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Developmental Disabilities: An Update for Health Professionals

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Department: Interdisciplinary
Course Number: MOC12001
Start: Thursday, March 08, 2012
End: Friday, March 09, 2012
Location: San Francisco, California
UCSF Laurel Heights Conference Center
Fees: $375 Physicians
($450 after 3/1/12)

$250 Nurses and Other Health Professionals
($300 after 3/1/12)

$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: 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

This interdisciplinary, interprofessional conference provides a practical and useful update for primary care and subspecialty health care professionals who care for children, youth, and adults with complex health care needs and developmental disabilities. The 2012 topics, as in previous years, address current and new perspectives, research findings, and clinical guidelines on autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities across the lifespan. This year’s conference also includes topics on Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Psychopharmacology, Dental Health, School Health, Transition to Adult Services and more. Our esteemed faculty includes clinicians, researchers, epidemiologists, health policy experts, as well as individuals living with disabilities. The conference should be of interest to pediatricians, family physicians, nurse clinicians, psychologists, and internists who are involved in the health care of individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as to those in other health disciplines including health policy, school health, psychiatry, dental health, social work, and case management services. We will address how to improve collaboration among various systems to improve information and quality of care for children and adults with disabilities. The conference, although directed toward health care professionals, welcomes families of individuals with developmental disabilities, who register for the conference, to learn from the various disciplines represented.

Keynote presentations feature outstanding clinicians, policy experts, researchers, and epidemiologists. The “Cutting Edge” section features updates on new recommendations for evaluation and management of health and developmental issues associated with Fetal Alcohol Disorders, updates on Cerebral Palsy prevalence trends and treatments, and health concerns in adults with Down Syndrome. Conference exhibitors again will feature resources designed to help our audience better provide care for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

We look forward to seeing you at the 11th Annual Developmental Disabilities Update conference and know 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. Describe legislative advocacy and policy issues addressing health insurance benefits for children with autism;
  2. Associate environmental and genetic factors impacting incidence of developmental disabilities;
  3. Utilize behavioral and psycho-pharmacologic options in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with both developmental and emotional/ behavioral disorders (ie: dual diagnosis);
  4. Identify epidemiologic trends and factors affecting incidence and prevalence of both autism spectrum disorders and cerebral palsy;
  5. Define etiology or causes of Autism Spectrum Disorders using current research;
  6. Translate new Down Syndrome guidelines into clinical practice for children and adults with Down Syndrome;
  7. Foster appropriate and informative discussions about sex and sexuality with youth and adults with developmental disabilities;
  8. Transition youth with developmental disabilities to adult health care services and its impact on families;
  9. Utilize current and new treatment modalities for movement disorders, ie: dystonia and spasticity;
  10. Utilize oral health screening and treatment guidelines for individuals with developmental disabilities;
  11. Improve competency about school health protocols and practices, for students with developmental disabilities;
  12. Apply the new clinical and psycho-educational guidelines for diagnosis and health care management of individuals with Fetal Alcohol Disorders.

Special Presentations on Developmental Disabilities Include:
  • The New Down Syndrome Guidelines
  • Talking about Sex with Individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, and Developmental Disabilities
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders: Diagnosis and Evaluation
  • Nature v. Nurture: Environmental Factors, Research Update for Autism and Other Developmental Disorders
  • Epidemiologic Update on Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Legislative Progress and Challenges in Health Insurance Benefits for Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disabilities
  • Psychopharmacology for Children with Adults with Autism and DD
  • Family Impact and Priorities in Planning for Transition to Adulthood
  • Oral Health and Developmental Disabilities
  • State of the Art in Treating Cerebral Palsy and Movement Disorders
  • Movement Disorders, Cerebral Palsy Epidemiology
  • Living with Disabilities

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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
14.75 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 Live activity, 11th Annual
Developmental Disabilities, with a beginning date of
March 8, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable
for up to 13.75 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.

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.

