UCSF CME:  18th Annual Developmental Disabilities -
An Update for Health Professionals


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Chairs Faculty Travel & Lodging Cancellation Policy

Department: Interdisciplinary
Course Number: MOC19001
Activity Start Date: March 14, 2019
Activity End Date: March 15, 2019
Location: UCSF Laurel Heights Conference Center
San Francisco, CA

Early Bird Ends- 1/31/19
Physicians $450
Other Health Professionals $325
Residents/Fellows $325
Community Members (no CME) $100

Regular Fee Begins- 2/1/19
Physicians $550
Other Health Professionals $400
Residents/Fellows $400
Community Members (no CME) $100

Parking Voucher at Laurel Heights Campus
$16.00 for March 14, 2019
$16.00 for March 15, 2019



The 18th annual interdisciplinary conference addresses a variety of topics, including the impact of trauma and immigration on child development and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Offering a unique update for primary care and subspecialty health care professionals and others who care for children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities and complex health care needs, the 2019 conference covers a broad spectrum of developmental disabilities across the lifespan including autism spectrum disorders, mental health, genetic screening and diagnoses, and intervention and therapeutic consideration. Focus on special education, law enforcement, and policy from a variety of specialists adds to the content. We are pleased to present cutting edge talks on new advances in vision screening, developmental effects of perinatal marijuana and substance use, sleep disorders in people with Developmental Disabilities, dermatologic disorders in Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities, atypical seizure disorders, and intriguing therapeutic techniques and research overview for autism spectrum disorders.

Presentations by our expert faculty should be of interest to pediatricians, family physicians, nurse clinicians, psychologists, and internists who are involved in the health care of individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as to those in other healthrelated disciplines including health policy, epidemiology, psychiatry, school health, social work, and case management services. While the conference is designed for health care professionals, we welcome families and individuals with developmental disabilities who wish to learn from the various represented disciplines.

Non-profit conference exhibitors feature resources designed to help our audience better provide care for children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities. We look forward to welcoming you to the 18th annual Developmental Disabilities Update Conference and hope that your patients and clients with special health care needs will benefit from your participation.

Lucy S. Crain, MD, MPH, FAAP and Geraldine Collins-Bride, MS, ANP, FAAN
Conference Co-Chairs

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An attendee completing this course will be able to:

  1. Discuss adverse events and proven impact of trauma and conflict/war/parental separation on development and potential for immediate and long term disability, and funding of services for immigrants with ID/DD and differences in eligibility for children and adults;
  2. Identify educational and criminal justice resources;
  3. Discuss current social and cultural disparities, and implications for healthcare access and quality of care for individuals with developmental disabilities;
  4. Describe efforts and strategies to foster non-violent encounters with law enforcement and individuals who display acting out behaviors and mental health issues;
  5. Provide informed healthcare for people with autism spectrum disorders and other behavioral disorders and develop strategies for appropriate referral;
  6. Provide new information about sleep disorders in patients with DD/ID, and the current state of medical intervention;
  7. Describe current interventions, educational programs, and co-morbidities associated with Down Syndrome, and apply appropriate treatment/referral strategies;
  8. Identify and manage dermatologic conditions in Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities;
  9. Counsel patients on new modalities for non-invasive vision screening;
  10. Discuss new genetic diagnostic techniques and recognize syndromes associated with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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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 14.25 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.

Family Physicians
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, andAMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

This educational activity is recognized by the California Board of Psychology as meeting the continuing education requirements toward license renewal for California psychologists. Psychologists are responsible for reporting their own attendance to the California Board of Psychology. Psychologists from other states should check with their respective licensing boards.

Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. UCSF maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Course meets the qualifications for 14.25 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Provider Name: UCSF Approval Number: 64239

No instructor or facilitator is permitted to promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients, based upon current accepted standards of practice. All CAMFTcertified education must provide training on how to treat all clients in an ethically and clinically sound manner.

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Course Outline:


7:15 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:50 Welcome and Course Overview
Lucy S. Crain, MD, MPH, FAAP
Geraldine Collins-Bride, MS, ANP, FAAN

8:00 Indirect Effects of War and Developmental Disabilities
Paul H. Wise, MD, MPH

8:45 Immigration, Trauma, and Children & Youth with Disabilities
Fernando S. Mendoza, MD, MPH

9:30 Q & A

9:40 Coffee Break and Exhibits

10:00 Starting with Special Education
Jean C. Robertson

10:40 Moving Towards Positive Interactions with Law Enforcement
William Scott

11:20 Q & A

11:30 Lessons Learned from the CART Services Mobile Consult Team
Geraldine Collins-Bride, MS, ANP, FAAN
Clarissa Kripke, MD, FAAFP
Eva C. Ihle, MD, PhD
Zoe Collins, PsyD
Patricia Mejia
Jo Cummins

12:15 pm Lunch (Included in your registration)

1:15 Update on California's Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Systems and Services
Nancy Bargmann, MS, MBA

1:45 Advances in Vision Screening
Maanasa Indaram, MD

2:15 The Evaluation and Diagnosis of Intellectual Disability: What You Need to Know
Cynthia Curry, MD

