May 3-5: The Mayo Clinic Headache Symposium is at Hotel Nikko San Francisco, 222 Mason St., San Francisco, Calif. 94102; phone 415.394.1111
http://www.hotelnikkosf.com/ CME: AMA, AAFP, AOA.
Course provides attendees with expert panel discussions, skill stations in occipital nerve blocks and neurotoxin injection, post-traumatic headache from sport concussion, self-assessment activity, and discussion on audience-provided cases. Updates in the diagnosis and management of both primary and secondary headache disorders. Some of the special topics are pediatric headache, migraine
headaches and hormones, adjunctive treatment in migraine, new and emerging treatments in migraine, low- and high-pressure headaches, thunderclap headaches, and headaches in the elderly and in special populations.
Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic, 13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale 85259; phone 480.301.4580; fax 480.301.8323.
May 31-June 14: Falling Awake With the Buddha, a 15-day Buddhist Symposium and Cultural Immersion Tour, is a pilgrimage into the heart of the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan including continuing education units and a two-day Bangkok “interlude.”
Several potential workshop areas of exploration with the Bhutanese Buddhist presenters, monks, and lamas, and the American presenters, and the workshop participants, will be: Buddhist contemplative wisdom; Looking deeply into Resilience; Bringing compassion and resolution into your professional and personal practice; Optimism, Gratitude, and the Immune System: Neuroscience of the Immune System; The Contemplative Brain and Mindfulness; Healing Traumas: Doors to Awakening; Cognitive Neuroscience and Mindfulness; Feeding Intuition; Being in the World; the Nine Domains of Gross national Happiness (GNH) in Bhutan: What We Can Learn; Complexity, Spirituality, and Compassion.
Not included are airfare from the U.S. to Bhutan; travel insurance; alcoholic beverages; tips; traditional hot-stone bath; airfare from Bangkok-Paro, Bhutan-Bangkok. Group discounted fares are being negotiated with Druk Air, exclusive Bhutanese airline that flies into Bhutan. We plan to have all group participants fly Bangkok-Paro-Bangkok, together. Round-trip fare is: $859. 15-day tour and symposium: $3,695.00 Double ccupancy, per person. Single occupancy: $495 add-on.
Included are a tour Ayutthaya, ancient capital of Siam (Thailand),from the 12th Century; Bhutan visa and daily triff of $200 per day including 20 percent taxes; All ground transport in Bhutan and all transfers; all meals and lodging in Bhutan; English-speaking Bhutanese guides; all Buddha Dharma Symposium workshops, panels (CEUs certificate add $50); donations to monasteries and Traditional Medicine Institute; entry into all monasteries, temples, sacred sites, ritual dances and archery events; opportunities to interact with Buddhist monks and lamas; events at the Institute for Traditional Medicine and visits to indigenous villages.
Contact: Charles Simmons and Marla Perry-Simmons, Tucson, 331.8338.
May 23: Trauma Update 2013 is at Sierra Vista Fire Dept.
Registration is through Carmen Martinez at 520.694.4806 or Carmen.firstname.lastname@example.org. (TNCC registration is through Arizona ENA website.)
For more information on any trauma education opportunities, contact Dan Judkins at UAMC Trauma: email@example.com or call 520.490.7770.
July 16-21: Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program’s 4th Bi-Annual Colorado River Medical Conference trips ripping down the river through the Grand Canyon. Conference topics include general and vascular surgery, plastic surgery, orthopedics and internal medicine.
If you are interested, please call Dr. Richard Dale at 721.8505 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Significant others and children age 8 and older are invited,” he said. “We leave Lees Ferry Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 8 a.m. and return there Sunday, July 21. This trip is mildly strenuous, potentially dangerous (large rapids) but extremely fun and educational.”
Registration is $200 for physicians and affiliated dentists, and $100 for RNs, residents, allied health professionals and medical retirees. Deposit is $500 per person. Cost will be $2,400 for the full trip plus the registration fee, exclusive of one night's lodging at Marble Canyon.
Nov. 13-16: Mayo Clinic’s Multidisciplinary Update in Breast Disease is at Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy.,
Scottsdale 85254; phone 480.624.1244; fax 480.624.1001. CME: AMA, AAFP, Nursing. email@example.com http://www.kierlandresort.com/
Symposium provides a multidisciplinary overview of the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant breast disease with state-of-the-art management. Faculty include experts in the fields of surgery, oncology, pathology, radiology, genetics and internal medicine.