UCSF Fresno Kicks Off May with Three Continuing Medical Education Events

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]