Psychology 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

The new ADDM Network report on ASD prevalence

Community Report

Updated ADDM Network fact sheet


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, FAAN

8:00-8:45 Legislative Update: Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Louis A. Vismara, MD

8:45-9:30 Epigenetics and Environment: Early Experience is Not Necessarily Destiny
Mark D. Miller, MD, MPH

9:30-9:40 Q&A

9:40-10:00 Break, Exhibits

10:00-10:45 Developmental Disability and Psychiatric Disorders: Assessment and Intervention for Challenging Behaviors

Coni Kalinowski, MD

10:45-11:30 Psychopharmacology for Children and Adults with Autism and Developmental Disabilities: An Update
James F. O'Hanlon, PhD

11:30-11:45 Q&A

11:45-1:00 pm Lunch on your own

1:00-2:00 Autism Research: Current and Future Status
Robin Hansen, MD

2:00-2:15 Q&A

2:15-2:30 Break, Exhibits

2:30-3:30 The New Down Syndrome Guidelines
Nancy J. Roizen, MD

3:30-4:00 Living with Disabilities


4:00-5:00 The Arc's Health Advocacy Program
Alan S. Fox, MPH
to learn more about this speaker
click here

5:00-6:30 pm Networking Reception


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

7:50-8:00 Welcome and Introductions

8:00-8:45 Talking about Sex and Sexuality with Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Leonard Magnani, MD, PhD
to learn more about this speaker
click here

8:45-9:30 Family Priorities and Planning for the Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Chronic Health Conditions and Developmental Disabilities
Roberta S. Rehm, PhD, RN, FAAN
to learn more about this speaker
click here

9:30-10:15 Living with Disabilities William Coolman
Richard B. Coolman, MD, MPH

10:15-10:30 Q&A

10:30-10:45 Break, Exhibits

10:45-11:15 The CDC Autism Case Curriculum: An Introduction
Brian Tang, MD

11:15-12:15 pm Cerebral Palsy: Maximizing Function and Preparing for the Future
Amy Houtrow, MD, MPH

12:15-12:30 Q&A

12:30-1:30 Lunch on your own


1:30-2:00 Adults with Down Syndrome
Nancy J. Roizen, MD

2:00-2:30 Oral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Sophia Saeed, DMD

2:30-3:00 Update on School Health and Developmental Disabilities
Linda Boyer-Chu, RN, MPH

3:00-3:15 Break, Exhibits

3:15-3:45 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders: Clinical Diagnosis and Epidemiology
Richard B. Coolman MD, MPH

3:45-4:15 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders: New Recommendations on Psycho-educational Profile and Evaluation
Barbara Bentley, PsyD, MSEd

4:15-4:30 pm Q&A 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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Barbara L. Bentley, PsyD, MS Ed
Pediatric Psychologist,
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital,
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Lynda Boyer-Chu, RN, MPH
Mentor School District Nurse/Wellness Center Nurse
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD),
San Francisco, CA

William Coolman
San Jose, CA

Richard B. Coolman MD, MPH
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and Director,
KidScope, San Jose, CA

Alan S. Fox, MPA
Chief Operating Officer
The Arc, San Francisco, CA

Robin L. Hansen, MD
Professor of Pediatrics Director,
Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Director of Clinical Programs M.I.N.D.
Institute/UCDavis School of Medicine
Sacramento, CA

Amy Houtrow, MD, MPH
Vice Chair, Pediatric Rehabilitation,
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Coni Kalinowski, MD
Medical Director, Mojave Adult, Child,
and Family Services
Administrative Faculty, Department of Psychiatry,
University of Nevada School of Medicine,
Las Vegas, NV

Leonard Magnani, MD, PhD
Alta California Regional Center, Sacramento, CA

Mark D. Miller, MD, MPH
Director, UCSF Pediatric Environmental
Health Specialty Unit and (Public Health Medical
Officer), California EPA Office of Environmental
Health Hazard Assessment, Oakland CA

James F. O'Hanlon, PhD
Staff Psychopharmacologist,
Tri-Counties Regional Center,
Santa Barbara, CA

Nancy J. Roizen, MD
Director, Developmental-Behavioral
Pediatrics and Psychology,
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital;
Professor of Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Brian Tang, MD
Clinical Instructor
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Louis A. Vismara MD
Policy Consultant to Senator Darrell Steinberg
Office of the President Pro Tempore
The State Capitol, Sacramento, CA


Roberta S. Rehm, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor, Department of Family Health Care Nursing, UCSF School of Nursing

Sophia Saeed, DMD
Assistant Clinical Professor,
UCSF School of Dentistry

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Travel & Lodging:
The Laurel Inn
444 Presidio Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115
415-567-8467 or
Toll Free 800-552-8735

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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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