48th Annual
Advances and Controversies in Clinical Pediatrics


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Department: Pediatrics
Course Number: MPD15001
Activity Date(s): May 28 - 30, 2015
Location: Hyatt Regency
San Francisco, CA

By 5/1/15
$675 Physicians
$575 Allied Health Professionals/Nurses
$375 Non-UCSF Residents / Fellows

After 5/1/15
$725 Physicians
$625 Allied Health Professionals/Nurses
$425 Non-UCSF Residents / Fellows

This course has an E-Syllabus that will be distributed one week prior to the course. A printed syllabus may be purchased in advance. On-site sales are limited to availability.
Printed Syllabus- $50

Credits: AMA PRA category 1 credits: 19.5


The UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at the University of California, San Francisco invites you to attend the 48th Annual Advances & Controversies in Clinical Pediatrics, May 28-30, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco hotel, 5 Embarcadero Center, 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 hematology, infectious diseases, and gastroenterology, hepatology, & nutrition.

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

  • Implement strategies for diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases: MRSA, measles, tuberculosis, and Hepatitis C;
  • Utilize new resources and strategies to counsel patients with chronic diseases, and manage adolescent depression effectively;
  • Apply advances and understand controversies in the management of hemophilia, sickle cell disease, Hb H, ITP, and thrombosis;
  • Evaluate and manage constipation, abdominal pain, vomiting, reflux, rumination, and pancreatitis;
  • Discuss and counsel patients about contraceptive options and formula selection;
  • Apply new information toward evaluation and management of asthma, atopic dermatitis, otitis media, iron deficiency, and knee injuries;
  • Harmonize antibiotic recommendations and utilize new antibiotics;
  • Implement new guidelines to manage osteoarticular infections, and evaluate the periviabile neonate.

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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 19.50 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.

AAFP: This Live activity, 48th Annual Advances & Controversies in Clinical Pediatrics, with a beginning date of 05/28/2015, 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 11.00 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 CreditsTM. 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 CreditsTM.

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:

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015   Moderator: Donna M. Ferriero, MD, MS

7:30 am Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:00 Welcome / 100 Years of Pediatrics
Donna M. Ferriero, MD, MS

Insights into Infectious Diseases

8:10 P MRSA: Finally, More Options for Therapy
John S. Bradley, MD

8:50 Measles: It's a Small World After All!
Carol Glaser, DVM, MPVM, MD

9:20 Is the PPD Obsolete?
Brian Lee, MD

9:50 Discussion

10:10 Break

New Approaches to Old Problems

10:25 P Child & Adolescent-Centered Decision Making: Fostering Acceptance & Ownership of TheirChronic Disease
Marilyn Manco-Johnson, MD

11:05 Beyond the Pill: Contraceptive Options for Adolescents
Erica Monasterio, MN, FNP-BC

11:35 P You Can Do It: Primary Care Management of Adolescent Depression
Charles E. Irwin, Jr, MD

12:05 pm P Discussion

12:25 pm Lunch On Your Own


THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015   Moderator: James Huang, MD

GI Issues

1:40 pm Eliminating Roadblocks: Successful Treatment of Constipation
Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD

2:30 P Hepatitis C: Chronic or Curable?
Emily Rothbaum Perito, MD, MAS

3:00 Discussion

3:20 Break

Happenings in Hematology

3:35 P Hemophilia: Improving on Mother Nature
Marilyn Manco-Johnson, MD

4:25 ITP Management Dilemmas
Alison Matsunaga, MD

4:55 Iron Deficiency & Iron Metabolism Disorders: More Serious & Common Than You Think
Elliott Vichinsky, MD

5:25 Discussion

5:45 pm Adjourn

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015   Moderator: Anne Marsh, MD

7:30 am Continental Breakfast

Clots, Targets & Sickles

8:15 am P When Thrombosis Strikes: Evaluation, Management & Counseling
Marilyn Manco-Johnson, MD

9:05 P Alpha Thalassemia Hb H Disease: An Emerging Public Health Problem
Ashutosh Lal, MD

9:35 P Controversies in Managing Sickle Cell Disease: NCAA vs AAP vs NIH recommendations …
Carolyn Hoppe, MD

10:05 P Discussion

10:25 Break

New Guidelines for the Practitioner

10:40 Harmonizing Antibiotic Recommendations: How Dosing Drives Clinical Outcomes
John S. Bradley, MD

