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2015 Delaware Mini Medical School

Mini-Medical School is a free five-week lecture series offered for adults of all ages and high school students. Attendees learn about important trends in diagnosing and treating illness and general health topcis. Faculty will provide in-depth lectures and allow time for questions to enhance the experience. There are no tests or grades. No previous medical training is required. Participants who attend all five sessions will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

There is no cost to attend this event which is co-sponsored by Christiana Care Health System and the Delaware Academy of Medicine.

Preregistration is required.

This year's sessions include:

Thursday, March 12th
Eating Disorders in Teenages

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are eating disorders that most commonly affect teenage girls. They are complex disorders to treat since they affect the mind as well as the body. Join psychiatrist Dr. Linda Lang as she discusses the diagnosis and treatment of anorexia and bulimia.
Linda Lang, M.D.
Chair, Christiana Care Department of Psychiatry,
Medical Director, Behavioral Health
Christiana Care Health System

Thursday, March 19th
Fists, Falls, Cars and Much More - Contemporary Management of Facial Injuries

Explore the common causes of facial injury - many of which are preventable. Dr. Daniel Meara will discuss clinical examples, and surgical reconstruction, as well as prevention strategies.
Daniel Meara, M.D., D.M.D.
Chair, Department or Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery &
Hospital Dentistry
Christiana Care Health System

Thursday, March 26th
Lung Cancer 2015: Overview of Lung Cancer and Lung Cancer Screening.

Thoracic surgeon, Dr. Charles Mulligan will review the lung cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as review the status of lung cancer screening
Charles Mulligan, M.D.
Chief of Thoracic Surgery
Christiana Care Health System

Thursday, April 2nd
Understanding Aging From a Functional Standpoint

In this session, we will hear from Rehabilitation professionals who will discuss issues associated with aging and how they can be addressed and managed. Topics include identifying physical and structural changes as we age that affect vision, cognition and the body's musculo-skeletal system; the risks associated with these changes and possible outcomes if they are not managed; and recommendations for self-care and therapy.
Becky Brockson, PT, Physical Therapist
Claudine Wujcik, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Heather Egnor, CCC-SLP, Speech Pathologist
Rehabiliation Services Team
Christiana Care Health System

Thursday, April 9th
The Role of Interventional Radiology in the Modern Practice of Medicine

Interventional radiology uses minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to treat a variety of disorders affecting nearly all organs of the body. Dr. Daniel Leung will discuss interventional radiology treatments and likely outcomes for medical issues such as vascular disease, cancer and trauma, and compare them to traditional surgery.
Daniel A. Leung, MD, FSIR
Christiana Care Vacular Interventional Radiogist

Preregistration is required.