December 29, 2015

UAMS to Host Cancer Survivorship Workshop Jan. 23

LITTLE ROCK – A workshop at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute will focus on the needs and concerns of cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.

I Am a Survivor: Cancer Survivorship Workshop is set for 8 a.m.- noon Jan. 23 on the 10th floor of the UAMS Cancer Institute.

Interactive sessions will be led by UAMS physicians and other health professionals:

  • Physical Activity and Rehab presented by a UAMS health care professional
  • Female Sexual Health presented by obstetrician/gynecologist and cancer survivor Samantha McKelvey, M.D.
  • Depression and Anxiety presented by Harriet Farley, licensed clinical social worker
  • You are the Teacher: Question and Answer Session, led by hematologist/oncologist Issam Makhoul, M.D.

Pre-registration is requested by Jan. 20 at (501) 603-1612 or wilsonavisf@uams.edu.

Free parking is available in Parking Deck 3 at the corner of Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue. Snacks will be provided.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,021 students, 789 medical residents and two dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.