5th Pediatric Bone Health Symposium


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Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Course Number: MMC17033
Activity Start Date: March 2, 2017
Activity End Date: March 2, 2017
Location: Hyatt Regency
San Francisco CA

Early Bird By 2/16/2017
Physicians $100
Allied Health Professionals $100
Residents/Fellows $50

Regular Fee After 2/16/2017

Physicians $150
Allied Health Professionals $150
Residents/Fellows $50

On Site Fee
Physicians $150
Allied Health Professionals $150
Residents/Fellows $50

All meals included

Printed Syllabus Included



The 5th Pediatric Bone Health Symposium will summarize recent findings on the following topics:

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An attendee completing this course will be able to:

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

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Course Outline:


8:00 AM Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:30 AM Welcome & Introduction
Aenor Sawyer, Ellen Fung

8:40 AM Insights on Bone Acquisition and Importance of Peak Bone Strength
Babette Zemel

9:30 AM The Window of Opportunity – Updates on the Influence of Exercise and Nutrition in Children
Bonny Specker

10:10 AM Break - 20 min

10:30 AM Fragility Fractures and Chronic Illness in Pediatrics
Leanne Ward

11:10 AM Cornerstones and Controversies - Perspectives from the frontlines
Laura Bachrach

11:30 AM Panel: Pediatric Bone Health at a Population level- Are we gaining?
Laura Bachrach (moderator)
Panel: Leanne Ward, Bonny Specker, Babette Zemel

12:00 PM LUNCH

12:30 PM Lunch Seminar: Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients - Practical Points
(Including Cultural competency case studies) Kyla Kent


1:00 PM It is in the Genes: Diagnosis and Treatment of Heritable Bone Fragility Frank Rauch, MD

1:40 PM Non-imaging Diagnostics: Controversies
Moderator: Leanne Ward • Panel: Frank Rauch, Roger Long

2:10 PM Imaging: Updates on Current Methods
Thomas Link

2:30 AM Future Directions in Bone Health Imaging - New insights, Fewer Artifacts
Ellen Fung (moderator), John Shepherd, Sharmila Majumdar

3:00 PM Break 15 - min

3:15 PM Basic Science Breakthroughs: Part I
Tamara Alliston

3:30 PM Basic Science Breakthroughs: Part II
Ralph Marcucio

3:45 PM New strategies for X-linked hypophosphatasia
Anthony Portale

4:00 PM Diabetes and Bone
Laura Bachrach (Moderator), Speakers: Roger Long, Hilary Seeley

4:30 PM Panel: Precision Medicine in Pediatric Bone Health - Are we gaining?
Aenor Sawyer (moderator),
Panel: Ed Hsiao, Frank Rauch, Farzana Perwad

5:00 PM Closing Remarks
Aenor Sawyer, Ellen Fung

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Faculty Organizers
Aenor J. Sawyer, MD, MS
Director UCSF Skeletal Health Service
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF

Laura K. Bachrach, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Endocrinology
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA

Ellen B. Fung, PhD RD CCD
Associate Scientist
Director, Bone Density Clinic
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, CA

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Keynote Faculty
Frank Rauch, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, McGill University
Shriners Hospital for Children
Montreal, Canada

Bonny L. Specker, Ph.D.
Director and Chair of the Ethel Austin Martin (EAM) Program in Human Nutrition
South Dakota State University
Brookings, South Dakota

Babette S Zemel, PhD
Associate Program Director, CTRC
Director, Bionutrition Core Laboratory,
Research Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Leanne M. Ward, MD FAAP FRCPC
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Department of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario,
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON Canada


Local Faculty
John A Shepherd, PhD, CCD
Professor - Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF
President – International Society Clinical Densitometry
Director - UCSF Body Composition, Exercise Physiology and Energy Metabolism Laboratory

Kyla Kent, MS, CBDT
Technical Director SAMBA Center
Stanford University School of Medicine

Roger Long, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology
UCSF School of Medicine

Thomas Link, MD PhD
Professor, Department of Radiology
UCSF School of Medicine

Anthony A. Portale, MD
Professor in Residence, Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Medical Director, Pediatric Renal Transplant Program
Program Director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Training Program

Edward Hsiao, MD PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology
UCSF School of Medicine

Tamara Alliston, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
UCSF School of Medicine

Ralph Marcucio, MD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
UCSF School of Medicine

Sharmila Majumdar, PhD
Professor, Department of Radiology
UCSF School of Medicine

Hilary Seeley, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine

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Hyatt Regency
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco CA 94111
Hotel Phone: 415-788-1234

Most convenient way to travel to the conference location is via Bart-
Closest Bart station = Embarcadero

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before February 16, 2017 will be refunded, less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to registration@ocme.ucsf.edu.

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