Virtual Physician Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program

Continuing medical education consists of educational activities, which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients. We are pleased to announce our new 2020-21 Virtual Physician CME Program.  There is no charge for attending these webinars and following the webinar, you will receive CME credit.




Diagnosis and Management of Spinal Disorders in Children and Adolescents


September 24, 2020


5:30pm – 6:30 pm



Who Should Attend:

Pediatricians and Family Practice Physicians

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the diagnosis and management of spinal disorders in children and adolescents, ranging from idiopathic scoliosis in infants, juveniles and adolescents, to congenital, neuromuscular, or syndrome-related spinal deformities
  • Compare and contrast the available treatments
  • Identify early management strategies for patients
  • List and describe the benefits of making a timely referral to a pediatric spine orthopedist to ensure the best outcomes for your patients

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits:

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality and the California Medication Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

About Dr. Rolando Roberto

Rolando F. Roberto, M.D., is the Medical Director of Spine Surgery and an orthopaedic spine surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California and a professor of orthopaedic surgery and the orthopaedic residency program director at UC Davis School of Medicine.

He has presented and published extensively in the areas of spinal deformity, spinal trauma, cervical disorders and recently on the prevention of spinal infections in elective spinal surgery. The recipient of many research grants, he has participated in numerous medical research studies.

Dr. Roberto is the recipient of two outstanding faculty awards from the department of orthopaedic surgery at UC Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Roberto’s professional affiliations include the Scoliosis Research Society and the North American Spine Society.

Presentation Materials:

Will be posted following 9/24 webinar.

Program Evaluation Form

In order to obtain CME credit, return your completed evaluation form by:

  • Emailing to Shriners Continuing education email or
  • Faxing to (916) 453-2247 or
  • Sending to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, Continuing Education, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817

Make an Appointment

Please call our Referral Center to schedule an appointment, call (916) 453-2191 or via email at A Referral Coordinator will partner with you to gather the necessary information to allow our physician leadership to evaluate the best path for your child.
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