UAMS Surgery Professor to Discuss Burns At South Arkansas Area Health Education Center

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – John Cone, M.D., professor of surgery, burn service and critical care in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will give a lecture at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3, at the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) for South Arkansas in El Dorado.


The lecture, “Burns,” will be held in the Ellis Conference Center. The meeting is open to outside physicians, nurses and pharmacists for continuing medical education credits. For more information, contact Barbara Howell at 1-870-881-4429, or by email at


Cone received his medical degree from UAMS and completed a fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of Pittsburgh. He is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. His clinical interests include trauma, intensive care, surgical complications and burns. His research interests include metabolic response to injury and oxygen metabolism.


This lecture is part of the UAMS Outreach Program, which provides continuing medical education credits to Arkansas physicians. Through the program, UAMS physicians from all specialties travel the state to provide lectures, teach procedures and discuss difficult cases. The outreach program is in its 13th year and provides more than 70 speakers annually.


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 more than 2,200 students and 660 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 $4.1 billion a year.


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