87th Annual Postgraduate Convention

Featuring the Latest and Greatest Updates in Medicine

March 1-4, 2019 | Loma Linda, CA

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CME Lectures

March 1, 3, 4, 2019

Class Reunions

March 2, 2019

Scientific Posters

March 1, 3, 4, 2019

APC Gala

March 3, 2019

About APC

Since its first illustrious offering in 1933, the Annual Postgraduate Convention, or APC as it is affectionately known, has grown from an afternoon to a three-day event of continuing medical education. Featuring world-class speakers and topics, the Annual Postgraduate Convention is a great place for any physician to learn, network, and receive continuing medical education credits. The weekend also features School of Medicine class reunions, a medical scientific poster session and the APC Gala.

When

7:00 a.m. March 1
to 5:00 p.m. March 4

Where

Centennial Complex,
Loma Linda University

Weekend Overview Schedule

Mission Breakfast

7:00 a.m. Friday, March 1
Wong Kerlee International Conference Center

Hear Dr. Jeff Bartley share his mission adventure. A graduate of Loma Linda School of Dentistry (1980), Dr. Bartley has practiced general dentistry for 25 years in rural Nevada and eight years in Alaska. After “retiring” on a 300-acre ranch in Idaho, he spent three months in Malawi overseeing the extensive remodeling of an office building into a world standard facility for the Blantyre Adventist Hospital Dental Clinic. His enthusiasm for dentistry, quality construction, adventure, and cross-cultural collaboration has made this project a vibrant success and will entertain and inspire you

Lunch Break

Hospital Construction Tours

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 1
Centennial Complex
(Shuttles run every 30 minutes.)

On Friday, March 1, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., join tour guides as they take you to an overlook where you can view the current construction and provide updated information on Vision 2020.

Meet at the Centennial Complex for a shuttle to the site. Shuttles run every 30 minutes (2 tours at a time).

Friday Night Vespers

7:00 p.m. Friday, March 1
Loma Linda University Church

Friday evening, join us for vespers in the Loma Linda University Church. Starting at 7 p.m., with an organ concert by Kimo Smith, followed by amazing stories.

Session Speakers Time Vanue
1 Mission Breakfast Dr. Jeff Barley 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Wong Kerlee International Conference Center
2 Friday Plenary Morning Sessions Various Speakers 8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Damazo Amphitheater
3 Lunch Break
4 Hospital Construction Tours 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Centennial Complex
5 Friday Plenary Afternoon Sessions Various Speakers 1:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Damazo Amphitheater
6 Friday Night Vespers 7:00 p.m. Loma Linda University Church

Prayer Walk

7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2
Meet at the Mission Globe

Sabbath, March 2, begins with a prayer walk. Together, we will have an opportunity to reflect on our history and pray for the future of our campus, our students and the lives of those we serve every day.

Sabbath Worship Service

9:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2
Drayson Center

Sabbath, March 2, begins with a prayer walk. Together, we will have an opportunity to reflect on our history and pray for the future of our campus, our students and the lives of those we serve every day.

Homecoming Haystacks

12:15 p.m. Saturday, March 2
Tent, Drayson Center Field

Imagine tables laden with corn chips, mounds of lettuce, buckets of beans, stacks of cheese, piles of olives, bowls of salsa, sour cream, ranch dressing, guacamole, and more! Oh, my!

AIMS Mission Symposium

12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2
Student Union, Drayson Center

The Alumni In Mission Service (AIMS) Symposium occurs directly after the church service. Attendees are welcome to bring their Homecoming Haystack lunch to enjoy during the meeting. A representative from the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will provide an update about church-sponsored mission projects, volunteer medical mission opportunities will be presented, and the AIMS Global Service Award will be given.

Mission Vespers

4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2
Loma Linda University Church

Please join us at the University Church for the annual mission vespers.

Class Reunions

APC weekend is the best time to get together with medical school classmates. Classes, especially those of honored years, are encouraged to organize a reunion on Saturday evening.

Visit www.apc.llusmaa.org/classreunions to view class reunions.

Contact the Alumni Association at 909-558-4633 for more information.

Session Speakers Time Vanue
1 Prayer Walk 7:30 a.m. Meet at Mission Globe
2 Sabbath Worship Service 9:00 a.m. Drayson Center
3 Homecoming Haystacks 12:15 p.m. Tent - Drayson Center Field
4 AIMS Mission Symposium 12:30 p.m. Drayson Center, Student Union
5 Mission Vespers 4:30 p.m. Loma Linda University Church
6 Class Reunions For Information: www.apc.llusmaa.org/classreunions

Pancake Feed

8:00 a.m.   11:00 a.m Sunday, March 3
Drayson Center Field

Join us for breakfast. We are cooking up pancakes for everyone under the big top!

