Sanford School of Medicine plans symposium

Sanford School of Medicine plans symposium ` The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota will present a Centennial Research Symposium, â�?�?Emerging Strategies: Bridging Basic and Clinical Science,â�? as the culmination celebration of its first 100 years of medical education and research in South Dakota.�? The conference will be held June 13-15 on the USD campus in Vermillion. The school has witnessed remarkable advancement in biomedical research during its centenary.�? The Centennial Symposium will be geared to providing the ground work for establishing the road map for the next century of discovery.�?  Eight internationally-recognized visionary scientists will present their views on the best strategies for establishing and maintaining bridges between basic science researchers and clinical scientists in a number of focus areas including cancer, cardiovascular, microbiology, neuroscience, ethics, general medicine, and womenâ�?�?s health research.�? The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Phillip Sharp, Professor and Director of the McGovern Institute, Center for Cancer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the 1993 Nobel Laureate for Physiology and Medicine.�?  Dr. Sharp will speak at 8 p.m., Friday, June 13, at Slagle Hall Auditorium; his talk is open to the general public as are all the other scientific talks. The goals of the Conference are:�? (1) Provide cutting edge information regarding integration of basic and clinical research; (2) Provide a forum for interaction of faculty, physicians, fellows, and students with recognized experts in translational research; (3)�?  Identify strategies for expanding translational research opportunities in the greater Midwest region; (4) Provide a forum for networking of researchers in the greater Midwest region; and (5) Provide an educational event for the general public of the region illustrating how research can benefit the citizens of the region. Symposium Supporters include: Burroughs Wellcome Fund; Dakota Hospital Foundation; Eli Lilly Company; Lawrence Brothers Fund of the USD Alumni Foundation; Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota; Sanford Vermillion; Sanford Health; South Dakota State Medical Association; and Seventh District Medical Society. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are available for physicians who register and attend the Symposium. A full schedule of events and more information about the Symposium can be found at the Symposium website, http://www.usd.edu/med/centennial.�? Questions can be directed to the Symposium Coordinator at (605) 677-9033 or email Jan.Small@usd.edu.

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