Mini-Med I | Mini-Med II

Spring 2017 Mini-Med I: March 23 – May 4

Time: Thursday evenings, 7-9 p.m.

March 21

A Fungus Among Us:Fungal Diseases of the Skin
Laura Huff, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Dermatology

Emergency Medicine: Real Cases From the ER
Cynthia Wichelman, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Mini-Medical School Course Director

March 28

Women’s Hearts Under a Stealth Attack
Kathryn J. Lindley, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Disease
Director, Center for Woman’s Heart Disease

Heart Failure, A Success Story
Justin M. Vader, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Disease
Co-Director, Advanced Heart Failure 
and Cardiac Transplantation Fellowship

April 4

Am I Losing My Memory? 
A Primer on Alzheimer’s Disease
John C. Morris, MD
Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Foundation
Distinguished Professor of Neurology
Director & Principal Investigator of the Charles F.
and Joanne Knight Alzheimer’s Disease 
Research Center

Yes, Back Talk! 
The Latest Treatments for Back Pain

Lukas P. Zebala, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic and 
Neurological Surgery
Division of Spine Surgery

April 11

Health Care Reform – Changes in the Making
Richard J. Liekweg, MBA
Executive Vice President of BJC Healthcare

Regenerative Medicine:
The Potential is Now Limitless

Lila Solnica-Krezel, PhD
Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor
Head, Department of Developmental Biology

April 18

When Kids Get Cancer – A Night of Pediatric
Oncology, with patient presentation 

Jeff J. Bednarski, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

April 25

Lung Cancer Update, with patient presentation
Alexander C. Chen, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director of Interventional Pulmonology

The New Products That May Save Your Life

Gerald R. Fortuna, Jr., MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Sections of Vascular Surgery and Trauma
Director, Center For Sustainment of Trauma and
Readiness Skills

May 2 (7-9:30pm)

High-Tech Minimally Invasive Surgery
L. Michael Brunt MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and
Laparoscopic Simulation

May 9

Medical and Surgical Ethics: Tough Issues
Ira J. Kodner, MD
Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Disvision of General Surgery
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Graduation and Reception

Spring 2017 Mini-Med II: March 23 – May 4

Time: Thursday evenings, 7-9 p.m.

March 23

Best Practices in Sexual Health: Updates on
Contraception, Cervical Cancer Screening
and Prevention

David L. Eisenberg, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Family Planning

The Keys to Longevity: Nutrition, Exercise
and Cognitive Training

Luigi Fontana, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science
Co-Director of Longevity Research Program

March 30

Myths and Realities of Psychiatry
Depression – Diagnosis and Treatment

Charles F. Zorumski, MD
Samuel B. Guze Professor of Psychiatry
Head, Department of Psychiatry

Psychiatric Drugs
Eugene H. Rubin, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Vice Chairman for Education
Department of Psychiatry

Panel Discussion

April 6

Advances in Urology from BPH to 
Erectile Dysfunction

Arnold D. Bullock, MD
Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished 
Professor of Surgery
Division of Urologic Surgery

Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment,
with patient presentation

Michael J. Naughton, MD
Associate Professor Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology

April 13

Flaps R Us: Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Keith E. Brandt, MD
William G. Hamm Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Executive Director, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Microsurgery Lab

April 20

Physical Therapy: 
Optimizing Movement Through the Ages 

Suzanne M. Cornbleet, PT, DPT, MA
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

PT Lab: Screening For and Improving
Common Posture and Movement Faults
Taught by Physical Therapy faculty and
doctoral students

April 26 & 27 (6:30-9:30pm)

(Wednesday and Thursday)
CPR and AED Certification
Physical Examination and Anatomy Lab

Cynthia A. Wichelman, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Course Director, Mini-Medical School

Taught in conjunction with Washington University School of Medicine medical students and Department of Medicine faculty and residents.
Note: These sessions meet from 6:30-9:30pm. Both topics will be offered each night. 
Students will complete one of the topics on Wednesday and the other on Thursday. Plan to attend both evenings to receive your certification.

May 4

Human Hardware: 
Hip & Knee Replacement

Ryan M. Nunley, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Division of Joint Preservation and Replacement

A Comfortable Death, 
Changing the Way We Die

Patrick White, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer of Wings, BJC Hospice and
Palliative Care

Graduation and Reception