UCSF Fresno Kicks Off May with Three Continuing Medical Education Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 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 Kicks Off May with Three Continuing Medical Education Events

Media: Wilderness Medicine, Cardiology, and Autism experts available for interviews by calling (559) 313-6539.

FRESNO – In line with its focus on improving health in the San Joaquin Valley through medical education, research, patient care and community partnerships, UCSF Fresno is kicking off May with three continuing medical education events.

As a branch campus of the consistently top-ranked UCSF School of Medicine, one of UCSF Fresno’s aims is to offer unique and pertinent continuing medical education opportunities for health professionals in the Valley to inform and enhance the quality of medical care in the region. 

The UCSF Fresno Department of Emergency Medicine will hold the 2019 High Sierra Wilderness and Travel Medicine Conference Wednesday, May 1 through Friday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, at the Pines Resort at Bass Lake.

The conference is designed for those who may encounter life-threatening situations in austere and remote environments with limited resources such as emergency physicians, nurses, physician assistants, rangers, EMS providers, members of the search and rescue community, and outdoor enthusiasts.

Lectures and hands-on workshops will include trip planning, environmental exposure, survival and rescue, patient assessment and trauma care, including needle compression, wound management and orthopedic injuries.

“UCSF’s branch campus in Fresno is one of about 15 medical schools to offer wilderness medicine fellowship programs across the U.S,” said Danielle Campagne, MD, vice chair of emergency medicine and course director.  “Wilderness and travel medicine are relatively new fields that are growing in response to more people heading outdoors and taking part in adventure activities.  The need and knowledge to provide care with limited resources are critically important.” 

For more information, call (559) 499-6596 or ndennie@fresno.ucsf.edu

The UCSF Fresno Department of Internal Medicine will present the 14h Annual Cardiology in the Valley Symposium on Saturday, May 4, from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at UCSF Fresno.

Coronary heart disease is the number one cause of death in California and the San Joaquin Valley has some of the highest rates of heart disease in the state.

New and emerging developments in cardiology diagnosis and management will be presented.

Cardiologists, hospitalists, family and internal medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and allied health professionals with an interest in cardiology will want to attend.

UCSF Fresno encompasses expertise in nearly all areas of cardiology and provides high level cardiac patient care in the Valley. In addition, UCSF Fresno is fostering future leaders in cardiac care for the region by providing advanced training for physicians in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.  

For more information, call (559) 499-6406 or cme@fresno.ucsf.edu

The UCSF Fresno Department of Pediatrics and community partners will present the 2019 Autism Symposium for Primary Care Providers on Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Community Regional Medical Center, Sequoia East and West conference rooms.

The aim of the conference is to provide a comprehensive overview of recent advances in autism diagnosis, interventions and community resources for families.

All primary care providers and advanced care practitioners are encouraged to attend.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause social, communication and behavioral challenges. In 2018, the CDC concluded about 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with ASD.

Several community partners are coming together to present this important symposium to help families navigate the challenges associated with autism.

For more information, call (559) 499-6406 or cme@fresno.ucsf.edu

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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