UAMS Specialists to Speak at Hot Springs Village Event May 18

By Susan Van Dusen

To register, call the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation at (501) 526-2277 by no later than May 11. Lunch is provided.

Palliative care is a medical specialty focused on addressing the needs of the mind, body and spirit and is available to patients at any stage of illness. Sarah Beth Harrington, M.D., director of the UAMS Division of Hospice and Palliative Care, will lead the panel discussion in issues related to pain and symptom management; emotional and spiritual support; care coordination and communication; and end-of-life concerns.

“The Doctor is In” is sponsored by Celegene and the Envoys, a volunteer advocacy group at the UAMS Cancer 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 or Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.