Plenary Schedule

Friday Devotional

#10 – The Science (and Illusions) of Learning

Why do we remember some experiences so well from decades ago? And at other times we struggle to remember simple facts? Learn about recent advances in the Science of Learning from the fields of general education, neurosciences, and cognitive and educational psychology and how the human brain remembers (or forgets) information.

  • Upon completion of this session, participants will recognize the critical steps of learning including encoding, consolidation, and retrieval as described by the cognitive information processing theory
  • Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to implement practical methods of learning to improve long-term memory retention such as the testing effect, spacing effect and interleaving
  • Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to avoid illusions and myths of learning for the long-term

Lawrence K. Loo, MD
Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Development
Loma Linda University Health

#20 – B cell ALL

New developments in B cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

  • Understand B cell ALL better
  • Understand treatments of B cell ALL
  • New Therapeutic Directions in this disease area

 

Rishikesh S. Chavan, MD
Assistant Professor, Hematology & Oncology,
Loma Linda University Health

Morning Break

#30 – JACK PROVONSHA LECTURESHIP: Devout Requests for Maximal Treatment

Some studies have suggested that patients who are persons of devout faith, who presumably believe that this earthly existence is one tiny slice of what will be eternal life, are more apt to choose aggressive treatment at the end of life. Does that suggest a lack of faith? Or a hearty affirmation of the life we’re entrusted with on earth? The lecture will address these and related questions from the standpoint of Christian theology and ethics.

  • Review empirical data regarding the impact of faith on medical treatment decisions
  • Identify competing values and obligations affecting such treatment decisions
  • Explore the reasons devout patients make the choices they do, and how to support them both clinically and spiritually

Robert Macauley, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM
Chair, Pediatric Palliative Care
Oregon Health Science University
Portland, OR

 

#40 – JACK PROVONSHA LECTURESHIP: Bioethics Panel Discussion Based On The Topic Of “Devout Requests For Maximal Treatment

Panel discussion based on Dr. Robert Macauley’s presentation and the mission of Loma Linda University Health to continue the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ, to make man whole.

Robert Macauley, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM
Chair,Pediatric Palliative Care
Oregon Health and Sciences University
Portland, OR

Carla Gober-Park, PhD
Associate Professor, Religion
Loma Linda University Health

Zane Yi, PhD
Associate Professor, Religion
Loma Linda University Health

 

Lunch Break

#50 – The Latest And The Greatest In The Field Of Gastroenterology

Discover innovative endoscopic procedures that improve healthcare and lead in a new era of minimally invasive procedures. 

  • Describe new endoscopic procedures
  • Discuss collaboration in medicine
  • Identify indications for endoscopic procedures

Kendrick M. Che, DO
Director of Endoscopy, Department of Gastroenterology
Loma Linda University Health

#60 – Update in Cardiology – 2019

A summary of the latest developments in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

  • Determine the indications for percutaneous hemodynamic support.
  • Discuss the options of therapy for advanced multi-vessel coronary artery disease.
  • Understand the options and alternatives to anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Kenneth R. Jutzy, MD
Head, Cardiology Division
Loma Linda University Health

Afternoon Break

#70 – How Do I Get My Patient a Liver Transplant

This talk will cover the basics of cirrhosis management, then dive into detail about transplantation. How do patients get on the list, and what are some strategies for earlier transplant? For patients who successfully undergo transplantation, what key things do all physicians need to know about management?

  • Identify indications and contraindications to liver transplantation.
  • Describe the mechanisms by which patients are placed on the list and receive a transplant.
  • Manage the medical care of long-term transplant recipients

Michael Volk, MD, MSc
Medical Director, Liver Transplantation
Loma Linda University Health

