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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Lecture for Physicians and Other Healthcare Providers in the Rio Grande Valle

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Lecture for Physicians and Other Healthcare Providers in the Rio Grande Valley
M. D. Anderson News Release 10/09/00

The Tobacco Outreach Education Program of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is coming to town to present a free Continuing Medical Education (CME) lecture for physicians and other health care providers in the Rio Grande Valley.

The Oct. 24 lecture, "Nicotine Dependence Across the Lifespan," will cover current smoking prevention and cessation methods including pharmacotherapy treatments and counseling methods.

Presenters and topics include:

  • Smoking and Adolescents:  Too Young to be "Hooked"?
    Alexander V. Prokhorov, M.D., Ph.D.
    M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Treating Tobacco Dependence:  Genes, Drugs and Mood
    Paul M. Cinciripini, Ph.D., ABPP
    M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Cancer Patients:  Stopping Smoking is Good Medicine
    Ellen Gritz, Ph.D.
    M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • The Challenge of Treating Tobacco Dependence:  Translating Research into Practice
    Paul M. Cinciripini, Ellen R. Gritz and Alexander V. Prokhorov

M. D. Anderson will provide 3.0 hours of category 1 CME credits to the attendees.  M. D. Anderson has designated this course for ethics/professional responsibility education.

The lecture will take place between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. at the Harlingen Country Club, 5500 El Camino Real, Palm Valley.  Dinner will be provided to registered participants beginning at 6:30 p.m.  There is no charge for the program.  Limited seating is available, and reservations must be made by Oct. 16.

To register, call Karen Carl at (713) 745-4472.
The Tobacco Outreach Education Program of M. D. Anderson is supported by the Tobacco Settlement Fund as appropriated by the Texas Legislature.  It is designed to educate health care providers on multiple aspects of smoking prevention and cessation through free continuing medical education events.  M. D. Anderson offers live presentations, videotaped presentations and an interactive web-based course.

10/09/00


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