Course Information
23rd Annual UCLA Pediatric Board Review Course

UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
September 04, 2018 to September 09, 2018

Course Description

The goal of this course is to provide a broad, but in-depth review of pediatrics for those preparing for the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) certification examination, those undergoing ABP re-certification, and pediatricians and family practitioners seeking an intensive refresher course in pediatrics. 

The program is designed to maximize performance on the American Board of Pediatrics examination. The focus of the Board examination, historically, has been on diagnosis. Two key elements to making a successful diagnosis are pattern recognition and knowledge of links and associations. An appreciation of these elements is essential for maximal performance on the Board examination, and they are emphasized in this program. 

Pattern recognition involves fitting a set of symptoms, physical signs, and/or laboratory values to the pattern of a particular disease. For example, cough of ten days' duration, of increasing intensity and occurring in paroxysms, accompanied by coryza, with little or no fever, in a 7-week-old, fits the pattern of pertussis. 

Links and associations represent key features of diseases that are necessary to suspect or make the diagnosis. In the example above, one might recognize the diagnosis, yet success in answering the question could depend on recall of the link that, with pertussis, the white blood count is typically elevated, with a predominance of lymphocytes. Other links include: 

  • links of physical findings and diseases (e.g., aniridia/Wilms)
  • links of geography and disease (e.g., Midwest and histoplasmosis)
  • links of diseases and treatments (e.g., legionella and macrolide therapy)

Each lecture in the course includes descriptions of the patterns of illness for the most important and the most common pediatric problems, and key links and associations are highlighted. A daily photo quiz will permit attendees to test their diagnostic skills with X-rays, EKGs, dermatologic conditions, and genetic syndromes, among others. 

Topics Covered

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Allergy/Immunology 
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Endocrinology
  • Ethics
  • Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • General Pediatrics
  • Genetics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Safety and Quality Improvement
  • Test Taking

Registration Information

Enrollment is limited. Please register early.

Online

To enroll click here.

Mail

Send completed enrollment form and check made payable to “The Regents of the University of California” to:
Office of Continuing Medical Education
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
UCLA Pediatric Board Review Course
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

Fax

Fax the registration form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to the Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA at (310) 794-2624.

Phone

Call (310) 794-2620. Accepted Cards: MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover.

Registration Fee

Physicians In-Training, recent training graduates (within the last 12 months), Other Health Professionals (RN, NP, etc.):

  • Registration on or before June 16, 2018: $1,050.00
  • Registration effective June 17, 2018: $1,200.00

Physicians:

  • Registration on or before June 16, 2018: $1,150.00
  • Registration effective June 17, 2018: $1,300.00

Group Pricing Available: Please contact pedsboardreview@mednet.ucla.edu for more information 

Electronic Course Syllabus

In order to provide high quality images and graphics, and in the spirit of going green, the syllabus for the 2018 UCLA Pediatric Board Review Course will be available to all attendees online for download in advance of the course. If you would like to receive a printed copy of the syllabus, it can be ordered in advance of the course for $150 and will be available for pick up at the course registration desk (must order prior to the course.) The price for a syllabus purchased on-site at the course will be $200.

Refunds

A service charge of $75 will be withheld from all refunds for the course registration (full refund if course is canceled, discontinued, or rescheduled). Refund requests must be in writing and postmarked no later than August 1, 2018. Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA reserves the right to cancel the course, in which case full refund is granted.

