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14th Annual Developmental Disabilities: An Update for Health Professionals

Laurel Heights Campus * | San francisco, USA
From 270 to 470 USD
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Title: 14th Annual Developmental Disabilities: An Update for Health Professionals
Specialty: Psychiatry
Dates: From Mar, 5, 2015 to Mar, 6, 2015
Location: San francisco, USA
Type: Meeting
Registration Cost: From 270 to 470 USD
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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 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the 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, Developmental Disabilities: An Update for Health Professionals, with a beginning date of 03/05/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.50 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 CreditTM 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. Psychologists from other states should check with their respective licensing boards.

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  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
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This annual interdisciplinary conference offers a unique, practical update for primary care and subspecialty health care professionals who care for children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities and complex health care needs. This year's conference continues to cover topics across the lifespan on a broad range of developmental disabilities as well as focus on the self advocacy movement with presentations highlighting the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Included in that focus will be special presentations by leading experts in disability rights and autism policy development. Clinics specially designed to accommodate individuals with disabilities and mobility limitations, and current and future options for improved community living resources for individuals with disabilities, will be addressed by policy makers as well as clinic directors. Expert epidemiologic perspectives on the evolving demographics of Autism Disorders and Fetal Alcohol Disorders are among this year's topics. Exciting research on the importance of early screening and services, putting research into practice for children with autism disorders, will be addressed. Identification and diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Disorders, children, youth and adults with multiple disabilities who are in foster or dependent care, and treatment of sleep disorders in individuals with developmental disabilities are among many of the 2015 topics.

Presentations should be of interest to pediatricians, family physicians, nurse clinicians, psychologists, and internists who are involved in health care of individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as to those in other health related disciplines including health policy, dentistry, epidemiology, psychiatry, school health, social work, occupational and speech therapy and case management services. While the conference is designed for health care professionals, we welcome families and individuals with developmental disabilities who wish to learn from various represented disciplines.

Non-profit conference exhibitors feature resources designed to help our audience better provide care for children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities. We look forward to welcoming you to the 14th annual Developmental Disabilities Update Conference and hope that your patients and clients with special health care needs will benefit from your participation.

Lucy S. Crain, MD, MPH, FAAP
Geraldine Collins-Bride, MS, ANP, FAAN
Conference Co-Chairs


Tony Anderson
Executive Director, The Arc California;
Director of the Collaboration for The Arc UCP in California

Alicia Bazzano, PhD, MD, MPH
Pediatrician, The Achievable Health Center;
Chief Physician Consultant, Westside Regional Center;
Clinical Faculty, Pediatric Emergency Medicine,
University of California, Los Angeles

Barbara A. Bennett, MD
Child Development Center, Pediatric Specialty Clinics,
Department of Pediatrics, California Pacific Medical Center

Barbara L. Bentley, PsyD, MS Ed
Pediatric Psychologist,
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital,
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Mary Lou Breslin
Co-Founder and Senior Policy Advisor,
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Jennifer Dresden
Director of Wellness and Aging Services
The Arc San Francisco

Ann England, MA, CCC-SLP-L
PENT Leadership Team, Speech-Language Pathologist,
Assistant Director, Diagnostic Center, Northern California
Leader of CAPTAIN (California Autism Professional Training and Information Network)

George A. Fouras, MD
Staff Psychiatrist, Foster Care
Mental Health Program & Juvenile
Hall (Special Programs for Youth),
Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA;
Consultant, Human Services Agency

Matthew Holder, MD, MBA
President, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry;
Global Medical Advisor, Special Olympics, Inc.;
Vice-President, Council on Developmental Disabilities

Kenneth Lyons Jones, MD
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics;
Medical Director, California
Teratogen Information Service and Clinical Research Program,
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine

Robin May, LCSW, EdM
ASD Clinical Specialist, Alta California Regional Center

Glenn Motola, PsyD
Chief Executive Officer, The Arc San Francisco

Ari Ne'eman
Public Policy Team Co-Lead, LEAD Center
President and Co-Founder, Autistic
Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

Bruce Oka
Commissioner (retired), San Francisco Transportation
Authority, Disability Rights Advocate

Rafael Pelayo, MD
Professor, Psychiatry&Behavioral Science,
Stanford Center for Sleep
Sciences and Medicine,
Stanford University School of Medicine

Santi J. Rogers
Director, California Department of Developmental Services,
Sacramento, CA

Patty Schetter, MA, BCBA
Project Coordinator, Center for Excellence in Developmental
Disabilities, UC Davis MIND Institute

Alice Wong
Project Coordinator, Disability
Visibility Project

Allen Wong, DDS, EdD
Professor and Director AEGD Program
Director, Hospital Dentistry Program
Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA

Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsop, MD
Medical Epidemiologist & Chief, Developmental Disabilities Branch,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

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