Adjourn

Session Speakers Time Venue
1 Friday Devotional Jonathan Goorhuis 7:45 – 8:00 a.m. Damazo Amphitheater
2 #10 – The Science (and Illusions) of Learning Lawrence K. Loo, MD 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Damazo Amphitheater
3 #20 – B cell ALL Rishkesh Chavan, MD 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Damazo Amphitheater
4 Morning Break
5 #30 – JACK PROVONSHA LECTURESHIP: Devout Requests for Maximal Treatment Robert Macauley, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Damazo Amphitheater
6 #40 – JACK PROVONSHA LECTURESHIP: Bioethics Panel Discussion Based On The Topic Of “Devout Requests For Maximal Treatment Robert Macauley, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM, Carla Gober-Park, PhD, Zane Yi, Mark Ishikawa, PhD 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Damazo Amphitheater
7 Lunch Break
8 #50 – The Latest And The Greatest In The Field Of Gastroenterology Kendrick M. Che, DO 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Damazo Amphitheater
9 #60 – Update in Cardiology – 2019 Kenneth R. Jutzy, MD 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Damazo Amphitheater
10 Afternoon Break
11 #70 – How Do I Get My Patient a Liver Transplant Michael Volk, MD, MSc 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Damazo Amphitheater
12 Adjourn

Sunday Devotional

#80 – LOMA LINDA LEGENDS LECTURESHIP: Integrative Medicine and Health

Integrative medicine and health (IMH) "reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic and lifestyle approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing." Integrative medicine is not a new specialty, but a model of care that focuses on prevention and wellness. As healthcare struggles to meet the challenge of the quadruple aim - improve outcomes, high patient satisfaction, lower cost, and physician vitality - the presentation will focus on how an IMH model can be particularly valuable.           

  • Describe the evolution of the field of integrative medicine and health and draw parallels with the history and mission of Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • Understand the evidence on how patient-centered and relationship-centered care improves outcomes and lowers physician burnout
  • Discuss three examples of how lifestyle and integrative modalities can improve common primary care conditions such as pain, mood disorders, and gastrointestinal complaints

Robert B. Saper, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Boston University
School of Public Health
Boston, MA

#90 – Integrative Medicine Expert Panel Discussion

Integrative medicine is a modern approach to patient-centered care that seeks to address the full range of physical, mental, social, environmental, and spiritual influences that affect a person's health.  As such, integrative medicine is essentially a restatement of Loma Linda's foundational commitment to whole person care--including addressing a patient's deepest spiritual needs.  As a follow-up to Doctor Robert Saper's keynote speech on Integrative Medicine the expert panel will discuss ways in which the practice of Integrative Medicine offers practical benefits for patients by using patient anecdotes garnered from decades of clinical experience combined with current scientific evidence.

  • Discuss both the historical and current use of common Integrative Medicine practices in the United States and worldwide.
  • Discuss current scientific evidence supporting the safe and effective application of Integrative Medicine therapies.
  • Discuss methods providers can implement to communicate with patients and families regarding Integrative Medicine modalities

Robert B. Saper, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Boston University
School of Public Health
Boston, MD

Brigadier General (Ret.)
Loree K. Sutton, MD,
Founding Commissioner, NYC-DVS

Richard Hart, MD, DrPH
President
Loma Linda University Health

Grace Oei, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Loma Linda University Health

Warren Peters, MD
Director, Center for Health Promotion
School of Public Health
Loma Linda University Health

Mark Bolton, MD, JM, MBA
Founder, Coast-to-Coast Healthcare

Morning Break

#100 – Toward Wholeness: A Soldier-Psychiatrist's Journey Of Grace, Grit, Gratitude & Growth

This presentation features personal and professional reflections on trauma, wholeness and growth, shared through the perspective of a female veteran, soldier, psychiatrist and LLUMC graduate. Audience members will be invited to reflect upon their own respective experiences as healing professionals and human beings in search of wholeness. Interactive dialogue will explore the evolution of medical knowledge, cultural trends and personal identity as these factors relate to healing and whole person care.

  • Identify personal and professional factors influencing their actions as healing professionals and human beings in search of wholeness
  • Describe key scientific and societal trends in the evolution of medical knowledge, cultural trends and personal identity as they relate to healing and whole person care
  • Explore the role and impact of grace, grit and gratitude in catalyzing, deepening and sustaining personal and professional growth

Brigadier General (Ret.)
Loree K. Sutton, MD,
Founding Commissioner, NYC-DVS

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 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.

#110 – Family Medicine Updates From 2018

This lecture will cover the latest updates in Family Medicine.

