2018 Delaware Mini Medical School

Designed for individuals who want to gain a deeper understanding of the world of medicine, Mini-Medical School is a free, six-week series of lectures for adults of all ages and high school students co-sponsored with the Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association.

Attendees learn about important trends in diagnosing and treating illness and general health topics. Faculty will provide in-depth lectures and allow time for questions to enhance the experience. There are no tests or grades. No previous medical training is required. Participants who attend all six sessions will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Light refreshments will be served.

Pre-registration is required.

2018 Mini-Med Lecture Schedule

Week 1. Treating Opioid Addiction.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

Speaker: Erin Booker, LPC Corporate Director, Christiana Care Behavioral Health Services

The opioid epidemic is a major catastrophe hitting our communities. Ms. Booker, a licensed professional counselor, will discuss the importance of having a multifaceted, multidisciplinary approach to tackle addiction from every angle.

Week 2. The Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation & Secondary Prevention

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

Speaker: Janice Anderson RN, BSN, CCRP Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Manager Christiana Care Health System

Ms. Anderson will present the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention for patients that have experienced a cardiac event. She will examine how the goal of cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention is to stop the progression of cardiac disease, increase functional capacity and quality of life, while empowering a patient to control their disease.

Week 3. Epilepsy – The Latest Advancement in Treatment and Care

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

Speaker: John R. Pollard, M.D., Neurologist, Christiana Care Health System

Learn about the latest advances and treatment options for the seizure disorder known as epilepsy.

Week 4. Diabetes: Yesterday to Today 

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

Speaker: Amy Wachter, M.D., Clinical Leader of Christiana Care’s Endocrinology Practice

This session will discuss diabetes through the ages.  Dr. Wachter will take students on an historical journey of what used to be used to treat diabetes and how that has evolved to the most recent technologies and gadgets used today.

Week 5. Trauma Care in 2008 – A Decade of Progress and Beyond

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

Speaker: Kevin M. Bradley, MD, FACS, FCCM Medical Director: Trauma Program, Christiana Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center, Christiana Care Health System
Trauma care has changed considerably over the past two decades. Learn about the progress and advances in procedures, equipment and trauma care.

Week 6. Weight Loss Surgery: An Introduction to the Current Options and the Outcomes

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

Speaker: Caitlin A. Halbert, D.O., MS, FASMBS, Assistant Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program, Christiana Care Health System

This session will discuss the various types of weight loss surgery available to treat obesity, today along with the studied outcomes of the surgeries.

Seating is limited. Register online or call 800-693-CARE (2273).