FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Women's Health Forum to be Held During Alumni Weekend for
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
Memphis, Tenn. (October 1, 2012) - The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine will hold a Women's Health Forum at The Peabody Hotel Friday, Oct. 12. The forum, organized by the UTHSC Office of Continuing Medical Education, will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Venetian Room.
The event features two prominent speakers, Kelly K. Hunt, MD, a 1986 UTHSC graduate, and Jennifer Ashton, MD, author of "Your Body Beautiful: Clock stopping Secrets to Staying Healthy, Strong and Sexy in Your 30s, 40s, and Beyond."
Dr. Hunt is chief of the Surgical Breast Section in the Department of Surgical Oncology at the Nellie B. Connally Breast Center, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Hunt has pioneered a technique to treat breast cancer that she introduced at MD Anderson. Use of the technique has resulted in decreased morbidity and improved quality of life.
Dr. Ashton, who received her medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, is co-host of the ABC Daytime talk show, "The Revolution." She worked as a medical correspondent for CBS News and has appeared on "The Early Show" and "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric."
To register, call Ashley Tennessee at 448-5128, or register online at www.uthscalumni.com/2012MedicineWeekend. The event is free and open to the general public.
Two hours of CME credits are available for health care professionals with a $50 registration fee.
As the flagship statewide academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. In 2011, UT Health Science Center celebrated its centennial: 100 years advancing the future of health care. Offering a broad range of postgraduate training opportunities, the main UTHSC campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The UTHSC campus in Knoxville includes a College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and an Allied Health Sciences unit. In addition, the UTHSC Chattanooga campus includes a College of Medicine and an Allied Health Sciences unit. Since its founding in 1911, UTHSC has educated and trained more than 53,000 health care professionals on campuses and in health care facilities across the state. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu.
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