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Office of Public Affairs

October 28, 2009

SIU Med School Makes Speakers Bureau Available

The Speakers Bureau at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine provides a variety of speakers to community groups for programs about medical information, medical careers or updates on the medical school.

Several hundred SIU faculty and staff and many medical students and resident physicians participate in the service.  Both faculty physicians and other health care providers from SIU HealthCare share their expertise with school and community groups. 

Possible topics are divided into wellness and prevention, specific disorders and diseases, special topics for men, women and seniors, and general topics such as a general overview of the School or updates on major programs.   

Recently scheduled speakers talked about women’s health news, stress reduction, healthy eating, healthy aging, admission to the medical school,  and various programs at the SimmonsCooper Cancer Institute at SIU as well as St. John’s Children’s Hospital, a joint partnership of St. John’s Hospital and SIU School of Medicine.

To arrange for a speaker as well as tours of the medical school, call the Office of Public Affairs at 217-545-5616 weekdays.  You can also email Merle Shiffman, communications coordinator, at or go online at  If possible, please provide 30 days to allow time to match requests.