Mayo Clinic/Sanford Childrens Collaboration Improving the Lives of Children
(Sioux Falls, SD & Rochester, MN) The collaboration between Sanford Childrens and Mayo Clinic continues to improve the lives of children. On December 7, 2007, hundreds of healthcare professionals from across the country convened at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for the second T. Denny Sanford Pediatric Symposium. The symposium is part of the collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Sanford Childrens Hospital, established through a generous donation by Mr. Sanford in 2005.
It is extremely fulfilling to witness the outstanding medical experts from Sanford Childrens and Mayo Clinic coming together to share their knowledge with each other and with other healthcare professionals, said Mr. Denny Sanford. I know this symposium will help children enjoy the gift of good health and great healthcare services.
The T. Denny Sanford Pediatric Symposium is an annual event concentrating on the newest medical and surgical care of children, including disseminating results of the two institutions collaborative research and treatment efforts. This year, the symposium focused on several pediatric topics including pediatric palliative care, food allergies, chronic asthma and chronic headaches. Several Sanford Childrens physicians were featured speakers during the day long symposium. The first symposium, held in 2006 at Sanford USD Medical Center, focused on the subject of neonatal intensive care and other pediatric topics.
In addition to the annual T. Denny Sanford Pediatric Symposium, the collaboration between the Mayo Clinic and Sanford Childrens Hospital includes development of elective rotations for residents in pediatrics and pediatric-related specialties, as well as shared research and education projects focused on childhood diseases.
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