Continuing Education


April 16, 2019

UAMS Hosts Fourth ICARE Conference for Trauma Education

Linda Haymes

More than 180 health care professionals, first responders, police officers and firefighters attended the fourth annual ICARE Conference for Trauma Education at UAMS in Little Rock on April 6-7 to receive updates and additional training exercises on best practices in emergency care.

More than 180 health care professionals, first responders, police officers and firefighters gathered at UAMS in Little Rock on April 6-7 to receive updates and additional training exercises on best practices in emergency care.


February 25, 2019

Randolph Leads SEED Peer Program for Change

Linda Haymes

Marlo Thomas and Mildred Randolph, D..V.M., facilitate the Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Project, a program that uses group discussions to lead change within communities through personal growth, professional development and social justice.

Mildred Randolph, D.V.M., is helping her UAMS colleagues view their professional and personal worlds from a new perspective to shine a light on differences and offer more inclusiveness.


September 20, 2018

UAMS Family Medicine Update Set for Oct. 25-27

Linda Haymes

The 22nd annual Family Medicine Update at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer continuing education for physicians, nurses and pharmacists Oct. 25-27, including a half-day emphasis on ear, nose and throat topics. A discounted early registration price of $330 for three days or $250 for two days is available through Oct….


June 18, 2018

Emergency Staff, First Responders Learn Best Practices

Lee Hogan

Doctors, nurses, first responders, police officers and firefighters gathered at UAMS in June for an update on emergency care and best practices.

June 18, 2018 | Emergency care requires health care professionals and first responders to be adept at reacting quickly and efficiently to a variety of needs. Staying abreast of the latest advancements in treating common conditions and identifying what needs to be done takes training and practice. About 100 health care professionals, first responders, police…


May 10, 2018

Pain Management Symposium Speaker Discusses Opioid Crisis

Ben Boulden

While speaking at the Pain Management Symposium, Kirk Lane points at a giant pill bottle he uses to promote the state's drug take-back program.

May 10, 2018 | Kirk Lane wasn’t pointing a finger at anyone in the audience at UAMS. He was pointing a finger at everyone. Lane, director of the Arkansas Drug Task Force, spoke April 28 at the Arkansas Pain Management Symposium, focusing chiefly on the opioid crisis in the state and nationwide “Inevitably, it all…


April 20, 2018

Update Provides Latest Innovations, Best Practices for Diabetes

Ben Boulden

Timothy Harlan, M.D., points at the screen to emphasize a point during his presentation at the 23rd annual Diabetes Update Symposium.

April 20, 2018 | Even just a few small changes in diet — peanuts instead of peanut butter and crackers — can have a profound, positive effect on a person’s health, including someone with diabetes, a guest speaker told the audience April 6 at the 23rd annual UAMS Diabetes Update Symposium. Presented by the UAMS…


April 11, 2018

2018 Great 100 Nurses List Includes 32 from UAMS

Lee Hogan

Thirty-two nurses from UAMS were honored in this year's Great 100 Nurses Arkansas list.

April 11, 2018 | Thirty-two nurses from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) were named to the Great 100 Nurses Foundation’s annual list of the state’s superb nurses. The list honors nurses from numerous backgrounds and specialties for their concern for humanity, their contributions to the profession and their mentorship of others. UAMS nurses…


February 15, 2018

Blue and You Foundation Gives UAMS $104,169 for Simulation Education to Reduce Infection

Benjamin Waldrum

Patrick O'Sullivan (center), executive director of the Blue & You Foundation, presents an oversized check to UAMS Interim Chancellor Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D.

Feb. 14, 2018 | The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas has awarded $104,169 to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to expand an education program using simulation to reduce sepsis, a life-threatening condition caused by infection. The gift goes to fund the Simulation Outreach to Address Patient Safety (SOAPS) program,…


December 20, 2017

Pharmacy Conference Keeps Pharmacists Up to Date

Ben Boulden

ohn Kirtley, right, talks with Laura Haywood, left and Lanita White, center, before making a presentation at the Pharmacy Update conference.

Dec. 20, 2017 | On a Sunday morning in a UAMS auditorium, John Kirtley, Pharm.D., engaged his audience in a brief call-and-response dialogue. “How many hydrocodone pills were dispensed in Arkansas last year?” Kirtley asked. Scattered voices called out guesses. Kirtley told them the total: It was 108 million, and another 49 million oxycodone pills…


December 12, 2017

Dementia Update Educates Health Care Professionals, Caregivers

Ben Boulden

Dec. 12, 2017 | If nothing improves in dementia care in the next three decades, then by 2050 taking care of people with dementia will cost $1 trillion annually in the United States, a guest speaker warned Dec. 2 during the Dementia Update conference at UAMS. That speaker, Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., professor of psychiatry and…



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