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BIRMINGHAM (Jan. 14, 2011) - Children's Hospital is offering a pediatric emergency medicine course on March 1-2, 2011.

Registration for "Advanced Pediatric Life Support" (APLS) has begun, and any health care provider who is involved in the treatment of children, especially in an urgent care setting, is encouraged to attend. The course is an educational program developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and features a curriculum designed to present the information physicians need to assess and care for critically ill and injured children during the first few hours in the emergency department or office-based setting.

Faculty will include Children's Hospital experts including: Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care, Surgery, Neonatology and Radiology.

Registration for the two-day course for attending physicians is $450 and $400 for physician's in-training or other health care providers. The course fee includes: the textbook, course material, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. CME Information: The Children's Hospital of Alabama designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1CreditsTM.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Children's Hospital of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The event will be held in the Bradley Lecture Center Harbor Building (1600 6th Ave. South, Birmingham) on the 4th floor at Children's Hospital. For registration information, please contact Shruti Kant, MD, at 205.939.9587 or

Children's Hospital of Alabama is the 10th busiest pediatric medical center in the United States. Located in Birmingham, Children's is one of only about 45 freestanding acute care hospitals of its kind in the nation and the only hospital in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is licensed for 275 beds.

Children's is a private, not-for-profit hospital governed by a volunteer board of trustees. The hospital was recently recognized for the excellence of its nursing care by achieving Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Children's will celebrate its centennial anniversary in 2011.