UAMS to Present Free Lung Cancer Symposium Oct. 5

By Susan Van Dusen

The Third Annual Lung Cancer Symposium is open to both health care professionals and people interested in cancer advocacy. It is set for 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5 at the UAMS Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. Participants are welcome to attend any session, but topics specifically for a non-medical audience begin at 10:50 a.m.

To register and view the agenda, visit Lunch is provided, and parking is available in UAMS Parking 3 at the corner of Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue.

Sessions include topics such as lung cancer screening, smoking cessation and robotic surgery. Afternoon breakout sessions will cover patient navigation through the medical care system, targeted tobacco sales and public policy.

Speakers include UAMS physicians specializing in lung cancer and other lung diseases, as well as representatives from the Arkansas Cancer Coalition, American Lung Association, Johns Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania and other institutions.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health 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 more than 2,800 students and 775 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or