The Mississippi Legislature recently named April 19-25 as National Osteopathic Medicine Week in Mississippi and the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine has planned events to observe the special week.
Activities will begin on Friday, April 17 with the medical college's Research Symposium in conjunction with the University Lecture Series. The keynote speaker is Dr. Stefanie Jeffrey, chief of surgical oncology research and the John and Marva Warnock professor at Stanford University, presenting "Liquid Biopsy in Cancer" from noon until 1 p.m. in Lecture Hall 1 of the medical complex's Academic Building. Lunch will be provided.
Following the keynote, Carey faculty members will present lectures throughout the afternoon. Dr. Italo Subbarao, associate dean for pre-clinical sciences at the medical college, will present "Using Twitter Effectively to Prevent Injury and Deaths from Disasters" from 2 until 2:30 p.m. followed by Dr. Tyler Hodges, assistant professor of biological sciences, presenting from 2:30 until 3 p.m. "Bioactive Surfaces and Their Applications."
The final speaker will be Dr. Maude McGill, instructor of nursing, presenting from 3 until 3:30 p.m. "Increasing Dietary Phosphorous Knowledge and Adherence Among Adult Hemodialysis Patients through Peer Mentoring." The faculty lectures will be held in the Kresge Room of Thomas Business Building.
On Monday, April 20 from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m., there will be a community reception in the Academic Building and an open house of the medical college facilities on the Hattiesburg campus. There will also be a brief introduction into the field of osteopathic medicine and an update on the medical college's status and future plans as well as tours of the medical complex. Light refreshments will be served.
On Wednesday, April 22, the medical college will host a National ShaDO event. On this date, area students interested in exploring osteopathic medicine can shadow one of Carey's osteopathic medical students. Interested students must register by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17. For more information, contact Rachel Blancett, president of Carey's Student Osteopathic Medical Association, at email@example.com.
On Thursday, April 23, the Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi will present "Think Again," a discussion about recent medical malpractice cases and legal theories regarding medical professional liability, from noon until 1 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2 of the Academic Building. The company's presenters will be Robert Jones, president and chief executive officer, and Dr. Todd Savell, claims manager.
On Monday, April 27, Dr. Robert Good, an osteopathic physician who is board certified in internal medicine and is a former president of the American College of Osteopathic Internists, will present "Climbing the Mountain of Medical Education" from noon until 1 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2 of the Academic Building. Dr. Good's lecture will be a discussion of internal medicine and other subspecialties. Lunch will be provided and a textbook raffle will be held for those in attendance.
All events are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required only for the National ShaDO event. For more information, contact the College of Osteopathic Medicine at (601) 318-6610.