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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sixth Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium

Registration and checkin at 8:30a Program at 9:00p - 4:00p
Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center, Glen Allen, VA

The Sixth Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium: Collaborating to Close the Gaps will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Program from 9:00am - 4:00pm at Virginia Crossings Hotels and Conference Center, Glen Allen, VA. All conference information available at rampages.us/ipe-symposium

VCU Calendar Events

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tompkins-McCaw Library Open House

11:00am
Tompkins-McCaw Library

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences invites all new and returning students to the MCV Campus for a visit and a tour. Learn about VCU Libraries resources and services available both in our building and electronically. Stop by to meet the staff, see demos of library databases and equipment, tour the facility, and see our collaborative spaces.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tompkins-McCaw Library Open House

11:00am
Tompkins-McCaw Library

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences invites all new and returning students to the MCV Campus for a visit and a tour. Learn about VCU Libraries resources and services available both in our building and electronically. Stop by to meet the staff, see demos of library databases and equipment, tour the facility, and see our collaborative spaces.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Film Screening: Oxyana

5:00pm
Larrick Student Center

Tucked in the Appalachian mountains of Southern West Virginia, Oceana, is a small, once thriving coal-mining town that has fallen victim to the fast spreading scourge of prescription painkiller Oxycontin. As the coal industry slowly declined and times got tough, a black market for the drug sprung up and along with it a rash of prostitution, theft, and murder. Soon its own residents had nicknamed the town Oxyana and it began to live up to its reputation as abuse, addiction and overdoses became commonplace. Oxyana is a harrowing front line account of a community in the grips of an epidemic, told through the voices of the addicts, the dealers and all those affected. It is a haunting glimpse into an American nightmare unfolding before our eyes, a cautionary tale told with raw and unflinching honesty.

A buffet-style dinner will be provided, first come first serve.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Patients and Practitioners: Partnering for Health Symposium

11:30am
Kontos Medical Sciences Building - Auditorium

The Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation hosts "Patients and Practitioners: Partnering for Health" Symposium in the Kontos Medical Sciences Building - Auditorium. There will be poster presentations, key-note address, podium presentations and lunch. For more information and to register, visit go.vcu.edu/2017langstonsymposium. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Film Screening: Sleepless In America

12:10am
Hunton Student Center

In an unprecedented partnership with the National Institutes of Health and the Public Good Projects, National Geographic Channel’s Sleepless in America exposes the crucial need for sleep and the shocking life-threatening consequences of its absence. Through its portrayal of the latest cutting-edge research and compelling stories, Sleepless in America illustrates what happens when we don’t get enough sleep or when our sleep is disturbed, reveals the emerging explanations for why we sleep, and illuminates an array of sleep disorders and explains what we can do to get a better night’s sleep.

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Practical Frontiers in Primary Conference 2017

7:00am
Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center

The VCU Practical Frontiers in Primary Conference will take place on October 21, 2017, 7:00 am – 4:30 pm at Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center in Glen Allen, VA (near Richmond, VA). This conference is attended by healthcare providers from across Virginia where they can earn up to 8 hours of CME credit. The conference receives outstanding feedback because of our high-quality, practical presentations in a wide-array of topics. We feel your providers could greatly benefit from this conference.

The topics that will be covered this year include:

  • Primary Care for the Transgender Patient
  • Assessment and Discontinuation of Chronic Opioids
  • Helping Patients Lose Weight
  • New Insights in COPD Management
  • Dermatologic Dilemmas
  • New Medication Insights for Diabetes
  • Women and Cardiovascular Health
  • Prevention of Stroke
  • The Annual Women’s exam
  • Kidney Disease Updates
  • Recent Journal Articles to Changed Your Practice
  • Orthopedics

Attendees can register here:

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Film Screening: Age of Champions

12:10pm
Hunton Student Center

Age of Champions is the award-winning PBS documentary following five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they triumph over the limitations of age. The Washington Post called the film "infectiously inspiring" and theater audiences across the country have fallen in love with its light-hearted take on growing older. It’s a powerful story to share with the whole family and get inspired to be healthier, happier, and more active.

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Film Screening: The Way of All Flesh

12:10pm
Hunton Student Center

In 1951, a woman died in Baltimore, America. She was called Henrietta Lacks. These are cells from her body. They were taken from her just before she died. They have been growing and multiplying ever since. There are now billions of these cells in laboratories around the world. If massed together, they would weigh 400 times her original weight. These cells have transformed modern medicine, but they also became caught up in the politics of our age. They shape the policies of countries and of presidents. They even became involved in the cold war because scientists were convinced that in her cells lay the secret to how to conquer death.

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Film Screening: In Defense of Food

12:10pm
Hunton Student Center

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." With that seven-word maxim, US-based journalist Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) distils a career’s worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people’s health by today’s industrially driven Western diet. In Defense of Food debunks the daily media barrage of conflicting claims about nutrition. Traveling the globe and exploring the supermarket aisles to illustrate the principles of his best-selling “eater’s manifesto,” Pollan offers a clear answer to one of the most confounding and urgent questions of our time: What should I eat to be healthy?

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.