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VCU Health Sciences Events

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tompkins-McCaw Library Open House

11:00am
Tompkins-McCaw Library

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences invites all new and returning students to the MCV Campus for a visit and a tour. Learn about VCU Libraries resources and services available both in our building and electronically. Stop by to meet the staff, see demos of library databases and equipment, tour the facility, and see our collaborative spaces.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tompkins-McCaw Library Open House

11:00am
Tompkins-McCaw Library

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences invites all new and returning students to the MCV Campus for a visit and a tour. Learn about VCU Libraries resources and services available both in our building and electronically. Stop by to meet the staff, see demos of library databases and equipment, tour the facility, and see our collaborative spaces.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Health Disparities Roundtable

Noon
Larrick Student Center

The Center on Health Disparities invites you to lunch and learn about VCU participation and outcomes in CenteringPregnancy, an innovative group approach to prenatal care, integrating health assessment, education and emotional support. Lunch will be provided. RSVPs appreciated at alisa.brewer@vcuhealth.org

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Film Screening: Oxyana

5:00pm
Larrick Student Center

Tucked in the Appalachian mountains of Southern West Virginia, Oceana, is a small, once thriving coal-mining town that has fallen victim to the fast spreading scourge of prescription painkiller Oxycontin. As the coal industry slowly declined and times got tough, a black market for the drug sprung up and along with it a rash of prostitution, theft, and murder. Soon its own residents had nicknamed the town Oxyana and it began to live up to its reputation as abuse, addiction and overdoses became commonplace. Oxyana is a harrowing front line account of a community in the grips of an epidemic, told through the voices of the addicts, the dealers and all those affected. It is a haunting glimpse into an American nightmare unfolding before our eyes, a cautionary tale told with raw and unflinching honesty.

A buffet-style dinner will be provided, first come first serve.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Patients and Practitioners: Partnering for Health Symposium

11:30am
Kontos Medical Sciences Building - Auditorium

The Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation hosts "Patients and Practitioners: Partnering for Health" Symposium in the Kontos Medical Sciences Building - Auditorium. There will be poster presentations, key-note address, podium presentations and lunch. For more information and to register, visit go.vcu.edu/2017langstonsymposium. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Film Screening: Sleepless In America

12:10am
Hunton Student Center

In an unprecedented partnership with the National Institutes of Health and the Public Good Projects, National Geographic Channel’s Sleepless in America exposes the crucial need for sleep and the shocking life-threatening consequences of its absence. Through its portrayal of the latest cutting-edge research and compelling stories, Sleepless in America illustrates what happens when we don’t get enough sleep or when our sleep is disturbed, reveals the emerging explanations for why we sleep, and illuminates an array of sleep disorders and explains what we can do to get a better night’s sleep.

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Health Disparities Roundtable

Noon
Larrick Student Center

The Center on Health Disparities invites you to sample a low sugar lunch and to consider the benefits of being sugar free with speaker, Melissa Burton. Burton is a cookbook author of "Simply Sugar Free", a local health advocate and VCU staff member. Lunch will be provided. RSVPs appreciated at alisa.brewer@vcuhealth.org

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Practical Frontiers in Primary Conference 2017

7:00am
Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center

The VCU Practical Frontiers in Primary Conference will take place on October 21, 2017, 7:00 am – 4:30 pm at Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center in Glen Allen, VA (near Richmond, VA). This conference is attended by healthcare providers from across Virginia where they can earn up to 8 hours of CME credit. The conference receives outstanding feedback because of our high-quality, practical presentations in a wide-array of topics. We feel your providers could greatly benefit from this conference.

The topics that will be covered this year include:

  • Primary Care for the Transgender Patient
  • Assessment and Discontinuation of Chronic Opioids
  • Helping Patients Lose Weight
  • New Insights in COPD Management
  • Dermatologic Dilemmas
  • New Medication Insights for Diabetes
  • Women and Cardiovascular Health
  • Prevention of Stroke
  • The Annual Women’s exam
  • Kidney Disease Updates
  • Recent Journal Articles to Changed Your Practice
  • Orthopedics

Attendees can register here:

Friday, November 3, 2017

Health Disparities Roundtable

11:00am
Larrick Student Center

The Center on Health Disparities invites you to lunch and learn the EssentiaALZ of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Discover certification, training, and support services offered by the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Richmond. Lunch will be provided. RSVPs appreciated at alisa.brewer@vcuhealth.org