UAMS to Hold Free, Public Thyroid Seminar

By todd

LITTLE ROCK Thyroid disorders, symptoms and treatments will be discussed at a free, public seminar hosted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on Wednesday, June 6.


The seminar, at 6 p.m. on the 12th floor of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute on the UAMS campus, will be led by UAMS Thyroid Center’s Donald Bodenner, M.D., Ph.D.; Paul Spring, M.D.; and Brendan Stack, M.D. Topics will include:


  • Symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
  • Problems in the diagnosis of thyroid disorders
  • Tests used to monitor thyroid hormone replacement
  • The use of “natural” thyroid hormone
  • General facts about thyroid cancer
  • Surgical decision-making in thyroid cancer


Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available in the UAMS Outpatient Parking deck for a small fee. There is no charge to attend the seminar, but space is limited. To reserve a spot, call (501) 686-8181 by June 4.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,430 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. For more information, visit