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September 9 - September 10, 2016 15th Annual Obesity Conference
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This conference’s goals are to provide healthcare professionals and educators with the most current evidence-based information targeting nutrition, physical activity, and behavior changes. Obesity is directly associated with heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, gallbladder diseases and gallstones, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, asthma, and other diseases. It is also associated with poor self-image, poorer performance in school and a variety of psychosocial impairments. Therefore, researchers, educators, government agencies, foundations, industry and others are promoting efforts to prevent and treat obesity at the individual and community levels.

This event will take place at University of Kansas Edwards Campus in the Best Conference Center.

September 14 - September 16, 2016 2016 Annual Conference for Behavioral Health
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The primary goal of CMHCs is to provide quality care, treatment and rehabilitation to individuals with mental health problems in the least restrictive environment.  The CMHCs provide services to all those needing it, regardless of economic level, age or type of illness.  The CMHCs strongly endorse treatment at the community level, in order to allow individuals to keep functioning in their own homes and communities, at a considerably reduced cost to them, third-party payers, and/or the taxpayer.

This conference will review topics that are currently affecting practitioners working in mental health.

September 16 - September 17, 2016 4th Annual Midwest Conference on Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine
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This program will be held at the Overland Park Sheraton Hotel, 6100 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS.

The purpose of this conference is to update physicians, scientists, nurses and other healthcare professionals, trainees, and the general public in the greater Midwest region on:

1) the past, present, and future of adult stem cell therapy;
2) new developments in adult stem cell research;
3) diagnosis and treatment guidelines related to cell therapy for various medical conditions;
4) management of patients using these new cell transplantation technologies; and
5) the ethical use of regulated adult stem cells.

Various clinical trials that have contributed to the advancement of this eld will be presented. The progress and hurdles toward translation of adult stem cell therapy on a broader scale will be discussed. The participants will learn about advances in therapy with adult stem cells. Participants will examine the latest trends in regenerative
medicine and gain a greater understanding of adult stem cell biology, the procedures and processes for translation, and the overall potential for tissue and organ regeneration.

The Midwest Conference on Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine is designed for physicians, scientists, nurses, trainees, other healthcare professionals as well as the general public.

For more information on the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center click here http://www.kumc.edu/msctc.html.

September 22 - September 23, 2016 JCCC 9th Annual Healthcare Simulation Conference
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This two day conference will focus on assessment and debriefing best practices as implemented by the internationally recognized Israel Center for Medical Simulation, known as MSR.  MSR strives to improve patient-safety and the clinical skills of healthcare providers.  By proactively exposing trainees to challenging clinical and humanistic encounters, MCR aims to reduce errors and improve the quality of care and teamwork. 

Visit the event website at http://www.jccc.edu/conferences/healthcare-simulation-conference for more information and registration.

September 24, 2016 ASCO Review 2016
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This symposium aims to disseminate key practice-changing information presented in the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). In order to promote education and facilitate delivery of high-quality care of physicians and other professionals caring for patients with cancer, data of relevance for integration into clinical practice in the management of breast, lung, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and hematologic malignancies will be discussed.  

This symposium is designed for practicing medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, hematologists, oncology nurses, APRNs, physician assistants, pharmacists and other clinicians in the region.

September 24 - September 26, 2016 2016 Muscle Study Group Scientific Annual Meeting - Snowbird, Utah
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An international conference that will bring together expert senior translational and clinical investigators, including representatives from academia, pharma, NIH and foundations for highly-interactive discussions of experimental therapeutics.
September 30 - October 1, 2016 Intravenous Vitamin C – Integrative Therapies
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At the completion of this symposium, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss with patients and their families the current evidence for or against the use of intravenous vitamin C (ascorbate) as an intervention in oncology treatment or sepsis in critical care settings.
  2. Evaluate the expanding scientific evidence for the proposed mechanisms of action of intravenous vitamin C (ascorbate) as an intervention in oncology and sepsis care.
  3. Define methods in administering intravenous vitamin C (ascorbate) safely in clinical care.

Recent in vitro and animal evidence from many laboratories indicates that pharmacologic but not oral ascorbate may have selective cancer killing properties, by action as a prodrug to generate hydrogen peroxide selectively in extracellular fluid (Chen et al. 2008; Levine et al. 2011).

