UAMS to Host Statewide Cardiovascular Conference Sept. 28

By todd

The continuing education program will focus on prevention, detection and treatment of heart disease and will feature nationally and regionally recognized speakers within the field of cardiology. Jay Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., director of the division of cardiovascular medicine and professor of internal medicine, physiology and biophysics in the UAMS College of Medicine, will be the keynote speaker.

The conference will be held in the auditorium on the eighth floor of the College of Public Health building, but thanks to the interactive television system, the program will be broadcast in real time at several locations across the state.

In addition to the UAMS location, participants can attend the conference at the following UAMS Area Health Education Center (AHEC) locations and other health care facilities:

AHEC-Delta in Helena
AHEC-Fort Smith
AHEC-Pine Bluff
AHEC-South Arkansas in El Dorado
AHEC-Southwest in Texarkana
Arkansas River Valley Health Cooperative in Ratcliff

Bradley County Medical Center in Warren
Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village
Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis
Delta Memorial Hospital in Dumas
Harris Hospital in Newport
Mena Medical Center in Mena
North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison
North Logan Mercy Hospital in Paris
Ouachita Medical Center in Camden
Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott
Turner Memorial in Ozark
University of Arkansas Community College in Hope

The UAMS Rural Hospital Program is dedicated to serving and improving services at rural hospitals throughout Arkansas and surrounding areas by providing technology-based continuing education.

Space is limited; registration deadline is Sept. 21. For more information or to register by phone, call (501) 686-2590. Registration information and phone numbers for each conference location are available online at

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,170 students and 650 residents and is the state’s largest public employer with almost 9,000 employees. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of about $3.8 billion a year.

UAMS centers of excellence are the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Center on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute.