Education and Seminars

The Great Plains Primary Care PBRN provides links to educational opportunities, in the form of seminars and webinars, that enhance clinical expertise, reveal best care practices, promote clinical research expertise, and deliver cutting-edge research findings. Continuing education credits are available for in-person and distance participation. You do not have to be UNMC faculty or staff to claim continuing education credits.

Ongoing educational opportunities:

UNMC Grand Rounds

Weekly education and case study presentations spanning all healthcare domains. For more information, contact or call 402-559-2891.

Webinar Series for Primary Care Providers

Outreach educational seminars for healthcare providers. For more information, contact or call 402-559-4152

Pain and Substance Use Disorder Project ECHO

Obtain knowledge, clinical advice, and share patient cases via video conferencing with experts in pain management and substance use disorders. For more information, contact Continuing Education Registration at 402-559-5929

IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network (ISPCTN)

The Pediatric Clinical Trials Network aims to study environmental influences on child health outcomes. The professional development courses are online modules designed to promote clinical research expertise across research teams. For more information, contact or call 501-320-7334

COVID-19 Learning As We Go

 This webinar series will provide physicians, nurses and other health care professionals throughout Nebraska and the region with the information and tools needed to care for patients who are known or suspected to have COVID-19. One week after the live event, a recording of the webinar will be available on-demand. To claim continuing education credit, you will have to view the entire presentation and complete the online post test and evaluation. Questions? Contact Whitney Van Arsdall via email at

Past Presentations

  • COVID-19 Critical Care and Pulmonary Management Updates from the Frontlines

Hosted in partnership between Kansas Patients and Providers Engaged in Prevention Research (KPPEPR) and High Plains Research Network (HPRN) of Colorado, this session provides insight for rural providers and hospitals across Kansas and Colorado on addressing COVID-19.


Bill Vandivier, MD

Director, COPD Center,

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver


Download the slides here.

Monday, April 13, 2020 @ 12:30 CST


  • Develop surge capacity 
  • Identify SARS-CoV-2 testing
  • Cohort COVID-19 patients 
  • PPE – train, allocate & preserve 
  • Avoid respiratory emergencies   
  • Plan for codes 
  • Establish transfer criteria § ≥ 4L O2 or respiratory difficulty
  • Watanabe-Galloway, Shinobu. CTR 903 Seminar in Multidisciplinary Team Building and Concept Building across Disciplines – Lecture: “National Databases and Practice-Based Research Networks.” March 18, 2020. View presentation slides here.

Have educational opportunities to share? Contact Emily Frankel.