11:30 To Tube or Not To Tube: Current Practice in Otitis Media
Dylan K. Chan, MD

12:00 pm Discussion

12:20 pm Lunch On Your Own

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015   Moderator: Melvin B. Heyman, MD, MPH

The Gut: From Top to Bottom

1:30 pm P Not All Vomiting is Reflux!
Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD

2:10 P Pancreatitis: It’s Not Just for Grown Ups Anymore
Sue J. Rhee, MD

2:40 P Discussion

2:55 Break

Nuances of Neonatology & Nutrition

3:10 P The Periviable Neonate: New Guidelines, More Controversy
John Colin Partridge, MD, MPH

3:40 Oral Ties: More Than You Ever Learned in Residency!
Anna K. Meyer, MD

4:10 Formula Roulette: Is There a Sensible Approach?
Colin Rudolph, MD, PhD

4:40 Discussion

5:00 pm Adjourn

5:00 – UCSF Resident, Fellow, & Faculty Alumni Reception

7:00 pm Guest Faculty are invited to attend

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015   Moderator: Eileen G. Aicardi, MD

7:30 am Continental Breakfast

Bones & Bugs

8:15 am P Pediatric Osteoarticular Infections: The First National Guidelines!
John S. Bradley, MD

9:05 P It's Just a Knee, Don't be Scared! Primary Care Guide for Knee Injuries
Scott A. Hoffinger, MD

9:35 The Hidden Germ Files: Challenging Cases & Lessons Learned
Brian Lee, MD

10:05 P Discussion

10:25 Break

Clinical Challenges

10:45 P My Belly Still Hurts, Do Something!
Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD

11:35 Scratching the Surface of Atopic Dermatitis
Anubhav Mathur, MD, PhD

12:05 pm P The Long & Short of Asthma Management
Andrea Marmor, MD, MSEd

12:35 P Discussion

1:00 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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John S. Bradley, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Infectious Diseases
University of California, San Diego
Director, Infectious Diseases Division
Rady Children’s Hospital Medical Practice Foundation

Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation
Endowed Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Scott A. Hoffinger, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Stanford Children’s Health / Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital,
Stanford University

Marilyn J. Manco-Johnson, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Director, Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center
Children’s Hospital Colorado


Eileen G. Aicardi, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Dylan K. Chan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology

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

Carol A. Glaser, DVM, MPVM, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Kaiser Permanente Oakland

Melvin B. Heyman, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

James Huang, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Vice Chair, Ambulatory Services
Director, Pediatric Hematology

Charles E. Irwin, Jr, MD
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine
Director, Health Policy, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Adolescent & Young Adult Health
National Resource Center

Andrea Marmor, MD, MSEd
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
San Francisco General Hospital

Anubhav Mathur, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Anna K. Meyer, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-
Head & Neck Surgery
Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Erica Monasterio, MN, FNP-BC
Clinical Professor of Nursing and Pediatrics
Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine
Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Family Health Care Nursing

John Colin Partridge, MD, MPH
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Emeritus
Division of Neonatology

Emily Rothbaum Perito, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Sue J. Rhee, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Director, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program

Colin Rudolph, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Vice-President for Global Medical Affairs &
Chief Medical Officer, Mead Johnson Nutrition

Elliott Vichinsky, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Hematology/Oncology
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland



Carolyn Hoppe, MD
Associate Hematologist/Oncologist
Associate Scientist, CHORI

Ashutosh Lal, MD
Director, Thalassemia Program
Associate Hematologist/Oncologist
Clinical Scientist, Nutrition & Metabolism Center, CHORI

Brian Lee, MD
Co-Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Anne Marsh, MD
Director, Pediatric Sickle Cell Program
Associate Hematologist/Oncologist

Alison Matsunaga, MD
Director, Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center
General Hematology Program
Department of Hematology Oncology

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Travel & Lodging:

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA  94111
Hotel: 415-788-1234
Reservations: 888-421-1442

Hotel Rates: $249/ night
Cutoff Date: 5/1/15 or when room block is filled

Click here to make a hotel reservation online.

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Cancellation Policy:

There will be a $75 administrative fee on refunds requested in writing prior to May 14, 2015. No refunds will be given after this date. To receive a refund, please send a written request to OCME, UCSF, Box 0742, San Francisco, CA 94143-0742.

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