  • Recognize changes to guidelines which impact care in Family Physicians
  • Apply new evidence based medicine to care of common conditions by Family Physicians
  • Appreciate "hot button" issues in society and the lay press which impact care of patients

Hobart H. Lee, MD
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Loma Linda University

#120 – Briefing On Cutting Edge Urology: An Update For You And Your Patients

Experts in urologic oncology, minimally invasive surgery, stone disease and men's and pelvic health with present a fast-moving review of the latest discoveries, guidelines, best practices and trends in urology. The faculty will give rapid fire presentations of the current issues with practical recommendations for patient care and there will be time allotted for questions and discussion.

  • Identify current urologic cancer screening and evaluation guidelines so that the attendee will screen and evaluate patients according to the most current evidence and best practices. Treatment options and outcomes will be discussed
  • Demonstrate best practices on the prevention, imaging, treatment and follow up of urinary stone disease
  • Discuss the prevention and treatment of sexual dysfunction issues. The attendee will have tools to treat and refer patients with sexual problems. Objective 4: Identify dietary and lifestyle influences on urologic diseases

Herbert Ruckle, MD
Chair, Urology
Loma Linda University Health

Duane Baldwin, MD
Professor, Urology
Loma Linda University Health

Brian Hu, MD
Assistant Professor, Urology
Loma Linda University Health

Edmond Ko, MD
Assistant Professor, Urology
Loma Linda University Health

Afternoon Break

#130 – Updates In Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Discuss new clinical trials and treatments in pulmonary and critical care medicine

  • Describe novel therapies currently available in pulmonary medicine
  • Demonstrate knowledge of recent trials in critical care medicine
  • Recognize ineffective treatments that are commonly used in pulmonary and critical care practice, and understand how to change future management based on the current evidence

Niranjan Jeganathan, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Pulmonary/Critical Care
Loma Linda University Health

Adjourn

Session Speakers Time Venue
1 Sunday Devotional Landon Sayler 7:45 – 8:00 a.m. Damazo Amphitheater
2 #80 – LOMA LINDA LEGENDS LECTURESHIP: Integrative Medicine and Health Robert B. Saper, MD, MPH 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Damazo Amphitheater
3 #90 – Integrative Medicine Expert Panel Discussion Robert B. Saper, MD, MPH, Loree Sutton, MD, Richard Hart, MD, DrPH, Grace Oei, MD, Warren Peters, MD, Mark Bolton, MD, JM, MBA 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Damazo Amphitheater
4 Morning Break
5 #100 – Toward Wholeness: A Soldier-Psychiatrist's Journey Of Grace, Grit, Gratitude & Growth Loree K. Sutton, MD 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Damazo Amphitheater
6 Scientific Poster Sessions 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Conference Center, Level 4, Centennial Complex
7 Technical Exhibits 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Conference Center, Level 4, Centennial Complex
8 Sunday Alumni Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Wong Kerlee International Conference Center
9 #110 – Family Medicine Updates From 2018 Hobart H. Lee, MD 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Damazo Amphitheater
10 #120 – Briefing On Cutting Edge Urology: An Update For You And Your Patients Herbert Ruckle, MD, Duane Baldwin, MD, Brian Hu, MD, Edmund Ko, MD 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Damazo Amphitheater
11 Afternoon Break
12 #130 – Updates In Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Niranjan Jeganathan, MD, MS 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Damazo Amphitheater
13 Adjourn

Monday Devotional

#190 – Up In Smoke, Pediatric Vape and Marijuana Use

Review the current impact that access and marijuana laws have had with respect to the use and exposure to marijuana and synthetic marijuana, as well as the chemical impact for pediatric patients from prenatal through adolescence.

  • Understand chemical impact to growing and developing brains with exposure to THC, synthetics, and vaping
  • Understand current use patterns in our parents and patients
  • Learn how to address this topic in a way to that does not distance you from your families and what resources exist to support families in being ready to quit

Alexandra Clark, MD
Division Chief, General Pediatrics
Loma Linda University Health

 

#200 – Is it Hot in here, or is it just Me(nopause)?

