UTMB Announcements for 1/24/2017

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Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch- FEB. 10
Judges Needed for Local School Science Fairs-This Week
## SMALL CHANGE: BIG DIFFERENCE ##
PMCH SEMINAR - THURS JAN 26TH, 12-1 PM - 1.104 EWING HALL
PMCH SEMINAR - THURS JAN 26TH, 12-1 PM - 1.104 EWING HALL
TRCC Quantitative Seminar - Jan 31st, 12-1PM, Ewing Hall 1.118
Global Health Lecture Series: Cross-cultural Mentorship in Global Health Partnerships
Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior
TIME TO FINALIZE YOUR 2016 RESEARCH DISCLOSURE
TODAY: Reducing Noncompliance While Facilitating Research: Strategies for IACUCs

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
The Imperative for Incorporating Mind-Body Medicine in Health Professions Education1/20/2017
January 25, 2017 | Teaching Skills Workshop | Approach Teaching Systematically Using the ADDIE Model of Instructional Design12/20/2016
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds1/13/2017
Neuroscience & Cell Biology Departmental Seminar 1/25/171/20/2017
Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar1/20/2017
Neuroscience Grand Rounds1/23/2017
Translational Research Seminar presented by Patrick Clayton, PhD Candidate, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Program1/23/2017
GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS1/23/2017

Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
First Published 1/24/2017

Presents

"From retroviruses to herpesviruses: my studies of CNS infections in Peru"

By
 

Joseph Zunt, MD, MPH
Professor, Global Health and Neurology
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
Seattle, WA

 

Today, January 24, 2017
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Basic Science Auditorium 2.212

All are welcome to attend!!!!

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Contact:     Email: Jennifer Ellis     For: Center for Tropical Diseases     Phone: 71804
 
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Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch- FEB. 10
First Published 1/24/2017

Please join the Office of the President and the Office of Health Policy & Legislative Affairs as we welcome Gilbert Gimm, Ph.D., Associate Professor Department of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University, for a UTMB Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch, Friday, February 10, at noon. The free lecture is open to all UTMB students, faculty and staff, as well as those interested members of the public. The discussion begins at noon in the Research Building #6 Auditorium, Room 1.206 on the UTMB campus. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

This week’s Health Policy Dialogue is “Mixed Methods Evaluation of the CareFirst Patient-Centered Medical Home Model.”  We hope you will join us for the discussion on this very relevant topic in health care. This UTMB Health Policy Dialogue is co-sponsored by Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in the Elderly.

For those unable to attend the lecture in person the Health Policy Lecture is available to remote Polycom equipped locations and via the web using a PC and speakers. To join via a Polycom system please video dial 4092016.To join conference via a PC/Speakers use the URL that is most suitable with the PC: For High Definition PC users -http://129.109.197.58/VEMSWeb/Widgets/EmbedPlayerControllerWidget.html?ver=6.3.7.6&autoplay=true&contentID=6. For Apple QuickTime PC users - http://stream.utmb.edu/stream.sdp. The broadcast will not be interactive. For additional information or to RSVP please contact Becky Trout, at rltrout@utmb.edu or (409) 747-2734.

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Contact:     Email: Diana Davison     For: Health Policy & Legislative Affairs     Phone: 409-789-6365
 
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Judges Needed for Local School Science Fairs-This Week
First Published 1/24/2017

Ambassadors Preparatory Academy in Galveston

What: Ambassadors Prep Pre-K through 8th Grade Science Fairs 

When: Varies by grade levels. See below.

Grades Pre-K: Wednesday, Jan. 25. Orientation is at 8 a.m. Judging begins at 8:30 a.m.

1st-4th Grades: Wednesday, Jan. 25. Orientation is at 10 a.m. Judging begins at 10:30 a.m.

5th-8th Grades: Thursday, Jan. 26. Orientation is at 8:30 a.m. Judging begins at 9 a.m.

Where: Ambassadors Prep Academy, 5001 Avenue U in Galveston, a few blocks from the Galveston Seawall.

To volunteer: Contact Angelo Villarta at avillarta@apagalv.org or (409) 599-9284.

 

Mainland Preparatory Classical Academy in La Marque

WhatMainland Preparatory science fair for grades 6th-8th

When: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 28. Orientation is at 8:30 a.m. Judging begins at 9 a.m.

Where: Mainland Prep Classical Academy, 319 Newman Road, less than one block from Interstate-45 North in La Marque

To volunteer: Contact Rose Arthur at rarthur@responsiveed.com or (409) 934-9406.

Contact:     Email: Alicia C. Simmons     For: UTMB Office of Educational Outreach-Science Education     Phone: ext. 29119
 
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## SMALL CHANGE: BIG DIFFERENCE ##
First Published 1/24/2017

SUCCESS IS THE SUM OF SMALL EFFORTS REPEATED DAILY:  Through the Student Campaign portion of UTMB's Innovations in Mind fundraising initiative, we are encouraging all students to join UTMB during this exciting time as we embark upon the effort to construct one of the leading venues for health care education in Texas.

