CNF Learning Portal

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CNF Learning Portal

Welcome to Our CNF Learning Portal

At the Child Neurology Foundation, we believe in the power of education. We are dedicated to creating a space for learning and growth. Whether you are a Caregiver, Family Support Specialist, or Medical Professional seeking to access accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses, CNF’s Learning Portal is here to support your continuous learning.

Why Choose Us?

Our courses are thoughtfully crafted to cater to professionals, caregivers, and family support specialists alike, fostering a sense of connection, growth, and collaborative learning. Our interactive approach ensures engagement for all participants, while our expert-led sessions provide practical and actionable advice, empowering you to apply your newfound knowledge immediately.

Empowering Caregivers

We at CNF recognize the difficulties and isolation that come with caring for a child with a neurologic condition. Our caregiver courses aim to build a supportive community and provide practical strategies to navigate each journey. Our goal is to empower caregivers, boosting their confidence in managing daily activities.

Family Support Education

We know helping others navigate the life of caring for a child with a neurologic condition is important and complex. Our courses provide education for volunteers and staff at patient advocacy organizations who support families through the social and emotional challenges of diagnosis, treatment, and management of a neurologic condition.

CME Courses for Medical Professionals

Our selection of CME-accredited courses here at CNF cover topics relevant to medical professionals, acknowledging the hurdles that confront them in their daily practice. These courses are designed to enhance knowledge, skills, and techniques while earning valuable continuing education credits in child neurology.

What We Offer

Engaging CME-accredited Content

Our CME-accredited courses feature interactive learning modules, expert-led lectures, and thorough knowledge evaluations to ensure an engaging and effective learning experience.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and polices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and Child Neurology Foundation. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Minnesota Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Flexible Learning

Access our courses and resources anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Whether you prefer to learn at your own pace or participate in live courses, we provide flexible learning options to suit your schedule and preferences.

Community Support

Connect with fellow medical professionals, caregivers, and peer support specialists in our vibrant online community. Share experiences, exchange insights, and find support from like-minded individuals who share your commitment to child neurology.

Featured Courses

Course registration for Caregivers, Medical Professionals, and Family Support Specialists will be available starting June 3, 2024.

For any questions and/or early registration, contact [email protected].

Caregiver Course

From Surviving to Thriving

Click Here for 2024 Course Date(s) & Times

Videos and Interactive Sessions

Our caregiver course features a blend of on-demand videos and live interactive Zoom sessions to ensure a comprehensive learning experience. Here’s how the schedule breaks down:

  • Course Opens: July 8, 2024

*Choose one course to attend for each interactive Zoom session.

Synchronous Zoom Meetings for Module 1

  • Monday, July 15th, 8:00-9:00 PM ET
  • Wednesday, July 17th, 8:00-9:00 PM ET

Synchronous Zoom Meetings for Module 2

  • Monday, July 22nd, 8:00-9:00 PM ET
  • Wednesday, July 24th, 8:00-9:00 PM ET

Synchronous Zoom Meetings for Module 3

  • Monday, July 29th, 8:00-9:00 PM ET
  • Wednesday, July 31st, 8:00-9:00 PM ET

Important Details

  • On-Demand Videos: Watch at your convenience before each module’s interactive session.
  • Interactive Sessions: Attend at least one live Zoom meeting per module to fully engage with the course material and connect with other participants.Click

Registration Opens June 3, 2024 and closes July 17th, 2024

Dates: July 17th – July 31st
*Participants will be required to attend at least one training session a week beginning July 17th, 2024

Contact Hours: 15 hours
Suggested Donation Amount: $25
*Free with CNF Discount Code: CNF25

From Surviving to Thriving: Building a Community to Support Mental Well-Being

From Surviving to Thriving: Building a Community to Support Mental Well-Being is intended to provide support for families with children with complex healthcare needs. Families will learn strategies to successfully manage the challenges of parenting a child with a neurologic condition so they can protect the mental well-being of themselves and members of their family. To allow for more flexibility for participants this training will be 100% virtual. Participants will be expected to attend one interactive session per week for 3 weeks.

Goals of the Training: 

Support families who have children with neurologic conditions by learning about:  

  1. Survival Responses – participants will learn how to manage stress responses and re-occurring grief 
  2. Partnering Techniques – participants will learn how to strengthen relationships to support the whole family 
  3. Healing – participants will learn how to use community as a source of strength and will learn how to shift their mindset to persist through challenges  

Medical Professional Courses

From Surviving to Thriving (2)

Registration Opens June 3, 2024

Dates: On-Demand
CME: 1 Credit Upon Completion
Suggested Donation Amount: $25
*Free with CNF Discount Code: CNF25

Navigating Clinical Trials in Pediatric Neurology

Clinical trials in pediatric neurology can be complex. Doctors are often tasked with trying to decide whether clinical trials are available, accessible, and appropriate for their patients. In this course, you will learn how to navigate clinical trials with pediatric patients through the following topics:

  • The Importance of Clinical Trials
  • A Patient Family’s Experience with Clinical Trials
  • Supporting Participation in Clinical Trials
  • The Clinician’s Role in Clinical Trials
  • Best communication Practices before and During a Clinical Trial
  • The Roadblocks to a Successful Clinical Trial
  • Best Resources for Clinicians and Families

CME Designation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and Child Neurology Foundation. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Minnesota Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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From Surviving to Thriving (1)

Registration Opens June 3, 2024

Dates: On-Demand
CME: 1 Credit Upon Completion
Suggested Donation Amount: $25
*Free with CNF Discount Code: CNF25

Shortening The Diagnostic Odyssey

Welcome to the Child Neurology Foundation’s course on Shortening the Diagnostic Odyssey:

This is a one-hour course focused on educating providers about the impact of genetic testing for improving the management of pediatric neurology conditions. You will learn how to identify and overcome barriers to getting testing and how to talk with families about test results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Better understand the benefits of genetic testing, specifically whole exome sequencing, in the prognosis and medical management of pediatric neurologic conditions
  • Identify barriers and overcome obstacles that delay or prevent access to genetic testing
  • Apply genetic counseling approached to test result disclosure

CME Designation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and Child Neurology Foundation. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Minnesota Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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Family Support Specialist Course

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Registration opens June 3, 2024 and closes June 17, 2024
*for early registration please contact [email protected]

Dates: June 17 – July 24, 2024
Contact Hours: 12 contact hours upon completion
Cost: $115 per participant

Family Support Specialist Training

The CNF Family Support Specialist Training is intended to provide education for volunteers and staff at patient advocacy organizations who support families through the social and emotional challenges of diagnosis, treatment, and management in the child neurology community. 

Goals of the Training: 

Provide a solid foundation in the basics of family support by sharing:  

  • Best Practices – giving family support specialists the information they need to provide high quality support to their community
  • Common Language – the basis for ongoing conversation, education, and growth in the field of caregiver support serving across disease states. 
  • Community of Practice – gives participants a space for shared experience and encouragement in the future

What will the training cover? 

To allow for more flexibility for participants this training will be 100% virtual. The training will consist of three modules to be completed over a six-week period.  

Topics covered include: 

  • Family Support 101
  • Facilitation
  • Listening
  • Self-Care
  • Grief
  • Empathy & Boundaries
  • School Relationships
  • Connecting to Resources 

Get Involved

Support Our Mission:

  • Help us continue our work by making a donation today. Your contribution enables us to expand access to educational resources and support services for children with neurological conditions and their families.

 

Thank you to our CNF Learning Portal partners:


Amgen, Genentech, and Jazz Pharmaceuticals

 

 

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