Events | Published January 20, 2010

Next Family Medicine Seminar Series Announced - Performance Enhancing Drugs is First Program

Mount Nittany Medical Center, in partnership with Penn State College of Medicine, kicks off the next Family Medicine Seminar Series with topics on performance enhancing drugs, acupuncture, celiac disease, women and heart disease, and bullying.
On January 21, Matthew Silvis, MD, assistant professor and medical director of primary sports care medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center will present the first seminar, “At Any Cost: Performing Enhancing Drugs and Sports.” This seminar will define what performance enhancing drugs are and discuss the various types and the current controversies regarding the control of these drugs.
Each evening in the series will begin with a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. for a fee, followed by the lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Galen and Nancy Dreibelbis Auditorium, located at entrance D. The series is geared toward a broad audience, including community members, students, local and regional family physicians, pediatricians, internists, nurses and other healthcare professionals. However, both continuing medical education (CME) credit for physicians and continuing nurse education (CNE) credit are offered.
The next series, held on February 18 and presented by Michael Malone, MD, assistant professor at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, is titled “Incorporating Acupuncture into American Medical Practice.” For more information on the series or to register, call 814.231.7087.