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Medicine & Compassion Conference 2018

Medicine and Compassion: a special half-day event featuring David R. Shlim, M.D. - two smiling men overlaid on candle flames background

Featured speaker: David R. Shlim, M.D.
Dr. David Shlim is the co-author of Medicine and Compassion, in which he and his co-author Tibetan Lama Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche discuss how to care for patients with compassion and wisdom. 

Register here

Date: Saturday, May 12th
Topics: The definition of compassion | Training in compassion | Sustaining compassion throughout a career
Location: The Marsh Center for Balance & Fitness | 15000 Minnetonka Boulevard | Minnetonka, MN 55345
Cost: $150 per participant | Includes 3 hours AMA Category 1 CME credits and a day pass to the Marsh facilities & meditation tower


Published in The New England Journal of Medicine

Dr. David R. Boulware, MD, MPH. et al.

Cryptococcal meningitis accounts for 20 to 25% of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome–related deaths in Africa. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is essential for survival; however, the question of when ART should be initiated after diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis remains unanswered.

Tina Slusher, M.D., et al.

Sequelae of severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia constitute a substantial disease burden in areas where effective conventional phototherapy is unavailable. We previously found that the use of filtered sunlight for the purpose of phototherapy is a safe and efficacious method for reducing total bilirubin. However, its relative safety and efficacy as compared with conventional phototherapy are unknown.

Next Travel & Tropical Medicine Seminar

Providing Care to Syrian Survivors of War

This seminar will take place on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm. 

Location: Ben Pomeroy Room 215 on the University of Minnesota's Saint Paul campus. Please register here.

We will record and livestream this seminar - check back for a link.

Medical Needs of Children Who Have Only Known War: Stories from Poriya Hospital

Speakers: Dr. Erez Onn, Dr. Milad Qarawany, Dr. Batsheva Tzadok, and Mr. Esam Mansour


Update on Syrian Refugee Crisis
Speaker: Representative from The Center for Victims of Torture