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

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