This lecture will present an overview of the menopausal transition, and discuss current thoughts in the initiation and continuation of menopausal hormone therapy.

  • Understand the events of the peri-menopause and the menopausal transition.  Correlate common symptoms with the underlying hormone physiology.
  • Discuss the evidence trail that has led us through the erratic changes in our recommendations concerning "hormone replacement" over the last 50 years.
  • Review the current best practice recommendations regarding Menopausal Hormone Therapy, as well as ongoing questions currently under study.

 

Kevin Balli, MD
Chair, Gynecology and Obstetrics
Loma Linda University Health

Morning Break

#210 – Healthy Brain Initiative: Reversing the Tsunami Of Alzheimer's And Other Dementias

Describe the epidemic of brain diseases (Alzheimer's and other dementia) that we are facing and how we can reduce the prevalence through lifestyle intervention

  • Learn about the statistics related to Alzheimer's
  • Learn about the underlying causes of the disease
  • Learn about the latest research related to potential intervention and prevention of the disease

Dean Sherzai, MD, MAS,
MPH, PhD(c)
Associate Professor, Neurology
Loma Linda University Health

Ayesha Sherzai, MD
Stroke Specialist, Neurology
Loma Linda University Health

Brian Tsao, MD
Chair, Neurology
Loma Linda University Health

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

Physician & Student Lunch

A complimentary lunch will be provided to APC attendees, medical students, residents, and faculty who stop by the APC exhibit hall. We encourage those who come for lunch to visit the exhibit booths for a chance to win prizes.

#220 – Epilepsy Up To Date

This symposium will address recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy including a glimpse at future promising innovations. The genetics of epilepsy, medical options, and surgical options for individuals who failed medicine will be discussed.

  • Symposium participants will understand the role of genetic testing in the diagnosis of epilepsy
  • Symposium participants will have improved knowledge of the medical management approach of epilepsy
  • Symposium participants will recognize the surgical options available to people with epilepsy who are intractable to medication

Warren W. Boling, MD
Chair, Neurosurgery
Loma Linda University Health

R. Aaron Robison, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Loma Linda University Health

David Michelson, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Loma Linda University Health

Travis Losey, MD
Associate Professor, Neurology
Loma Linda University Health

#230 – Stage IV Cancer: Are We Winning The Battle

The lecture will be focused on the current advances in the management of several stage IV cancers.

  • Describe the recent advances in the management of stage IV melanoma
  • Describe the recent advances in the management of peritoneal carcinomatosis
  • Describe the role immune checkpoint blockade in management of advanced cancers

Maheswari Senthil, MD, FACS
Division Chief, Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Loma Linda University Health

Afternoon Break

#240 – The Latest and Greatest In Global Lifestyle Medicine

Chronic non-communicable disease is becoming a global pandemic. Loma Linda lifestyle medicine is at the forefront of finding answers to this emerging crisis. This lecture will give an overview of lifestyle medicines' global spread, and focus on the latest groundbreaking developments in this space.

  • Upon completion of the lecture the participant will be able to summarize the global pandemic of non-communicable disease
  • Upon completion of the lecture the participant will be able to apply lifestyle medicine principles to the prevention and reversal of non-communicable disease
  • Upon completion of the lecture the participant will be able to outline the most recent groundbreaking developments in global lifestyle medicine

N. Margarete Ezinwa, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Loma Linda University Health

#250 – The Latest and Greatest In The Field Of Nephrology

Educational presentation based on literature and research review oriented towards the update of information about kidney disease prevention and treatment

  • Provide appropriate care and education based on the latest changes in hypertension control.
  • Provide up to date information to the patient about new therapies in renal replacement techniques
  • Identify risk factors to develop kidney disease and provide high impact prevention information towards patient education

Sergio Infante, MD, FACP, FASN
Director, Dialysis Services
Loma Linda University Health

