College of Medicine 2005 Alumni Weekend Highlights

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has a packed agenda planned for the College of Medicine’s 2005 Alumni Weekend to be held at the Peabody Hotel beginning Friday, Oct. 14.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has a packed agenda planned for the College of Medicine’s 2005 Alumni Weekend to be held at the Peabody Hotel beginning Friday, Oct. 14.

A highlight of events includes: the “3rd Annual Mid-South Cancer Symposium” in conjunction with the “James H. Horner Distinguished Visiting Professorship,” the “College of Medicine’s 4th Annual Dean’s Symposium,” and the “Louis G. Britt Distinguished Visiting Professorship.”

? The 3rd Annual Mid-South Cancer Symposium will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Peabody Hotel. This year’s program is combined with the James H. Horner Distinguished Visiting Professorship. The Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor is Dr. David H. Johnson, president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and deputy director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

The conference is designed to encompass state-of-the-art treatment for common malignancies and to place them in context with the current standard approaches. The College of Medicine is accredited to provide continuing medical education for physicians, and meets the criteria for 5.5 credits in Category I of the Physicians Recognition Award of the American Medical Association for this program.

? The College of Medicine’s 4th Annual Dean’s Symposium will spotlight faculty and students on Friday. Lectures by honored faculty will fill the Forrest Room of the Peabody Hotel at 3 p.m.

Andrew H. Kang, M.D., Goodman Professor of Medicine, director of the Research Center of Excellence for Diseases of Connective Tissue and staff physician at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, will speak on “Collagen and Autoimmune Arthritis: The UT Saga.”

Malak Kotb, Ph.D., A. C. Mullins Professor of Surgery and Molecular Sciences, director of the Translational Research Program at the College of Medicine, director of the Mid-South Center for Biodefense and Security and senior research career scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, will address the “Holistic Approach to Understanding and Curing Disease.”

A poster session will immediately follow the lectures in the Peabody Skyway from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The display will include presentations of research conducted by UTHSC residents, physicians, fellows, graduate students and faculty.

A reception, hosted by Dean Hank Herrod, will run concurrent with the poster session. A cash bar will be available.

? The Louis G. Britt Distinguished Visiting Professorship will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, also at the Peabody Hotel. Dr. Phillip Burns, a graduate of the College of Medicine and chair of the Department of Surgery at the Chattanooga Unit of the College of Medicine, has been chosen as the 2005 Britt Distinguished Visiting Professorship (DVP).

This DVP was established in 1997 to honor Dr. Britt for his leadership and service as chair of the UT Department of Surgery. This activity offers 3.25 credits in Category I of the Physicians Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.

Please contact the UT CME Office at 448-5547 for additional information or view the course brochure located inside the “Course Calendar” on the CME website at www.uthsc.edu/CME.