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VCU Health Sciences Events

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 – 4:00 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

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Langston Quality Scholars 2017 Cohort Presents Quality Improvement Projects

4:00pm
VCU School of Nursing

The Langston Quality Scholars Program is an experiential learning program that offers teams of clinicians training in leadership and performance improvement while solving an actual quality and safety problem they have identified in their clinical setting.

The VCU Health System teams will be presenting their quality improvement projects! You are welcome to attend all or any portion of the event as your schedule permits.

4:00 – 4:30PM Welcome

4:30 – 7:00PM Poster Presentations (heavy hors d'oeuvres provided)

Monday, November 6, 2017

Implementing Effective Assessments of Student Learning in Scientific Teaching

Noon
Tompkins-McCaw Library

How do you know what your students know? This talk will cover how to conduct formative and summative assessments in large and small lecture formats to assess how well your students are understanding the course material. Participants will learn effective strategies that will improve their assessment capabilities. Small action = big change!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Online Open Workshop: Clinical Information at Your Fingertips: VisualDx, UptoDate & More

Noon
Online

What do you do when you notice a mole on your patient's forehead? Or red spots on the throat? Have you ever wondered if there are information resources accessible at the point-of-care to help you understand the symptoms you are seeing and refer your patient for appropriate and timely follow-up care? VCU Libraries has mobile health tools that you can use on your phone or tablet to quickly learn about medical conditions at the point of care - UpToDate and VisualDx. UpToDate is a clinical tool specifically designed to answer the clinical questions that arise in daily practice quickly and easily so that it can be used right at the point of care for a broad range of medical conditions. Includes pharmaceutical information, patient handouts, and graphics. VisualDx is a point-of-care visual diagnostic clinical decision support system including more than 25,000 dermatology, oral pathology, ophthalmology, public health, drug reaction, and other images detailing variation in age, stage, and skin type. Contains information about endemic diseases and outbreaks by geographic location to inform health issues that arise from travel. Learning Objectives: 1. Install UpToDate and VisualDx on your SmartPhone or tablet 2. Learn potential uses of these m-health tools for use in clinical dental practice 3. Practice using UpToDate and VisualDx to explore clinical case examples 4. Prepare to instruct your students on the use of UpToDate and VisualDx on mobile devices. Registration required. After registering particpants will receive class URL via email.
 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Film Screening: Age of Champions

12:10pm
Hunton Student Center

Age of Champions is the award-winning PBS documentary following five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they triumph over the limitations of age. The Washington Post called the film "infectiously inspiring" and theater audiences across the country have fallen in love with its light-hearted take on growing older. It’s a powerful story to share with the whole family and get inspired to be healthier, happier, and more active.

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Proximity Ligation Assays: A Powerful Technique to Detect Protein-Protein Interactions and Histone Modifications

Noon
Tompkins-McCaw Library

Proximity ligation assay (PLA) has become the assay of choice for demonstrating the proximity of a variety of proteins, including G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs), in cells and native tissue. Recently, this technique has been applied in native tissue to detect histone modifications in certain promoters, increasing the information (specific cells carrying the modifications) obtained by doing ChiP.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Community-Engaged Webinar Series

Noon
Theater Row

The Center on Health Disparities hosts a group viewing of "Citizen Science: A Novel and Emerging Method to Knowledge Generation." This webinar is sponsored by The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Wake Forest University. The viewing is free and open to all interested on Tuesday, November 14th, from 12pm to 1pm at 730 E Broad Street in our 4th floor conference room. For more information, contact Alisa Brewer at alisa.brewer@vcuhealth.org

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Community-Engaged Webinar Series

Noon
Theater Row

The Center on Health Disparities hosts a group viewing of "Recruitment and Retention of 'Hard-to-Reach' Populations: Successful Strategies to Increase the Participation of Latinos in Research." This webinar is sponsored by The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Wake Forest University. The viewing is free and open to all interested on Tuesday, December 5th, from 12pm to 1pm at 730 E Broad Street in our 4th floor conference room. For more information, contact Alisa Brewer at alisa.brewer@vcuhealth.org