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Spring 2005: Mini-Med I

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Spring 2005 Session: March 29- May 17


March 29

Influenza: Going to the Birds?
1918 Epidemic to Avian Flu

Keith F. Woeltje, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases

Sleeping Away the Day? Find Out Why
Beth A. Ward , M.D.
Instructor in Neurology
Sleep Medicine Center


APRIL 5

Epilepsy: New Treatment Options and a Patient's Perspective
Norman E. Trevathan, MD
Professon of Neurology and Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric and Developmental Neurology
Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Center

Detecting and Treating Diabetes: The Silent Disease
Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD
Adolphus Busch Professor and Chairman
Department of Medicine


APRIL 12

Sports Medicine: How to Treat Those Nagging Injuries
Matthew J. Matava, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics
Team Physician for the St. Louis Blues and Rams

Medical Ethics: Tough Issues
Stephen S. Lefrak, MD
Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean and Director, Humanities Program in Medicine


APRIL19

Health Care Financing: Where Does the Money Come From?
Ronald G. Evens, MD
President, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Professor of Radiology

Males, Females, and Pseudohermaphrodites
Jane Phillips Conroy, PhD
Professor of Anatomy
Professor of Anthropology


aPRIL 26 (7-9:30 p.m.)

High-tech Surgery Techniques
L. Michael Brunt, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Section of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and Laparoscopic Simulation

Taught by Washington University School of Medicine surgical residents and operating room staff.


MAY 3

Genetics and the Future of Medicine
Larry J. Shapiro, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine

Sick At Heart: Diagnosing and Treating Cardiac Disease
Joseph G. Rogers, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases


MAY 10

Leading Causes of Blindness: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Others
Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Department of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology

Emergency Medicine: The Real “ER”
Cynthia A. Wichelman, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Course Director, Mini-Medical School


MAY 17

International Health Care: How Peanut Butter is Changing the World and Other Stories
Jack H. Ladenson, MD
Oree M. Carroll & Lillian B. Ladenson Professor of Clinical Chemistry in Pathology & Immunology

David Molter, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
Robert T. Paschall, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Graduation and Reception