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45th Annual Advances & Controversies in Clinical Pediatrics

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This is a “green” meeting. The syllabus will be transmitted electronically one week prior to the course. Optional purchase of printed syllabus is available for an additional $50. To ensure you receive a copy, please specify in advance if you'd like a printed syllabus.

Department: Pediatrics
Course Number: MPD12001
Start: Thursday, May 17, 2012
End: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Location: San Francisco, California
The Westin San Francisco Market Street
Fees: $575 Physicians ($625 after 4/1/12)
$475 Allied Health / Nurses ($525 after 4/1/12)
$275 Non-UCSF Residents / Fellows ($300 after 4/1/12)

$50 Printed Syllabus
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: 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

The UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco invites you to attend the 45th Annual Advances & Controversies in Clinical Pediatrics, May 17-19, 2012, at The Westin San Francisco Market Street Hotel, 50 Third Street, San Francisco, California.

The program endeavors to provide research, academic, and clinical information in a format that emphasizes the practical application of current concepts relevant to office practice and to professionals involved in the care of children. Pediatric, Family Medicine, and Emergency Room Physicians, as well as Physician Assistants, Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners will benefit from their participation in this program. Nationally recognized guest faculty will present a series of lectures that are complemented by UCSF faculty and Bay Area experts speaking about a variety of other current and controversial pediatric issues, which will ultimately result in better care for children of all ages, infants through adolescents. This year’s course focuses on endocrinology, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, neonatal neuro-critical care, and autism.

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Upon completion of this conference, participants
should be able to:

  • Evaluate and manage Vitamin D dilemmas,
    fractures in growing children, and hypercalcemia;
  • Implement strategies for understanding and
    managing autism, respiratory function in
    VLBW infants, utilizing alternative and
    complementary therapies, and for supporting
    gender non-conforming youth;
  • Evaluate and apply effective treatment for asthma,
    gastroesophageal reflux, hemangiomas, and
    annular lesions;
  • Improve evaluation of child abuse, head trauma,
    concussion, ophthalmic injuries, and orthopedic
  • Develop strategies for diagnosis and treatment
    of hepatitis, rabies, thyroid disorders, and
    neonatal seizures;
  • Understand and utilize new technologies in
    neonatal neuro-critical care – involving hypothermia,
    neuroprotection, and neuroradiology.

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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.

This Live activity, 45th Annual Advances & Controversies in Clinical Pediatrics, with a beginning date of 05/17/12, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 18.5 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.

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Course Outline:

Click here for One Print Course Syllabus

For course slides, please visit this link

THURSDAY • MAY 17, 2012
Moderator: Donna M. Ferriero, MD, MS

7:30 am Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:15 Welcome
Donna M. Ferriero, MD, MS

William H. Tooley Lecture
8:30 P Miraculous Lungs:
Why VLBW Infants Survive
Alan H. Jobe, MD, PhD

Respiratory Potpourri
9:05 Puff the Magic Inhaler: The Latest in
Evidence-based Asthma Management
Andrea Marmor, MD, MSEd

9:35 The Future of the VLBW - BPD Lung:
What Pediatricians Need to Know
Alan H. Jobe, MD, PhD

10:05 Discussion

10:25 Break

Diagnostic Dilemmas
10:45 The Vitamin D "Dilemma"!
Michael A. Levine, MD

11:25 Food Refusal Behavior:
Making the Diagnosis in Your Office
Judith M. Sondheimer, MD

11:55 21st Century Issues in Public Health
Carol Glaser, DVM, MPVM, MD

12:25 pm Discussion


THURSDAY • MAY 17, 2012
Moderator: Robert C. Zaglin, MD

Advances in Understanding Autism
2:00 pm Autism: Beyond the Clinical Label
Elysa Marco, MD

2:30 Novel Models for Understanding
& Treating Autism
Robert L. Hendren, DO

3:00 Discussion

3:20 Break

Caring for Children with Chronic Conditions
3:40 On Beyond Miralax
Judith M. Sondheimer, MD

4:10 P HIV Challenges in 2012:
Diagnosis, Testing, & Other Hot Topics
Ann Petru, MD

4:40 P Rings & Things on Your Skin: A Visual Tour
Kelly M. Cordoro, MD

5:10 P Discussion

5:30 pm Adjourn

FRIDAY • MAY 18, 2012
Moderator: Melvin B. Heyman, MD, MPH

7:30 am Continental Breakfast

Updates in Gastroenterology
8:30 P Infant Reflux: A Changing Dialogue
Judith M. Sondheimer, MD

9:10 P Hepatitis B & C in Children: What's New?
Phil Rosenthal, MD

9:40 P Discussion

10:00 Break

Elements of Endocrinology
10:20 Hypercalcemia: When to Worry, When to Treat
Michael A. Levine, MD

10:50 Gender Non-Conforming / Transgender Youth:
Endocrine Considerations
Stephen M. Rosenthal, MD

11:20 Thyroid Disorders:
You Can Treat Some of Them Yourselves!
Dennis M. Styne, MD

11:50 Discussion


FRIDAY • MAY 18, 2012
Moderator: David H. Rowitch, MD, PhD

Palliating Pain
1:30 pm P Medicinal Pain Management
Maurice S. Zwass, MD

1:55 P Complementary Medicine in Pediatrics:
What Are the Alternatives?
Karen I. Sun, MD

2:20 P Discussion

2:40 Break

Nuances of Neonatal Neuro-Critical Care
3:00 P Neuroprotection: Cocktails & Ice
Donna M. Ferriero, MD, MS

3:30 P Cooling the Body to Protect the Brain!
Sonia Lomeli Bonifacio, MD

4:00 P In the Blink of an Eye: Seizures in Newborns
Maria Roberta Cilio, MD, PhD

4:30 Neuroimaging: Looking at Baby Brains
A. James Barkovich, MD

5:00 P Discussion

5:30 pm Adjourn

5:30 – UCSF Resident, Fellow, & Faculty Alumni Reception
7:30 pm Guest Faculty are invited to attend.

