46th Annual Advances & Controversies in Clinical Pediatrics


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Overview Objectives
Accreditation Course Outline
Chairs Faculty
Travel & Lodging Cancellation Policy

Department: Pediatrics
Course Number: MPD13001
Start: Thursday, May 16, 2013
End: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California
The Westin San Francisco Market Street

$595 Physicians ($645 after 4/1/13)
$495 Allied Health / Nurses ($545 after 4/1/13)
$300 Non-UCSF Residents / Fellows ($325 after 4/1/13)

$25 UCSF Pediatrics Faculty (with approval)
$25 UCSF Pediatrics Allied Health / Nurses (with approval)

$0 Fitness & Strength Training for Young Athletes
5/18/13, 7:00-7:45am (LIMIT 75)

$0 UCSF Resident, Fellow, & Faculty Alumni Reception

UCSF Association of Clinical Faculty Vouchers are accepted for this course. For more information please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 415-476-4251.


The UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco invites you to attend the 46th Annual Advances & Controversies in Clinical Pediatrics, May 16 - 18, 2013, at The Westin San Francisco Market Street Hotel, 50 Third Street, San Francisco, California. The program endeavors to provide research, academic, and clinical information in a format that emphasizes the practical application of current concepts relevant to office practice and to professionals involved in the care of children. Pediatric, Family Practice and Emergency Room Physicians, as well as Physician Assistants, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners report that they consistently benefit from their participation in this program, where nationally recognized guest faculty present a series of lectures that are complemented by UCSF faculty and Bay Area experts speaking about a variety of other current or controversial pediatric issues, which will ultimately result in better care for children of all ages, infants through adolescents.

This year’s course focuses on emergency & hospital medicine, infectious diseases, sports medicine, and obesity.

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Upon completion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Appropriately implement strategies to recognize and manage pain, poisonings mimicking illness, and foreign body removal;
  • Improve evaluation and management of pneumonia, influenza, bronchiolitis, and antimicrobial stewardship;
  • Evaluate and apply effective treatment to prevent sports’ injuries and care for performance sports athletes;
  • Improve evaluation and understanding of obesity: the role of sugar, nutrition, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, lipids, preventive cardiology, and bariatric surgery;
  • Develop strategies for diagnosis and management of failure to thrive, apparent life threatening events, urgent needs of medically complex children, and dermatologic toxicities & emergencies;
  • Understand and utilize new technologies in contraception, Type I Diabetes, and pediatric hospital medicine.

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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 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • The General Session is designated for 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.
  • The optional workshop Fitness & Strength Training forYoung Athletes is designated for .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.

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

This Live activity, Advances and Controversies in Clinical Pediatrics, with a beginning date of 05/16/13, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 19.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The approved credits shown above include 13.50 credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 487, Pain Management and End-of-Life Care.

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

Pharmacists: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.

Physician Assistant: AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA category 1 Credit for the PRA for organizations accredited by the ACCME.

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Course Outline:


For course slides, please visit this link

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013 Moderator: Dr. Donna Ferriero

7:30 am Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:00 Welcome Dr. Donna Ferriero

8:15 am P Making Sense of Health Reform:
Everything You Wanted to Know About Obamacare, But Were Afraid to Ask
Dr. Kevin Grumbach

Staying Technologically Savvy
9:00 Interacting with the Electronic Syllabus

9:15 Social Media in Healthcare: Get Connected
Dr. Seth Bokser

9:45 P Discussion

10:05 Break

Toxicology & Travel Tips
10:20 P Toxicologic Look-Alikes: Poisonings Which Mimic Pediatric Illnesses
Dr. Angela Anderson

11:10 Topical Toxicity in Tots
Dr. Renee Howard

11:40 Trying to Prevent Illness in Kids Who Travel…Diagnosing it When They Return
Dr. Jay Tureen

12:10 pm P Discussion

12:30 pm Lunch On Your Own

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013 Moderator: Dr. Karen Sun

Relating Hospitalist Medicine to Office Practice
1:45 pm P So What’s New? Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Dr. Bradley Monash

2:15 Failure to Thrive: Rethinking Our Treatment Goals
Dr. Darren Fiore

2:45 P Tubes, Trachs, & Technology: Caring for Medically Complex Children
Dr. Glenn Rosenbluth

3:15 P Discussion

3:35 Break

Palliating Pain
3:50 P Taking the Pain Out of Pain Management
Dr. Angela Anderson

4:40 P Triptans for Kids
Dr. Amy Gelfand

5:10 P Discussion

5:30 pm Adjourn


FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013 Moderator: Dr. Myles Abbott

7:30 am Continental Breakfast

Respiratory Tree Potpourri
8:15 am What's New in Pneumonia? More Than You May Think
Dr. Andrew Pavia

9:05 Managing Bronchiolitis: Just Stand There or Do Something?
Dr. Michele Long

9:35 P ALTE: Apparently a Lot of Terror for Everybody! A Conundrum – Apparent Life Threatening Events
Dr. Timothy Kelly

