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22nd Annual Developmental Disabilities: An Update for Health Professionals
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Activity Name: 22nd Annual Developmental Disabilities: An Update for Health Professionals
Needs Assessment: This interdisciplinary conference offers an update for clinicians who care for children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities and complex health care needs.

Our expert faculty will address topics of interest to pediatricians, family physicians, nurse clinicians, psychologists, internists and others who are involved in the health care of children and adults with developmental disabilities. This year?s conference features discussions on conservatorship reform, trauma informed care, mental health supports, deprescribing antipsychotic medications, and emergency planning to adapt to climate change. While the conference is designed and accredited for health care professionals, we welcome families and individuals with developmental disabilities to also attend.

This activity is developed by a community planning and advisory committee made up of self-advocates and representatives from the following agencies: UCSF, Stanford University, The Arc San Francisco, Golden Gate Regional Center, East Bay Regional Center, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Support for Families, WITH Foundation, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and the California Department of Developmental Services.

Course Objectives:
  • Improve systems of care for patients with disabilities with an increased awareness of social and cultural differences and disparities, structural bias, and implications for quality access to healthcare;
  • Describe regional and state organizations and current policies relevant to access to mental and behavioral services;
  • List key tasks to assure effective health care transition from youth to adulthood and describe the importance of self-determination and self-advocacy;
  • Assess the impact of Covid-19, other emerging infections, and climate change on patients, families and healthcare workforce;
  • Screen for co-occurring conditions (i.e., dual diagnoses) and coordinate care with mental health services and community resources;
  • Distinguish the impact of traditional behavioral and strength-based approaches on the health care and education of neurodiverse populations;
  • Adopt practical skills to prevent, identify and manage dental complications in children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities;
  • Explain durable medical equipment needs for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders and recognize when and to whom to refer;
  • Describe what experience and research holds for the future of communication therapy in neurodiverse populations;
  • Apply new national guidelines in the care of children, youth and adults with Down Syndrome;
  • Recognize the importance of deprescribing psychotropic medications and indicate when to do so.
Location Information
Meeting Location: Live Stream
Location City: San Francisco
Location State: CA
Location Country: US
Activity Information
Start Date: 3/2/2023
End Date: 3/3/2023
Meeting Size: 200
Fees: $100 - $450
Meeting URL:
Printable Materials:
Credit Information
Credit Amount: 13.75
Credit Unit: Credits
Accreditation: ACCME - Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education > AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Activity Learning Format: Internet Live Course
Sponsor Name: University of California, San Francisco
Sponsor Address: 490 Illinois Street, Floor 8
Sponsor City: San Francisco
Sponsor State: CA
Sponsor Postal Code: 94143
Sponsor Country: US
Sponsor Phone: 415-476-4251
Sponsor Email:
Contact Information
Contact Name: Gaelen Lombard
Contact Email:

Type:     Internet Live Course
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