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Developmental Disabilities: An Update for Health Professionals

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Surgeon General confirmed to deliver keynote speech.

Department: Interdisciplinary
Course Number: MOC11001
Start: Thursday, March 10, 2011
End: Friday, March 11, 2011
Location: San Francisco, California
UCSF Laurel Heights Conference Center

$375 Physicians
($450 after 3/1/11)

$250 Nurses and Other Health Professionals
($300 after 3/1/11)

$100 Parents, Family Members & Caregivers of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

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. 
Credit: 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

This conference provides a practical and useful update for primary care and subspecialty health care professionals caring for children, youth and adults with complex health care needs and developmental disabilities. This year’s topics offer new perspectives, research findings and clinical guidelines, including an overview of relevant information for pediatricians, family physicians, internists, and nurse practitioners who are involved in the care of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities.

Of special significance, we have invited US Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin, as our major keynote speaker to address issues related to diversity among health care providers serving an increasingly diverse population of children and adults with autism and other disabilities. The conference should also be of interest to those in other health disciplines including health policy, school health, social work, speech pathology and case management services, as we address how to make various systems work to the benefit of individuals with disabilities and their families.

Based upon previous conference attendees’ requests, the 2011 conference focuses on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities across the lifespan, including topics on new electronic and computer based devices and applications to enhance communication for individuals with autism and other impairments of communication, the controversies surrounding whether health care insurance benefits should include treatments for autism and a provocative talk on the new frontier for health care systems for adults with disabilities.

Keynote presentations feature outstanding educators, clinicians and epidemiologists. Our popular “Clinical Pearls” section includes updates on sleep disorders, cerebral palsy, and new research on outcomes of high risk newborns, presented by outstanding expert faculty.

The “Living with Disabilities” presentations continues to be a highlight each day, with a special presentation on disability policy by an outstanding speaker who also has Asperger’s Syndrome and a return presentation by an individual living with cerebral palsy.

Exhibitors for the conference will include several book publishers and other resources to help individuals better care for people with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. We hope that you will attend, and that your patients and clients with special health care needs will benefit from your participation.

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An attendee completing this course should be able to:

  1. Understand current screening options, techniques, and guidelines for assessing signs and symptoms of developmental disabilities in young children;
  2. Become familiar with what is crucial to the diagnosis of autism and by whom the diagnosis should be made;
  3. Become aware of the increasing diversity of patient populations with autism and Developmental Disabilities and the importance of a diverse health care provider workforce;
  4. Increase familiarity with applications and new electronic devices enabling facilitation of communication among children and adults with Autism and Developmental Disabilities;
  5. Become familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in children and adults with Autism or Developmental Disabilities;
  6. Improve assessment of trends, proper diagnostic terminology, and various treatment options for cerebral palsy;
  7. Gain a greater understanding of the association of prematurity and other perinatal factors associated with autism, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disabilities;
  8. Understand the controversial issues associated with health care coverage of treatments for autism spectrum disorders.

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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 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim 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
This activity, 10th Annual Developmental Disabilities, with a beginning date of March 10, 2011, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.50 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Licensed Clinical Social Workers
This course meets the qualifications on an hour-for-hour basis of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Approval No.PCE 1272.

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

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM 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. The MCEP credit reporting form will be available at the course registration desk. Psychologists from other states should check with their respective licensing boards.

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Course Outline:
For course slides, please visit this link.


7:15-7:50 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:50-8:00 Welcome and Course Overview
Lucy S. Crain, MD, MPH, FAAP
Geraldine Collins-Bride, RN, MS, ANP


8:00-8:45 An Explosion of Electronic Marvels-iPads, Apps and More for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Danielle Samson, MA, CCC-SLP
Shannon Des Roches Rosa

8:45-9:45 Electronic Health Records in the Medical Home
Fawzia Ashar, MD, FAACAP

9:45-10:00 Q&A

10:00-10:20 Break, Exhibits

10:20-11:15 Various Perspectives on the Diagnosis of Autism
Multi-disciplinary Expert Panel

11:15-12:00 pm Living With Disabilities and Policy Update
Ari Ne’eman

12:00-1:30 Lunch on your own

1:30-2:15 Considering Diversity in Caring for Children and Adults with Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Regina Benjamin, MD (Invited)

