Free UAMS Symposium Oct. 7 to Discuss Innovations and Treatment Options for Lung Cancer

By Susan Van Dusen

The Second Annual Lung Cancer Symposium is scheduled for 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

To register online or to view the agenda visit Free parking is available in UAMS Parking 3 at the corner of Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue. A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided for attendees.

Sessions will feature experts from UAMS and across the country on topic such as lung cancer screening, principles of chemotherapy, lung cancer staging, and the use of imaging technology. Eight hours of continuing education hours are available for physicians and nurses.

Course director Thaddeus Bartter, M.D., is a professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine and leads the UAMS lung cancer program.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: 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, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,836 students and 761 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 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. Visit or