Mini-Med I | Mini-Med II

Spring 2019: Mini-Med I

March 26 – May 14

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

March 26

Am I Losing My Memory?
A Primer on Alzheimer’s Disease, with patient presentation
Erik S. Musiek, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Principal Investigator, Knight Alzheimer’s Disease
Research Center

The Restless Brain
Marcus E. Raichle, MD, PhD
Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Neurobiology
and Biomedical Engineering

April 2

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 9

Up in Smoke: An Update on Marijuana
Laura J. Bierut, MD
Alumni Endowed Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Health and Behavior Research Center

Varicose Veins: Can They Be Harmful? New Treatment Options
Jeffrey Jim, MD, MPHS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Section of Vascular Surgery
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship

April 16

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

Regenerative Medicine: Regrowing Our Own Body Parts
Farshid Guilak, PhD
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery,
Developmental Biology, and Biomedical Engineering
Director of Research, Shriners Hospital for Children
Co-Director, Center of Regenerative Medicine

April 23 (6:30-9:00pm)

High-Tech Minimally Invasive Surgery
L. Michael Brunt, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Director, Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and
Laparoscopic Simulation

April 30

Stop the Bleed: The Live You Save May Be Your Own
Laurie J. Punch, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Acute and Critical Care Surgery Section (Trauma)

The Evolving Health Care Landscape
Richard J. Liekweg, MBA, MHA
President and CEO of BJC HealthCare

May 7

Obstetric Emergencies: Top 5 Reasons Home Births  Makes Obstetricians Anxious
Camaryn E. Chrisman Robbins, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Co-Director, Labor & Delivery

Nutrition for Healthy Aging: What You Have Heard May Be Wrong
Bettina Mittendorfer, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics & Nutritional Science

May 14

Medical and Surgical Ethics: Tough Issues
Shuddhadeb Ray, MD, MPHS
Fellow, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Clinical Medical Ethics Fellow
Department of Surgery

Graduation and Reception

Spring 2019: Mini-Med II

March 28 – May 9

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

March 28

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

New Treatments for Melanoma, with patient presentation
Leonel F. Hernandez Aya, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology

April 4

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 

Panel Discussion

April 11

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 18

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 25

Human Hardware: Hip & Knee Replacement
Ryan M. Nunley, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Division of Joint Preservation and Replacement

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment Options
Robert W. Thompson, MD
Professor of Surgery (Vascular), Radiology, Cell
Biology and Physiology
Director, Center for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

May 1 & 2 (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 9

Best Practices in Sexual Health: Update Contraceptive Options
David L. Eisenberg, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Family Planning

Travel Medicine: Seven New Developments You Need to Know
Cynthia Wichelman, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Course Director, Mini-Medical School

Graduation and Reception