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Banner Health recognizes the importance of continuing education for health care professionals. As an organization dedicated to innovation, we are proud to hold academic conferences across our facilities. Check out this upcoming conference!

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS)
The Next Generation

Join us for the second annual innovative symposium, presented by Banner – University Medicine. A fresh approach to minimally invasive gynecology education, with an emphasis on evidence-based protocols and state-of-the-art innovations in the operating room. Topics will include courses in TVH and TLH Simulation, hands-on cadaveric dissention and laparoscopic suturing, surgical anatomy, prevention of surgical complications, simulation medicine, practical approach to teaching vaginal hysterectomy, choice of hysterectomy route, discussion of open power morcellation, management of pelvic floor relaxation and stress urinary incontinence. Featuring distinguished local faculty from Banner Health/University of Arizona, as well as guest faculty from the Mayo Clinic, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University.

Who: MIGS physicians, MIGS fellows, nurse practitioners and PAs, OB nurses and other allied professionals, surgical assistants, residents and medical students.
When: March 9-12, 2106
Where: FireSky Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona 
Registration: (602) 230-2273 (CARE) or 1-800-230-2273

Details in printable brochure

2016 Summit on Sexual Health for Women: Bridging the Distance Between Mind and Body

This unique conference presents an integrative approach to sexual health for women, and will examine concepts that represent the whole sexual being - encompassing research, practical information and clinical concepts from both medical and behavioral disciplines. Effective treatment for sexual concerns involves collaboration between physician and therapist, and crossover knowledge between the two providers enhanced and more effective care for the patient/client.

Who: Physicians, Mental Health Counselors and Therapists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Residents, Medical Students, Certified Nurse Midwives
When: April 8 and 9, 2016
Where: Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Hotel and Spa, Phoenix, Arizona
Registration: Please call (602) 230-2273 (CARE) to sign up for the conference. Outside Arizona: 1-800-230-2273 (CARE)

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Pick Your Poison - Current Trends in Toxicology

The Poison and Drug Information Centers of Arizona, Center for Toxicology and Pharmacology Education and Research (CTPER), and University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix are proud to offer the second annual toxicology conference, “Pick Your Poison- Current Trends in Toxicology” April 22nd  and 23rd , 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference will feature presentations on New Antidotes, Novel Drugs of Abuse, Dangerous Pediatric Ingestions, Anticonvulsants, and Chemical and Biological Agents from experts in the toxicology field.

Who: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Residents, Medical Students, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses and EMS providers
When: April 22 and 23, 2016
Where: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
Register: Online registration
Contact: Maureen Roland,

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