The Center for Youth Wellness Pediatric Symposium precedes the 2018 ACEs Conference, and is designed for all pediatric-focused primary care medical providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, behavioral health providers, clinic leadership, and supporting medical practice teams who have direct responsibility over patient care and clinical quality improvement. Separate registration is required for the Pediatric Symposium.

Objectives for the Pediatric Symposium:

  1. Increase knowledge and awareness of the current and emerging science and research on ACEs, toxic stress, and their relationship to clinical outcomes
  2. Share insights, current protocols, models, and practices for ACEs screening, referrals, interventions, and treatment of associated health outcomes
  3. Appraise successes, barriers, and opportunities for expanding screening in the pediatric setting and interpreting potential clinical outcomes associated with early life adversity and toxic stress

Experts from the National Pediatric Practice Community on ACEs (NPPC) pilot sites, the Center for Youth Wellness, and other organizations will share emerging research, current protocols, lessons learned, and best practices for expanding pediatric ACEs screening. The Center for Youth Wellness is committed to strengthening a community of practice of early adopters interested in advancing the science and practice of screening in the pediatric setting.


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 California Medical Association/Institute for Medical Quality (CMA/IMQ) and the Center for Youth Wellness. The California Medical Association/Institute for Medical Quality is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The California Medical Association/Institute for Medical Quality (CMA/IMQ) designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP370, for 3 contact hours.


None of the faculty or planners for this CME activity have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose. There was no commercial support provided for this activity.

*Please note that there will be no CME offered for the Expo.


All events will take place at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. Please visit our Program page for the most up-to-date agenda.