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DATE: May 7, 2004
Latest research on medication errors, SARS and mental aspects of physical health to be presented at May 21 symposium to be held at UM-Dearborn
DEARBORN---Research on medication errors, SARS and how the mind affects
physical well-being will be presented at a daylong conference at the University
of Michigan-Dearborn on May 21.
Titled "Frontiers in Research: Spanning the Research Divide for
Healthcare Professionals," the conference will feature presentations
by national and international scholars as well as original and applied
research from medical schools, teaching hospitals and universities in
the Detroit area.
The conference, which will be held at the Social Sciences Building on
the Dearborn campus, will begin at 8 a.m. with a plenary session on "The
Crisis in Health Care: A Conversation with Community Leaders."
All sessions will be held in the Social Sciences Building on the UM-Dearborn
campus, and the conference is open to all health professionals with
an interest in health-care issues and research, as well as the public.
"The conference is especially relevant for faculty researchers,
both clinical and behavioral, as well as research administrators, nurse
researchers, medical residents, graduate students, pre-med students and
those interested in health and health-care research," according to
Richard Straub, professor of behavioral sciences at UM-Dearborn and an
organizer of the conference. Straub is the author of a standard textbook
on health psychology.
Topics to be covered include "SARS: What We Have Learned,"
presented by Andrew Simor, professor of medicine at the University of
Toronto; several presentations on medication errors from the perspective
of hospital physicians, pharmacy directors and other researchers; and
talks on the psychological, biological and anthropological aspects of
the placebo effect.
The conference is sponsored by the OHEP Center for Medical Education,
in collaboration with the University of Michigan-Dearborn Department of
Behavioral Sciences. The day will include the presentation of the 27th
annual OHEP Meadow Brook Lecture, "showcasing a major clinical researcher
with scholarship that is particularly cutting-edge and thought-provoking."
Continuing medical education credits are available to those attending