UAMS Family Medicine Update Set for Oct. 23-25

By Amy Widner

The conference will be held on the 12th floor of the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. A discounted early registration price is available through Oct. 4. To register, call 501-686-6626 or visit cme.uams.edu.

Topics include diabetes and obesity, sexually transmitted infections, eye exams, time management, electronic-cigarettes and vaping, opioids, and the latest pharmacotherapies for tobacco.

The Family Medicine Update is provided by the UAMS College of Medicine and is an annual opportunity for health care professionals to learn about the latest advances and information impacting family medicine.


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. It 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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