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12th Annual Developmental Disabilities: An Update for Health Professionals

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Department: Interdisciplinary
Course Number: MOC13001
Start: Thursday, March 07, 2013
End: Friday, March 08, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California
UCSF Laurel Heights Conference Center
Fees: $375 Physicians
($450 after 3/1/2013)

$250 Nurses and Other Health Professionals
($300 after 3/1/2013)

$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 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 2013 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. The 2013 conference also includes topics on Autism and ADHD, Genetic Disorders, Neuromuscular and Seizure Disorders, Dental Health, Legal and Legislative Advocacy, Transition to Adult Services, and more. Our esteemed faculty include clinicians, researchers, epidemiologists, and 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 Neuromuscular and Seizure Disorders. Conference exhibitors 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 12th 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 as well as other priority issues of legislative policy concern;
  2. Examine the importance of transitions and access to health care services, especially the impact of diversity for people with developmental disabilities;
  3. Develop familiarity with associated disabilities of autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit disorders;
  4. Define etiology or causes of Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and Fragile X using current research;
  5. Increase competence regarding genetic disorders associated with developmental disabilities and diagnostic confirmation of those associations.
  6. Demonstrate obstacles and strategies for transitioning youth from diverse backgrounds with developmental disabilities to adult health care services and impact on individuals and families;
  7. Utilize current and new diagnostic and treatment modalities for autism, ADHD, and Fragile X syndrome;
  8. Identify the innovations in telemedicine in oral health screening and treatment guidelines as well as care management for individuals with developmental disabilities;
  9. Improve knowledge about legal advocacy needs and juvenile and adult justice system interface with youth and adults with developmental disabilities
  10. Indicate the need for conservatorship, guardianship, legal and health powers of attorney, and informed consent for youth and adults with developmental 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 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits 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.

This Live activity, Developmental Disabilities: An Update for Health Professionals, with a beginning date of March 7-8, 2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.50 Prescribed credits 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 Credit TM 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.

Psychologists 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.

Dentists This provider is authorized to confer 2 units of California Continuing Dental Education credit.

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Course Outline:


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 Causes of Intellectual Disability:
New Insights
Cynthia J. Curry, MD

8:45-9:45 Targeted Treatments for Fragile X: Impact
on Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental
Randi J. Hagerman, MD, FAAP

9:45-9:55 Q & A

9:55-10:15 Break, Exhibits

10:15-10:55 Executive Function and Dysfunction
Damon Korb, MD, FAAP

10:55-11:45 Autism and ADHD Combined: Diagnosis
and Treatments
Heidi M. Feldman, MD, PhD & Lynne C. Huffman, MD

11:45-12:00 pm Q & A

12:00-12:30 Living with Disabilities
Speaker TBA

12:30-1:30 Lunch (on your own)

1:30-2:15 Understanding and Supporting Parents
Lucia Milburn, PhD

2:15-2:45 Family Resource Networks
Teresa Jurado & Juno Duenas

2:45-3:00 Q & A

3:00-3:15 Break, Exhibits

3:15-3:20 Introduction of Guest Lecturer

3:20-4:00 Cultural Diversity, Transitions and Youth:
Adolescents and Young Adults with
Developmental Disabilities
Barbara Staggers, MD, MPH, FAAP


4:00-5:00 Legislative Advocacy for People with
Senate President pro tem Darrell Steinberg

5:00-6:30 pm Networking Reception



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

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

8:00-8:45 Telemedicine Assessment & Consultation
Team (TACT): A 14 Year Journey
Geraldine Collins-Bride, RN, MS, ANP
Richard Goldwasser, MD
Rowena Korobkin, MD
Jennifer Pittam
Michael Schnitzer, MD, DPM
John Sullivan, MD, FAAP
Allen Wong, DDS, EdD

8:45-9:30 Future Models for Dental Care
and People with Disabilities
Paul Glassman DDS, MA, MBA

9:30-9:40 Q & A

9:40-10:00 Break, Exhibits

10:00-10:45 Overview of Mental Health Advocacy:
The Criminal Justice System and Children
and Youth with Developmental Disabilities
Maggie Brandow, JD

10:45-11:30 Community Outreach and Preventative
Legal Advocacy Services
Polly Gloudemans, RN, BSA, BSN & Brooke Heymach, JD, MSW

11:30-12:00 pm Living with Disabilities Speaker TBA

12:00-1:30 Lunch (provided)


1:30-2:00 Multisystemic Disabilities in Patients with
Neuromuscular Disease
John W. Day, MD, PhD

