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19th Annual UCSF CME Conference: Developmental Disabilities - Update for Health Professionals

The 19th annual interdisciplinary conference offers a unique update for primary care and subspecialty health care professionals and others who care for children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities and complex health care needs. Most medical and health professional education programs inadequately address care for people with developmental and intellectual developmental disabilities, although they represent a growing (and aging) population in the US. The pace of new information and research provides us with exciting opportunities to transform and improve the quality of care provided to these individuals.

Date: March 5 & 6, 2020
Location: Golden Gateway Holiday Inn, San Francisco
Registration: click here for more information or to register

The conference covers a broad spectrum of developmental disabilities, with special focus on autism spectrum disorders and cerebral palsy in 2020. Our emphasis this year is on communication, self-determination and supported decision-making, transitions from childhood to adulthood, and access to healthcare systems and services from a variety of specialists. We are pleased to also present talks on maximizing potential, mental health, dental care, and advocacy.

Presentations by our expert faculty 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-related disciplines including health policy, epidemiology, psychiatry, school health, social work, 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 the various represented disciplines.

Non-profit conference exhibitors feature resources to help our audience better provide care for children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities. We look forward to welcoming you to the 19th 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 and Geraldine Collins-Bride, MS, ANP, FAAN
Conference Co-Chairs

This activity is developed by a planning and advisory committee made up of self-advocates and representatives from the following agencies: UCSF, Stanford University, The Arc San Francisco, Golden Gate Regional Center, East Bay Regional Center, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Support for Families, WITH Foundation, and the California Department of Developmental Services.

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