ALZHEIMER’S CONFERENCE WAS A SUCCESS
The Feb. 20 Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference
place at the College of Medicine was a big success, said Alice Pomidor,
M.D., MPH, associate professor of geriatrics and one of the organizers. “There were about a hundred caregivers in the
community who came to learn, attendees for continuing education, vendors from supportive
organizations such as TMH and Elder Care Services, nine patients for respite
care and over 20 volunteers,” she said. “There were speakers from the College of
Medicine, FSU, FAMU and multiple other people who all donated their time and
energy. I heard so many people
commenting on how proud they were of their College of Medicine, and much
gratitude expressed for the entire event. There’s really nothing else like it in
the area that gives caregivers such a wonderful opportunity to learn from
professionals, find out about support services and get some help.”
Read an account of the conference.
UPDATE ON HIV TRANSMISSION
On June 2 in
Orlando, the College of Medicine regional campus is teaming up with Florida
Hospital to sponsor a lecture by Myron Cohen, M.D., one of the world’s top
experts on HIV transmission. The title is “Transmission and Preventing
Transmission of HIV: How did we get here and where are we going?” Cohen, from
the University of North Carolina, is known as a dynamic and mesmerizing speaker.
(For more information contact Joan.Bour@flhosp.org OR (407) 303-2858. 1 CME
‘THE HEALTH REFORM WE NEED’
Arnold S. Relman, M.D., professor emeritus of
medicine and social medicine at Harvard Medical School and former
editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, spoke April 7 at the
College of Medicine about “The Health Reform We Need, and Are Not Getting.” His
soon-to-be-republished book, “Second Opinion,” will outline an approach to
rescuing American health care. Read his July 2009 article in the
New York Review of Books.
Listen to his College of Medicine talk.
IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP
* Awards ceremony: Thursday, May 13, 4:30 p.m., College of
Medicine auditorium, followed by a reception in the atrium.
* Commencement ceremony: Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m., Christian
Heritage Church, 2820 Sharer Road.
* Class of 2014 orientation: Tuesday, June 1-Friday, June 4.
IF A GREETING CARD IS NOT BIG ENOUGH...
When you own a billboard company and you want to send a message, it’s not
difficult to get the world’s attention. Meet Larry McIntyre, father of
graduate-in-waiting Molly McIntyre and president of the Daytona
Beach/Melbourne division of Clear Channel Outdoor. He wanted to send an attaboy
message to the students who’d spent Years 3 and 4 at the Fort Pierce regional
campus, and he really succeeded.