Saturday, December 10, 2022

8:30 AM to 3:45 PM PST

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UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center
Fisher Banquet Hall
1675 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158


Limited paid parking.


Yolanda Ruiz, Project Assistant
California Chapter 1, American Academy of Pediatrics

Please join California Chapter 1, American Academy of Pediatrics for its 7th Annual Pediatric Puzzles Interactive CME Conference! This year we will have interactive lectures by experts in pediatric neurology, dentistry, infectious disease, and much more. As always, all the talks will be in audience-response format.


Gila C. Dorostkar, DDS
Diplomate of the Board of PediatricDentistry

Dr. Gila C. Dorostkar received her dental degree from the USC School of Dentistry and earned her specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry from the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her hospital-based training emphasized clinical experience in the areas of pediatric dental trauma, oral conscious sedation, and taking care of children using general anesthesia. She is Board certified and in private practice in Marin County, California. Her practice specializes in comprehensive pediatric dental care with an emphasis on prevention for optimal oral health for infants, children, and adolescents.

Dr. Dorostkar currently serves as a Trustee on the Board of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is the Immediate Past President of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. In her local community, she also serves as a member of the College of Marin Dental Assistant Advisory Committee and on the Marin County Oral Health Advisory Committee.

Sujay Kansagra, MD
Pediatric Neurologist, Pediatric Sleep Specialist

Dr. Sujay Kansagra is the director of Duke University’s Pediatric Neurology Sleep Medicine Program, associate program director of the child neurology residency, and author of the book “My Child Won’t Sleep”.  He went to medical school at Duke, where he also completed training as a pediatric neurologist. He did his fellowship in sleep medicine at the University of NC in Chapel Hill, before joining the faculty at Duke. He specializes in treating a variety of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy and parasomnias.  Dr. Kansagra's prior research involves sleep pathology in rare conditions such as alternating hemiplegia of childhood and infantile Pompe disease. He is currently doing research on novel technology that helps with behavioral insomnia of childhood. 

Nirav Pandya, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Nirav K. Pandya is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist within the UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is Vice-Chair of Pediatric Operations and Section Chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics.  Dr. Pandya joined the UCSF in 2012. Originally from Chicago, Dr. Pandya received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago. While at the University of Chicago, he was a member of the track team, and was elected captain his senior year. He remains one of the top 10 triple jumpers in the school’s history. He then received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Pandya then went on to complete his orthopedic surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He served as academic chief resident his final year, and was the recipient of the DeForest Willard Award for outstanding performance. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric  surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego where he was awarded the Lena Sefton Clark endowed fellowship award.

Prachi Singh, MD
Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist

Dr. Prachi Singh is a pediatric infectious disease specialist who cares for children with a wide variety of serious infections, including osteomyelitis (bone infection), complicated pneumonia, tuberculosis and coccidioidomycosis (also known as Valley fever). She sees patients in both the hospital and the clinic. Dr. Singh has a special interest in antimicrobial stewardship, a program that promotes the appropriate use of antibiotics with a focus on reducing such problems as the spread of drug-resistant infections. She serves as medical director of the antimicrobial stewardship program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, where she collaborates with other subspecialists and pharmacists to ensure children receive timely and appropriate antimicrobial therapy. 

Dr. Singh earned her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree at Nova Southeastern University. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of South Florida and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

April Zaat, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist, Associate Director, Hospital Medicine, Oakland

Dr. April Zaat is a pediatric hospitalist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, where she serves as the Associate Director of Hospital Medicine and Medical Director of the general pediatrics inpatient unit. Dr. Zaat earned her bachelor’s degree at UC Berkeley and her medical degree at UCSF before completing her pediatrics training and chief residency at Children’s Hospital Oakland. She joined the Pediatric Hospital Medicine group in 2014. She has leadership roles in education, serving as the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education and Associate Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program. She was inducted into the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators in fall of 2022.  

In the last several years, Dr. Zaat has taken on quality improvement initiatives to bring new evidence into practice to decrease admissions and length of stay for patients. In particular, two of these initiatives target the youngest acute care patients: febrile infants and infants with jaundice. 




$225.00 Early, $275.00 Regular
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$75.00 Early, $75.00 Regular                                        
Virtual Live Streaming  $195.00 Regular
Non-AAPCA1 Chapter Member    


Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED to attend this event: Please fill out your proof of vaccination HERE

Refund policy:  Refunds less a $15.00 cancellation fee is available until 11/30/2022 with NO refunds after this date. 

Scholarships: Limited scholarships are available for medical students and trainees. Please fill out the application form HERE.

*Physicians-in-Training include residents and medical students. This rate is limited to a maximum of five individuals.


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