Breast Cancer Myths and Facts

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

This free seminar will feature speakers Dr. Karen Hendershott, Breast Center Director, and Dr. Joseph Simon who will debunk breast cancer myths. Additional topics: spots don’t always signal a benign disease and every cancer doesn’t have to be treated with chemo or radiation. A tour of the imaging center, featuring 3D mammography, is included, along with light appetizers and refreshments.

The seminar is at 5:30 p.m. at the Carondelet Imaging Center at St. Mary’s – Main Lobby.

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Spotlight on Stomach Cancer Symposium

Saturday, October 26, 2019

This physician-researcher-patient-caregiver interactive free event is open to general public, patients and caregivers and will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at HSIB Forum, Health Sciences Innovation Building, UA Health Sciences Campus – Tucson 1670 E Drachman St., Tucson, AZ 85721. There will be a reception to follow at 5:30 p.m.

This half-day symposium is hosted by the University of Arizona Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, the UA Cancer Center and

The Spotlight on Stomach Cancer is an excellent opportunity for those in the stomach cancer community, the medical community, and the general public to come together to learn more about stomach cancer and connect with others impacted by this disease.

Register here.

You can view and download the full program here soon.

Spotlight Topics

  • Infectious Causes in Vulnerable Populations
  • H. pylori in Hispanic Populations
  • H. pylori & Gastric Cancer in Native Americans
  • Impact of the Genome on Risk, Diagnosis, and Family
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Approaches
  • Healthy Living without a Stomach

Local Accommodations

Discounted hotel options at:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1564 W. Grant Road, Tucson AZ 85745
Tel: (520) 624-3200


Multiple Sclerosis Symposium

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The free event will be held from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the University of Arizona Cancer Center 1501 N. Campbell Ave. (Kiewit Auditorium 2951) Tucson, AZ 85724

Open to all Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Medical Students.

Attendance is free, but you must RSVP to

CME credits pending.

Free Parking in adjacent UA Health Sciences Garage.


Providing Health Care to Homeless Children

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Dr. Randy Christensen has dedicated his life to providing care for children who live on the streets without access to health care. Sponsored by the Flinn Foundation, he will provide a free community lecture on Tuesday, October 29 at 5:30 p.m.

Randy Christensen, MD, MPH, has dedicated his life to caring for society’s often-abused, unloved children who live on the streets without access to health care.

Dr. Christensen will discuss, “Ask Me Why I Hurt and Other Tales from the Street,” at a free public lecture at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. Part of the Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture series, the talk will be held in the Forum of the Health Sciences Innovation Building, 1670 E. Drachman St. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP at

Dr. Christensen is founder of the Crews’n Healthmobile, a mobile medical unit that delivers free medical care and outreach services to thousands of at-risk infants, children and teens in Phoenix. He will discuss the joys and struggles of establishing the mobile health van while raising a family with his wife, Amy, who also is a pediatrician. Dr. Christensen will share some of his personal experiences of working on the streets and offer advice on making compassionate connections between physicians and patients, keeping emotionally and physically balanced and leaving a legacy.

Prior to his work with underserved communities, Dr. Christensen began his medical career at Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) in 1999. He served as division chief of pediatric and adolescent medicine at PCH. He also was the chief medical officer for Nevada Health Centers, as well as a trustee for Vitalyst Health Foundation.

Dr. Christensen is president and founder of Randal Christensen Consulting, which helps foundations, hospitals and nonprofits build impactful and sustainable programs.

For those unable to attend the Oct. 29 event, Dr. Christensen will present the same lecture inPhoenix at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in the Health Sciences Education Building, 435 N. Fifth St. Individuals interested in attending are asked to RSVP here.

Liver Life Walk Tucson 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Join us as we change the face of liver disease. Your participation will bring awareness to liver disease and provide financial support for our educational programs and patient services offered to the millions of Americans battling one of the 100 known liver diseases.

  • Registration begins: 8:30 a.m.
  • Walk begins: 10 a.m.
  • Walk ends: Noon
  • Location: Brandi Fenton Memorial Park Ramada A 3482 E. River Road Tucson AZ 85718

Click here to register (to join or to start a team).


Vascular Cognitive Impairment: Insights from Vascular Interventions

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

44th Annual ASPO Conference

Sunday, March 22-Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The 44th Annual American Society of Preventative Oncology will be held at the Marriott Tucson University Park, 880 E. 2nd St., Tucson, AZ 85719.

Online registration coming soon.

Click here for more information.