NO GIFT IS TOO SMALL:  We welcome all gifts -- not matter how large.  Remember, we are #Allin4HEC.

By making a contribution of $50 or more to the new Health Education Center (HEC), your gift of kindness will be remembered on a wall of honor in the new center, listing your name, class year and school for all to see for years to come.

LEADING BY EXAMPLE:  UTMB class of 1969 graduate, Dr. Edgar Cortes and his wife Dr. Imelda Cortes are taking the lead with a challenge to match student contributions to the center.

WE APPRECIATE YOU:  As of today, 88 students have already contributed more than $4,600 to the HEC through the Student Campaign.  A special thanks to all of you for believing in the power of education and committing the resources to ensure an even brighter tomorrow through the HEC.  #Allin4HEC

DON'T WAIT, ACT NOW:  If you missed us during Giving Tuesday's, it is not too late to make your gift.  Take advantage of our online giving website TODAY.

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Contact:     Email: Kim Barfield     For: UTMB Development Office     Phone: 409-772-5147
 
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PMCH SEMINAR - THURS JAN 26TH, 12-1 PM - 1.104 EWING HALL
First Published 1/24/2017

Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD

Director of the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences

Director of Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition in the School of Health Professions

Associate Director of the Sealy Center on Aging

Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation (CLDR)

 

Contact:     Email: Chelsea Jones     For: PMCH     Phone: 409-772-1128
 
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PMCH SEMINAR - THURS JAN 26TH, 12-1 PM - 1.104 EWING HALL
First Published 1/24/2017

Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD

Director of the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences

Director of Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition in the School of Health Professions

Associate Director of the Sealy Center on Aging

Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation (CLDR)

 

Contact:     Email: Chelsea Jones     For: PMCH     Phone: 409-772-1128
 
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TRCC Quantitative Seminar - Jan 31st, 12-1PM, Ewing Hall 1.118
First Published 1/24/2017

Daniel C. Jupiter, PhD

Assistant Professor, PMCH Office of Biostatitics

Social Network Analysis with Applications to Health Care

In this lecture we give an overview of Social Network Analysis (SNA). We will describe what SNA is, and how it differs from more familiar analytical tools. To provide context we will explore the sociological beginnings of SNA. Next we will describe the objects of study in SNA, and examine he tools for analyzing these objects. After discussing implications of the relational nature of the objects of study, and what they mean for analysis and interpretation, we will conclude with several examples of applications of SNA to health care.

 

Contact:     Email: Chelsea Jones     For: PMCH     Phone: 409-772-1128
 
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Global Health Lecture Series: Cross-cultural Mentorship in Global Health Partnerships
First Published 1/24/2017

Please join us on February 7th at 5pm for a joint lecture by UTMB Peruvian collaborators Dr. Willy Lescano and Dr. Kelika Konda. Drs. Lescano and Konda will present on Cross-cultural Mentorships in Global Health Partnerships

Location: Old Red Amphitheater

Willy Lescano, PhD                                                         

Program Director, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Doctoral Program in Epidemiological Research

Associate Professor, UTMB, Preventive Medicine and Community Health

Kelika Konda, PhD

Assistant Professor, Program in Global Health, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California at Los Angeles

A networking reception will begin at 5pm with appetizers and refreshments. The presentation and discussion will begin at 5:30pm. Please feel free to forward this invitation to others who may be interested in attending.

We hope to see you there!

Please RSVP to: ba2brock@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: Bradley Brock     For: Center for Global Health Education     Phone: 772-0637
 
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Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior
First Published 1/24/2017

The UTMB Professionalism Committee is offering several workshops entitled, Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior.The first of these workshops is on February 28th, between 11:30 and 1:00 in the SON/SHP Building, Rooms 1.402/1.408.  The workshop employs many of the principles used by Vanderbilt's Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy for having a cup of coffee conversation.   Drs Mark Holden and Rebecca Saavedra, Co-Chairs of the Professionalism Committee will facilitate.  Lunch is provided.  Limited to 60.  Registration required.  Use the link below to register. 

Participants will be able to:

1.Describe the consequences of failing to address poor behavior in the workplace.

2.Recognize the purpose and intended outcome of the “Cup of Coffee” conversation.

3.Apply recommended techniques to stay focused on the message and respond to pushback behavior.

4.Identify opportunities to engage in Cup of Coffee conversations to encourage personal insight and self-improvement.

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Contact:     Email: Ruth L Finkelstein     For: Office of Strategic Management     Phone: (409) 747-1247
 
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TIME TO FINALIZE YOUR 2016 RESEARCH DISCLOSURE
First Published 1/24/2017

In accordance with federal regulation and institutional policy, any individual who, regardless of title or position, is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research must disclose and finalize any financial interests and outside activities that occurred during the 2016 calendar year.