Pickleball Tournament

9:00 a.m. Sunday, March 3
Drayson Pickleball Courts

Last year we hosted the first ever Homecoming pickleball tournament! Many schools are putting teams together or you can assemble your own team together and join the fun!

Neurosurgery Symposium

Centennial Complex Room 3111

7:30 a.m.
#180 - Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:20 a.m.
#180 – Surgical Anatomy of The Lumbosacral Plexus And Lateral Approaches To The Lumbar Spine

Namath S. Hussain, MD

8:20 – 8:40 a.m.
#180 – Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery with Spinal Endoscopy

Esther J. Kim, MD

8:40 – 9:00 a.m.
#180 – Surgical Management of Spinal Metastases

Anish N. Sen, MD

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
#180 – Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Rod Oskouian, MD

Morning Break

10:00 – 10:20 a.m.
#180 – Advances in Epilepsy Surgery

Warren B. Boling, MD

10:20 – 10:40 a.m.
#180 – Current Trends in Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy

Clifford C. Douglas, MD, PhD

10:40 – 11:00 a.m.
#180 – Innovations In Neuromodulation

Daniel J. DiLorenzo, MD, PhD, MBA

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
#180 – Stereotactic Diagnosis and Treatment of Epilepsy - The Bejing Experience

Fang Tie, MD, PhD

Lunch Break

12:30 – 12:50 p.m.
#180 – Management For Intracranial Gliomas

Nikhil Sahasrabudhe, MD

12:50 – 1:10 p.m.
#180 – Visual Outcomes in Endoscopic Endonasal and Open Skull Base Tumor Surgery

Kenneth M. De Los Reyes, MD

1:10 – 1:30 p.m.
#180 – Endovascular Management Of Complex Intracranial Aneurysms

Ramachandran Pillai Promod Kumar, MD

1:30 – 1:50 p.m.
#180 – Open Cerebral Revascularization Options

Miguel A. Lopez-Gonzalez, MD

1:50 – 2:35 p.m.
#180 – The Future Of Microneurosurgery: Ultra Microsurgery

Ali Krisht, MD

Afternoon Break

2:50 – 3:10 p.m.
#180 – Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Knowledge Update

Tanya Minasian, DO

3:10 – 3:30 p.m.
#180 – Frontiers In Pediatric Neurosurgery

R. Aaron Robison, MD

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
#180 – Provincial Civilian Medical Care During The Viet-Nam War

Gordon McComb, MD

4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
#180 – Concluding Remarks

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Alumni Luncheon

11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3
Wong Kerlee International Conference Center

The Sunday Lunch is held in the Wong Kerlee International Conference Center. The new President of the Alumni Association is installed during the luncheon, which serves as a business meeting including financial updates and reports from the School of Medicine Dean and the President of Loma Linda University Health.

During the luncheon, the Walter E. Macpherson Society also holds its business meeting and presents the Teacher of the Year Award.

Scientific Poster Sessions

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 4
Conference Center, Level 4, Centennial Complex

All medical students, residents, and fellows at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Loma Linda University Medical Center are invited to submit their research posters. In 2019, two CME credits are available. The posters will be on display on the fourth floor of the Wong Kerlee International Conference Center on Friday and Monday.

CME FOR RESEARCH REVIEW OF POSTERS

You can now obtain 2.0 hours of CME credit by reviewing eight CME certified posters in the 4th-floor conference room.

  • Visit the 4th-floor conference room.
  • Find the CME eligible poster section.
  • Review the posters.
  • Receive 0.25 CME credit hours for every poster you review by marking it down on your CME form. The maximum available CME credit is 2.0 hours.

 

Technical Exhibits

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 4
Conference Center, Level 4, Centennial Complex

Learn more about different professional and mission opportunities in our exhibit hall.

WIN A $200 VISA GIFT CARD

  • Collect an entry form at the APC registration area

  • Visit the exhibitors listed on the entry form and have it signed or stamped.

  • Return your completed entry form to the APC registration area no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 4.

  • The winners (one physician and one medical student) will be drawn on March 6 and notified by email.

2019 Technical Exhibitors

  • Adventist Health
  • Co-op of American Physicians, Inc
  • Faith for Today
  • General Conference of SDA Representative Office
  • Guam SDA Clinic
  • Holbrook Indian School
  • It Is Written
  • Kettering Health Network
  • LaSierra University
  • Loma Linda Broadcasting Network
  • Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group
  • N-Praxis
  • Pacific Union College
  • Restore A Child
  • Ryckman Professional Chair Fund
  • San Bernardino County Medical Society
  • Southern Union Conference Medical-Dental-Health Prof. Dept.
  • Three Angels Broadcasting Network
  • Voice of Prophecy

Sunday Skin Allergy Testing (Hands-on Workshop)

Sunday, March 3 (2:00 – 4:00 pm)
Room 3220, LLU Centennial Complex

This workshop will provide attendees with an introduction to allergy skin testing for people with allergic rhinitis and food allergy followed by a hands-on session in skin testing.

