International Medicine / Global Surgery

Krista L. Kaups, MD, MsC, FACS
Professor of Clinical Surgery, UCSF
Director, SICU - Community Regional Medical Center

A long way from the Central Valley! Learn about the needs and challenges of providing medical care in the developing world. The essential role of surgery will be discussed.

Fresno 911: True Stories from the World of EMS

James Andrews, MD, FACEP
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
EMS Medical Director

Ten-four, Rampart! As the entry point for patients into the health care system, the realm of prehospital care is as critical as it is exciting. Beyond the glare of lights and the wailing of the sirens, join us as we share memorable moments and important lessons featuring the men and women of our local ambulance services.



Women and Heart Disease

Teresa Daniele, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in women. This presentation will discuss what heart disease actually is, who is at risk for developing the disease and how it can be prevented.

Dermatology 2014: More than Skin Deep!

Gregory Simpson, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, UCSF
Medical Director of Dermatology, UCSF Fresno

Have you ever seen something on your skin and wondered-- what is THAT? While most diseases are hidden from the public, skin problems are out there for all to see. Join me as we blaze through many common conditions and interesting findings which affect the "organ you wear."




Beauty from Ashes: One Small Project in Africa

Gail Newel, MD, MPH
Director of Obstetrics, UCSF Fresno
Medical Director, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Fresno County
Department of Public Health


Women in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been subjected to sexual violence and extreme hardships over the past two decades. Dr. Newel was part of a team to train Congolese physicians in surgical techniques which offer these women hope and a brighter future.

Sleep and Sleep Disorders

Lynn Keenan, MD, FAASM
Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Program Director, UCSF Fresno Sleep Fellowship Program

Overview of why we need sleep, common sleep disorders, and what you can do to get a good night's sleep.




The Use of Simulation in Medical Education

Stacy Sawtelle, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF
Stuart Maxwell, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF
Deena Bengiamin, MD
Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Ever wonder how doctors learn to be doctors? Experience firsthand the application of high-tech simulation in medical education. Participants will be able to interact with high-fidelity mannequins and task trainers used to teach physicians medical decision making and procedural skills.