The UCSF Fresno Office of Continuing Medical Education is working in collaboration with the Mt. Zion Campus Committee and the UCSF Pain Management Center to bring live broadcast lectures via teleconferencing direct from San Francsico to the USF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.  A quarterly series of lectures will be offered to our fresno community at no charge, with continuing medical education credits offered through San Franciso (Onsite registration, a Certificate of Attendance will be mailed to participants for 1 hour of credit).  These lectures will take place from 5:30-6:30 pm and will be held in our state-of-the-art Fresno Center in one of our specially-equipped videoconference rooms.
You may RSVP your attendance for each lecture by calling our office at (559) 499-6532.  Please note that some lectures will have limited seating, so please call to verify room location in the Center.
Click on the lecture links below for more information about each lecture.

December 6, 2007
Thursday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Pain in the Elderly

Daniel R. Pound, MD
Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine
Director, UCSF Lakeside Senior Medical Center


  • Recognize the right of patients to the appropriate assessment and management of pain
  • Assess the existence and, if so, the nature and intensity of pain in all patients
  • Record the results of the assessment in a way that facilitates regular re-assessment and follow-up
  • Educate patients and their families about effective pain management
  • Address patient needs for symptom management in the discharge planning process

September 20, 2007
Thursday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD): Medical and Physical Therapy Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment

Pamela Pierce Palmer, MD, PhD
Professor, UCSF Department of
Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
and Director, UCSF PainCARE

Christine Zampach, BS PT, MeD, DPT
Associate Clinical Professor
UCSF Department Physical Therapy and
Rehabilitation Science


  • Discuss clinical findings of CRPS (RSD), and define the various stages of the condition
  • Explain the rationale for medical approaches to CRPS, including medication management and implantable techniques
  • Describe how CRPS (RSD) changes the sensory and motor homunculus of the brain
  • Relate how the principles of neuroplasticity are used in the treatment of CRPS


Future Meeting Dates:
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008







UCSF Fresno Lecture Series
Speakers Bureau
Dental Conference