Faculty

Note: All faculty are from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA unless otherwise indicated.
Course Chair

Jessica Lloyd, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Planning Committee

Jessica Lloyd, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Deborah Lehman, MD
Associate Vice Chair for Education, Pediatrics
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Pediatrics Clerkship Chair
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Cherie Lewis, MPH, C-TAGME
Pediatric Fellowship Programs Advisor
Medical Genetics Residency Coordinator
Medical Biochemical Fellowship Coordinator

Faculty
Adolescent Medicine

Martin Anderson, MD, MPH
Professor
Director, Adolescent Medicine Program

Nancy Steiner, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Allergy/Immunology

Caroline Kuo, MD
Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics

Biostatistics

David Elashoff, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Biostatistics and Biomathematics
Director, Department of Medicine Statistics Core
Leader, UCLA CTSI Biostatistics Program

Cardiology

Leigh Reardon, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support
Director, Transitional Cardiac Care Program

Child Abuse

Claudia Wang, MD
Professor, Medical Director of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Team

Critical Care and Emergency Medicine

Myke Federman, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Dermatology

James D. Korb, MD
Director, Academic Affairs
Medical Director, Primary Care Clinics
Children's Hospital of Orange County
Orange, California

Developmental Studies

Rujuta Bhatt, MD
Instructor, Pediatric Neurology & Psychiatry

Carlos Lerner, MD, MPhil
Medical Director, Children’s Health Center

Endocrinology

Mark Daniels, MD
Division Chief, Endocrinology and Diabetes,
CHOC CS Assistant Clinical Professor UCI
Irvine, California

Ethics

Joseph Raho, PhD
Clinical Ethicist
Ethics Center, UCLA Health

Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Mini Mehra, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of GI, Hepatology, and Nutrition
UC Irvine Medical School, Volunteer Staff

Robert Venick, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics & Surgery

Laura Wozniak, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics

General Pediatrics

James Lee, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Lee Miller, MD
Professor
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Genetics

Julian Martinez, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Derek Wong, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics

Hematology/Oncology

Gavin Roach, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor

Randal K. Wada, MD
Associate Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Honolulu, Hawaii

Infectious Diseases

Dean Blumberg, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor/Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
University of California, Davis
Davis, California

Deborah Lehman, MD
Associate Vice Chair for Education, Pediatrics
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Pediatrics Clerkship Chair
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Nava Yeganeh, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Neonatology

Valencia Walker, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics

Nephrology

Joshua Zaritsky, MD, PhD
Chief, Pediatric Nephrology
Nemours Children’s Health System Wilmington, Delaware

Neurology

Christopher Giza, MD
Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery
Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program

Jason Lerner, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Orthopedics/Sports Medicine

Jennifer Beck, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Associate Director, Orthopedic Institute for Children’s Center for Sports Medicine

Joshua Goldman, MD, MBA
Assistant Clinical Professor
UCLA Division of Sports Medicine, Departments of Family Medicine & Orthopaedics
Associate Director, Orthopedic Institute for Children’s Center for Sports Medicine
Assistant Team Physician, UCLA Athletics

Patient Safety and QI

Jessica Lloyd, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Pulmonology

Diana Chen, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics

Radiology

Theodore R. Hall, MD
Professor
Associate Dean for Admissions
Chair, Admissions Committee
Director, Medical Student Education in Radiology

Rheumatology

Miriam Parsa, MD
Associate Physician, UCLA Department of Pediatric Rheumatology
Staff Physician, Santa Barbara Cottage Children's Medical Center

Test-Taking Strategies

TBD

Program Agenda

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

8:00 ‐ 8:30 Welcome!
Jessica Lloyd
8:30 ‐ 10:30 Pulmonology
Diana Chen
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 ‐ 11:45 Gastroenterology
Laura Wozniak
11:45 ‐ 12:15 Biostatistics
David Elashoff
12:15 ‐ 1:00 Lunch
1:00 ‐ 2:00 Behavior and Development
Rujuta Bhatt
2:00 ‐ 3:30 Neurology
Jason Lerner
3:30 - 3:45 Break
3:45 ‐ 5:00 Immunological Disorders and Allergy
Caroline Kuo
5:00 ‐ 6:00 Test‐Taking
TBD

