Medical Education

The Department of Medical Education is responsible for all continuing medical education (CME) activities. The mission of the Health Science Center's CME program is to provide high quality educational activities designed to enhance physicians' commitment to lifelong learning.

The ultimate goal is to promote and further the practice of evidence-based and cost-effective healthcare in keeping with the Health Science Center's mission to provide excellent patient care.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are designed for physicians, residents, and medical students, and are available to other allied health professionals who have an interest in the program being presented. Unless noted otherwise, Grand Rounds are held each Friday in the Academic Amphitheater. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at 12:00 noon and concludes at 1:00 p.m. Please call at least two days in advance for reservations or for more information (903)877-7250 or email:

Friday, October 24, 2014
Current Concepts in the Management of Peripheral Artery Diseases
Speakers: Jean Bismuth, MD & Carlos Bechara, MD
Drs. Bismuth and Bechara, from the Methodist Hospital DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center in Houston, will outline the importance of early PAD diagnosis; review current management options; discuss appropriate indications for referral; and, summarize the benefits of working in a collaborative multispecialty program.

Friday, October 31, 2014
Thrombolytics in the Management of Parapneumonic Effusions and Empyemas
Speaker: George Thommi, MD
Dr. Thommi, a pulmonologist and critical care specialist from Omaha, Nebraska, will discuss the rationale for thrombolytic therapy in parapneumonic effusions and empyema; summarize the response to treatment; and, evaluate the complications and risks associated with these medications.

Friday, November 7, 2014
Physical Activity and Exercise for Cancer Survivors
Speaker: Gary Kimmel, MD
Dr. Kimmel, retired oncologist and founder of Cancer Foundation for Life ®, will discuss the impact of physical activity and exercise for cancer survivors.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Bronchiectasis: Diagnosis & Management
Speaker: Anne O’Donnell, MD
Dr. O’Donnell, pulmonologist and critical care specialist at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, will summarize the clinical presentation of bronchiectasis and discuss strategies for preventing and treating the illness.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Challenging Behaviors in Alzheimer’s Disease
Speaker: Cindy Marshall, MD
Dr. Marshall, geriatric psychiatrist and medical director of the Memory Care Center at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, will summarize the role of non-pharmacologic approaches in Alzheimer’s care and identify effective strategies for managing challenging behaviors.

Friday, November 27, 2014
NO Grand Rounds

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Speaker: Margery Gass, MD

Dr. Gass, executive director of the North American Menopause Society, will assess the risks and benefits of hormone replace therapy.

Friday, December 5, 2014
Cystic Fibrosis: Infection Prevention and Control
Speaker: Peter Mogayzel, MD, PhD, MBA
Dr. Mogayzel, professor of pediatrics and director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, will outline infection prevention and control guidelines at every stage in the patient care continuum; review steps for the patient and family to adopt in order to reduce the incidence and spread of infection; summarize the potential for contact and droplet transmission in healthcare and other settings; and address any barriers to implementation of infection prevention and control guidelines by patients, families, and healthcare providers.

Grand Rounds will resume on Friday, January 9, 2015

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