Northern California Surgeons Present at Regional Medical Conference at Shriners Hospital in Portland


Orthopaedic surgeons from Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Northern California presented at a regional medical education program that took place at the Portland Shriners Hospital in June. Drs. Candice McDaniel, Vedant Kulkarni, Brian Haus, Joel Lerman and Jennette Boakes were among 22 speakers from six Shriners Hospitals in the western United States who presented at the two-day seminar.

Billed as the 1st Shriners Hospitals for Children Regional Conference, the seminar brought experts in the field of pediatric orthopaedics together to share research, experience and practices that lead to improved outcomes in children with cerebral palsy, scoliosis, clubfoot, muscular dystrophy and other pediatric orthopaedic conditions. Among the 85 attendees were orthopaedic residents from Oregon Health & Science University.

Faculty from the Northern California Shriners Hospital presented on the following topics:

  • Challenges to Incorporating Fracture Clinics into the Outpatient Care SettingCandice McDaniel, M.D.
  • A Smartphone App to Enable Community-Based Hip Surveillance for Children with Cerebral PalsyVedant Kulkarni, M.D.
  • Emerging Concepts in Hip PreservationsBrian Haus, M.D.
  • Lower-Extremity Positioning Greatly Impacts Mechanical Axis Measurement in Radiographs Assessing Adolescent Angular DeformityJoel Lerman, M.D.
  • Successes & Controversies in Guided GrowthJennette Boakes, M.D.

Other Shriners Hospitals represented at the conference include Portland, Spokane, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. The 2nd Regional Medical Conference will take place in 2017 at the Northern California Shriners Hospital in Sacramento.  Dates and presenters will be announced at a later date. For information about continuing education programs at Shriners Hospitals for Children ─ Northern California, please call 916-453-2021 or send email to

Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research.  Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis.   Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000.

Media Contact:  Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 |

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