09/25/2006

WVUH Hosts 32nd Annual Hal Wanger Family Medicine Conference

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University Department of Family Medicine and the WVU Office of Continuing Education will host the 32nd Annual Hal Wanger Family Medicine Conference Thursday, Oct. 12 thru Saturday, Oct.14 at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center. This comprehensive three-day workshop will present an array of lectures on a variety of topics of interest to the family physician and other healthcare providers. 

Lecturers will update attendees on topics such as joint surgery, dizziness, lymphedema, cross cultural medicine, prostate cancer, surgical robotics, pediatric asthma and anorectic disorders.

Workshops will be conducted on nasopharyngoscopy and radiographic interpretation of sports medicine injuries. 

Presenters include 22 faculty from various departments within the WVU School of Medicine representing behavioral medicine and psychiatry, family medicine, hematology/oncology, medicine, neurology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics and surgery.

Visiting professor of medicine, Emil J. Bardana, Jr., M.D., from Oregon Health and Science University will make a Medicine Grand Rounds presentation, “Occupational Asthma and Vocal Cord Dysfunction” as part of the program.

Schedules for each day of the conference are available at www.ce.wvu.edu   Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday. 

The cost of the full conference is $225 for physicians and $175 for other healthcare professionals, if paid prior to Oct. 5.  Those not wanting to participate in the full conference can attend select days for a lower cost.  Course fees include conference materials, continental breakfasts and cafeteria passes. 

Continuing education credit is available to physicians for a maximum of 17.5 credit hours and 21.1 contact hours for nurses.  Please contact the Office of Continuing Education at (304) 293-3937 or visit www.ce.wvu.edu for more information. 

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For more information:
Steve Bovino, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
bovinost@wvuh.com
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