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45th Annual Advances & Controversies in Clinical Pediatrics
The Westin San Francisco Market Street Hotel
50 Third Street, San Francisco, California
San Francisco, California
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.

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.


Schedule of Presentations:

Thursday, May 17, 2012
07:30:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast
08:15:00 Welcome Donna M. Ferriero
08:30:00 Miraculous Lungs: Why VLBW Infants Survive Alan H. Jobe
09:05:00 Puff the Magic Inhaler: The Latest in Evidence-based Asthma Management Andrea Marmor
09:35:00 The Future of the VLBW - BPD Lung: What Pediatricians Need to Know Alan H. Jobe
10:05:00 Discussion
10:25:00 Break
10:45:00 The Vitamin D "Dilemma"!
11:25:00 Food Refusal Behavior: Making the Diagnosis in Your Office Judith M. Sondheimer
11:55:00 21st Century Issues in Public Health Carol Glaser
12:25:00 Discussion
14:00:00 Advances in Understanding Autism | Autism: Beyond the Clinical Label Elysa Marco
14:30:00 Novel Models for Understanding & Treating Autism Robert L. Hendren
15:00:00 Discussion
15:20:00 Break
15:40:00 Caring for Children with Chronic Conditions | On Beyond Miralax Judith M. Sondheimer
16:10:00 P HIV Challenges in 2012: Diagnosis, Testing, & Other Hot Topics
16:40:00 P Rings & Things on Your Skin: A Visual Tour Kelly M. Cordoro
17:10:00 Discussion
17:30:00 Adjourn
Friday, May 18, 2012
07:30:00 Continental Breakfast
08:30:00 Updates in Gastroenterology | P Infant Reflux: A Changing Dialogue Judith M. Sondheimer
09:10:00 P Hepatitis B & C in Children: What's New? Phil Rosenthal
09:40:00 P Discussion
10:00:00 Break
10:20:00 Elements of Endocrinology | Hypercalcemia: When to Worry, When to Treat Michael A. Levine
10:50:00 Gender Non-Conforming / Transgender Youth: Endocrine Considerations Stephen M. Rosenthal
11:20:00 Thyroid Disorders: You Can Treat Some of Them Yourselves Dennis M. Styne
11:50:00 Discussion
13:30:00 Palliating Pain P Medicinal Pain Management Maurice Zwass
13:55:00 Complementary Medicine in Pediatrics: What Are the Alternatives? Karen I. Sun
14:20:00 P Discussion
14:40:00 Break
15:00:00 Nuances of Neonatal Neuro-Critical Care | P Neuroprotection: Cocktails & Ice Donna M. Ferriero
15:30:00 P Cooling the Body to Protect the Brain!
16:00:00 P In the Blink of an Eye: Seizures in Newborns Maria Roberta Cilio
16:30:00 Neuroimaging: Looking at Baby Brains A. James Barkovich
17:00:00 P Discussion
17:30:00 Adjourn
17:35:00 UCSF Resident, Fellow, & Faculty Alumni Reception
19:30:00 Guest Faculty are invited to attend
Saturday, May 19, 2012
07:30:00 Continental Breakfast | Challenges in the Office
08:30:00 P More than Migraines and Stage-Fright: Beta-Blockers for Infantile Hemangiomas Ilona J. Frieden
09:00:00 Maintenance of Certification: Doesn't Apply to Me, Does It? Glenn Rosenbluth
09:25:00 Discussion
09:40:00 Bones | P Fractures in Growing Children: When to Worry! Michael A. Levine
10:20:00 P What Do I Do With This? Puzzling Problems in Pediatric Orthopedics
10:50:00 P Discussion
11:05:00 Break
11:25:00 Emergency Encounters | P Clinical Conundrums in Child Abuse
11:50:00 P Now You See It, Now You Don't: Pediatric Eye Trauma Tina Rutar
12:15:00 P To Image or Not to Image: Managing Head Bonks Safely, Without Causing Harm Andrea Marmor
12:45:00 P Discussion
13:00:00 Adjourn
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