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2023 Annual Spring CME Conference: Ask the Experts

Saturday, May 6, 2023

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Ask the Experts: Endocrinology, Gynecology, and Gastroenterology

Our Annual Pediatric Spring CME Conference is back! Pediatricians, family practitioners, nurses, nurse practitioners, and Physicians-in-Training are invited to receive the latest updates on short staturedysfunctional uterine bleeding, and irritable bowel syndrome in children from lectures, case studies, and breakout Q&As with our faculty. Participants are eligible for 3.5 hours of CME credits. You will also have an opportunity to meet and greet pediatric chapter colleagues during our optional networking lunch! Hope to see you on May 6 at Partnership HealthPlan of California, 4605 Business Center Dr. Fairfield, CA 94534.




Meet Our Speakers

Vivien Nguyen, MD, FAAP – Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Vivien Nguyen is a pediatric gastroenterologist who specializes in the care of children with intestinal failure, feeding problems, and functional gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. Nguyen co-directs the Nutrition Support and Intestinal Rehabilitation Clinic and the Aerodigestive Clinic at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.  

She earned her medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and completed a residency and chief residency at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, followed by a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. While at CHLA, she conducted research on the innate immune response and inflammatory bowel disease. She also has a bachelor’s degree in biomedical and biochemical engineering from the University of Southern California. Dr. Nguyen belongs to NASPGHAN, AGA, and ASPEN


Jenifer Matthews, MD – Pediatrician & Integrative Medicine Specialist

Dr. Jen Matthews is an Integrative Pediatrician at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Dr. Matthews completed an Integrative Medicine Scholars Program at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and is trained in acupuncture as well as pediatric hypnosis. Dr. Matthews works with her colleagues in the Gastroenterology Department to offer herbal medicine, acupuncture, as well as mind-body modalities to patients in an Integrative Gastroenterology clinic. In her research, Matthews studies how best to implement pediatric acupuncture and integrative medicine in caring for children who are underserved by traditional and complementary medical systems. Dr. Matthews is a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncturists and is studying towards a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. 


Rosie Monardo, MD – Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Rosie Monardo, MD is a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist with the John Muir Medical Specialty Group. She has offices in Orinda and Berkeley.


She received her medical degree from Albany Medical College and completed her residency training at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at University of Hawaii.  In residency, Rosie was the Chief Administrative Resident, the Junior Fellow Chair of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Hawaii Section, and the Co-Chair of the Graduate Medical Council.  She received the Ryan Family Planning Award, Outstanding Resident Award and AAGL Laparoscopic Resident Surgeon award.


In her practice at John Muir, Dr. Monardo is the physician lead of the OBGYN division of the John Muir Medical Specialty Group.  She is also the Chair of the John Muir Medical Specialty Group Quality Committee.  Dr. Monardo enjoys taking care of women throughout their lives and is passionate about adolescent and pediatric gynecology, family planning, minimally invasive surgery and natural, safe childbirth. 


Suruchi Bhatia, MD, FAAP – Endocrinologist

Dr. Suruchi Bhatia is an Endocrinologist at Stanford Children’s Health. She grew up in New Mexico and attended UC Berkeley where she majored in Biochemistry and then Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Stanford. She has worked in the East Bay and San Francisco since 2001. Her interests include endocrine disorders involving growth and puberty and thyroid issues as well as diabetes care for children with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. She lives in Oakland and enjoys hiking, cooking and gardening with her family.





Optional Networking Session with Lunch is an additional $20.00.

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

Refund policy:  Refunds less a $15.00 cancellation fee is available until 4/28/2023 with NO refunds after this date. 

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



How Close Are You to our Venue?

Partnership HealthPlan of California

4605 Business Center Dr. Fairfield, CA 94534

Free ample parking available.



Conference Agenda

3.5 Total CME Credits

This event is made possible in part by an AAP educational grant supported by Abbott, a proud supporter of the AAP.




Accreditation Statement

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 1 Chapter of the AAP.  The American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

  • The AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 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 3.5 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 3.5 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 3.5 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.