Session Speakers Time Venue
1 Monday Devotional Carissa McSherry 7:45 – 8:00 a.m. Damazo Amphitheater
2 #190 – Up In Smoke, Pediatric Vape and Marijuana Use Alexandra Clark, MD 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Damazo Amphitheater
3 #200 – Is it Hot in here, or is it just Me(nopause)? Kevin Balli, MD 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Damazo Amphitheater
4 Morning Break
5 #210 – Healthy Brain Initiative: Reversing the Tsunami Of Alzheimer's And Other Dementias Dean Sherzai, MD, MAS, MPH, PhD (c), Ayesha Sherzai, MD, Bryan Tsao, MD 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Damazo Amphitheater
6 Scientific Poster Sessions 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Conference Center, Level 4, Centennial Complex
7 Technical Exhibits 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Conference Center, Level 4, Centennial Complex
8 Physician & Student Lunch 11:30 a.m. Conference Center, Level 4, Centennial Complex
9 #220 – Epilepsy Up To Date Warren W. Bolling, MD, Aaron Robison, MD, David Michelson, MD, Travis Losey, MD 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Damazo Amphitheater
10 #230 – Stage IV Cancer: Are We Winning The Battle Maheswari Senthil, MD, FACS 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Damazo Amphitheater
11 Afternoon Break
12 #240 – The Latest and Greatest In Global Lifestyle Medicine N. Margarete Ezinwa, MD, MPH 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Damazo Amphitheater
13 #250 – The Latest and Greatest In The Field Of Nephrology Sergio Infante, MD, FACP, FASN 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. Damazo Amphitheater

Plenary Speakers

Student, Loma Linda University School of Medicine & School of Religion

Jonathan Goorhuis

Student, Loma Linda University School of Medicine & School of Religion

Student, Loma Linda University School of Medicine & School of Religion

Jonathan Goorhuis

Student, Loma Linda University School of Medicine & School of Religion

Jonathan Goorhuis grew up in the state of Maine, attending Pine Tree Academy followed by Pacific Union College before his matriculation to Loma Linda University School of Medicine. This year he was given the opportunity to study with the School of Religion pursuing an MA in Religion and Society. Outside of school, Jonathan loves to play soccer with his friends.

Vice-chair for Education & Faculty Development, Loma Linda University

Lawrence K. Loo, MD

Vice-chair for Education & Faculty Development, Loma Linda University

Vice-chair for Education & Faculty Development, Loma Linda University

Lawrence K. Loo, MD

Vice-chair for Education & Faculty Development, Loma Linda University

Director, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant, Loma Linda University Health

Rishikesh S. Chavan, MD

Director, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant, Loma Linda University Health

Director, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant, Loma Linda University Health

Rishikesh S. Chavan, MD

Director, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant, Loma Linda University Health

Cambia Health Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Palliative Care, Oregon Health and Science University

Robert Macauley, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM

Cambia Health Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Palliative Care, Oregon Health and Science University

Cambia Health Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Palliative Care, Oregon Health and Science University

Robert Macauley, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM

Cambia Health Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Palliative Care, Oregon Health and Science University

Dr. Macauley received his B.A. from Wheaton College and M.D. from Yale. Following residency training in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins, he was a pediatric hospitalist in Connecticut, Director of Pediatrics at Kuluva Hospital in Uganda, and on the faculty at the University of Vermont from 2002 until 2017, where he directed both the Department of Clinical Ethics as well as the Pediatric Advanced Care Team.

Dr. Macauley’s work focuses on pediatric palliative care, clinical ethics, and spirituality. He founded the Pediatric Advanced Care Team at Vermont Children’s Hospital, and in 2017 became the inaugural Cambia Health Foundation Chair at OHSU. He is also an award-winning educator, having received the Golden Apple Teaching Award and been named a Distinguished Educator, the highest certification of the UVM Teaching Academy. He has published articles on a wide range of journals including the Journal of Palliative Medicine, the Hastings Center Report, and the Journal of Clinical Ethics. His textbook Ethics in Palliative Care: A Complete Guide was published by Oxford University Press in 2018.

Dr. Macauley current serves as chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Bioethics and as co-chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine Hospice and Palliative Medicine Test Writing Committee. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and a life fellow of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge. He is also an Episcopal priest, having earned graduate degrees in theology from both Oxford and Yale.

