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Return to School FAQ

by Jeffrey Starke, MD, FAAP It is fall and children are heading back to school. However, this year COVID-19 has caused more anxiety and apprehension than chemistry midterms. Symposia Medicus faculty member Dr. Jeffrey Starke shares a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) concerning COVID-19 and returning to school. This FAQ was developed by several […]

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Improving Outcomes of Babies and Mothers Who Require Emergency-Release Transfusions

by Robert D. Christensen, MD Dr. Robert Christensen first spoke for Symposia Medicus seven years ago this month at our inaugural Neonatal Care conference. With September being Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Awareness Month, Symposia Spotlight reached out to Dr. Christensen, who provided some important updates on neonatal transfusions. Timothy M. Bahr, MS, MD, Fellow […]

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Telemedicine in the Days of COVID-19

by Toby Maurer, MD Dermatologist and Symposia Medicus faculty member Dr. Toby Maurer shares her experiences with teledermatology (as telemedicine) and looks at the benefits and challenges of this new norm in healthcare. I have been fortunate enough to work in teledermatology (as telemedicine) for over 10 years pre-COVID-19, if we can remember those days. […]

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Dr. Kadas, I Presume?

2020 marks the 30th year that Dr. Robert Kadas has served as Symposia Medicus’ Chairman of the Board. Symposia Spotlight connected with Dr. Kadas to get insights on his medical career, tenure as Chairman of the Board, and overall ethos. Dr. Robert Kadas is anything but a cliché. However, he has admitted being guilty of […]

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Good for the Sole

I am an avid social dancer. I used to go out multiple times a week—to a local establishment for line dancing and country two-step and a local studio for west coast swing—but it won’t surprise anyone to hear that all of my regular dance venues are currently closed. Thankfully, I am still able to get […]

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End-of-Vacation Salad

Symposia Medicus faculty member, Dr. Roxanne B. Sukol, shares her vegetarian recipe that brings back memories of a summer trip. by Roxanne B. Sukol, MD, MS This recipe was inspired by a meal I enjoyed while traveling home from a family vacation. We were en route from Florida heading to the Great Lakes. After a […]

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On the Road Again…

Symposia Medicus Office Manager and Conference Planner Alexandria Morales shares her travel experience during COVID-19. In the midst of COVID-19, summer break was in full swing. However, while the rest of the world was putting operations on hold, no one told my 7-year-old daughter to stop growing up. We did not want her to miss […]

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Say ‘Hi’ to Dr. Singh

Symposia Medicus would like to introduce its newest Planning Committee member, Amandeep Singh, MD, PhD. Dr. Singh serves as director of the Sepsis Harm Reduction Team, Cardiac Arrest Receiving Center, Stroke Committee, and ED-Critical Care/ED-STEMI Care at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. Dr. Singh is married with two kids who are avid swimmers and soccer […]

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41 years ago this week…

The National Symposium of Perinatal Nursing August 2-5, 1979 Boston, Massachusetts This same week forty-one years ago, Symposia Medicus, in conjunction with St. Margaret’s Hospital for Women, held The National Symposium of Perinatal Nursing. Ten esteemed faculty members and numerous new and experienced nurses in the field of perinatology gathered together for this conference in […]

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Addressing the Impact of Systemic Racism on Maternal Morbidity & Mortality

Cornelia Graves, MD, FACOG An esteemed speaker for Symposia Medicus, Dr. Cornelia Graves is extensively published and nationally recognized for her expertise in maternal disease states. Currently the Medical Director of Tennessee Maternal Fetal Medicine, she holds professorships at the University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, and Meharry Medical College. Living in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Graves […]