9th Annual Developmental Disabilities: An Update for Health Professionals
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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. The conference
should also be of interest to those in other
health disciplines including health policy, school
health, social work, speech pathology and case
Topics for our annual courses are largely based
on feedback and evaluations from our past
participants. By demand, this year’s conference
focuses on Autism Spectrum Disorders and
Developmental Disabilities across the lifespan,
including topics on early screening and referral,
speech disorders, augmentative communication
devices, and the relationship between ASD,
nutrition and ADHD.
Keynote presentations feature outstanding
educators, clinicians and epidemiologists.
Our popular “Clinical Pearls” section includes
updates on seizure disorders, cerebral palsy and
ADHD presented by outstanding expert faculty.
The “Living with Disabilities” presentation
continues to be a highlight on Friday morning,
per specific request of previous attendees.
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.
An attendee completing this course
should be able to
Understand current screening
options and techniques for
assessing signs and symptoms
of developmental disabilities in
Become familiar with “red flags”
signs for autistic spectrum
disorders in early childhood;
Improve knowledge and
recognition of common speech
disorders in individuals with
Increase familiarity with
Describe epidemiologic factors
in autism trends;
Increase understanding of the
relationship between nutrition
Improve assessment aware of
epidemiologic trends and various
treatment options for cerebral
Gain a greater understanding of
the relationship between ADHD,
autism and other developmental
disabilities to improve patient
Incorporate current treatment
options for seizure disorders,
ADHD and ASD.
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 educational activity for a maximum of 13.5 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 PhysiciansThis activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.25 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.Nursing 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 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.PsychologyThis 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 board.
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THURSDAY MARCH 11, 20108:00-8:20am Registration and Continental Breakfast8:20-8:30 Welcome and Course Overview Lucy S. Crain, MD, MPH, FAAPGeraldine Collins-Bride, RN, MS, ANPDEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING, DISORDERED SPEECH AND EARLY INTERVENTION8:30-9:15 When, Where, and How to Screen for Developmental Disorders in Young ChildrenKaren Kay Imagawa, MD9:15-10:00 Early Screening and Referral: Red Flags for ASD in Pediatric PracticeBarbara Bennett, MD10:00-10:15 Q&A10:15-10:30 Break, Exhibits10:30-11:15 Differentiating Among Disorders of Speech and Language: Why Is This Child Having DifficultyTalking?Heidi M. Feldman, MD, PhD11:15-12:00pm Supporting Children’s Communication: Evaluation and Treatment for AugmentativeCommunicationJudy Henderson, MA, CCC-SLP12:00-12:15 Q&A12:15-1:30 Lunch on your own1:30-2:15 Epidemiology of Autism: The Trend Continues Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, MD2:15-3:00 Immune Dysregulation in Autism: What’s the Connection? Robin L. Hansen, MD3:00-3:30 Break, ExhibitsANNUAL SHRIVER LECTURE3:30-4:30 How Much ABA Is Too Much? An Overview of Rx Recommendations for ASDBryna Siegel, PhD4:30-5:00 Q&A Joint Panel: Drs. Yeargin-Allsopp, Hansen, and Siegel5:00-6:00 pm Networking ReceptionFRIDAY MARCH 12, 20107:15-7:45am Registration and Continental Breakfast7:45-8:00 Welcome and Introductions8:00-9:00 Psychopharmacology Overview for ASD and ADHD Robert L. Hendren, DO9:00-10:00 Neurobiological Commonalities and Treatments in Fragile X Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental DisabilitiesRandi J. Hagerman, MD, PhD10:00-10:20 Break, Exhibits10:20-11;00 Nutrition and Autism: Are Kids What They Eat? Marion Taylor Baer, PhD, RD11:00-11:40 Conventional & Unconventional Treatments of Cerebral Palsy and An Orthopaedic PerspectiveScott A. Hoffinger, MD11:40-12:15pm Living with Asperger's: A Conversation between Gary A. Blank, PhD and Evan Koch12:15-1:30 Lunch on your ownTHE CUTTING EDGE1:30-2:30 Update on Treatment of Seizure Disorders Brian Alldredge, PharmDJoseph E. Sullivan, MD2:30-3:15 Trends in Epidemiology of Cerebral Palsy Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, MD3:15-4:00 Differential Diagnosis of ADHD: A Child Neurologist's PerspectiveKyle Steinman, MD, MAS4:00-4:15 Q&A, Evaluations and Adjourn
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
Department of Community Health Systems
UCSF School of Nursing
GUEST FACULTYMarion Taylor Baer, PhD, RDAssociate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics,Department of Pediatrics, USC Keck School ofMedicine; Director, LEND Program,USC UCEDD at CHLABarbara Bennett, MDDevelopmental Pediatrician, Medical Director ofthe Child Development at CPMC;Professor of Pediatrics at UCSFGary A. Blank, PhD,Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice,Santa Rosa, CAHeidi M. Feldman MD, PhDBallinger- Swindells Professor of Development andBehavioral Pediatrics, Stanford UniversitySchool of Medicine, Palo Alto, CARandi J. Hagerman, MDMedical Director of the M.I.N.D. Institute Endowed Chair in Fragile X ResearchUC Davis Health System,Sacramento, CARobin L. Hansen, MDDirector of Clinical Programs, M.I.N.D. Institute;Professor and Chief, Developmental-BehavioralPediatrics, Department of Pediatrics,School of Medicine, UC Davis,Davis, CAJudy Henderson, MA, CCC-SLPSpeech-Language Pathologist,Rehabilitation ServicesLucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, CAScott A. Hoffinger, MDChief Orthopaedics, Children’s Hospital Oakland;Associate Clinical Professor UCSF;1st Vice President American Academy forCerebral Palsy and Developmental MedicineKaren Kay Imagawa, MDDirector, Developmental-Behavioral PediatricsProgram at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles;Director, Audrey Hepburn CARES Team atChildren’s Hospital Los Angeles; AssistantProfessor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicineof the University of Southern CaliforniaEvan KochBoard Game Designer and Pesto ChefMarshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, MDMedical Epidemiologist; DevelopmentalDisabilities Branch; National Center onBirth Defects and Developmental Disabilities,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,Atlanta, GAUCSF FACULTYBrian Alldredge, PharmDProfessor of Clinical Pharmacy and Neurology;Associate Dean Academic Affairs,School of PharmacyRobert L. Hendren, DOProfessor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry,Director of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryBryna Siegel, PhDProfessor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry;Director, Autism Clinic, Children’s Center atLangley PorterKyle Steinman, MD, MASAssistant Professor of Neurology and PediatricsJoseph E. Sullivan MDAssistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Travel & Lodging:
Laurel Heights Campus, UCSF 3333 California StreetSan Francisco, CA 94118 415-476-8050A small block of rooms will be reserved one block away from the Laurel Heights Conference Center at the Laurel Inn, 444 Presidio Avenue, at a special conference rate per night. Phone: 800-552-8735 or 415-567-8467; fax: 415-928-1866. When placing reservations by phone or by fax with the hotel, please mention UCSF Developmental Disabilities conference. Additional rooms are available at the following hotelHotel Del Sol3100 Webster StreetSan Francisco, CA 94123P: 415.921.5520F: Fax 415.931.4137Please mention UCSF CME to receive discounted rate of $99 per night
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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