CHOP Online Pediatric Education Network (OPEN)

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) values advancing care through knowledge exchange with our colleagues around the world. As a thought leader of pediatric healthcare and home to the latest breakthroughs, CHOP recognizes the growing demand for online professional education.

CHOP Online Pediatric Education Network (OPEN) provides pediatric medical education to healthcare professionals from around the world. Within the department of Global Pediatric Education, CHOP OPEN provides access to the latest advances in pediatric care, clinical educational resources and more. Begin exploring now to access educational offerings developed by CHOP faculty and practitioners.

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Monthly Featured Lecture

Dr. Roberto Canessa: I Had to Survive

This month, we’re featuring the story of Dr. Roberto Canessa, a renowned pediatric cardiologist and a survivor of the notorious 1972 Uruguayan airplane crash. Dr. Canessa was one of 45 rugby players who endured extreme conditions and injury after their plane crashed in the Andes. He has made history as one of the men who walked eleven days and climbed 15,000 feet to locate help for the survivors. His journey through the Chilean snowcapped Andes Cordillera rescued 14 of his friends still trapped in the mountains, and inspired his career in saving the lives of pediatric patients.

Open-Access Medical Education

Many lectures found in CHOP OPEN are prepared by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia staff in weeklong modules that are prepared in affiliation with the American Austrian Foundation Open Medical Institute and presented in Salzburg, Austria. CHOP Open-access Medical Education is supported in part by a generous grant from the Leir Foundation.

Please note that some courses presented here have been tailored for their audience in Salzburg, and they may contain stats and information not applicable to all demographics.

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