10:05 P Discussion

10:25 Break

Emergency Encounters
10:40 P You Got WHAT Stuck WHERE??
Foreign Bodies - Fun Ways to Get Them Off or Out
Dr. Angela Anderson

11:20 P Sports Medicine in The Office: You Make the Call
Dr. Jordan Metzl

12:00 pm Dermatologic Emergencies: What's That?
Dr. Erin Mathes

12:30 P Discussion

12:50 pm Lunch On Your Own

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013 Moderator: Dr. Martha Taylor

Practical Preventive Medicine
2:00 pm P Sports Medicine: The Time for Prevention is Now!
Dr. Jordan Metzl

2:50 P Preventing the Unintended: Contraception News & Evidence
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman

3:20 Influenza in 2013: Continuing Evolution & Challenges
Dr. Andrew Pavia

3:50 P Discussion

4:10 Break

Caring for Children with Chronic Conditions
4:25 P Pediatric Foie Gras: Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Dr. Patrika Tsai

4:55 P Type I Diabetes: A Techy Disease
Dr. Saleh Adi

5:25 P Discussion

5:45 pm Adjourn


Friday, May 17, 2013 • 5:45 - 7:45 pm
UCSF Resident, Fellow, Faculty & Alumni Reception


SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013 Moderator: Dr. Eileen Aicardi

Fitness & Strength Training for Young Athletes
(active wear suggested)
Dr. Jordan Metzl

7:30 am Continental Breakfast
Practicing Responsibly, Promoting Healthy Habits

8:15 Antimicrobial Stewardship: Who, What, When, Where, How
Dr. Andrew Pavia

8:55 P Performance Sports Athletes: Caring for Gymnasts, Dancers, and Skaters
Dr. Jordan Metzl

9:35 P Discussion

9:55 Break

Obesity & Its Challenges
10:10 P Cholesterol & Lipids in Kids: It's a Matter of the Heart
Dr. Scott Soifer

10:40 Facts & Fiction about Pediatric Obesity Treatment: Nutrition & Metabolic Health Improvement
Luis Rodríguez, RD

11:10 P Bariatric Surgery: Why or Why Not
Dr. Shinjiro Hirose

11:40 P Healthy, Wealthy & Wise? How Chronic Metabolic Disease Affects You
Dr. Robert Lustig

12:20 pm P Discussion

12:45 pm Adjourn


P = Satisfies California requirement for CME in Pain / End of Life Care


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Andrea C. Sello, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco

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Angela C. Anderson, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine
Director, Pediatric Pain & Palliative Care
Hasbro Children's Hospital
The Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University

Jordan D. Metzl, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Sports Medicine
Hospital for Special Surgery
Weil Cornell Medical College

Andrew T. Pavia, MD
George and Esther Gross Presidential Professor &
Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
University of Utah



Saleh Adi, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes at UCSF

Seth J. Bokser, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Information Technology
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Donna M. Ferriero, MD, MS
W.H. and Marie Wattis Distinguished Professor &
Chair of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Darren Fiore, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Fellowship Program, Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Amy A. Gelfand, MD
Clinical Instructor in Neurology & Pediatrics

Kevin Grumbach, MD
Professor and Chair of Family & Community Medicine

Shinjiro Hirose, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Clinical Director, Pediatric Surgery
Surgical Director, Fetal Treatment Center

Renee M. Howard, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology

Timothy W. Kelly, MD
HS Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Advanced Clerkships & Intern Selection
Attending Pediatric Hospitalist

Michele Long, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hospitalist

Robert H. Lustig, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Erin F. D. Mathes, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics

Bradley Monash, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics
Assistant Chief, Medical Service
Division of Hospital Medicine

Luis A. Rodríguez, RD, CNSC
Pediatric Clinical Dietition, UCSF WATCH Clinic

Glenn Rosenbluth, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Quality & Safety Programs
Graduate Medical Education

Scott J. Soifer, MD, MS
Professor & Vice Chair of Pediatrics

Patrika M. Tsai, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition
Director, Pediatric Celiac Clinic

Jay H. Tureen, MD
HS Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Norma Jo Waxman, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of
Family & Community Medicine
Faculty, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health

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Travel & Lodging:

Westin San Francisco Market Street
50 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Toll free Reservations: 888-627-8561
Hotel Rates: $190/night, including internet in your room


Alternate accommodations have been held at the following locations:

Hilton Financial District Hotel
750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, California 94108
Hotel Direct: 415-433-6600
Reservations: 800-424-8292
Hotel Rates: $191-239
To reserve online, please visit this link

Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Direct: 415-673-6672
Reservations: 800-562-7463 or
via e-mail to: reservations@marineclub.com
Hotel Rates
$199 - Standard
$219 - Deluxe
Rate includes full American breakfast each morning and 2-hour hosted cocktail reception each evening
48-hour cancellation policy

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Cancellation Policy:

There will be a $75 administrative fee on refunds requested in writing prior to May 1, 2013. No refunds will be given after this date.

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