Submit and finalize your 2016 disclosure by accessing the UT System Outside Activities Portal at http://outsideactivity.utsystem.edu/ .

If you had no financial interests or outside activities in 2016, you must acknowledge this by accessing the Portal and clicking the button for "Report No Activity" for the 2016 calendar year.

Additional information and walkthroughs for the various types of disclosures can be found on UTMB's COI website at http://www.utmb.edu/coi/ .

If you have any questions about what must be disclosed or how to complete the process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the COI Office at COI.In@utmb.edu.

The deadline for all 2016 disclosures is March 31, 2017.

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Contact:     Email: COI.In@utmb.edu     For: Office of Institutional Compliance     Phone: 409.747.8795
 
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TODAY: Reducing Noncompliance While Facilitating Research: Strategies for IACUCs
First Published 1/24/2017

A PRIM&R Webinar:

Reducing Noncompliance While Facilitating Research: Strategies for IACUCs

Date:  Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Time:  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Place:  Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/304

RSVP: Research Education Calendar:  https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining/

Who:  IACUC staff and members; institutional officials; attending veterinarians; and investigators and research staff that work with animals

Speakers: Barbara A. Garibaldi, DVM, DACLAM is the director of the animal research facility at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. She earned her DVM from Purdue University and completed her post-doctoral training in Laboratory Animal Medicine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  She holds an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School.

Emily Hearne, MS holds a master's degree in animal science from North Carolina State University. Throughout her education and career Mrs. Hearne has held a range of laboratory animal research related positions in both the university setting and pharmaceutical industry from husbandry to research, and most recently in IACUC administration.

Summary:

Noncompliance in animal research is defined as any action that does not adhere to federal regulations and policy, an institutional policy, or the approved protocol. Fostering a culture of compliance is essential to ensuring animal welfare, institutional credibility, and positive working relationships between researchers and the IACUC.

Through interactive scenarios and case studies, an attending veterinarian (AV) and an IACUC training and compliance manager will discuss ways to encourage a culture of compliance at your institution without impeding research. During this intermediate-level webinar, presenters will cover many aspects of noncompliance including reporting requirements, suspensions, and whistleblowers.  As well as clarify the differences between different types of noncompliance and possible causes of this noncompliance.  Various strategies will be provided for reducing noncompliance, including enhanced oversight, training, education, partnerships with other institutional departments (such as Environmental Health and Safety), engagement with your Institutional Official, and utilization of post-approval monitoring (PAM).

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the potential complexities of noncompliance, and when and how to report it to the appropriate regulatory and funding agencies and to AAALAC
  • Navigate complex situations such as whistleblower reporting and suspension of research activity
  • Employ strategies for fostering a culture of compliance without impeding research, including improved communication and training with investigators and animal care staff; interdepartmental partnership; and post-approval monitoring

CE Credit for Certified Professional IACUC (CPIA):  1.5 CE upon completion of online evaluation.

Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69444
 
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The Imperative for Incorporating Mind-Body Medicine in Health Professions Education
First Published 1/20/2017

Please join the Office of Educational Development for the IAMSE Winter 2017 Webinars (series of 5).

January 26th session: More than half of practicing physicians exhibit characteristics of chronic stress and burnout. This trend may begin earlier with the observed decline in empathy during medical student training and alarming rates of burnout in medical and other students in the health professions. In this presentation, Dr. Haramati will review published outcomes on curricular interventions to help students and faculty manage stress, foster empathy and build resilience. He will also share his perspective on why it is essential to incorporate mind-body techniques into the training curriculum for all health professionals—something that will require both skill and courage.

Thursdays | Beginning January 5, continuing through February 2 | 11 am | Access code changes weekly

Last session: Cultivating Resilience & Reducing Burnout for Health Professionals (February 2).

If interested, please email Becki at OEDhelp@utmb.edu. The access code and log-in information will be emailed the week of the webinar.

Thanks!

Contact:     Email: Becki Woods     For: Office of Educational Development     Phone: 409-772-3175
 
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January 25, 2017 | Teaching Skills Workshop | Approach Teaching Systematically Using the ADDIE Model of Instructional Design
First Published 12/20/2016

There exists a systematic process for creating effective curriculum and instruction. ADDIE is a practical and accessible systematic model of instructional design. In this workshop, learners will engage in designing instruction, relevant to their teaching context, using the ADDIE model of instructional design.

In the workshop, participants will: • identify components of a systems approach to designing curriculum and instruction. • identify the phases of the ADDIE model of instructional design. • use a worksheet to apply the ADDIE model to an educational topic in their area of teaching.

