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April 19, 2011

SIU Med School Sponsors Primary Care Conference

“Updates in Primary Care” is the topic of a medical education conference in May for primary care physicians and other allied health professionals sponsored by the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  The program will be offered 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Road, Carterville.

The sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. with a presentation on exercise and medicine.  Remaining sessions will address bariatric surgery, preventing childhood obesity, pediatric infectious diseases and handling triage by phone.

Afternoon sessions begin at 1:15 p.m. with a presentation on emergency care.  Remaining sessions will address breast cancer genetics, breast and cervical cancer screenings for uninsured women and a technology toolkit.

Dr. Kyaw Naing, Ph.D., SIU associate professor of family and community medicine in Carbondale, is the course director.  Six SIU faculty and three guest faculty are presenters.

The course meets the requirements for 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  The registration fee is $95 for physicians and $75 for allied health professionals.  Registration can be done online at  For information including a complete schedule, contact SIU’s Office of Continuing Medical Education in Springfield, 217-545-7711 weekdays.

SIU School of Medicine’s mission is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health needs through education, patient care, research and community service.  For information, call SIU’s main number, 217-545-8000 or 1-800-342-5748.  Its website is