price, MD (Dermatology)

William Raszka, MD (Infectious Disease)

Randall Ricardi, DO (Psychiatry)

Tressia Shaw, MD (Palliative Care)

Steven Spalding, MD (Quality)

Greg White, MD (Orthopedics)

Kenneth Wright, MD (Ophthalmology)

Fees to attend Pediatric Update 2017

$590 for practicing physicians

$465 for retired physicians, residents, nurses, and other allied health professionals.

Those who register for the course and reserve a room at Scottsdale Plaza Resort through the Phoenix Children’s Hospital-Pediatric Update guest room block, prior to 12/31/2016, will receive a course registration discount of $50. Registration fees include breakfast each morning, refreshments during the meeting, and an evening reception. There will be additional fees to register for the afternoon workshops. All sessions will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort.

Scottsdale Plaza Resort is the perfect desert retreat. The resort features five heated swimming pools, a salon and day spa, state-of-the-art health club, two lighted tennis courts, racquet ball court, two championship golf courses just steps away from the resort, and award winning dining. A limited number of guest rooms are being held at Scottsdale Plaza for a reduced rate of $251 per night (includes resort fee), plus an occupancy tax of 13.17%. Airport transportation is available for an inclusive fee of $23 one way. Please plan to reserve your guest room well in advance. If you are ready to make your room reservations please visit the online reservation link:

For additional information about The Scottsdale Plaza Resort, visit their website at

Beautiful Scottsdale Arizona offers exciting options for things to see and do. From world-class museums and a renowned botanical garden to the nation’s largest wilderness preserve. Amusement parks, an award-winning zoo, and a railroad museum appeal to all ages. Please use the following link to access destination guides for Scottsdale, AZ:

Welcome MLB Spring Training fans! Scottsdale is a great place to enjoy Spring Training baseball games. Tickets are reasonably priced and nothing tastes better than a hot dog with a beverage of your choice in the Arizona sunshine! Scottsdale is one of the best cities to spend time indoors or outdoors.

Additional conference information will be provided on the Phoenix Children's Hospital website, available Fall 2016.

If you would like a copy of the above information please download the SAVE THE DATE-PDF.

With questions, please contact the office of Continuing Medical Education:

Meet the CME Team

Micah Olson, M.D., Medical Director of CME

Joann Cunningham, Manager of CME

Antwanette Peoples, Community Academics Coordinator

Sharon Kerr, CME Administrative Assistant


Grand Rounds

The Grand Rounds program includes lectures on Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Melvin L. Cohen Conference Center, located at 1920 East Cambridge Avenue (on the first floor of the Rosenberg Children's Medical Plaza on the Phoenix Children's main campus).

*Exception: every 2nd Tuesday of the month, Grand Rounds is held at Maricopa Medical Center Auditoriums.

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