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The University of South Alabama Medical Alumni Association hosted its annual Medical Alumni Weekend June 9-11, 2017, at Hilton Pensacola Beach in Pensacola Beach, Fla.
The event is a multi-day class reunion held every summer that reunites USA medical graduates on the Gulf Coast. It offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) accredited courses and an alumni dinner sponsored by the association.
Several USA alumni and faculty members presented lectures during the weekend. On Saturday, Dr. Lynn Dyess (COM ’82), professor of surgery at USA College of Medicine and a breast and endocrine surgeon with USA Physicians Group, presented “Advances in Breast Cancer Treatment” and Dr. Daniel Dees (COM ’07), assistant professor of neurology at the USA College of Medicine and a neurologist with USA Physicians Group, presented “Movement Disorders: Screening and Management.” On Sunday, Dr. Sidney Brevard (COM ’87), professor of surgery and a trauma and critical care surgeon with USA Health, presented “Inside Charity Hospital During Hurricane Katrina” and Dr. Edward Panacek (COM ’81), professor and chair of emergency medicine at the USA College of Medicine, presented “Sepsis in the Time of CMS.”
During the annual meeting and luncheon of the Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors, Dr. R. Michael Culpepper, professor of internal medicine at the USA College of Medicine, received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award.
The classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012 were honored at this year’s event.
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