The following events are supported by the Learning Institute

9th International Conference on Pediatric Renal Tumor Biology

Saturday, April 2 – Sunday, April 3,  2016

About the Conference
The conference program will cover topics related to renal tumour biology and development and the translation of this knowledge to clinical practice.  The meeting sessions will be held at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, home to the Hospital for Sick Children’s Research Institute.

For more information and to register please visit the event website.

SickKids Annual Paediatric Update Conference 2016

Interact and learn with leading experts in the health care of children

May 11-14, 2016
Toronto Region Board of Trade
77 Adelaide Street West (inside the First Canadian Place Building)
Toronto, Canada

For more information please visit the conference website.


Practical Approaches in Paediatric Treatment:  A Lecture Series

Friday June 17–Sunday June 19, 2016
The Hospital for Sick Children
Hollywood Theatre
1st Floor, Burton Wing
555 University Avenue
Toronto ON
M5G 1X8

For more information please visit the conference website



Congenital and Paediatric Echocardiography: From Basics to Advanced Course

Thursday April 28 - Saturday April 30, 2016
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Ave
Daniels Hollywood Theatre
1st Floor, Burton Wing
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8

This course offers a unique introduction into paediatric echocardiography and imaging of congenital heart disease. The main goal is to improve the knowledge of physicians and sonographers who perform and/or interpret echocardiograms in newborn and paediatric patient populations or perform echocardiographic studies in adults with repaired congenital heart disease.
Specific course objectives are:

    • Introduce the specific technical aspects of paediatric and congenital echocardiography: image acquisition and representation.
    • Introduction to cardiac morphology and how it relates to echocardiographic imaging.
    • Overview of pre-operative and post-operative imaging of the most common congenital defects.
    • Echocardiographic assessment of more complex congenital defects.
    • Introduction to assessment of systolic and diastolic function in children with a special focus on novel techniques for evaluating LV and RV function.

For more information please visit the conference website.