July 31, 2007

UAMS to Offer Free Thyroid Seminar in Conway Aug. 28

LITTLE ROCK – Physicians from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Thyroid Center will conduct a free seminar on the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid conditions at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at the University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., in Conway.


 


Topics to be covered in the educational seminar include symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, tests used to monitor thyroid hormone replacement, problems in the diagnosis of thyroid disorders and facts about thyroid cancer.


 


Presenters will be Donald Bodenner, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the UAMS Department of Geriatrics; Paul Spring, M.D., associate professor and director of basic research in the UAMS Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; and Brendan Stack, M.D., professor and vice chairman of the UAMS Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and chief of the division of Head and Neck Oncology.


 


Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited; to reserve a seat, call (501) 686-8181 by Aug. 24.


 


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 2,435 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 www.uams.edu.