UCSF CME: 54th Annual Advances and Controversies in Clinical Pediatrics 2021

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Department: Pediatrics
Course Number: MPD21001
Activity Start Date: May 12, 2021
Activity End Date: May 15, 2021
Location: Virtual - Live Stream
  Early Bird Ends -
April 30, 2021
Physicians $495
Advanced Health Practitioners $395
Physicians finished with Training since 2016 / Non-UCSF Residents / Fellows $345
  Regular Fee Begins -
May 1, 2021
Physicians $575
Advanced Health Practitioners $475
Physicians finished with Training since 2016 / Non-UCSF Residents / Fellows $395


The Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco invites you to attend the 54th Annual Advances & Controversies in Clinical Pediatrics, May 12-15, 2021 from 8 am - 1 pm PDT as a live stream webinar. 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 medicine, infectious diseases, COVID, MIS-C, neurology, pulmonary, and anxiety.

This course will be offered as a live interactive virtual conference.  Login instructions along with the digital syllabus will be shared with attendees a week before the meeting.  Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand (available within a week after the conference) for any sessions that you miss, available for up to 30 days post-course.

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Upon completion of this conference, participants should 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 20.75 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.

Pain Management and Care for the Terminally Ill: The approved credits shown above include 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM towards meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 487, Pain Management and Care for the Terminally Ill.

Nurses: 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, and AMA Category 1 Credit for the PRA from 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.

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

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Course Outline:

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Moderator: Robert C. Zaglin, MD
Emergency Encounters: Think Globally, Act Locally
7:30 AM Exhibit Hall Opens
8:00 Welcome   Raphael Hirsch, MD
8:15 P Pandemics in the 21st Century:  George Rutherford, MD, AM
The Case of the Novel Wuhan 2019 Coronavirus
9:00 Pediatric Focused Disaster Management: The Peds Regional Centers Christopher Newton, MD
9:45 Vapes of Wrath: Vaping Associated Lung Disease Elizabeth R. Gibb, MD
10:15 P Discussion
10:45 Break/Exhibit Hall Open
Craniofacial & Orthopedic Concerns
11:00 From Reassurance to Reconstruction: Diagnosing & Managing Abnormal Head Shape Jason H. Pomerantz, MD 
11:30 Orofacial Clefts: What Practitioners Need to Know Margaret Langham, RN, MS, CPNP
  Susanna Upton, CCC-SLP
12:00 PM P Back to Basics: Navigating Pediatric Back Pain Celina Francesca de Borja, MD
12:30 P Pediatric Shoulder Injuries: Pitchers, Swimmers and Gymnasts…Oh My!! Anthony Luke, MD, MPH
1:00 P Discussion
1:30 PM Adjourn
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Moderator: Eileen G. Aicardi, MD 
Clinical Challenges      
7:30 AM Exhibit Hall Opens
8:00 KD or MIS-C? That Is the Question Adriana Tremoulet, MD, MAS
8:45 P Immunotherapy: New Ammunition in the War on Cancer Michelle Hermiston, MD, PhD
9:15 Pets as Pests Margaret C. Fisher, MD
10:00 P Discussion
10:30 Break/Exhibit Hall Open
Practical Tips for Practitioners        
10:45 P Tricks of the Trade: A 1/4 Century of PEMxperience Christopher S. Amato, MD 
11:30 The Long and The Short of Asthma Management      Andrea K. Marmor, MD, MSE
12:00 PM 1-3-6 Weeks, Not Months: Why Expedite Newborn Hearing Screening & Evaluation Dylan K. Chan, MD, PhD
12:30 An Insider’s Guide to Acne: New OTC, Prescription & Internet Remedies  Erin Mathes, MD
1:00 Discussion
1:30 PM Adjourn
Friday, May 14, 2021 Moderator:  Carol A. Miller, MD
New Insights into Old Issues
7:30 AM Exhibit Hall Opens
8:00 P What You See May Not Be What They’ve Got! Christopher S. Amato, MD
8:45 P From Soup to Nuts: Update on Peanut Immunotherapy Morna J. Dorsey, MD, MMSc 
9:15 Vaccines: Not Just for Babies Margaret C. Fisher, MD 
10:00 New & Emerging Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Clinical Approach Gwynne D. Church, MD
10:30 P Discussion
11:00 Break/Exhibit Hall Open
Alleviating Anxiety, Mental & Physical Aches & Pain  
11:15 P Don’t Call It Hypochondria: Illness Anxiety and Somatic Symptom Disorder Walter E. B. Sipe, MD 
11:45 P Anxiety, Toxic Stress, and Insights into Adjunctive Psychiatric Treatment of Reactive Airway Disease Eva C. Ihle, MD, PhD
12:15 PM P Emergency Medicine JeoPEDardy Christopher S. Amato, MD
1:00 P Discussion Erin Mathes, MD
1:30 PM Adjourn
Saturday, May 15, 2021 Moderator:  Sandrijn van Schaik, MD, PhD
Oral & Ocular Potpourri  
7:30 AM Exhibit Hall Opens
8:00 Foodborne Infections: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner!    Margaret C. Fisher, MD
8:45 P "Can't Miss" Ocular Emergencies Maanasa Indaram, MD
9:15 Myths of Pediatric Dentistry and Oral Health  David L. Rothman, DDS
9:45 P Discussion
10:15 Break/Exhibit Hall Open
Nuances of Genetics, Neurology, and Advocacy
10:30 Making Sense of Genetic Testing Options & Results Joseph J. Shen, MD, PhD 
11:15 Emerging Technology & Novel Treatments in Epilepsy Danilo Bernardo, MD
11:45 Come Fly with Me: Using Immersive Virtual Reality in Neurosurgery for Epilepsy Kurtis I. Auguste, MD
12:15 PM The Butterfly Effect: Youth Advocacy in Action Jyothi Marbin, MD
Youth Speakers: Lillian Ellis, Ezzie Johnson, Kaia Marbin
1:00 Discussion
1:30 PM Adjourn

