Shriners Hospitals for Children Hosts Seminar on Hip in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Doctors, nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists from throughout California will meet at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California on Friday, October 2, 2015 to discuss The Hip in Children with Cerebral Palsy – Surveillance to Salvage. The continuing medical education seminar is being led by Shriners Hospital faculty in partnership with guest faculty from California Children’s Services, the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine.

Hip dysplasia is a common problem in children with cerebral palsy, and the purpose of the seminar is to bring medical professionals together to discuss and address ways to preserve hip function in these children. All participants will learn how the can be part of a multi-disciplinary hip surveillance program for children with cerebral palsy.

Jon R. Davids, M.D. Assistant Chief of Orthopaedics and Director of the Cerebral Palsy Center of Excellence at the Northern California Shriners Hospital will lead the seminar. Dr. Davids is an internationally recognized pediatric orthopaedic surgeon noted for his work in treating children with cerebral palsy and his pioneering research using motional analysis to improve clinical decision making and outcomes. Other Shriners Hospital faculty includes Vedant Kulkarni, M.D., a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, and Loren Davidson, M.D., a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. Other presenters include Robert J. Dimand, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at California Children’s Services, Systems of Care Division, Jason Jagodzynski, M.D., Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF School of Medicine, and Scott Hoffinger, M.D., Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

The registration fee is $65, and the fee includes all continuing education credits, presentations, conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. To register for the seminar or request further information, contact the Staff Development office at 916-453-2041 or send email to ncal.education@shrinenet.org. Survelliance to Salvage Brochure

Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California is a regional pediatric medical center providing 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 | ccurran@shrinenet.org

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