2:00-2:30 Seizure Disorders: When Medicines Fail
Donald M. Olson, MD

2:30-2:45 Q & A

2:45-3:00 Break, Exhibits

3:00-3:30 Kaiser Systemwide Model for Earlier
Developmental Screening and Services
for Children
Robert Broadhurst, MD & Saira Din, LCSW, JD

3:30-4:10 Palliative Care and End of Life Issues
Michael W. Rabow, MD

4:10-4:50 Legal Planning for Persons with
Developmental Disabilities
Kevin Urbatsch, JD

4:50-5:00 Q & A

5:00 pm Course Adjourns

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Lucy Crain MD, MPH, FAAP
Geraldine Collins-Bride  RN, MS, ANP

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Maggie Brandow, JD
Staff Attorney
Mental Health Advocacy
Services, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Robert Broadhurst, MD
Developmental Pediatric Consultant
Kaiser Northern California

John W. Day, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics
and Pathology; Director of the
Neuromuscular Medicine Program
Stanford University

Saira Din, LCSW, JD
Behavioral Medicine Specialist
Kaiser Permanente Northern

Juno Duenas
Executive Director, Support for
Families of Children with Disabilities
San Francisco, CA

Heidi M. Feldman, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Member, Child Health
Research Institute
Stanford University

Polly Gloudemans, RN, BSA, BSN
San Mateo Legal Aid,
San Mateo, CA

Richard Goldwasser, MD
Psychiatric Consultant
North Bay Regional Center
Redwood Coast Regional Center

Randi J. Hagerman, MD, FAAP
Medical Director of the MIND
Institute; Professor and Endowed
Chair in Fragile X Research
UC Davis

Brooke Heymach, JD, MSW
Supervising Attorney and Legal
Director of the Peninsula Family
Advocacy Program
San Mateo, CA

Lynne C. Huffman, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Member, Child Health
Research Institute
Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
Stanford University

Teresa Jurado
Family Services Coordinator/
CCS Parent Liaison
Family Resource Center at
Community Gatepath
Parent Consultant to Developmental
Clinic At Lucile Packard
Children's Hospital

Damon Korb, MD, FAAP
Director, Center for
Developing Minds
Santa Clara, CA

Rowena Korobkin, MD
Consultant Neurologist
Sonoma Development Center
North Bay Regional Center
Redwood Coast Regional Center
Pediatric Neurologist
San Joaquin General Hospital

Lucia Milburn, PhD
Children's Hospital and
Research Center
Oakland, CA

Donald M. Olson, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
and Pediatrics
Stanford University School of
Medicine; Clinical Director, Pediatric
Epilepsy Program
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Jennifer Pittam
TACT Coordinator
Redwood Coast Regional Center

Michael Schnitzer, MD, DPM
Developmental Pediatrician
Fellowship: U. North Carolina
Developmental Pediatrics
North Bay Regional Center

Barbara Staggers, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director of Adolescent Medicine
Executive Director of External Affairs
and Community Outreach
Children's Hospital and
Research Center
Oakland, CA

Darrell Steinberg
Senate President Pro Tempore
California State Senate
Sacramento, CA

John Sullivan, MD, FAAP
Medical Consultant
Redwood Coast Regional Center

Kevin Urbatsch, JD
Special Needs Attorney,
San Francisco, CA

Allen Wong, DDS, EdD
Diplomate American Board
Special Care Dentistry
Professor, Department of Dental
Practice; Director Advanced
Education General Dentistry
Program; Director Hospital Dentistry
Program; University of the Pacific,
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry,
San Francisco, CA



Cynthia J. Curry, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
UCSF Fresno
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics,
Stanford University

Paul Glassman DDS, MA, MBA
Professor of Dental Practice
Director of Community Oral Health
Director of the Pacific Center for
Special Care (PCSC)
UCSF School of Dentistry

Michael W. Rabow, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Attending Physician, General
Medicine Practice, UCSF/
Mount-Zion; Director, Symptom
Management Service, UCSF Helen
Diller Family Comprehensive
Cancer Center
UCSF School of Medicine

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Travel & Lodging:

Conference Location
Laurel Heights Campus, UCSF
3333 California Street
San Francisco CA  94118

Conference Lodging for Out of Town Attendees:
Laurel Inn
444 Presidio Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115
Rates: $208 for Presidio room
$228 for City View room or Kitchenette room
Cut-off date: February 6, 2013 or until room block is full

To make your reservation, please call the Laurel Inn Reservations Department at 415.567.8467

To reserve online, please visit this link

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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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