UT Southwestern physicians, surgeons to present latest medical advances at 'Breakthroughs in Medicine'

DALLAS — Sept. 23, 2009 — UT Southwestern Medical Center’s top physicians will explain the latest developments in the critical fields of cancer, cardiology, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, urology and spine care during KRLD’s fifth annual “Breakthroughs in Medicine” on Saturday, Oct. 3.

UT Southwestern, one of the country’s leading academic medical centers, will sponsor the free public event, being held from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre, 5410 LBJ Freeway. While there is no charge for admission, advanced registration is preferred at www.krld.com or by calling 214-525-7000. Self-parking is $3 and valet parking is $8.

“We encourage people to come out and find out about the latest diagnostic tools, treatments and options for their health care and take advantage of the numerous free screenings available,” said Dr. Bruce Meyer, vice president for medical affairs and associate dean for health system affairs at UT Southwestern. “‘Breakthroughs in Medicine’ offers unique access to many of UT Southwestern’s world-renowned physicians and surgeons on some of the most critical and in-demand medical topics of the day.”

7:30 a.m.
Event begins: 8 a.m.
Booths open and Screenings: 8 a.m.-Noon
Breakfast: 8-10 a.m.
UT Southwestern Mobile Mammography Unit: 8 a.m.-Noon
Breakout sessions (plastic surgery, back pain, breast care, urology): 10-10:45 a.m.
Breakout sessions (plastic surgery, ophthalmology, heart disease, cancer): 11-11:45 a.m.
Keynote speech/Lunch: Noon-1 p.m.

Seasonal flu shots will be available at the event, as well as screenings for blood pressure, body composition, cholesterol and glucose levels, as well as breast cancer and stroke-risk assessments. A complimentary breakfast and a three-course lunch will be served.

Dr. John T. Carlo, medical director of Dallas County Health & Human Services, will deliver the keynote speech, The Truth About the Flu & How to Reduce the Risks of Getting It. UT Southwestern experts will present several special breakout sessions at “Breakthroughs in Medicine.” The early sessions, from 10 to 10:45 a.m., will address:

  • Plastic SurgeryGet the Facts About Cosmetic Surgery: Breaking the Myths about Botox, Cosmetic Surgery, Lasers and More by Dr. Rod Rohrich, chairman of plastic surgery at UT Southwestern.
  • Back PainPutting an End to Severe Back Pain. When Should You Seek Help? What Are the Latest Treatments to Keep You Moving? by Dr. Kevin Gill, professor of orthopaedic surgery and co-director of the Spine Center at UT Southwestern.
  • Breast CareBreast Cancer Breakthroughs: Prevention, Diagnosis & Treatment by Dr. Phil Evans, associate vice president for imaging services, and Dr. Marilyn Leitch, professor of surgical oncology and medical director of the Center for Breast Care.
  • UrologyThe Prostate Puzzle/Prostate Cancer Myths by Dr. Claus Roehrborn, chairman of Urology.

The later sessions, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., address:

  • Plastic SurgeryBody Sculpting. Medical Advances — Surgical and Non-Surgical Ways to Change Your Body by Dr. Jeffrey M. Kenkel, vice chairman of plastic surgery.
  • OphthalmologyNo More Eyeglasses. No More Contact Lenses. The Future is Here by Dr. James McCulley, chairman of ophthalmology, and Dr. R. Wayne Bowman, professor of ophthalmology.
  • Heart DiseasePreventing Heart Disease. What’s New and What You Can Do to Protect Yourself by Dr. Amit Khera, assistant professor of internal medicine and director of preventive cardiology.
  • CancerThe Link Between Diet & Cancer — Can You Change Your Risk? by Dr. David Euhus, professor of surgical oncology.

Media Contact: Russell Rian

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