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The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix announces Mini-Medical School 2.0, a community lecture series open to the public.

Mini-Medical School 2.0 is free and covers various timely, informative topics. The new and improved version of Mini-Medical School, held monthly on campus in the spring of 2014, will include an interactive portion for audiences to get hands-on exposure to cutting-edge technology in healthcare.

The lectures are held the first Wednesday of each month (except May), from 5:30–7 p.m. in the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix Virginia G. Piper Auditorium (Building 2), 600 E Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

High school students may attend with a parent. Paramedics, EMTs, firefighters, and first responders will earn six continuing education hours.

UPCOMING INTERACTIVE LECTURES:

UA SURGEON WORKS TO REVOLUTIONIZE ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION; GROWS ORGANS IN BIOREACTOR

The first – on Feb. 5, 2014 – will look at state-of-the-art technology that could someday allow physicians to create a new lung or other organs. The lecture will be presented by Zain Khalpey, MD, a University of Arizona cardiothoracic surgeon. This session not only explores exciting new technology that could be future of medicine, but includes an interactive cow heart dissection with UA College of Medicine – Phoenix students. Register here.

THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE; ADVANCES OF SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY  

The second lecture in the series, to be held on March 5, will introduce audiences to the simulation side of medical education. How do students practice their skills before they see a live patient? At the College of Medicine – Phoenix, students work on simulation mannequins that can talk, sweat, breathe and bleed like real patients. Mark Smith, MD, PhD, a nationally recognized expert in medical simulation technology, is the executive director of the Arizona Center for Simulation and Experiential Learning at the College, and he will share the innovations that set simulation education apart. The College has some of the most sophisticated bioscience technology in the world. Register here.

THROUGH THE LOOKING (GOOGLE) GLASS: THE FUTURE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION

As a student of Mini-Med 2.0, on April 2, you’ll get a chance to learn about “wearable technology” with the Google Glass – the exciting technology which can improve pre-hospital patient care. Two fourth-year students at the campus received one of the limited number of Google Glass units distributed. Jeff Tully and Christian Dameff combine two passions – technology and medicine. They are developing innovative ways to ultimately save lives. Register here.

IPHONE AT THE BEDSIDE; INNOVATIONS IN HEALTHCARE 

Healthcare technology experts offer an interactive demonstration to learn more about the latest information on how iPhones and iPads work within the healthcare environment.  Cutting edge clinical reference and medical education apps will also be revealed. Live App Demonstrations include: The Welch Allyn iExaminer - offers clinicians a complete eye exam in five seconds on the iPhone without dilation, the AliveCor Heart Monitor - offers full scale FDA approved electrocardiogram, iHealth - allows clinicians to monitor blood pressure and blood glucose levels and many more. Register here.

For more information, contact Barbara Quinlan at 602-827-2024 or bquinlan@email.arizona.edu