2:15-3:00 Do Gender and Ethnicity Matter in Healthcare Patient-Provider Communication?
John I. Takayama, MD, MPH

3:00-3:10 Q&A< br>
3:10-3:30 Break, Exhibits

3:30-4:15 The New Frontier for Adults with Disabilities: A Policy Perspective
Clarissa Kripke, MD


4:15-5:00 Making Systems Work for Children and Adults with Disabilities and their Families
Juno Duenas

5:00-5:15 Q&A

5:15-6:15 pm Networking Reception


7:15-7:50 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:50-8:00 Welcome and Course Overview

8:00-8:50 Workup of Autism and Developmental Disabilities in 2011
Barbara Bennett, MD

8:50-9:30 The California DDS Report on ASD Interventions: Informing Clinical Practice
Lynne C. Huffmann, MD

9:30-9:40 Q&A

9:40-9:55 Break, Exhibits

9:55-10:40 High Risk Infants: Using Neuroimaging to Understand Outcomes for Pre-Term Children
Irene M. Loe, MD

10:40-11:30 Cerebral Palsy: Update and New Trends in Treatment Issues and Assistive Mobility
Hank Chambers, MD

11:30-12:00 pm Living With Disabilities
Elizabeth Grigsby

12:00-12:15 Q&A

12:15-1:45 Lunch on your own


1:45-2:45 Sleep Disorders in Children with Disabilities
Rafael Pelayo, MD

2:45-3:30 Health Insurance Coverage for Autism Diagnosis and Treatments Feda Almaliti
Karen Fessel, PhD

3:30-4:15 Oral Health and Overall Health: Using Caries Risk Assessment (C.A.M.B.R.A.) to Prevent Dental Caries for Patients with Special Health Care Needs
Allen Wong, DDS, EdD

4:15-4:30 Q&A

4:30 pm Evaluations and Adjourn

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Lucy S. Crain, MD, MPH, FAAP
Clinical Professor Emeritus
Department of Pediatrics
UCSF School of Medicine
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, LPCH at
Stanford University School of Medicine

Geraldine Collins Bride, RN, MS, ANP
Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Practice,
Department of Community Health Systems
UCSF School of Nursing
Director of Clinical Education and Training
Office of Developmental Primary Care,
Department of Family and Community Medicine

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Regina, Benjamin MD, MBA
Surgeon General
Vice Admiral, US Public Health Service


Feda Almaliti
Founder Kaiser Spectrum Kids Group
San Francisco, CA

Fawzia S. Ashar, MD, FAACAP
Director, Autism Spectrum Disorders Center
The Permanente Medical Group-KP Sacramento
Assistant Clinical Professor,
University of California, Davis

Regina Benjamin, MD (Invited)
US Surgeon General

Barbara Bennett, MD
Developmental Pediatrician,
Medical Director of Child Development
at California Pacific Medical Center; Professor of
Pediatrics at University of California,San Francisco

Hank Chambers, MD
Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery
University of California at San Diego
Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory,
Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA

Juno Duenas
Support for Families, Family Voices
San Francisco, CA

Karen Fessel, PhD
Founder and Executive Director, Autism Health
Insurance Project, Lafayette, CA

Elizabeth Grigsby
San Francisco, CA

Lynne C. Huffman, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Irene M. Loe, MD
Instructor, Development and Behavioral Unit,
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Ari Ne'eman
President, The Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Washington DC

Rafael Pelayo, MD
Associate Professor, Stanford Sleep Medicine Center
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Shannon Des Roches Rosa
Parent of Autistic Child, San Francisco, CA

Danielle Samson, MA, CCC-SLP
Morgan Autism Center, San Jose, CA

Allen Wong, DDS, EdD
University of the Pacific, Arthur. A. Dugoni
School of Dentistry, Assistant Professor of Dental
Practice, Hospital Dentistry Program, Director


Clarissa Kripke, MD
Associate Clinical Professor,
Director of the Office of Developmental Primary Care,
Department of Family and Community Medicine,
Chair of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on
Disability Issues

John I. Takayama, MD, MPH
Associate Physician
Department of Pediatrics

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Travel & Lodging:
UCSF Laurel Heights Conference Center
3333 California Street
San Francisco, California

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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received in writing before the first day of the course will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

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