The Neonatal ICU: The State of the Art 2016

Stephen Elliott, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF Fresno, Volunteer Series
Attending Neonatologist, Community Medical Centers

Our Mini Med School journey begins with the smallest and most fragile patients.  Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants. We’ll discuss the role of neonatologist and other specialists as they work together in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This incredible presentation will take you on a virtual tour of the Neonatal ICU, where miracles do happen on a daily basis.

Improving Health Care Transitions throughout all Stages of Life

David Lee, MD, FCCP

Center Director, Cystic Fibrosis Program, UCSF Fresno
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

We will review the impact of chronic disease from childhood and transition into adulthood and how we can improve this process with specific diseases.



Travel Medicine: Around the World in 60 Minutes

Steven Stoltz, MD, FACP
Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, Ex-Director of UCSF Fresno Global Health

The world has become a very interconnected place. The ease of modern travel and the public’s thirst for mobility have created situations whereby healthcare professionals need to think “globally” even at the local level. Travel medicine brings together preventative care, detective work, infectious diseases, and geographical trends into a specialty that is a equally fascinating and dynamic. We will discuss recent outbreaks as well as advice for going abroad—and coming back—safe and sound.


Is there a Doctor on Board? Emergency Medicine at 30,000 Feet

Susanne J Spano MD, FACEP
Director, Wilderness Medicine Education, UCSF Fresno
Chair and Medical Director, Department of Continuing Medical Education
Community Medical Centers, Fresno, CA

Airline emergencies represent a unique type of clinical encounter-- by definition they are remote from a care facility, and treatment is typically limited to a small medical kit on board. This engaging presentation will cover what complaints occur most commonly during airline travel, and the latest research about how best to address them.





Lost in the Wild: A Story of Search and Rescue

Danielle Campagne, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF Fresno
Co- Faculty of the UCSF Fresno Parkmedic Program

Imagine going for a day hike—and getting lost for more than a week.  This lecture shares the true story of a wilderness search and rescue from Sequoia National Forest, from both the searchers’ and the hiker’s perspectives during this dire scenario. We will also discuss wilderness survival skills, along with the necessary items to pack in your own backpack just in case your plans have to change.


Gun-Related Injuries: Medical Perspectives on An American Epidemic 

Patrick J. MacMillan, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF Fresno
Chief of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Gun-related injuries have been labeled by the American Medical Association as a public health crisis, yet productive dialogue can be challenged by the emotional, social and cultural factors that accompany this topic.  Join us as we engage in a sincere inquiry about the causes of and solutions to the gun violence epidemic, and best practices to keep our communities protected against firearm accidents and injuries.





When Skin Tells A Story: Rashes from Near and Far

Greg Simpson, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Fresno
Medical Director, UCSF Fresno

Changes in a person’s skin can represent many things, from unsafe behavior during a local epidemic to unlucky transmission from across the globe.  In this session we will explore the world of sexually transmitted diseases that are important to recognize right here in Fresno, as well as a collection of unusual dermatology syndromes from international settings.


Recent Advances in Stroke Care

Amir S. Khan, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCSF Fresno
Medical Director of Stroke

Strokes are the leading cause of disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Fortunately, stroke care has advanced considerably in recent years. In this state-of-the-art lecture, we will discuss the root causes, recognizable patterns, and current treatments of stroke.





Women and Heart Disease

Teresa Daniele, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, at UCSF Fresno

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.



Every Breath You Take: Pulmonary Illnesses and its Management

Vijay P. Balasubramanian, MD, FCCP, MRCP (UK)
Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF Fresno
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care
Medical Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program, UCSF Fresno

The talk will summarize the process of respiration and explain basis of some of the common pulmonary illnesses encountered in the community.





Simulation in Medical Education: Hands on Experiences

Stacy Sawtelle Vohra, MD
Director of Education of the Clinical Skills Lab
Associate Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Stuart Maxwell, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine
Simulation Technical Director, UCSF Fresno
Medical Director, CRMC Emergency Department


Ever wonder how doctors learn to be doctors? Transitioning from medical student to physician requires deliberate practice of medical decision making skills and procedural skills prior to taking care of real patients.  Experience firsthand the application of high-tech simulation in medical education.  Participants will have the opportunity to interact with high-fidelity mannequins and task trainers used to teach medical students and physicians.