Associate Professor of Religion Loma Linda University Health

Carla Gober-Park, PhD

Associate Professor of Religion Loma Linda University Health

Associate Professor of Religion Loma Linda University Health

Carla Gober-Park, PhD

Associate Professor of Religion Loma Linda University Health

Associate Professor of Religion Loma Linda University Health

Zane Yi, PhD

Associate Professor of Religion Loma Linda University Health

Associate Professor of Religion Loma Linda University Health

Zane Yi, PhD

Associate Professor of Religion Loma Linda University Health

Director of Marketing & Recruitment, School of Religion, Loma Loma University Health

Mark Ishikawa, MA

Director of Marketing & Recruitment, School of Religion, Loma Loma University Health

Director of Marketing & Recruitment, School of Religion, Loma Loma University Health

Mark Ishikawa, MA

Director of Marketing & Recruitment, School of Religion, Loma Loma University Health

Director of Endoscopy, Department of Gastroenterology, Loma Linda University Health

Kendrick M. Che, DO

Director of Endoscopy, Department of Gastroenterology, Loma Linda University Health

Director of Endoscopy, Department of Gastroenterology, Loma Linda University Health

Kendrick M. Che, DO

Director of Endoscopy, Department of Gastroenterology, Loma Linda University Health

Head, Cardiology Division, Loma Linda University Health

Kenneth R. Jutzy, MD

Head, Cardiology Division, Loma Linda University Health

Head, Cardiology Division, Loma Linda University Health

Kenneth R. Jutzy, MD

Head, Cardiology Division, Loma Linda University Health

Medical Director, Liver Transplantation, Loma Linda University Health

Michael Volk, MD, MSc

Medical Director, Liver Transplantation, Loma Linda University Health

Medical Director, Liver Transplantation, Loma Linda University Health

Michael Volk, MD, MSc

Medical Director, Liver Transplantation, Loma Linda University Health

Student, Loma Linda University School of Medicine & School of Religion

Landon Slayer

Student, Loma Linda University School of Medicine & School of Religion

Student, Loma Linda University School of Medicine & School of Religion

Landon Slayer

Student, Loma Linda University School of Medicine & School of Religion

Landon was born and raised in the small town of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. He attended Canadian University College where he obtain his Bachelors in Secondary Science Education. While teaching at Parkview Adventist Academy, he obtained his Masters in Education through La Sierra University. Currently Landon and his beautiful wife Andrea (née Gray) reside in Loma Linda where he is pursuing a degree in Medicine and a Masters in Religion and Society. Through his mission and ministry experiences, Landon developed a growing desired to obtain further training to be able to serve others in areas of need, which include education, health, and spirituality.

Associate Professor, Boston University

Robert B. Saper, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Boston University

Associate Professor, Boston University

Robert B. Saper, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Boston University

Dr. Saper graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1988 and the UCSF Family Medicine Residency in 1992. After being in private practice for eight years in the San Francisco Bay Area, he completed the Harvard NCCIH T32-funded Integrative Medicine Research Fellowship from 2001-2004. In 2004 he founded the Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. His research focus is the evaluating the effectiveness, safety, and feasibility of integrative medicine approaches for common primary care problems in underserved populations. He has received federal funding from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health to study yoga for chronic back pain and a PCORI contract for a national pragmatic trial of physical therapy for the prevention of chronic back pain. Dr. Saper is the immediate past chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, an organization representing 70 North American academic health centers and systems committed to integrative medicine research, education, and clinical services. He has published over 45 peer-reviewed papers, many in high impact journals such as JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Academic Medicine. Dr. Saper continues to see patients for primary care and integrative medicine. He teaches and mentors medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty.

Founding Commissioner, New York City Department of Veterans' Services

Brigadier General (Ret.) Loree K. Sutton, MD,

Founding Commissioner, New York City Department of Veterans' Services

Founding Commissioner, New York City Department of Veterans' Services

Brigadier General (Ret.) Loree K. Sutton, MD,

Founding Commissioner, New York City Department of Veterans' Services

Brigadier General (Ret.) Loree Sutton, MD is the founding Commissioner for New York City’s Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS). Established in 2016, DVS is the nation’s first municipal-level agency devoted solely to veterans and their families. A career Army psychiatrist, Sutton seeks to demonstrate the essential role of community as the front line of hope and healing, guiding veterans and their families in their journey from ‘doing better’ to actually ‘getting better’ – at home, work, school and life. Resilient communities build safety nets for catching falls and springboards for launching goals. This ‘whole health’ approach, incorporating peer support, arts/culture, holistic services and clinical treatment, lays the foundation for success by restoring trust and overcoming stigma.