  • Describes the indications and contraindications for allergy skin testing
  • Demonstrate the technique of allergy skin testing and describe factors that can affect skin testing
  • Interpret skin testing results

APC Gala

7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3
(6:00 p.m. Social Hour)
Riverside Convention Center

One of the weekend’s highlights is the APC Gala, where the Alumni Association will recognize its honored alumni and the Alumnus of the Year. Entertainment for the evening will include medical student musical talent and stories. The gala will be held at the beautiful Riverside Convention Center. Tickets are required.

Honored Alumni

Our alumni live to make a difference, whether they practice in clinics or research labs, serve as professors, or work in remote clinics in mission hospitals in countries around the world.

Each year the Alumni Association honors esteemed alumni, sharing highlights of their lifetime dedication and achievements. The Alumnus of the Year Award is one of the awards that is presented during the APC Gala.

Entertainment

The APC Gala’s evening’s entertainment will be a series of instrumental and vocal performances performed by fourth-year medical students. These soon-to-be alumni are not only gifted clinicians but are also world-class, talented musicians.

Student Stories

While each medical student brings unique life experience to Loma Linda, stories about several members of the graduating class will be showcased through video presentations during the APC Gala.

Session Speakers Time Vanue
1 Pancake Feed 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Drayson Center Field
2 Pickleball Tournament 9:00 a.m. Drayson Pickleball Courts
3 Sunday Plenary Morning Sessions Various Speakers 8:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Damazo Amphitheater
4 Surgery Symposium Various Speakers 8:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Centennial Complex Room 3214
5 Orthopedic Surgery Symposium Various Speakers 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Alumni Hall for Basic Sciences
6 Plastic Surgery Symposium Various Speakers 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Centennial Complex Room 3208
7 Neurosurgery Symposium Various Speakers 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Centennial Complex Room 3111
8 Sunday Alumni Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Wong Kerlee International Conference Center
9 Scientific Poster Sessions 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Conference Center, Level 4, Centennial Complex
10 Technical Exhibits 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Conference Center, Level 4, Centennial Complex
11 Sunday Plenary Afternoon Sessions Various Speakers 1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Damazo Amphitheater
12 Sunday Skin Allergy Testing (Hands-on Workshop) 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Centennail Complex Room 3220
13 APC Gala 7:00 pm Riverside Convention Center

Scientific Poster Sessions

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 4
Conference Center, Level 4, Centennial Complex

All medical students, residents, and fellows at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Loma Linda University Medical Center are invited to submit their research posters. In 2019, two CME credits are available. The posters will be on display on the fourth floor of the Wong Kerlee International Conference Center on Friday and Monday.

CME FOR RESEARCH REVIEW OF POSTERS

You can now obtain 2.0 hours of CME credit by reviewing eight CME certified posters in the 4th-floor conference room.

  • Visit the 4th-floor conference room.
  • Find the CME eligible poster section.
  • Review the posters.
  • Receive 0.25 CME credit hours for every poster you review by marking it down on your CME form. The maximum available CME credit is 2.0 hours.

 

Technical Exhibits

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 4
Conference Center, Level 4, Centennial Complex

Learn more about different professional and mission opportunities in our exhibit hall.

WIN A $200 VISA GIFT CARD

  • Collect an entry form at the APC registration area

  • Visit the exhibitors listed on the entry form and have it signed or stamped.

  • Return your completed entry form to the APC registration area no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 4.

  • The winners (one physician and one medical student) will be drawn on March 6 and notified by email.

2019 Technical Exhibitors

  • Adventist Health
  • Co-op of American Physicians, Inc
  • Faith for Today
  • General Conference of SDA Representative Office
  • Guam SDA Clinic
  • Holbrook Indian School
  • It Is Written
  • Kettering Health Network
  • LaSierra University
  • Loma Linda Broadcasting Network
  • Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group
  • N-Praxis
  • Pacific Union College
  • Restore A Child
  • Ryckman Professional Chair Fund
  • San Bernardino County Medical Society
  • Southern Union Conference Medical-Dental-Health Prof. Dept.
  • Three Angels Broadcasting Network
  • Voice of Prophecy
Session Speakers Time Vanue
1 Monday Plenary Morning Sessions Various Speakers 8:00 a.m. – 11:15 p.m. Damazo Amphitheater
2 Scientific Poster Sessions 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Conference Center, Level 4, Centennial Complex
3 Technical Exhibits 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Conference Center, Level 4, Centennial Complex
4 Monday Plenary Afternoon Sessions Various Speakers 1:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Damazo Amphitheater

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