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  • The 22nd annual Family Medicine Update at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer continuing education for physicians, nurses and pharmacists Oct. 25-27, including a half-day emphasis on ear, nose and throat topics. A discounted early registration price of $330 for three days or $250 for two days is available through Oct….

  • June 18, 2018 | Emergency care requires health care professionals and first responders to be adept at reacting quickly and efficiently to a variety of needs. Staying abreast of the latest advancements in treating common conditions and identifying what needs to be done takes training and practice. About 100 health care professionals, first responders, police…

  • May 10, 2018 | Kirk Lane wasn’t pointing a finger at anyone in the audience at UAMS. He was pointing a finger at everyone. Lane, director of the Arkansas Drug Task Force, spoke April 28 at the Arkansas Pain Management Symposium, focusing chiefly on the opioid crisis in the state and nationwide “Inevitably, it all…

  • April 20, 2018 | Even just a few small changes in diet — peanuts instead of peanut butter and crackers — can have a profound, positive effect on a person’s health, including someone with diabetes, a guest speaker told the audience April 6 at the 23rd annual UAMS Diabetes Update Symposium. Presented by the UAMS…

  • April 11, 2018 | Thirty-two nurses from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) were named to the Great 100 Nurses Foundation’s annual list of the state’s superb nurses. The list honors nurses from numerous backgrounds and specialties for their concern for humanity, their contributions to the profession and their mentorship of others. UAMS nurses…

  • Feb. 14, 2018 | The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas has awarded $104,169 to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to expand an education program using simulation to reduce sepsis, a life-threatening condition caused by infection. The gift goes to fund the Simulation Outreach to Address Patient Safety (SOAPS) program,…

  • Dec. 20, 2017 | On a Sunday morning in a UAMS auditorium, John Kirtley, Pharm.D., engaged his audience in a brief call-and-response dialogue. “How many hydrocodone pills were dispensed in Arkansas last year?” Kirtley asked. Scattered voices called out guesses. Kirtley told them the total: It was 108 million, and another 49 million oxycodone pills…

  • Dec. 12, 2017 | If nothing improves in dementia care in the next three decades, then by 2050 taking care of people with dementia will cost $1 trillion annually in the United States, a guest speaker warned Dec. 2 during the Dementia Update conference at UAMS. That speaker, Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., professor of psychiatry and…

  • Oct. 3, 2017 | It’s a subject that Germaine Odenheimer, M.D., finds harder to talk about to patients than having a terminal illness: impaired driving, and that’s what she wanted to speak about to the audience at the 18th annual Geriatric Update and Long-term Care Conference held at UAMS. “One of the reasons I got…

  • Sept. 19, 2017 | The Simulation Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been recognized as a program of quality in anesthesiology simulation and approved by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) to offer educational courses for anesthesiologists to hone their skills and maintain their professional certifications. The UAMS Simulation Center is…