UCSF Fresno Shares Latest Diabetes and Endocrine Information

January 28, 2019

UC San Francisco
Jennifer O’Brien, Asst. Vice Chancellor/Public Affairs
Source: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs, UCSF Fresno
Cell: (559) 313-6539 Email: bnikaido@fresno.ucsf.edu

UCSF Fresno
Medical Education Program
115 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93701
(559) 499-6400


UCSF Fresno Shares Latest Diabetes and Endocrine Information

MEDIA NOTE: Registration has closed for this event. Media are invited to interview experts for diabetes and endocrinology stories in advance or from 9:50 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. the day of the symposium (Feb. 2). Please call (559) 313-6539.

WHO:  The UCSF Fresno Divisions of Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Endocrine Surgery and Neurosurgery will offer a free educational conference for physicians, primary care providers and all allied health professionals.

WHAT: UCSF Fresno will offer the “Endocrine and Diabetes Symposium” to help inform and enhance the quality of medical care in the region for adults and children with endocrine diseases such as diabetes, obesity, thyroid diseases and testosterone issues among others.

WHY: Nearly half of all adults in California have diabetes or prediabetes, according to a UCLA study. Information from the California Department of Public Health’s 2018 County Health Status Profiles shows four counties in the San Joaquin Valley have some of the highest death rates for diabetes in California.  

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019

WHERE: UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research, 155 N. Fresno Street.

Expert faculty physicians at UCSF Fresno will address the following:

  • 2019 Update on Management of Diabetes
  • 2019 Update on Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes and Management
  • Assessment and Management of Child and Adolescent Obesity
  • Clinical Approach to Hypercalcemia
  • Current Trends in Diagnosis and Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Evaluation of Incidental Thyroid Nodules
  • Evaluation of Pituitary Lesions
  • Growth Hormone Therapy in Children and Young Adults
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Review and Management of Osteoporosis
  • Testosterone Therapy in Men with Hypogonadism


About UCSF Fresno: UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program is a branch campus of UCSF, the leading institution dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. Established in 1975, UCSF Fresno is focused on improving health in California’s San Joaquin Valley through excellence in teaching and patient care, innovative clinical research and community partnerships. UCSF Fresno is the largest physician-training program between Sacramento and Los Angeles – training more than 300 physicians and 300 rotating medical students each year. Nearly 700 UCSF core and volunteer faculty at UCSF Fresno care for thousands of patients annually and train the next generation of outstanding clinicians and patient advocates. Fifty percent of the physicians trained at UCSF Fresno stay in the Valley to provide UCSF care. In addition, UCSF Fresno helps prepare middle, high school and college students for careers in health and medicine through a variety of pipeline programs. Please visit www.fresno.ucsf.edu

About UCSF: UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises three top-ranked hospitals, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area. UCSF also encompasses a branch campus in Fresno. Please visit www.ucsf.edu/news.

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