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2022 Annual Spring CME Conference: Itches, Wheezes, and Sneezes

Saturday, May 7, 2022

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Partnership HealthPlan of California
4605 Business Center Dr.
Fairfield, CA 94534

Please join California Chapter 1, American Academy of Pediatrics for our Annual Spring CME Conference! Learn from a pediatric allergist, dermatologist, and pulmonologist what you need to know as a pediatric primary care provider. You will receive updates for food introduction and evaluation, testing and treatment for allergies, asthma and atopic dermatitis from lectures, case studies and breakout Q&A’s from our faculty.



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Introducing our Speakers


Charles Feng, MD

Allergy & Immunology at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Mountain View – El Camino Hospital

Charles Feng, MD, is an allergist/immunologist at PAMF Mountain View. He completed his medical training at UCLA, Scripps Green Hospital/Clinic, and UC Davis. He co-founded the PAMF Oral Immunotherapy Center and recently created a protocol to assess COVID vaccine allergies that was disseminated Sutter-wide. He has published essays in the Washington Post and Scientific American. He lives with his wife and two children in Fremont, CA. 


George Hightower, MD, PhD

Pediatric & Adolescent Dermatology at Rady’s Children’s Hospital, San Diego – San Diego Center for Ethics and Science in Technology

Dr. George Hightower, MD, PhD is the Director of the San Diego Center for Ethics in Science and Technology and Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. After graduating from UC San Diego’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD), he went on to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to complete a year internship in pediatrics and dermatology residency. He returned to UC San Diego/Rady Children’s Hospital for Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship and then joined on as faculty. His current clinical work focuses on chronic dermatological conditions in adolescents. His research interests include the pediatric skin microbiome in atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, and primary focal hyperhidrosis.


Esmeralda Morales, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology at Stanford Children’s Health, Palo Alto – Pediatric Pulmonary Cystic Fibrosis Clinic.

Esmeralda Morales, MD is a Board-Certified Pediatric Pulmonologist who earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine.  She completed her subspecialty training in Pediatric Pulmonology at the University of Arizona/Arizona Respiratory Center known for its excellence in asthma care and research.  She practiced in the southwestern United States for 7 years including a year as Interim Chief of the Pediatric Pulmonary Division at the University of New Mexico and was a former University of New Mexico Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, as well as co-chair of the New Mexico Council on Asthma.  She has been a member of the Pediatric Pulmonary Division through the Stanford University School of Medicine for the past 7 years and is leading asthma clinical efforts in the division.  Her main areas of interest are childhood asthma, aerodigestive disorders in children, respiratory disorders in children with complex healthcare needs, and the care of vulnerable patient populations. 


Conference Program:

8:30 – 9:00 AM Breakfast & Exhibitors

9:00 – 9:05 AM Welcome

9:05 – 9:35 AM Charles Feng, MD

9:35 – 10:05 AM Esmeralda Morales, MD

10:05 – 10:20 AM Break & visit exhibits

10:20 – 10:50 AM George Hightower, MD

10:50 – 11:30 AM Panel: Audience-submitted cases

11:30 – 11:35 AM Brief closing remarks, announce evaluation link

11:35 – 11:50 AM Break, visit exhibits, split into small groups

11:50 – 12:25 PM Small group discussions 1

12:25 – 1:00 PM Small group discussions 2

1:00 PM Optional lunch and networking session

3.5 Total CME Credits




Optional Networking Session with Lunch is an additional $20.00.

Refund policy:  Refunds less a $15.00 cancellation fee is available until 4/29/2022 with NO refunds after this date. 

Scholarships: Limited scholarships are available for medical students and trainees. Please fill out the brief application form HERE.

*Physicians-in-Training include residents and medical students.


Thank You to Our Sponsors!


CME Credit Statements:

  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the California Chapter 1 of the AAP.  The American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The AAP designates this Other activity (Live in-person and Internet Live) for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 3.50 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • PAs may claim a maximum of 3.50 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
  • This program is accredited for 3.50 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 0 contain pharmacology (Rx) content, (0 related to psychopharmacology) (0 related to controlled substances), per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines.