The SIU Educational talks at the James T. Dove Conference Center at 619 E. Mason Street, about a variety of subjects. Ranging from plastic surgery to prostate problems they are an informative and relaxed way to find out about many of the problems affecting people.

2015 Events

Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Seminar on Osteoporosis

Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on osteoporosis and low bone mass at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.

The program, titled “Preventing Achy, Breaky Bones,” will feature Dr. Venkat Ganapathy, an orthopedic surgeon with SIU HealthCare, and Tonya Reddy, a nurse practitioner with Springfield Clinic. The seminar will be in 2A Theatre Classroom.

An estimated 54 million Americans are living with or are at risk for osteoporosis and low bone mass. The seminar will discuss what participants can do to decrease their risk of fractures.

Other topics will include risk factors associated with osteoporosis and how calcium, vitamin D and exercise affect the bones.

The Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation is at 228 W. Miller St., at the southeast corner of Rutledge and Miller streets. Free parking is available on the first and third levels of the parking garage south of the center at Rutledge and Carpenter streets. The garage entrance is off Klein Street.

To register, visit or call (217) 788-3333.

MONDAY, OCT 26 - Noon

Black Stereotypes: From Slavery and Jim Crow to the Present
Lorena Johnson, MA, MPA, Program Director, Certified Public Manager Program of Illinois,
University of Illinois Springfield

TUESDAY, OCT 27 - Noon

Optimizing Health Care for the Sense Impaired Community
Sherie Trace, Student Work Experience Coordinator, Illinois School for the Deaf


School of Medicine Military Veterans’ Perspective on Health Care


The Homeless: Can You Tell Who They Are and Can You Really Help Them?


Health Care Obstacles Faced by Transgender Individuals
Team presentation