Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds on "Integrative Medicine in Children: Effective Tools to Treat and Prevent Pain and Distressing Symptoms in Pediatrics"

Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, MD, FAAP, will present "Integrative Medicine in Children: Effective Tools to Treat and Prevent Pain and Distressing Symptoms in Pediatrics"

CME/CEU credit is available with the completion of an evaluation.

Stefan Friedrichsdorf is the medical director of the Center of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care, and Integrative Medicine at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco – one of the most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country. The interdisciplinary pain program is devoted to prevent and treat acute, procedural, neuropathic, total, visceral, and chronic pain for pediatric patients in close collaboration with all clinicians and subspecialties at the Benioff Children’s Hospitals. Dr. Friedrichsdorf is associate editor of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, the principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Cancer Institute (NCI) multisite study on the creation, implementation, and evaluation of the Pediatric Palliative Care Curriculum “Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC)-Pediatrics," which so far trained 990 clinicians from 66 countries. In 2008 he founded and since then directs the annual Pediatric Pain Master Class, a unique week-long intensive course for interdisciplinary health professionals, which trained more than 600 clinicians from 40 countries.

Dr. Friedrichsdorf received his MD degree from the Medical University of Lübeck, Germany, completed his pediatric residency at the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany (Children’s Hospital Datteln), and undertook his fellowship in Pediatric Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at the University of Sydney, Australia (Children's Hospital at Westmead). He is double boarded in Pediatrics in Germany and the United States, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, and trained in pediatric clinical hypnosis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss current evidence for integrative medicine use in pediatrics
  • Describe how integrative medicine strategies enhance care for children with pain and distressing symptoms
  • Name integrative modalities applicable to pediatric inpatient and outpatient settings

CME Disclosure Statement:

  • Planners: Shelley Adler, PhD; Selena Chan, DO; Anand Dhruva, MD; and Sarah Patterson, MD, have no relationships to disclose.
  • Speaker: Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf has no relationships to disclose.

CME/CEU Information:

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians and allied health professionals. 

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit maximum reflects all Osher Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds to be offered in Fiscal Year 2021. UCSF designates each live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A variety of healthcare boards and licensing bodies may accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ toward their requirements for professional standing. This may include nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, psychologists, and social workers. Check with your professional organization to ensure that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ meets the continuing education requirements of your profession.

Acupuncturists: This live activity is approved by the State of California Acupuncture Board for 1 hour of Category 1 CE course credit (provider number 1377).

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Wednesday, November 18 at 8:00am to 9:00am

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