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 www.tobaccoanddisease.com. 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; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and six 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 and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 822 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.

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