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9th Annual Developmental Disabilities: An Update for Health Professionals

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Department: Interdisciplinary
Course Number: MOC10001
Start: Thursday, March 11, 2010
End: Friday, March 12, 2010
Location: San Francisco, California
UCSF Laurel Heights Conference Center
Fees: Before 3/1/10
$375 Physicians
$250 Nurses / Allied Health Professionals

After 3/1/10
$450 Physicians
$300 Nurses / Allied Health Professionals
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: 13.5 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. 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.

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.

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An attendee completing this course should be able to

  1. Understand current screening options and techniques for assessing signs and symptoms of developmental disabilities in young children;
  2. Become familiar with “red flags” signs for autistic spectrum disorders in early childhood;
  3. Improve knowledge and recognition of common speech disorders in individuals with developmental disabilities;
  4. Increase familiarity with augmentative communication devices;
  5. Describe epidemiologic factors in autism trends;
  6. Increase understanding of the relationship between nutrition and ASD;
  7. Improve assessment aware of epidemiologic trends and various treatment options for cerebral palsy;
  8. Gain a greater understanding of the relationship between ADHD, autism and other developmental disabilities to improve patient care plans;
  9. Incorporate current treatment options for seizure disorders, ADHD and ASD.

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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 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 Physicians
This 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.

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.

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 board.

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


8:00-8:20am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:20-8:30 Welcome and Course Overview
Lucy S. Crain, MD, MPH, FAAP
Geraldine Collins-Bride, RN, MS, ANP


8:30-9:15 When, Where, and How to Screen for Developmental Disorders in Young Children
Karen Kay Imagawa, MD

9:15-10:00 Early Screening and Referral: Red Flags for ASD in Pediatric Practice
Barbara Bennett, MD

10:00-10:15 Q&A

10:15-10:30 Break, Exhibits

10:30-11:15 Differentiating Among Disorders of Speech and Language: Why Is This Child Having Difficulty
Heidi M. Feldman, MD, PhD

11:15-12:00pm Supporting Children’s Communication: Evaluation and Treatment for Augmentative
Judy Henderson, MA, CCC-SLP

12:00-12:15 Q&A

12:15-1:30 Lunch on your own

1:30-2:15 Epidemiology of Autism: The Trend Continues
Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, MD

2:15-3:00 Immune Dysregulation in Autism: What’s the Connection?
Robin L. Hansen, MD

3:00-3:30 Break, Exhibits


3:30-4:30 How Much ABA Is Too Much? An Overview of Rx Recommendations for ASD
Bryna Siegel, PhD

4:30-5:00 Q&A Joint Panel: Drs. Yeargin-Allsopp, Hansen, and Siegel

5:00-6:00 pm Networking Reception


7:15-7:45am Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:45-8:00 Welcome and Introductions

8:00-9:00 Psychopharmacology Overview for ASD and ADHD
Robert L. Hendren, DO

9:00-10:00 Neurobiological Commonalities and Treatments in Fragile X Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities
Randi J. Hagerman, MD, PhD

10:00-10:20 Break, Exhibits

10:20-11;00 Nutrition and Autism: Are Kids What They Eat?
Marion Taylor Baer, PhD, RD

11:00-11:40 Conventional & Unconventional Treatments of Cerebral Palsy and An Orthopaedic Perspective
Scott A. Hoffinger, MD

11:40-12:15pm Living with Asperger's: A Conversation between Gary A. Blank, PhD and Evan Koch

12:15-1:30 Lunch on your own


1:30-2:30 Update on Treatment of Seizure Disorders
Brian Alldredge, PharmD
Joseph E. Sullivan, MD

2:30-3:15 Trends in Epidemiology of Cerebral Palsy
Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, MD

3:15-4:00 Differential Diagnosis of ADHD: A Child Neurologist's Perspective
Kyle Steinman, MD, MAS

4:00-4:15 Q&A, 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
Department of Community Health Systems
UCSF School of Nursing

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Marion Taylor Baer, PhD, RD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics,
Department of Pediatrics, USC Keck School of
Medicine; Director, LEND Program,

Barbara Bennett, MD
Developmental Pediatrician, Medical Director of
the Child Development at CPMC;
Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF

Gary A. Blank, PhD,
Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice,
Santa Rosa, CA

Heidi M. Feldman MD, PhD
Ballinger- Swindells Professor of Development and
Behavioral Pediatrics, Stanford University
School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA

Randi J. Hagerman, MD
Medical Director of the M.I.N.D. Institute
Endowed Chair in Fragile X Research
UC Davis Health System,
Sacramento, CA

Robin L. Hansen, MD
Director of Clinical Programs, M.I.N.D. Institute;
Professor and Chief, Developmental-Behavioral
Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics,
School of Medicine, UC Davis,
Davis, CA

Judy Henderson, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist,
Rehabilitation Services
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, CA

Scott A. Hoffinger, MD
Chief Orthopaedics, Children’s Hospital Oakland;
Associate Clinical Professor UCSF;
1st Vice President American Academy for
Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Karen Kay Imagawa, MD
Director, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles;
Director, Audrey Hepburn CARES Team at
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Assistant
Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine
of the University of Southern California

Evan Koch
Board Game Designer and Pesto Chef

Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, MD
Medical Epidemiologist; Developmental
Disabilities Branch; National Center on
Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Atlanta, GA

Brian Alldredge, PharmD
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Neurology;
Associate Dean Academic Affairs,
School of Pharmacy

Robert L. Hendren, DO
Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry,
Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Bryna Siegel, PhD
Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry;
Director, Autism Clinic, Children’s Center at
Langley Porter

Kyle Steinman, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics

Joseph E. Sullivan MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics

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Travel & Lodging:
Laurel Heights Campus, UCSF
3333 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

A 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 hotel

Hotel Del Sol
3100 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
P: 415.921.5520
F: Fax 415.931.4137
Please mention UCSF CME to receive discounted rate of $99 per night

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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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