Insight Offered into Lung Cancer Prevention and Treatment at Nov. 7 Symposium

By Susan Van Dusen

Registration will begin at 7 a.m. Cost to attend is $40 for the general public, $65 for health care professionals seeking continuing education credit and $20 for students. To register in advance or view the agenda, visit Registration also will be available at the door.

Topics will include e-cigarettes; the impact of lung disease on women; types of lung cancer; secondhand smoke and nonconventional tobacco devices; the importance of second opinions; and lung cancer’s effect on families.

Speakers include UAMS physicians and other health care professionals specializing in lung cancer and other lung diseases, as well as the family of an Arkansas man who lost the battle with lung cancer.

The event is co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), the Arkansas Department of Health/Stamp Out Smoking, the Arkansas Cancer Coalition and the Arkansas Biosciences Institute.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,275 students, 890 medical residents and fellows, and five dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 12,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), YouTube or Instagram.