UCSF Fresno Presents First Medical Update in the San Joaquin Valley

WHO: UCSF Fresno’s Department of Internal Medicine and Community Medical Centers

WHAT: The first “Medical Update in the Valley,” a continuing education program for physicians, nurse practitioners and others who provide primary care. About 80 health care professionals are expected to attend. Various health issues and best practices for treatment will be covered.

WHEN: Saturday, March 21 from 8 am to 6 pm and Sunday, March 22 from 8 am to noon

WHERE: UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research, 155 N. Fresno Street on the Community Regional Medical Center campus in downtown Fresno.

INTERVIEWS: Saturday, March 21 in between 10 and 10:30 am and 12:30 and 1:30 pm

  • John Ambrose, MD, chief of cardiology at UCSF Fresno and course director of this continuing education program
  • Ernestina Saxton, MD, a neurologist and clinical professor of medicine at UCSF Fresno

Health conditions that will be discussed include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Knee, low back and shoulder pain
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Dermatologic signs of systemic disease
  • Digestive diseases in women
  • Chest Pain
  • Community-acquired respiratory infections
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Gastro esophageal disease
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Hepatitis C and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
  • Lipid management
  • Low-testosterone
  • Renal dysfunction in the elderly
  • Rheumatologic tests
  • Sleep apnea
  • Valley fever

For more information, please call (559) 459-6299 ext. 56299 or email [email protected]