Experts Gather in Fresno to Share Latest Diagnosis and Treatment Info on Dementia, Parkinson’s, Cancer Immunotherapy and Many Other Conditions

March 4, 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
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UCSF Fresno
Medical Education Program
115 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93701
(559) 499-6400


Experts Gather in Fresno to Share Latest Diagnosis and Treatment Info on Dementia, Parkinson’s, Cancer Immunotherapy and Many Other Conditions

MEDIA NOTE: Media are invited to interview experts on geriatrics on March 8 from 10:25 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and during lunch from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. On March 9, internal medicine experts will be available from 10:25 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. or in advance by calling (559) 313-6539.

The geriatrics symposium is especially timely given Gov. Gavin Newsom’s call for a “Master Plan on Aging” in his State of the State address on Feb. 12. California’s senior population will increase by four million in the coming decade and will double in 25 years. Gov. Newsom also established an Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness Task Force. Between 2010 and 2060, Fresno County alone will have a 170 percent increase in population older than age 60.


Leading experts in geriatric and internal medicine from UCSF Fresno and across California and the United States, including faculty physicians from Baylor College of Medicine, Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, Oregon Health and Science University, UCLA Stein Eye Institute, UCLA Vasculitis Program, UCSF, University of Chicago Department of Medicine Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, University of Michigan Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, and the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.


More than 20 experts will present the latest information on geriatric and internal medicine and share best practices for testing, treatment and prevention of many health conditions during a two-day conference, “Multidisciplinary Updates in Internal Medicine.” Presented by the UCSF Fresno Department of Internal Medicine, the conference is a unique continuing medical education (CME) opportunity for health care professionals in the region to inform and enhance the quality of medical care in the San Joaquin Valley. 


Geriatrics Symposium, Friday, March 8, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Topics and Advances in Internal Medicine, Saturday, March 9, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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


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

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

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