2017 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.

2017 Mini-Med Lecture Schedule

Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgical Techniques in the Field of Urology.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

This session will cover minimally invasive robotic surgery to treat benign and malignant diseases of the genitourinary tract, including partial nephrectomy for kidney tumors, prostatectomy for prostate cancer and complex ureteral reconstruction.

Speaker: Christopher Mitchell, M.D., Christiana Care’s director of Robotic Surgery at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute and urologist at Brandywine Urology Consultants

The World of Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

This session will focus on defects, diseases, and injury of the head, neck, face, jaws and the tissues of the mouth, how they are treated through surgery and the use of artificial implants and devices.

Speaker: Jeffrey M. Rodney, DMD, FACP, Section Chief of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics & Implantology; Associate Program Director of General Practice Dentistry Residency, Christiana Care Health System

New Advances in Structural Heart Therapies

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

Learn about the latest therapies for valvular heart disease including TAVR and the impact of catheter-based therapies.

Speaker: Neil J. Wimmer, M.D., Cardiologist, Christiana Care Health System

Infant Mortality in Delaware: Why has it been such a vexing problem?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

This session will explore the history of infant mortality in Delaware. Learners will better understand the root causes of infant mortality and have a better understanding of why it is such a sensitive marker of the health of a population. The relationship between maternal health and infant mortality will be focused on.

Speaker: David A. Paul, M.D., FAAP, Clinical Leader, Women and Children’s Service Line, Christiana Care Health System; Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Christiana Care Health System; Professor of Pediatrics, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Adventures in Global Health & Tropical Medicine

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

This session will discuss the definition of global health; the public health needs of developing countries; new and old health concerns; and what to do (and not to do) to help.

Speaker: Omar A. Khan, M.D., MHS, FAAFP, Service Line Leader, Primary Care & Community Medicine; Medical Director for Community Health & the Eugene duPont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute; Associate Vice Chair of the Department of Family & Community Medicine, Christiana Care Health System

Breast Cancer Translational Research

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

This session will provide insight into breast cancer translational research. What is translational medicine? How is it helping women with triple-negative breast cancer? And, how does the application of a discovery get from the bench to the bedside?

Speaker: Jennifer Sims-Mourtada, Ph.D., Director, Breast Cancer Translational Research Center for Translational Cancer Research, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Christiana Care Health System

New Location:

Gateway Conference Center
Wilmington Hospital campus, 501 W. 14th St., Wilmington, DE 19801 (directions)

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