UCSF Pediatric Musculoskeletal Conference for Primary Care Providers

June 25, 2021
Virtual Live Stream
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This virtual course will provide an overview of pediatric musculoskeletal conditions that are commonly encountered by Primary Care Providers. Specific topics include scoliosis, hip dysplasia, lower extremity conditions during growth and development, sports-related injuries, and fracture care. In addition, participants can look forward to learning about our multidisciplinary approach to managing musculoskeletal conditions in patients with neuromuscular conditions. This course aims to provide a comprehensive learning experience to help healthcare providers navigate various diagnostic and therapeutic modalities through evidence-based practice, with special emphasis on practice changes and innovations in musculoskeletal medicine from lessons learned as a result of the pandemic. Content will be available for viewing up to 30 days after the course.

Objectives should be based on learning needs described above and/or the desired outcomes described below.

  • To identify musculoskeletal conditions (spine, hip, lower extremity, sports, trauma) that are unique to the pediatric population.
  • Discuss indications for diagnostic and therapeutic modalities and clinical features that should prompt referral to specialists.
  • Review approach to managing musculoskeletal conditions in special populations (Cerebral palsy and sports)
  • Describe practice changes in pediatric musculoskeletal medicine, including use of telemedicine and remote coordination of care, in response to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Explain innovations in musculoskeletal medicine that may eventually be incorporated into standard of care for pediatric patients

Registration is open!


This course will be offered as a live interactive virtual conference.  Login instructions along with the digital syllabus will be shared with attendees a week before the meeting.  Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand (available within a week after the conference) for any sessions that you miss, available for up to 30 days post-course.
How to Join and participate in a webinar as an attendee .

All registrants will receive a webinar log-in link the week of the course. You will enter your full name and email address to “log-in” and authenticate yourself. Once completed, you will have access to the conference, and the system will email you an individualized access link to join the webinar at any time. For the rest of the conference you will use this link to join the webinar each day and you will never need to log-in again. If you click on the link but the webinar hasn’t started yet you will be placed in a waiting room.  Attendees will be admitted from the waiting room into the webinar once we begin.  All of the live content is recorded and hosted on the course webpage for 30 days post course so you can review anything that you might have missed. 


This conference is tailored to physicians (pediatricians, family physicians), physical therapists, advanced practice providers (physician assistants and nurse practitioners), nurses, orthotist and prosthetists.


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

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

The program will be recorded in AM and PM segments for a total of (2) recordings. It will be posted on the website, the week after the course. You will have access to the recorded material for 30 days post course. Recorded material is only available to those that attend the live stream. If you do not check-in at the course, you will be marked as a no show and will not have access or be able to receive CME credit. This is in accordance with ACCME guidelines.

Course Co-Chairs

Celina de Borja, MD

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Orthopaedics

Rhonda Watkins, MD MPH

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Orthopaedics


Speakers and topics

Ishaan Swarup, MD



Pediatric Hip Conditions (DDH, Perthes, SCFE)


Lionel N. Metz, MD


Idiopathic Scoliosis


Sanjeev Sabharwal, MD MPH

Lower Extremity Conditions in Children (in Toe/Out Toe and genu Varum/Valgus)

Chrysta Irolla, MS, MSPO, CPO

Orthotics and Prosthetics for Primary Care

Coleen Sabatini, MD, MPH

Keynote: Practice Changes and Innovations in Pediatric MSK Medicine from a Global Perspective

Celina de Borja, MD and Rhonda Watkins MD, MPH

MSK Physical Exam for Virtual Visits

Ravinder Brar, MD MPH

Surgical Approach for Patients with CP

Mai Ngo, MD

Non-Operative Approach for Patients with CP

Jason Jagodzinski, MD

Primary Care Fractures

Nirav Pandya, MD

Sports-Related Injuries