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Fall Bioethics Newsletter Available Online

(September 30, 2014) Details on two upcoming bioethics events—the Melinda A. Pouncey Lecture and the Annual bioethics Grand Rounds—are provided in the fall issue of Ochsner’s Bioethics Newsletter. The newsletter is now available at the Ochsner Bioethics Committee website.

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The Ochsner Journal Fall Issue

September 29, 2014) Leading off the fall issue of The Ochsner Journal are 6 original research articles covering subjects as diverse as a study of rosacea in dark-skinned women, an analysis of perindopril vs enalapril in patients with heart failure, and a trial exploring the value of using cognitive behavior therapy to treat fibromyalgia.

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Radiologic Technology Class Wins First Place in Quiz Bowl Competition!

(September 15, 2014) The Our Lady of Holy Cross College/Ochsner Clinic Foundation Radiologic Technology Program’s Class of 2015 took first place in the quiz bowl competition at the annual meeting of the Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists.

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2014 Graduate Medical Education Commencement Ceremony

(July 8, 2014) A commencement ceremony was held at the Audubon Nature Institute’s Audubon Tea Room on June 11 for the 70 Ochsner residents and fellows who completed their graduate medical training in 20 specialty and subspecialty areas.

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University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School Approved by California Medical Board

(June 16, 2014) The University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School (UQ-OCS) has been formally approved by the Medical Board of California, providing all UQ-OCS graduates the opportunity to seek full medical residencies and licenses in the state of California if they so choose.

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Upcoming Events

 
 

January 16-18, 2014 - Edgar Burns and Gilbert Tomskey Visiting Professorship of Urology
New Orleans, LA

The 3-day lectureship was designed to complement emerging areas of urology within the LSU/Ochsner residency program. The visiting professorship will focus on the management of renal calculi and urinary incontinence/neurogenic bladder. UPJ obstruction, upper tract urothelial cancer, pelvic pain, and testosterone replacement therapy will also be discussed.

March 20-22, 2014 - Piedmont Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
Ft Lauderdale, FL

This conference will provide updates on diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus, including recent advances in the treatment of diseases. It will focus on primary clinical applications of current and new advances. The conference will provide a high level of detail in the treatment of digestive diseases.

April 4-6, 2014 - Ochsner Cancer Institute Springtime in New Orleans Update: Current Perspectives in Lung and Head and Neck Cancer
New Orleans, LA

Diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in lung cancer, one of the most common malignancies, continue to evolve at a rapid pace. Similarly, the emergence of human papillomavirus–related oropharyngeal cancer over the past decade has driven a paradigm shift in the comprehensive management of head and neck cancer patients. Because of this rapidly changing landscape, leaders from the Ochsner Cancer Institute seek to update our colleagues on the latest advances in diagnosis, treatment, surveillance, reconstruction, and rehabilitation for both lung and head/neck cancer. We have assembled a cadre of internationally-recognized leaders in their respective fields to deliver a thorough update on thoracic and head and neck malignancy.