UAMS Family Medicine Spring Review Set for May 1-3

By Amy Widner

The conference will be held on the 12th floor of the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute.

Women’s health topics will include disparities in women’s cardiovascular health, with Martha Rojo, Ph.D.; cervical cancer screenings in rural clinics, William Greenfield, M.D.; abnormal uterine bleeding, Lindsey Sward, M.D.; breastfeeding, Misty Virmani, M.D.; vulvar disorders, Tesa Ivey, APRN; and postpartum depression, Jessica Coker, M.D.

The conference costs $425 for three days or $300 for two days. Discounts are available for groups of three or more and for individuals who bring a first-time attendee. To register, call 501-686-6626 or visit cme.uams.edu.

The conference will also cover one of the bigger topics in family medicine today: opioid addiction, pain and pain treatment. Don Teater, M.D., a family physician who started his own clinic to treat opioid addicts in North Carolina, will discuss the best treatment options for acute and chronic pain and also for treating opioid addiction.

Additional talks will cover colorectal cancer screening with Chyke Doubeni, M.D., the Harrison McCrea Dickson, M.D., and Clifford C. Baker, M.D., presidential professor at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Doubeni will discuss racial and socioeconomic disparities in colorectal screening.

The Family Medicine Spring Review is provided by the UAMS College of Medicine and is an opportunity for health care professionals to learn about the latest advances and information impacting family medicine. It was previously known as the Family Medicine Intensive Review Course.


UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; 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 including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state's Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — cancer, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 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, Arkansas Childrens Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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