Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM PDT
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O’Connor Medical Office Building Auditorium 
2101 Forest Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128

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Isra Uz-Zaman, Executive Director 
California Chapter 1, American Academy of Pediatrics 

This conference is SOLD OUT! If you are still interested, please join the wait list HERE and we will contact you if any spots become available.

Please join the California Chapter 1, American Academy of Pediatrics for its annual Spring CME Event: Pediatric Mental Health Day!


8:00 am – 8:30 am       Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – 12:30 pm     AM Session (see details below)

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch & Exhibitor Displays

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm       PM Session (see details below)


AM Session: 8:30AM - 12:30PM

No Longer In Over Your Head: How to Think Like a Psychiatrist in the Primary Care Setting – Madeleine Lansky, MD, Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatriy and Psychoanalysis, UCSF

Many pediatricians are confident in managing "straightforward" mental health diagnoses, such as mild depression or anxiety, or ADHD.  But when do you know you need more help?  What "red flags" in the history or in early management indicate that a particular patient needs more intensive treatment?  And once you make this determination, what's the best way to get your patient seen?  This session will teach you how to identify the severe or high-risk patient, and offer tips on first steps and other considerations. 

Psychopharmacology for Mood & Anxiety: What a General Pediatrician Ought to Know – David Ansel, MD, FAAP, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Stanford

Most pediatricians in primary care now find themselves writing prescriptions for medications for which they received no training during residency. Examples include:  SSRIs, SNRIs and atypical antipsychotics. This session will fill the knowledge gap for providers to feel more comfortable prescribing these medications, including which medication is preferred in a particular situation, how to start and monitor dosing, typical side effects to inform patients and parents, as well as which medications to avoid prescribing.

What Do I Do in the Meantime? Community and Individual Resources to Help Your Patients – Nell Branco, MPH, MSW, School Counselor, Marin Country Day School

Once you have made the diagnosis, it is often difficult to get your patient in to see a mental health provider. What can you offer your families while they wait, i.e., support groups, smart phone applications, self-help, community organizations, school resources, etc.? This session will help you assist families with mental health services beyond and in addition to counseling and medication.

As in previous years, lectures will be followed by a panel and small group break-out sessions.  The panel will also include Grace Kodama, MFT. Representatives from Parents Place and Beacon Health will also be on hand to answer questions.

CME Credits Offered for AM Session: 3.5

PM Session: 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Mental Health Task Force Session - John Takayama, MD, MPH, FAAP, Joan Jeung, MD, FAAP, Carmela Sosa, MD, FAAP and Anika Sanda MD, FAAP 

Participants will practice applying concepts of mental health options to select patient cases in sessions on Trauma-informed Care and Behavioral Health in the Medically Complex Child. You will learn specific tools to help support, manage and appropriately refer patients and families with behavioral health concerns.

CME Credits Offered for Full Day: 5.5



Register for the AM Session (8:30am-12:30pm) or Full Day (8:30am-3:00pm):


RN and Emeritus - AM Session Only/Full Day (Includes lunch) $40.00 / $70.00


Refund policy:  Refunds less a $15.00 cancellation fee is available until 04/20/2019 with NO refunds after this date. 

*A limited number of scholarships are available for students and physicians in training to attend the conference at no cost.  Please contact our Interim Executive Director, Isra Uz-Zaman, for more information.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and California Chapter 1 of the AAP.  The AAP is accrediated by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 (TM) Credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPCA1 Chapter Member - AM Session Only                                   $50.00

AAPCA1 Chapter Member - Full Day (includes lunch)                      $80.00

Non-AAPCA1 Chapter Member - AM Session Only                          $65.00

Non-AAPCA1 Chapter Member - Full Day (includes lunch)             $100.00

Physicians-in-Training* - AM Session Only                                         $25.00

Physicians-in-Training* - Full Day (includes lunch)                           $40.00

RN and Emeritus - AM Session Only                                                    $40.00

RN and Emeritus – Full Day (includes lunch)                                     $70.00