Breast and cervical health is topic of April 16 nursing education seminar at UT Health Science Center at Tyler

Monday, April 11, 2011

A seminar for nurses about breast and cervical health will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2011, in the Biomedical Research Center Auditorium at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, 11937 U.S. 271 in Tyler.

“Well Women: Breast and Cervical Health” will cover topics including risk factors, signs and symptoms, and treatment options for each of these cancers. Two advanced practice nurses from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center will lead the seminar.

Board-certified family nurse practitioner Faith A. Strunk, MSN, RN, will speak about breast cancer. Strunk, who is certified as an advanced oncology nurse practitioner, is an advanced practice nurse in the Breast Medical Oncology Department at M.D. Anderson.

Carol Vreeland Dallred, MSN, RN, will talk about cervical cancer. Dallred, who is board-certified as a women’s health nurse practitioner, is an advanced practice nurse in the Department of Professional Education for Prevention and Early Detection at M.D. Anderson.

The seminar is sponsored by the Nurse Oncology Education Program (NOEP), part of the Texas Nurses Association/Foundation Provider Unit; UTHSCT; and the Cancer Prevention & Research Unit of Texas.

Cost of the seminar is $50 for nurses and $25 for students. Nurses who attend the seminar will earn 4.25 hours of continuing nursing education credits.

For information about the seminar, call NOEP at (800) 515-6770 or send an email to noep@texasnurses.org. For an additional fee, you may register for the seminar online, at http://www.acteva.com/go/noeptexas" rel="external".

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