Turning up the AC for the ACC (and the MRS)

While most of Washington, DC is still trying to figure out how to stay cool during this early summer heat-wave, your Word on Health bloggers are packing their bags and temporarily moving north. The reason?  Well, this week SRxA and two of our preferred partner organizations: TREAT Education and LifeSciencesPress are involved with major medical meetings in New York and Chicago. The Big Apple is the venue for the 2011 American Cough Conference (ACC)- the nation’s leading educational program for health care professionals involved in the management of patients with cough. The meeting will provide a state-of-the-art, academic update on cough,  which, you may be surprised to learn, is one the most common reasons patients worldwide seek medical attention.

The American Cough Conference will be chaired by one of SRxA’s Clinical Advisors – Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD. Dr. Dicpinigaitis is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and Founder/Director of the Montefiore Cough Center, one of the few specialty centers in the world exclusively committed to the evaluation and management of patients with chronic cough. He will be joined at the meeting by an extensive international faculty representing the Who’s Who of cough and approximately 150 attendees from around the world.

Meanwhile, in the Windy City, Dr. Judith Farrar, Editor-in-Chief of LifeSciencesPress, will act as Executive Director of the Midwest Reproductive Symposium (MRS). The MRS is an annual educational program, chaired by SRxA Advisor, Dr. Angeline Beltsos,  that discusses issues relevant to reproductive medicine.

Internationally recognized as a program of excellence, the MRS provides the most up-to-date information on clinical and research topics. Sessions and workshops during the 2-day program are designed for maximum interaction. A Reproductive Endocrinology Fellows Poster Session and a Nurse Practicum Day precede the meeting.

Word on Health will be at both meetings and will, of course, bring you exclusive coverage in the coming days. In the meantime if you’re a health professional and interested in attending it’s not too late to register.