In Sutton’s final military assignment (2007-10), she served as Founding Director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). Notably, she led efforts to stand up the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a unique clinical, education and research center internationally renowned for its integrative approach to brain injuries and psychological health. Sutton’s prior deployments include Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait and Egypt, supporting the first Gulf War and the Multinational Force and Observers peacekeeping mission. Military awards and honors include the Bronze Star Medal; Presidential Service Badge (White House Fellow); Distinguished Graduate (National War College); Expert Field Medical Badge; and Legion of Merit.

Sutton regards veterans and their families as New York City’s leading renewable natural resource, whose continued service enriches civic life in their neighborhoods and communities. Accordingly, service on behalf of others is DVS’ North Star. To this end, Sutton remains devoted to cultivating resilience, civility and wholeness, amplifying the strengths of veterans, families and communities to catalyze public-private networks of innovative practice at all levels.

Blessed to live and serve in the world’s greatest city, Sutton and her spouse Laurie share their home with Moxie, their 8 pound, adorably stubborn and eternally active, long-haired piebald dapple dachshund! Together, they have found purpose, community and acceptance – in a word, they are home at last.

President, Loma Linda University

Richard Hart, MD, MPH

President, Loma Linda University

President, Loma Linda University

Richard Hart, MD, MPH

President, Loma Linda University

Prior to becoming President, Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, was named chancellor and chief executive officer of Loma Linda University in February 2001. He was born in 1945 at the Loma Linda Sanitarium and Hospital, and received his early education in Washington at Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, and Walla Walla College in College Place. While at Walla Walla, he became the first student missionary from the Seventh-day Adventist Church to serve outside of North America.

In 1966, prior to his first year in medical school, he married Judy Osborne. The Harts now have three daughters: Chandra, Briana, and Kari.

In 1970, he earned two LLU degrees–an MD from the School of Medicine and an MPH from the School of Public Health. Following an internal medicine internship at Loma Linda University Medical Center, he began studies toward his doctor of public health degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

From 1972 to 1976, Dr. Hart served in Tanzania. As a population intern from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, he developed the department of community health in Moshi. During this time, he co-authored Child Health, a book for mid-level health professionals in Africa. In 1974, a USAID contract with LLU took him to Dar es Salaam, where he was chief of party to the Ministry of Health and helped to develop a maternal and child health program.

In 1977, Dr. Hart received his doctor of public health degree from Johns Hopkins University and became board-certified in preventive medicine. Dr. Hart has served Loma Linda University since 1972, including his roles as chair of the Department of Health Sciences, director of the Center for Health Promotion, chair of the School of Medicine Department of Preventive Medicine and dean of the School of Public Health.

Dr. Hart’s vision extends to the farthest reaches of the globe. His early involvement in student missionary work was key in the development of Students for International Mission Service and Social Action Community Health System–a local low-cost healthcare system for the medically underserved. He is also president of Adventist Health International, an organization created to manage health services in developing countries.

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Health

Grace Oei, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Health

Grace Oei, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Health

Director, Center for Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University Health

Warren Peters, MD

Director, Center for Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University Health

Director, Center for Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University Health

Warren Peters, MD

Director, Center for Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University Health

Hobart H. Lee, MD

Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University Health

Hobart H. Lee, MD

Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University Health

Chair, Department of Urology, Loma Linda University Health

Herbert Ruckle, MD

Chair, Department of Urology, Loma Linda University Health

Chair, Department of Urology, Loma Linda University Health

Herbert Ruckle, MD

Chair, Department of Urology, Loma Linda University Health

Professor, Urology, Loma Linda University Health

Duane Baldwin, MD

Professor, Urology, Loma Linda University Health

Professor, Urology, Loma Linda University Health

Duane Baldwin, MD

Professor, Urology, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Urology, Loma Linda University Health