Presenter: Anne Rudnicki, Ed.D, SOM, Office of Educational Development, UTMB Academy of Master Teachers

To help you juggle an already busy schedule, we will offer the workshop twice (once during the lunch hour - bring your lunch - and one in the late afternoon).

Please use Google Chrome or Firefox to complete the registration, as it does not work well with Internet Explorer.

The Teaching Skills Workshop Series is jointly sponsored the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers and the Office of Educational Development.

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Contact:     Email: Becki Woods     For: Office of Educational Development     Phone: 409-772-3175
 
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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds
First Published 1/13/2017

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

Grand Rounds: Distinguished Lecture Series

Sponsored by: Emergency Room Lectureship in Orthopaedics

 

Collaborative Quality Improvement in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Richard E. Hughes, PhD

Technical Director

Michigan Arthroplasty Registry

Ann Arbor, Michigan
 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

7:00 AM 

UTMB League City Campus

2nd Floor Conference room 2.205 

Objectives:

  1. Describe the structure and function of a quality improvement collaborative
  2. Describe the utility of an arthroplasty registry
  3. Use registry data to compare hip implants

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):   Dr. Hughes has disclosed the following financial relationships with commercial interests:           

Other Financial/Material Support:            Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Drs. Ronald Lindsey, Zibi Gugala and Mrs. Brenda Johnson have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Accreditation:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 12AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Contact:     Email: Kathryn Gwinn     For: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation     Phone: 409-747-5750
 
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Neuroscience & Cell Biology Departmental Seminar 1/25/17
First Published 1/20/2017

  

The Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology

Presents a Seminar by

Dr.  Eliseo Eugenin

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Rutgers University, and Public Health Research Institute

 “Novel cellular communication systems in HIV induced neuroinflammation and toxicity”

 12:00 pm, Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Basic Science Auditorium, Room 2.212 Basic Science Building

Contact:     Email: Belinda Ebert     For: NCB     Phone: 72178
 
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Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar
First Published 1/20/2017

The Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program Presents

"Vaccine and Therapeutic Development Utilizing a Recombinant Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Expressing Junin Virus Glycoprotein"

by

Teresa Sorvillo
Graduate Assistant

Research Interest: Virology
Mentor: Thomas Geisbert, PhD

Friday, January 27,  2017

Levin Hall 3.324

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

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Contact:     Email: Aneth Zertuche     For: Microbiology and Immunology     Phone: 22322
 
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Neuroscience Grand Rounds
First Published 1/23/2017

 

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Department of Neurology and Division of Neurosurgery

 

Presents

Rakez Kayed, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Neurology

UTMB

 

"Targeting Toxic Tau Aggregates in Neurodegenerative Disease by Immunotherapy:  Preclinical Studies"

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

9:00 a.m.

Research Building 6, Room 2.312

 

Objectives

1.  Explain the role of tau oligomers in neurodegenerative disease.

2.  Describe the viability of passive immunization therapies targeting protein aggregates.

3.  Summarize recent preclinical studies targeting tau oligomers.

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Kayed has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Dr. Anish Bhardwaj, Dr. Joel Patterson and Brenda Johnson have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interested to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:  The University of Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 52 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact:     Email: Michele Sefcik     For: Neurology     Phone: 772-8053
 
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Translational Research Seminar presented by Patrick Clayton, PhD Candidate, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Program
First Published 1/23/2017

 

Translational Research Seminar presented by Patrick Clayton, PhD Candidate, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Program

 

 

Human Pathophysiology & Translational Medicine Program
Translational Research Seminar Series


"Modulating glucose and fat metabolism in pediatric burn patients"

 

Patrick Clayton 

PhD Candidate, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Program 

Dr. Craig Porter, PhD, Mentor 
 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
4:00pm
Research Bldg 6, Auditorium 2.312

 

Contact:     Email: Jen Betancourt     For: Institute for Translational Sciences     Phone: 24185
 
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GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 1/23/2017

GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS

 

Ruth and Robert Moore Lecturer

January 25, 2017
8:00 a.m.

6.106 McCullough Building

 

Do Surgical Trainees Influence Perioperative Outcomes? Patients Deserve an Answer ”      

 

Dr. Bryan Clary

Department Chair

Department of Surgery

University of California, San Diego Health

 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

1. Recognize the impact that surgical trainees have on perioperative outcomes

2. Analyze the reasons for the impact that trainees can have on perioperative outcomes

3. Explore strategies to optimize patient outcomes and trainee education objectives

 

Educational Method: Lecture

Target Audience: Faculty/MDs, Residents, Students,

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):Dr. Clary does not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose. 

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members): Dr. Ravi Radhakrishnan, Ms. Erica Ruiz, and Ms. Brenda Johnson have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Accreditation Statement: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 52 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Contact:     Email: Gigi Jaurigue     For: Surgery     Phone: 21369
 
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