2020 Green Valley Lecture Series

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center will kick off its 33rd annual Green Valley Lecture Series in January. The next lecture is “Stopping Stroke in its Tracks: Stroke Symptoms and Modern Treatments to Minimize Brain Attack Damage,” Mohammed El-Ghanem, MD, a member of the Sarver Heart Center, an assistant professor of neurology and medical imaging at the College of Medicine – Tucson, and a neuroendovascular surgery and vascular neurology attending physician and co-medical director of the Stroke Program at Banner – UMC Tucson.

The UArizona Sarver Heart Center Green Valley Lecture Series is offered in cooperation with Green Valley Recreation, Inc. Lectures are at the Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley. The lecture series is free and open to everyone, and includes time for questions and answers. No reservation is required. Refreshments are provided.

Upcoming Green Valley Lectures include:

  • Thursday, March 19 – “Heart Rhythm Disorders: What’s the Role of Medications and Technology?,” Peter Ott, MD, associate professor of medicine at the College of Medicine – Tucson and The Peter Ott, MD, Endowed Chair of Electrophysiology at the Sarver Heart Center. He practices at Banner – UMC Tucson.
  • Thursday, April 16 – “From Hands to Heart – Screening for Cardiac Amyloidosis,” Preethi William, MD, a member of the Sarver Heart Center, clinical assistant professor at the College of Medicine – Tucson and a cardiologist with the Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Transplant Cardiology team at Banner – UMC Tucson.

For more information about the Sarver Heart Center, please visit heart.arizona.edu.

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.

Lung Force Expo

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Build a lung health community and redefine what it means to live with lung disease. 

The Lung Force Expo will be take place in Phoenix.

Whether you live with a lung disease, care for someone who does or are a healthcare provider, the LUNG FORCE Expo gives you the chance to the learn the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and other lung diseases. LEARN. CONNECT. GROW. 

PATIENT EDUCATION PROGRAM You don’t have to live with a lung disease alone. This track is offered to those with lung cancer, COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and other lung diseases and their caregivers. 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM This track offers Continuing Education Credits for registered nurses, respiratory therapists and certified health education specialists as well as the chance to connect with others in their field. 

The American Lung Association in Arizona is an approved continuing education sponsor through the Arizona Society of Respiratory Care.This activity will be submitted to Greater Valley Area Health Education Center for approval to award contact hours (GVAHEC). GVAHEC will facilitate credits approved by The California Board of Nursing for CNE Credits and the AAFP for CME credits.

For more information, click here. Questions? E-mail stacey.mortenson@lung.org or call (602) 258-7505.


27th Annual Arizona Immunization Conference

2020: A Vision to a Healthy Future

Wednesday, April 22, 2020—Thursday, April 23, 2020

8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. (check in at 7:30 a.m.)

Desert Willow Conference Center 4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85040
Please join us at the Arizona Department of Health Services 27th Annual Arizona Immunization Conference April 22-23, 2020 at Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix, Ariz. Come network with fellow vaccination champions as we learn about the amazing vaccines available to prevent infectious diseases, the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC), and other vaccination resources available to healthcare providers in Arizona.
Click here for more information. Click here to register.

Women’s Health Symposium

Thursday, June 4-Friday, June 5, 2020

5th Annual Rural Women’s Health Symposium: Advancing Health Equity for Women

Save the Date: June 4-June 5, 2020 at Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona

This year’s theme is Advancing Health Equity for Women. The goal for this symposium is to explore a wide variety of approaches and factors that can impact women’s health through a health equity lens. “By health equity, we mean everyone has the opportunity to attain their highest level of health” (APHA). Find out more about inequities in this linked APHA document. We hope to raise awareness and increase knowledge of health related issues among women and health equity in rural Arizona.

Deadline for proposals and nominations is February 26, 2020

Submit a presentation proposal: Submit electronically on SurveyMonkey. Or, download a Word document and email it to Lorraine along with your resume to Lorrainer@aachc.org.

Nominate a Rural Health Champion:Submit a nomination through SurveyMonkey.

Check back for more information on hotel and scholarships.

Contact: Lorraine at lorrainer@aachc.org or (602) 218-3917.