March 9, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 10



Of Note


Family practice update is 25 and going strong

Keeping family practitioners across the country updated on new developments in their field has become a quarter-century tradition in San Antonio.

Next week, the family and community medicine department, with assistance from the continuing medical education office, will host its 25th annual Family Practice Review Course for physicians. The four-day program, March 15-18 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, is expected to attract nearly 500 participants.

Course director Dr. W. Ross Lawler, family and community medicine, has been involved in the course since it began in the mid-1970s. "Past evaluations have rated this course as one of the three best courses attended in the past five years," he said. "The program is arranged in 30-minute presentations followed by 10-minute question-and-answer sessions and is oriented toward physicians who practice the broad range of family medicine, including an active inpatient practice."

The course includes 38 faculty, 28 of whom are from the Health Science Center. This year's program includes current information on obstetrics, geriatrics, children's problems, antibiotics, sports medicine, headaches, colorectal cancer, diabetes, HIV, podiatry, arthritis, depression, herb use by patients, dermatology, fractures and other issues.

As always, continuing education credit is available. Although the deadline for advance registration has passed, the CME office notes that registration may still be done by calling ext. 7-4446, or may be completed at the door in the Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie St., beginning at 6:30 a.m. March 15.