UAMS Hosts Free Thyroid Seminar on Nov. 29 in Springdale

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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. Nov. 29 in the chapel at the Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma Ave., in Springdale.


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., director of the UAMS Thyroid Center and associate professor in the UAMS Department of Geriatrics; and Brendan Stack, Jr., 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 Nov. 26.


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 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,600 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