Effects of Tobacco and Disease to be Addressed Oct. 20 at UAMS Event

By Susan Van Dusen

The daylong Tobacco and Disease Preconference is open to health care professionals, community advocates and others interested in learning about the effects of tobacco use. It will be held at the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. The preconference will kick off a two-day Family Medicine Update for health care professionals set for Oct. 21-22.

Cost for single-day admission to the preconference is $50. Registration and an event agenda are available online. Free parking is available in UAMS Parking 3 at the corner of Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue.

Topics will include lung cancer risk reduction and survivorship, tobacco regulatory science, therapies for tobacco dependence, and more.

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