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, 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

Friday, January 9, 2015
Update on Diabetes Management
Speaker: David Shafer, MD
Dr. Shafer, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Diabetes Care, will discuss current clinical practice guidelines for diabetes, outline effective treatment regimens that integrate multiple therapies and recognizes patient barriers to medication adherence and define circumstances in which insulin therapy is the most appropriate next step in treatment.

Friday, January 16, 2015
Advances in Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment
Speaker: Ed Sauter, MD, PhD
Dr. Sauter, Director, Cancer Treatment & Prevention Center, will discuss the advances in the prevention, early detection and treatment of breast cancer and summarize the controversies in breast cancer screening guidelines.

Friday, January 23, 2015
Emphysema and Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
Speaker: David Mason, MD
Dr. Mason, chief of thoracic surgery and lung transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, will identify pulmonary management challenges of patients with emphysema, discuss the role of lung volume reduction surgery as a therapeutic option and outline the screening process to determine the best course of treatment (lung volume reduction surgery vs. lung transplant).

Friday, January 30, 2015
Therapeutic Strategies in COPD
Speaker: James Fox, MD
Dr. Fox, Assistant Professor of Medicine, will discuss a plan for appropriate treatment in patients with COPD, with the goal of improving symptoms and minimizing the risk for exacerbations while considering the benefits and limitations of delivery mechanisms of treatment options, as well as patient characteristics.

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