3:00 Q & A

3:15 Coffee Break and Exhibits

3:30 Pediatric Effects of Parental Substance Use
Diana Coffa, MD

4:00 Pharmacotherapy for Anxiety- and Stress-Related Behavior Dysregulation in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Eva C. Ihle, MD, PhD

4:45 Q & A


5:00 Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center: 67 Years of Service to the Community
David Dubinsky, CEO

5:30-6:30 pm Networking Reception



7:15 am Continental Breakfast

7:50 Welcome and Daily Overview
Lucy S. Crain, MD, MPH, FAAP
Geraldine Collins-Bride, MS, ANP, FAAN

8:00 Charlie's Clinic - Holistic and Specialized Care for Children with Down Syndrome
Noemi Alice Spinazzi, MD, FAAP

8:30 Skin Problems and Down Syndrome
Noemi Alice Spinazzi, MD, FAAP

9:00 Dermatologic Issues and Developmental Disabilities
Renee Howard, MD

9:30 Q & A

9:45 Coffee Break and Exhibits

10:00 Disordered Sleep in Children and Adults with DD: Diagnosis and Treatment Modalities
Rafael Pelayo, MD

10:45 Autism: Working with Sensory-Movement Differences
Clarissa Kripke, MD, FAAFP

11:30 Q & A

11:45 Lunch (On your own)

1:15 pm Seize the Day! Atypical Seizure Disorders and DD
Joseph Sullivan, MD

1:45 The Top 10 Articles on Autism Spectrum Disorders in 2018-19
Robin L. Hansen, MD

2:15 Understanding Microcephaly: A 2019 Guide for Clinicians
Cynthia Curry, MD

2:45 Q & A

3:00 Coffee Break and Exhibits

3:15 Advances in Targeted Treatments in Fragile X Syndrome and Autism
Randi J. Hagerman, MD

4:00 WHAT’S NEXT? A Dialogue and Q&A with
Afternoon Speakers

4:30 pm Course Adjourns

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Lucy S. Crain, MD, MPH, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics (Emerita)
UCSF School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
Stanford University

Geraldine Collins Bride, MS, ANP, FAAN
Professor and Vice-Chair
Department of Community
Health Systems
UCSF School of Nursing

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Nancy Bargmann, MS, MBA
Director, California Department
of Developmental Services
Sacramento, CA

Zoe Collins, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist
Oakland, CA

David Dubinsky
CEO, Pomeroy Recreation
and Rehabilitation Center
San Francisco, CA

Randi J. Hagerman, MD
Medical Director of the
MIND Institute
Distinguished Professor
Endowed Chair in
Fragile X Research
UC Davis Health System
Davis, CA

Robin L. Hansen, MD
Director of Clinical Programs,
UC Davis MIND Institute;
Professor and Chief of
Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics,
School of Medicine
Director, Center for Excellence in
Developmental Disabilities (CEDD)
UC Davis Health System, Davis, CA

Fernando S. Mendoza, MD, MPH
Associate Dean of Minority
Advising and Programs,
Professor of Pediatrics, The Lucile
Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Stanford University, Stanford CA

Rafael Pelayo, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
and Sleep Medicine
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Jean C. Robertson
Chief of Special Education Services
San Francisco Unified School
District, San Francisco, CA

William Scott
Chief of Police
San Francisco Police Department
San Francisco, CA

Paul H. Wise, MD, MPH
Richard E. Behrman Professor of
Child Health and Society,
Director, Center for Policy,
Outcomes and Prevention
Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Diana Coffa, MD
Associate Professor of Family and
Community Medicine

Jo Cummins
Program Coordinator
UCSF Office of Developmental
Primary Care

Cynthia Curry, MD
Professor of Pediatrics Emerita,
UCSF Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics,
Stanford Genetic Medicine –
University Pediatric Specialists
Fresno, California

Renee Howard, MD
Professor of Dermatology

Eva C. Ihle, MD, PhD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical
Professor, UCSF Departments of
Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Maanasa Indaram, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Clarissa C. Kripke, MD, FAAFP
Professor of Family and
Community Medicine;
Director, Office of
Developmental Primary Care,
Department of Family and
Community Medicine

Patricia Mejia
Program Manager/Community Liaison
UCSF Office of Developmental
Primary Care

Noemi Alice Spinazzi, MD, FAAP
Physician, Primary Care
Medical Director, Charlie's Clinic
(Down Syndrome Clinic)
Co-Director, Developmental and
Behavioral Pediatrics rotation at BCHO
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF
School of Medicine

Joseph Sullivan, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology

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Travel & Lodging:

Conference Location:
UCSF Laurel Heights Conference Center
3333 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Hotel Information:
A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at
The Laurel Inn
444 Presidio Ave (One block walk from the conference location)
San Francisco CA 94115
Reservations Telephone: 800-552-8735 or 415-567-8467

Conference Rate: $279 per night  

Cut-off date: February 1, 2019 or as soon as the roomblock fills

When placing reservations by phone, mention that you will be attending the UCSF Developmental Disabilities conference to receive the special rate.

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before March 13, 2019 will be refunded, less a $75 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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