P = Pain Management Credit

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

Scott J. Soifer, MD, MS
Professor & Vice Chair of Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco

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Christopher S. Amato, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Pediatrics
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Goryeb Children’s Hospital
Morristown Memorial Hospital

Margaret C. Fisher, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Rutgers – RWJ Medical School
Special Advisor to the Commissioner of Health,
NJ Department of Health
Medical Director of Clinical & Academic Excellence
Monmouth Medical Center

David L. Rothman, DDS
Associate Clinical Professor, Case Western University School of Dental Medicine
Affiliate Professor, Medical College of Virginia
Pediatric Dentistry, Private Practice, San Francisco

Joseph J. Shen, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Genomic Medicine
MIND Institute
University of California, Davis

Adriana Tremoulet, MD, MAS
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director, Kawasaki Disease Research Center
Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
University of California, San Diego



Kurtis I. Auguste, MD
Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, UCSF Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program
Chairman, UCSF BCHO Department of Surgery

Danilo Bernardo, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Dylan K. Chan, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Children's Communication Center

Gwynne D. Church, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Pulmonology
Director, Pediatric Sleep Lab

Celina Francesca de Borja, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics and of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Orthopedics

Morna J. Dorsey, MD, MMSc
Professor of Pediatrics
Kathryn Gruppe Endowed Chair
Section Chief, Allergy and Immunology

Elizabeth R. Gibb, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Co-Director, Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center

Michelle Hermiston, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Immunotherapy Program

Raphael Hirsch, MD
WH & Marie Wattis Distinguished Professor and
Chair of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals

Eva C. Ihle, MD, PhD
HS Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Maanasa Indaram, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Medical Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus

Margaret Langham, RN, MS, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Craniofacial Center
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

Anthony Luke MD, MPH
Professor of Clinical Orthopedics 
Benioff ­Distinguished Professor in Sports Medicine
Director, UCSF Human Performance Center
Department of Orthopaedics and of Family & Community Medicine

Jyothi Marbin, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Director, UC Berkeley/UCSF Joint Medical Program

Andrea K. Marmor, MD, MSEd
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Erin Mathes, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Pediatrics
Director, Dermatology Residency Program

Christopher R. Newton, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Director, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
PI/Director, Western Regional Alliance for Pediatric Emergency Medicine 

Jason H. Pomerantz, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Co-chair, Department of Surgery Research Committee
Surgical Director, Craniofacial Center
Director, Pomerantz Lab

George W. Rutherford, MD, AM
Salvatore Pablo Lucia Professor of Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics and History
Head, Division of Infectious Disease and Global Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Walter E. B. Sipe, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and of Psychiatry

Susanna Upton, CCC-SLP
Speech/Language Pathologist
Craniofacial Center
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before May 11, 2021 will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to RegEmail@ucsf.edu

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