68th Annual OSF Saint Anthony May Day Clinic addresses vital health care issues

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The 68th Annual Theodor Lang May Day Medical Conference will be from noon to 5:45 p.m., Thursday, May 3, and from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 4, at Cliffbreakers Convention Center. The oldest medical conference in the Rock River Valley, May Day Conference is open to physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.

Thursday, May 3

At 1 p.m., May 3, Pamela H. Nagami, M.D., clinical professor of medicine at UCLA School of Medicine, will present “Real Stories in the Life of an Infectious Disease Physician.”

“Eating Disorders” will be presented at 2:05 p.m. Theodore E. Weltzin, M.D., director of Rogers Memorial Hospital’s Eating Disorders Program in Oconomowoc, Wis., and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, will present the program.

Robert T. Sparrow, M.D., clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, will discuss “The Interplay of Obesity and Hypertension as Risk Factors for Stroke” at 3:30 p.m.

The final general session at 4:30 p.m. will be “Close Your Eyes: A Physician-Patient Journey into the ICU” presented by Daniel D. Shin, M.D., clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Friday, May 4

James W. Hoekstra, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston Salem, N. C., will present “New Developments in the Treatment of Non-ST Segment Elevation MIs” during the 8 a.m. general session May 4.

The Raymond E. Hoffmann Jr., M.D., Memorial lecture will be presented by Kathleen M. Shannon, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. She will discuss “Movement Disorders” at 12:45 p.m.

Steven L. Cohn, M.D., FACP, clinical professor of medicine and chief of the division of general Internal Medicine at the State University of New York—Downstate Medical Center at Brooklyn and director of the Preoperative Medical Consultation Clinic and Medical Consultation Service at Kings County Hospital, will explore “Pre-Operative Assessment” at 2:15 p.m.

The last general session will be presented at 3:30 p.m. Greg Nulty, M.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine in pediatrics and interim program director of medicine/pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, will explore “Human Papilloma Virus: Epidemiology and Vaccines.”

Local faculty presenting at the May Day Conference include Drs. Steven Ikenberry, Rockford Gastroenterology Associates; James P. Locher, Rockford Surgical Services; Sean P. MacKenzie, Rockford Orthopedic Associates; Richard R. Olson, Rockford Orthopedic Associates; and Jan P. Skowronski, Rockford Cardiology Associates.

Registration fees for May Day are $225 for physicians; $125 for physician assistants and nurse practitioners; $100 for nurses and other allied health professionals and $75 for residents and retired physicians. A late fee of $25 is charged for registration after Thursday, April 26.

May Day is an 11.25-CME credit conference, and nursing CEUs have been applied for. For information, call the OSF Saint Anthony medical education office at 815-395-5190.

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, is owned and operated by OSF HealthCare, an affiliate corporation of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, Peoria. Its web site is www.osfhealth.com.

OSF Saint Anthony is the only Rockford medical center to earn the elite Magnet designation for nursing excellence.

from the April 25-May 1, 2007, issue

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