U of L contingent shines at conferences
Yvette Cua, M.D., received an award for her Outstanding Service to SSGIM as Program Chair for 2011. Dr. Cua is a member of the the University of Louisville Division of General Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine and Medicine Education.
It was a big weekend in The Big Easy recently for the University of Louisville Department of Medicine.
Many in the U of L contingent played significant roles in the annual conference of the Southern Regional Meetings that included the annual meeting of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI) and the Southern Regional meeting of Society of General Internal Medicine (SSGIM), both held in New Orleans.
Perhaps the biggest highlight of the weekend was the election of Yvette Cua, M.D., a member of the the University of Louisville Division of General Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine and Medicine Education, to serve a three-year term on SSGIM's leadership board as president-elect, president and then past president.
Dr. Cua has been actively involved with the SSGIM since 2006, serving as a member of the organization's planning committee for the past three years and as a reviewer for workshop and clinical vignette submissions. Additionally, Dr. Cua was the workshop chair in 2007-2008, pre-course director from 2009-2010 and program chair for the 2011 meeting.
She is also the current chairman of the Practice Management Subcommittee of the Clinical Practice Committee for national SGIM.
Other highlights of the trip to the Crescent City include:
Nancy Kubiak, M.D., of the U of L Division of General Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine and Medicine Education, delivered one of the SSGIM's keynote addresses. Her speech, titled "News You Can Use: 2010 Update in Ambulatory Medicine," focused listeners on the latest key findings regarding glucose control, hypothyroid disease management, evaluation of shoulder pain, and minimizing drug interactions.
Rafael Perez, M.D., and Rodney Folz, M.D., Ph.D., of the U of L Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine were named to the SSCI Council and SSCI Nominating Committee, respectively.
David Smotherman, M.D., a post graduate year three resident and chief-resident-in-waiting accompanied University of Louisville Department of Medicine Chairman Jesse Roman, M.D., to the SSCI Chair-Resident Meeting. Dr. Smotherman joined Dr. Perez for the SSGIM Medical Jeopardy showdown as well.
Overall, the University of Louisville Department of Medicine successfully nominated 11 new SSCI members in 2010, the most of any participating institution.
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