Jeffrey Rosenfeld, PhD, MD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology, UCSF
Chief of Neurology, UCSF Fresno
Medical Director, University Neurology Associates-Central California Neuroscience Institute
The complexity of the nervous system results in certain areas of vulnerability for neurological disease. Mechanisms and clinical presentations of specific diseases in the nervous system will be reviewed and discussed.
H. Terry Hutchison, PhD, MD
Clinical Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics, UCSF
Disorganized electrical activity in the brain results in a seizure and this can be caused by many different factors. Patients also present with seizure-like activity but no underlying disorder of electrical activity. This fascinating phenomenon will be discussed and many examples of different seizure types will be presented.
Renee Kinman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF
Co-Director, Pediatric Scholars Program, UCSF Fresno
Overview of how childhood obesity is rapidly becoming a major health issue in the United States, the health risks associated with obesity, and what we can do to prevent them.
Arnold Friedman, MD
Chief of Radiology, Fresno VA
Colorectal Carcinoma (colorectal cancer) is a major killer in the US. The mainstay of screening is optical colonoscopy, which is an invasive and slightly risky procedure. Virtual Colonoscopy is a new noninvasive screening method for colorectal cancer that deserves your consideration.
Susanne J. Spano MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Assistant Professor, Health Science Series, UCSF
The course will introduce the evolving discipline of alpine search and rescue. We will describe a case study of a lightning incident striking a Boy Scout Troop in the Sierra Nevada mountains including details of the rescue, evacuation, and medical treatment. We will review the organizational skills, technical training, and other abilities required to safely respond to such incidents.
Rais Vohra, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Director of Clinical Toxicology, CRMC
Associate Medical Director, California Poison Control System, Fresno-Madera Division
It's a jungle out there! Join this informative and lively discussion about the many diverse venomous creatures that live where we do right here in Central California--and what to do if you or a loved one ever gets injured by one. From snakes to spiders and household insects, almost everyone has a story about a brush with wild venomous creatures, so anecdotes, questions, and stories are welcome--but please, leave the live exhibits at home!
Robotic surgery has become increasingly popular for many applications. Examples of the benefits and methods of robots in the operating room will be discussed.