The use of ascorbate in oncology has long been passionately debated (Levine et al. 2009; Creagan et al. 1979).  Notwithstanding the limitations of studies performed in the late 1970’s, the idea of ascorbate as a chemotherapeutic agent seems plausible, stemming from a postulated versatile role in biochemical reactions and its selectivity for abnormal cells (Chen et al. 2005; Chen et al. 2007). Our group has elucidated the disproportionate pharmacokinetic properties between oral and intravenous (pharmacological) vitamin C administration in normal human subjects (Padayatty et al. 2004). 

Intravenous administration of ascorbate achieves 70-fold higher concentration than that achieved by maximum oral consumption in humans (Padayatty et al. 2004; Chen et al. 2008; Levine et al. 2011).  This striking concentration difference seems to be dependent on tightly-regulated mechanisms that maintain serum ascorbate concentrations when ingested orally but not when infused intravenously and intravenous infusion bypassing tight control appears to be critical for its role in oncology.

October 1 - October 2, 2016 Imaging In the Ozarks
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This is a multi-disciplinary radiology course addressing issues in breast, body, emergency, musculoskeletal, neurologic, and nuclear medicine imaging.  This course will include discussion of the most current techniques in each of these specialized imaging areas.
October 8, 2016 Movement Disorder Review Course - Manchester, NH
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Movement disorders have become a defined sub-specialty of neurology. Movement disorders include Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonian syndromes, essential tremor and other tremor disorders, restless legs syndrome, Tourette syndrome, chorea and tic disorders, dystonic disorders, Huntington’s disease and other hyperkinetic disorders.  The course consists of short lectures on various areas of movement disorders, use of videos to demonstrate different conditions and outcomes and questions and answer sessions with the participants to address questions, points of confusion, difficult cases they may be dealing with, etc. Attendees can also  bring video clips of difficult patients to get advice on diagnosis and treatment options from the  faculty during the case presentations section of the course.
October 15, 2016 Neuromuscular Review Course 2016 - Charlottesville, VA
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The Neuromuscular Review Course is presented by leading neurologists specializing in neuromuscular disorders and provides an up to date review of clinical issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular diseases.

October 22, 2016 Movement Disorder Review Course - Green Bay, WI
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Movement disorders have become a defined sub-specialty of neurology. Movement disorders include Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonian syndromes, essential tremor and other tremor disorders, restless legs syndrome, Tourette syndrome, chorea and tic disorders, dystonic disorders, Huntington’s disease and other hyperkinetic disorders.  The course consists of short lectures on various areas of movement disorders, use of videos to demonstrate different conditions and outcomes and questions and answer sessions with the participants to address questions, points of confusion, difficult cases they may be dealing with, etc. Attendees can also  bring video clips of difficult patients to get advice on diagnosis and treatment options from the  faculty during the case presentations section of the course.
October 29, 2016 Neuromuscular Review Course 2016 - New Orleans, LA
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The Neuromuscular Review Course is presented by leading neurologists specializing in neuromuscular disorders and provides an up to date review of clinical issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular diseases.

November 5, 2016 Movement Disorder Review Course - Reno, NV
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Movement disorders have become a defined sub-specialty of neurology. Movement disorders include Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonian syndromes, essential tremor and other tremor disorders, restless legs syndrome, Tourette syndrome, chorea and tic disorders, dystonic disorders, Huntington’s disease and other hyperkinetic disorders.  The course consists of short lectures on various areas of movement disorders, use of videos to demonstrate different conditions and outcomes and questions and answer sessions with the participants to address questions, points of confusion, difficult cases they may be dealing with, etc. Attendees can also  bring video clips of difficult patients to get advice on diagnosis and treatment options from the  faculty during the case presentations section of the course.
November 12, 2016 Neuromuscular Review Course 2016 - Omaha, NE
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The Neuromuscular Review Course is presented by leading neurologists specializing in neuromuscular disorders and provides an up to date review of clinical issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular diseases.

November 19, 2016 Multidisciplinary Oncology Conference
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The University of Kansas Multidisciplinary Cancer Symposium is designed by experts in the field of oncology and aimed towards the educational needs of community physicians and other healthcare providers involved in the multidisciplinary management of patients with colon cancer, breast cancer and melanoma. Controversies and changes in treatment paradigms will be presented through short, practical, up-to-date lectures, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session for each tumor type.  This symposium is designed for medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists, primary care physicians, basic scientists, nurses, advance practice nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals.



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