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

8:00 ‐ 9:00 Behavior and Development
Carlos Lerner
9:00 ‐ 10:00 General Pediatrics
James Lee
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 ‐ 11:45 Infectious Diseases
Nava Yeganeh
11:45 ‐ 12:15 Ethics
Joseph Raho
12:15 ‐ 1:00 Lunch
1:00 ‐ 1:45 Patient Safety and QI
Jessica Lloyd
1:45 ‐ 2:45 Cardiology Part 1
Leigh Reardon
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 ‐ 4:00 Cardiology Part 2
Leigh Reardon
4:00 ‐ 4:45 Ortho and Sports Medicine
Jennifer Beck
4:45 ‐ 5:30 Ortho and Sports Medicine
Joshua Goldman

Thursday, September 06, 2018

8:00 ‐ 9:00 Coagulation
Gavin Roach
9:00 ‐ 10:00 Critical Care
Myke Federman
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 ‐ 11:15 Poisoning
Myke Federman
11:15 ‐ 12:15 Radiology
Ted Hall
12:15 ‐ 1:00 Lunch
1:00 ‐ 2:30 Neurology
Chris Giza
2:30 ‐ 3:30 GI ‐ Nutrition
Mini Mehra
3:30 - 3:45 Break
3:45‐ 5:00 STIs and Adolescent Mental Health
Nancy Steiner
5:00 ‐ 6:00 General Pediatrics
Lee Miller

Friday, September 07, 2018

8:00 ‐ 10:00 Endocrinology
Mark Daniels
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 ‐ 11:15 Rheumatology
Miriam Parsa
11:15 ‐ 12:00 Diabetes
Mark Daniels
12:00 ‐ 12:45 Lunch
12:45 ‐ 1:30 Child Abuse
Claudia Wang
1:30 ‐ 2:30 Cardiology Part 3
Leigh Reardon
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 ‐ 4:15 Gastroenterology
Rob Venick
4:15 ‐ 5:15 Neonatology
Valencia Walker

Saturday, September 08, 2018

8:00 ‐ 8:45 Infectious Diseases
Dean Blumberg
8:45 ‐ 10:15 Immunizations
Dean Blumberg
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 ‐ 12:00 Heme/Onc Part 1
Randy Wada
12:00 ‐ 12:45 Lunch
12:45 ‐ 2:15 Heme/Onc Part 2
Randy Wada
2:15 ‐ 3:45 Infectious Diseases
Deb Lehman
3:45 - 4:00 Break
4:00 ‐ 5:30 Dermatology
James Korb

Sunday, September 09, 2018

8:00 ‐ 9:30 Nephrology
Joshua Zaritsky
9:30 ‐ 10:30 Fluids and Electrolytes
Joshua Zaritsky
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 ‐ 12:15 Genetics
Derek Wong
12:15 ‐ 1:00 Lunch
1:00 ‐ 2:30 Genetics
Julian Martinez
2:30 ‐ 4:00 Contraception, Menstrual Disorders and Drug Abuse
Martin Anderson

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to: 

  • Use pattern recognition to diagnose both common and unusual diseases in children
  • Describe diagnostic strategies for common and unusual problems in children
  • Formulate therapeutic approaches after the diagnosis is established
  • Recognize important links and associations that may be tested on the Pediatric Board Exam

Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 49 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

Miscellaneous

We are pleased to be hosting this year’s board review course at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, situated in the heart of UCLA’s vibrant campus community. 

Rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor, this hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Westwood Village and is in close proximity to numerous affordable restaurants. The hotel offers:

  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Complimentary High-Speed Internet (WiFi)
  • Fitness Center
  • and more!

The rates listed below cover accommodations as early as September 2nd through September 11th. You must book by 8/13/2018 to be eligible for rates below. 
Please note that these rates are exempt of all occupancy taxes, meaning this is what you pay!

  • Standard King, Non-Smoking @ $225/day
  • Queen Double, Non-Smoking @ $225/day

Directions/Parking

For directions from the airport and parking information please go here.

Reservations

Reservations are accepted based upon availability. 
There is a limited amount of rooms at the discounted rate, so reserve your room early!