Brian Hu, MD

Assistant Professor, Urology, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Urology, Loma Linda University Health

Brian Hu, MD

Assistant Professor, Urology, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Urology, Loma Linda University Health

Edmund Ko, MD

Assistant Professor, Urology, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Urology, Loma Linda University Health

Edmund Ko, MD

Assistant Professor, Urology, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Loma Linda University Health

Niranjan Jeganathan, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Loma Linda University Health

Niranjan Jeganathan, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Loma Linda University Health

Student, Loma Linda University School of Religion

Carissa McSherry

Student, Loma Linda University School of Religion

Student, Loma Linda University School of Religion

Carissa McSherry

Student, Loma Linda University School of Religion

Born and raised in Northern California, Carissa McSherry has spent the past 6+ years traveling as a ministry speaker and teacher. She is currently enrolled as a Master of Science in Chaplaincy student at Loma Linda University. Carissa is deeply passionate about service and community involvement, particularly overseas and in underserved communities.

Division Chief, General Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Health

Alexandra Clark, MD

Division Chief, General Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Health

Division Chief, General Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Health

Alexandra Clark, MD

Division Chief, General Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Health

Chair, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Loma Linda University Health

Kevin Balli, MD

Chair, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Loma Linda University Health

Chair, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Loma Linda University Health

Kevin Balli, MD

Chair, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Loma Linda University Health

Associate Professor, Neurology, Loma Linda University Health

Dean Sherzai, MD, MAS, MPH, PhD(c)

Associate Professor, Neurology, Loma Linda University Health

Associate Professor, Neurology, Loma Linda University Health

Dean Sherzai, MD, MAS, MPH, PhD(c)

Associate Professor, Neurology, Loma Linda University Health

Stroke Specialist, Loma Linda University Health

Ayesha Sherzai, MD

Stroke Specialist, Loma Linda University Health

Stroke Specialist, Loma Linda University Health

Ayesha Sherzai, MD

Stroke Specialist, Loma Linda University Health

Chair, Neurology, Loma Linda University Health

Brian Tsao, MD

Chair, Neurology, Loma Linda University Health

Chair, Neurology, Loma Linda University Health

Brian Tsao, MD

Chair, Neurology, Loma Linda University Health

Chair, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Warren B. Boling, MD

Chair, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Chair, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Warren B. Boling, MD

Chair, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

R. Aaron Robison, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

R. Aaron Robison, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Health

David Michelson, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Health

David Michelson, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Health

Vice Chair, Neurology, Loma Linda University Health

Travis Losey, MD

Vice Chair, Neurology, Loma Linda University Health

Vice Chair, Neurology, Loma Linda University Health

Travis Losey, MD

Vice Chair, Neurology, Loma Linda University Health

Head, Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Loma Linda University Health

Maheswari Senthil, MD, FACS

Head, Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Loma Linda University Health

Head, Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Loma Linda University Health

Maheswari Senthil, MD, FACS

Head, Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University Health

Ngozi Margarete Ezinwa, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University Health

Ngozi Margarete Ezinwa, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University Health

Director, Dialysis Services, Loma Linda University Health

Sergio Infante, MD, FACP, FASN

Director, Dialysis Services, Loma Linda University Health

Director, Dialysis Services, Loma Linda University Health

Sergio Infante, MD, FACP, FASN

Director, Dialysis Services, Loma Linda University Health

Convention Notes

The Annual Postgraduate Convention (APC) is sponsored by the Alumni Association of the School of Medicine of Loma Linda University. This activity is designed to change and diminish the gap between evidence-based medicine and practice.

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 Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Alumni Association of the School of Medicine of Loma Linda University. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Loma Linda University School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with ACCME essentials and standards. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education relies on its CME faculty to provide program content that is free of commercial bias. Therefore, in accordance with ACCME standards, any faculty and/or provider industry relationships will be disclosed and resolved.

CME Lectures

March 1, 3, 4, 2019

Class Reunions

March 2, 2019

Scientific Posters

March 1, 3, 4, 2019

APC Gala

March 3, 2019