Networking

CPF hosts a number of networking and educational events monthly for our members. These events are a great way to get connected in the pediatric community and foster existing relationships. Each event is planned with you in mind, so please let us know if you have any suggestions.

Annual Meeting

The CPF Annual Meeting is held at the Omni Nashville Hotel each year. An educational, conference style event is held during the day for practice managers and staff. A dinner and educational program occur at night for physicians following a socializing happy hour in the vendor hall.

The vendor exhibits provide a unique occasion for organizations to gain exposure as well as an opportunity to market and sell their products and services. A cocktail hour with a vendor fair is provided followed by a dinner with an educational forum.

Mix Mingle & Jingle

Presented by Cumberland Pediatric Foundation in collaboration with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Department of Pediatrics, this annual event has become the premier holiday networking event for pediatric providers in Middle Tennessee. Hosted at Pinewood Social, attendees enjoy networking with their peers, delicious food, entertainment and signature cocktails. Over 500 attendees gathered last year for yet another celebratory evening of fun.

Open House

Cumberland Pediatric Foundation in conjunction with the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital partner together to host the annual Open House to promote communication and camaraderie between the community pediatricians, current pediatric residents and the pediatric specialists at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. This event provides an opportunity for collaboration in clinical care and in building your network with other physicians.

The community practices and specialists will have a table to showcase information about their practice which may include anything from brochures to a fun activity displaying information about your partners in your clinic. An award is selected each year for the “Best Table.”

In 2016, CPF introduced the “Pediatric Showcase” at the Open House. The Showcase honors CPF members and partners who have achieved noteworthy accomplishment throughout the year. Awards include participation in research, educational events, best table, medical student hosts, pediatric pioneers, and good citizenship. 

CME Dinners

Cumberland Pediatric Foundation is a provider of continuing medical education (CME). These sessions are offered monthly as part of the CPF Educational Series. Topics are selected by our education committee . Credits are obtained from AAFP and Vanderbilt’s CME office and average between 1.5 and 1.75 prescribed credit per session. Prescribed credit is equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit. For more information on credit equivalency, click here

Resident Picnic

Cumberland Pediatric Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Pediatrics and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt host the Annual Pediatric Resident Welcome Picnic. This is a great opportunity for the residents to meet and socialize with new residents and CPF members in a relaxed, fun-filled environment. This annual event takes place in the summer at Centennial Park.  

Roundtable Lunches

Roundtables are monthly luncheon gatherings designed specifically for pediatric practice managers. In order to accommodate practice managers across the region, Roundtables are hosted in a different city each month. These luncheons are a great place for practice managers to form connections and share challenges and solutions to issues that affect their work every day.