SATURDAY • MAY 19, 2012
Moderator: Carol A. Miller, MD

7:30 am Continental Breakfast
Challenges in the Office

8:30 P More than Migraines and Stage-Fright:
Beta-Blockers for Infantile Hemangiomas
Ilona J. Frieden, MD

9:00 Maintenance of Certification:
Doesn't Apply to Me, Does It?
Glenn Rosenbluth, MD

9:25 Discussion

9:40 P Fractures in Growing Children: When to Worry!
Michael A. Levine, MD

10:20 P What Do I Do With This?
Puzzling Problems in Pediatric Orthopedics
Todd L. Lincoln, MD

10:50 P Discussion

11:05 Break

Emergency Encounters
11:25 P Clinical Conundrums in Child Abuse
Kevin P. Coulter, MD

11:50 P Now You See It, Now You Don't:
Pediatric Eye Trauma
Tina Rutar, MD

12:15 pm P To Image or Not to Image:
Managing Head Bonks Safely, Without
Causing Harm
Andrea Marmor, MD, MSEd

12:45 P Discussion

1:00 pm Adjourn

= Pain Credit (10 Total Hours)

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Andrea C. Sello, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco 

Robert C. Zaglin, MD
Course Co-Chair

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Kevin P. Coulter, MD
Chief, Division of General Pediatrics
UC Davis Medical Center

Alan H. Jobe, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics/Neonatology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Michael A. Levine, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
Director, Center for Bone Health
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Todd L. Lincoln, MD
Senior Physician
Pediatric Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery
Kaiser Permanente, Oakland
Judith M. Sondheimer, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Georgetown University Hospital
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Dennis M. Styne MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Yocha Dehe Chair of Pediatric Endocrinology
University of California, Davis


A. James Barkovich MD
Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Pediatrics,
and Neurosurgery
Chief, Pediatric Neuroradiology

Sonia Lomeli Bonifacio, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Co-Director, Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery

Maria Roberta Cilio, MD, PhD
Visiting Professor of Neurology
UCSF Presidential Chair

Kelly M. Cordoro, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Pediatrics

Donna M. Ferriero, MD, MS
W.H. And Marie Wattis Distinguished Professor &
Chair of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Ilona J. Frieden, MD
Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics

Carol Glaser, DVM, MPVM, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Chief of Encephalitis and Special Investigations Section
Communicable Disease & Emergency Response Branch
Division of Communicable Disease Control
California Department of Public Health

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

Melvin B. Heyman, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Elysa Marco MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology,
Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Director of Research, Autism & Neurodevelopment Center

Andrea Marmor, MD, MSEd
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
San Francisco General Hospital

Carol A. Miller, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Well Baby Nursery

Ann Petru, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Infectious Diseases Division
and Pediatric AIDS/HIV Program
Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland

Glenn Rosenbluth, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Quality and Safety Programs,
UCSF Office of GME
Associate Director, Pediatrics Residency
Training Program

Philip Rosenthal, MD
Professor of Pediatrics & Surgery
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
Director, Pediatric Hepatology

Stephen M. Rosenthal, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology
Director, Pediatric Endocrine Outpatient Services
Medical Director, Child & Adolescent Gender Center

David H. Rowitch, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics & Neurosurgery
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Chief, Division of Neonatology
Co-Director, Newborn Brain Research Institute

Tina Rutar, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
and Pediatrics

Karen I. Sun, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Associate Director, Pediatric Pain & Sedation Service

Robert C. Zaglin, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Course Co-Chair

Maurice S. Zwass, MD
Professor of Anesthesia and Pediatrics

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Travel & Lodging:

Westin San Francisco Market Street
50 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Toll free Reservations: 888-627-8561
Click here for online reservations

Rental Car
Hertz is offering special rates for participants of this conference; call (800) 654-2240 and refer to CV# 03BW0130, or call your travel agent. You may also make reservations at www.Hertz.com.

Air Transportation
Special arrangements have been made with Montgomery Travel. Call (800) 391-2287 or complete the form on the UCSF web page at www.montgomerytravel.com. Rates offered are lower than published airfares and ticketed passengers may take advantage of the 24-hour emergency service. There is a $40 service fee. UCSF has negotiated special fares with American and United Airlines for course attendees.

To book on your own, use tour codes:
American (800) 433-1790 code: 5651BZ
United (800) 521-4041 code: 510CF

UCSF has negotiated special fares with Hawaiian Airlines for our course attendees. Click here to book directly with Hawaiian Airlines

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Cancellation Policy:
There will be a $75 administrative fee on refunds requested in writing prior to May 3, 2012. No refunds will be given after this date. To receive a refund, please send a written request to OCME, UCSF, Box 0742, San Francisco, CA 94143-0742.

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